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Grace Financial Giving

Thank you to all those who have mailed in their giving checks. We gratefully appreciate it! If you would like to give online (via PayPal) please visit our website. Offerings can also still be mailed to Grace UMC at P.O. 276, Pequot Lakes, MN 56472.
Summer Fun at Grace
On Tuesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 13 children and volunteers met safely outdoors to explore "Compassion" at our modified Summer Fun program. The daily theme artwork is on display on windows for all to enjoy. Check it out on your next drive near church. We have two more dates planned for Summer Fun:
Tuesday, August 18 - 10 a.m. to noon
Thursday, August 20 - 10 a.m. to noon

Families can also pick up a packet with at-home activities located on a table in the Narthex.

For more details please visit: graceumcpequotlakes.org/summer-fun-2020
August Welcome Group
A Welcome Group has been added for Monday, August 24 at 3 p.m. at Dean & Emilie Fitch's home in Crosslake. To sign up to attend please stop by or call Ann Hutchings during office hours. Welcome Groups are gatherings to meet and get-to-know Pastor Jen.

Grace community members are also invited to continue to contact Pastor Jen to schedule a time to meet for coffee or to stop by church.
Rummage Sale Cancelled
After much thoughtful conversation and input from many of you, the 26th Annual Grace Rummage Sale is officially cancelled for 2020.

Thank you to everyone who cleaned out their closets, basements, and garages in the hope of donating items for the sale. If you are able to keep those things until next year, great! If you are unable to keep those things, please donate them to your favorite charity. Absolutely no donations should be dropped off at church! The garage and attic are full, To make some room in the garage, some items will be offered through Craigslist. That information will be passed along when the listing is complete.

Let's look forward to another awesome sale in June 2021. Contact Bill Wortham, if you have questions.
Star Lake Camp Land Easement Announced  
In a transaction that closed late last month, Minnesota Land Trust paid the Minnesota Conference $1.218 million for a conservation easement covering 383 acres of Star Lake Wilderness Camp land. The conservation easement will ensure the preservation of the pristine Star Lake land so that it can be enjoyed for years to come while also generating resources for the conference's camping and retreat ministry.

Several years ago Grace Church sponsored legislation at Annual Conference to begin this process. The camp is located just 20 miles from Grace. To read the full article, click here.
August Mission:
Back to School
Although school will certainly look different this fall, we are still committed to supporting our local teachers. We celebrate that in 2018 Grace raised $464.25 and collected school supplies that we shared with teachers in our congregation. In 2019, Grace raised $815.00. We again shared those funds with teachers in our congregation and also donated $400 to the Pequot Lakes Middle School 6th grade teachers (as their grade was selected from a hat during our end of August worship celebration). 

This August, we want to continue this amazing support of our local educators. We have set a goal to raise $500 by the end of August. This money will be used to purchase $10 gift cards for teachers at Eagle View Elementary (Pequot Lakes) and also to share with the teachers that are part of our church family. Please consider donating $10 or more to help us reach our goal! Every $10 contribution will go towards blessing a teacher in our community! Donate by writing out a check to Grace UMC with “Back to School Mission” in the memo line or visit our website graceumcpequotlakes.org/online-giving.
Director of Children, Youth & Adult Ministries
In worship on Sunday, August 9, and through a congregational letter earlier this week, Andrea Langhoff shared that she will be leaving Grace to pursue a career in education. If did you not receive a letter at your home click here to read the letter in full.
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755