9:45 A.M. Sunday School -- 10:45 A.M. Sunday Worship
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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Appointment of Pastor Kathy King - effective 6/30/2019


See attached announcement/welcome/introduction. 




March 2020 - Message From Pastor Kathy King


"Lent 2020" 


As we move into our 2020 Lenten season, we will consider Adam Hamilton’s The Walk. Each congregation in our Prairie Lakes Parish (Blooming Grove, Janesville, Waterville) will have an Ash Wednesday service and then our Lenten series will rotate between our three churches.  (All persons from the parish are invited to join together in any and/or all of these services!)  I am hopeful that you’re able to join us for our Wednesday services. You’ll find the list of services in our March newsletter detailing which church will host the service. Each week we’ll focus on our walk with God. We will consider:

  • Worship and Prayer
  • Study: Listening and Paying Attention
  • Serve: Here I Am, Lord, Send Me
  • Give: Where Your Treasure Is
  • Share: Going Fishing, Reflecting Light
  • These five practices from the Cross

Each Wednesday evening we’ll watch a segment of Adam Hamilton’s series giving us things to think about. Sunday mornings we’ll recap the points to consider.

It has long been the practice of our Catholic family and friends to give up something for the season. A couple years ago, I read a devotion that offered—instead of giving something up, what if we took on something new? Maybe it would be an intentional time of Bible Study. Perhaps a new way of reaching out to a family member or friend who needs our help? Or a personal challenge to smile more, laugh more, or find some quiet moments to be in conversation with God which could lead to both.

However you engage this Lenten season, let this be a season of reflection—a season to “be still and know that our God is God.”

I thank you all for your kind hearts. The past few weeks have been challenging for our family and you extend love each time I see you. Jerry and I are awed by your care and friendships. Know that you are our family. God has richly blessed this pastor and her chauffeur!