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Bishop Bard has turned the dial to Yellow. View letter here.Bishop’s pastoral letter: COVID precautions amid surge in cases (minnesotaumc.org)
Check this link for the phased plan details from the MN
Phased Re-Gathering Plan for Churches (minnesotaumc.org) https://www.minnesotaumc.org/regatheringplan

Recent Updates
A return to yellow involves more things than just a return to masking. The direction from the Conference is to continue to monitor the county numbers and make changes as needed. If the spread number is over 5% we should follow all of the yellow protocols. At this time(9/16), Crow Wing county is at 11.6%, Cass county is at 13.2%. If you are following along, this is a significant decrease over last week! As the numbers continue to rise and fall daily, please prayerfully consider how to keep yourself and those around you safe.
Masking is the easiest thing that we can do. Everyone is still expected to wear a mask within the building please. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly. Please join me in prayer for our local school leaders, teachers, students and families as they deal with tough decisions.
-Pastor Jen
September Mission Focus

UMC/UMW as Partners
Since 1917, the United Methodist Church & United Methodist Women partners go above and beyond to meet the needs of our residents and youth. From volunteering, in-kind donations, and generous support, we can always count on our church partners. 
--Emma Norton Services

--Please note on your offering if you are giving to Emma Norton/September mission.
Sunday School begins again on Sunday September 19th!
Littles up to 4th Grade are welcome, during worship. Children will be walked back to Sunday School after the opening songs.
This week, we will need some information from parents/guardians, so please take a moment before church to fill out this sheet so we are ready to go! Thank You!

Youth Group will have a kick-off gathering event on Wednesday, September 22nd at 6:15.
In the News-
Links to articles in red.

The cold weather will be here before you know it. Pequot Lakes Community Action will be holding a cold weather gear collection to help those in need. The Pequot Lakes library is partnering with them on this worthy mission, and donations can be dropped off during open library hours. See note Brrr

There are lots of sales and community festivals happening every weekend. See calendar of Events
Thank you does not seem like enough for all of the hard work and hours spent on the Rummage Sale this year. Many people stopped and shopped and most importantly were welcomed to our church!
Thank you to everyone involved!

We will have more details about the success of the sale next week to share.


Homeland--
Thank you so much for supporting and attending this special show. If you could not make it, or would like to see it again, it is available on our Facebook page and website for viewing.
Contact Information
 Grace United Methodist Church 
29318 Patriot Ave - P.O. Box 276
Pequot Lakes, MN 56472
Phone: 218-568-5755