Beginning April 11, 2021 - Sunday Morning Worship will be held weekly at 8:15 A.M.
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

BG Upcoming Events

  • June 2021

  • See this month's newsletter for full details regarding each event.   
     

     

    Massacre at Sand Creek Book Study

    Our book study of Massacre at Sand Creek is well on its way, but there is room for you to still join in on the discussion if you are interested!   Contact  Pastor Kathy King at kking5@hickorytech.net or Cindy Saufferer at cindy.saufferer@gmail.com.

     

     

    Enbridge Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline - An Invitation to the Conversation 

    Thursday, June 3rd from 7:00 - 8:30 P.M.

    You are invited to join in welcoming Susan Mullin, a United Methodist Deacon and Director of Faith Community Organizing for Minnesota Interfaith Power & Light. She will lead us in conversation as we learn about the Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline, why there is growing resistance to the construction of this pipeline, and what we can do. Together, we will discuss the intersection of climate change with justice issues, and how the beliefs, practices, and teaching of the United Methodist Church might inform our response. The meeting will be held via Zoom on June 3rd, 7:00- 8:30 pm.

    Connecting our faith with current events can ground us in the love we are in the world. If you have any questions, and/or would like access to the ZOOM connection, please email Cindy Saufferer 

    at cindy.saufferer@gmail.com.

     

     

    Graduation Recognition Sunday 

    June 6th at 8:15 A.M. Worship

    We will honor our youth who are graduating from high school and college.  We invite you to stay afterwards for a brief reception of individually wrapped goodies!

     

     

    In-Person Holy Communion 

    June 6th at 8:15 A.M. Worship

    We are excited to announce that in-person Holy Communion will now be offered on a monthly basis, beginning Sunday, June 6th.  We will use individual/disposable communion packets - to be picked up at the back of the church upon entering the sanctuary.  Please dispose of the packets in the garbage can available at the back of the church upon exiting the sanctuary.

     


    Half-Pint Thursdays at Half-Pint Brewing Company

    June 10, 2021 at 6:00 P.M. 

    Once-a-month opportunity to join in new ways to consider faith through fun, fellowship, and food!

    Sponsored by the churches of the Prairie Lakes Parish:  Blooming Grove UMC, Janesville UMC, and Waterville Evangelical UMC.  

    Hosted by Pastor Kathy King. 

    Gather at 6:00 P.M. at the big table reserved for this group.  

    Wrap-up will be around 7:15 or 7:30.  

    Half-Pint Brewing has the following menu items available:  craft beer for those who enjoy a beer, root beer for those who like a lighter drink, and pizza - which can be ordered upon arrival at Half-Pint Brewing - for delivery from our neighborhood Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm.  

    Our faith component will invite us to enter into guided discussion led by Pastor Kathy, with a new faith topic each time we gather.  

    For more information, contact Pastor Kathy King @ kking5@hickorytech.net.  

    Half-Pint Brewing Company information, directions, and phone # can be found at https://halfpintbrew.com   

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    ONGOING SUNDAY WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES 

     

    05.28.21:  COVID-19 Updates

    Based on recent COVID-19 updates from the CDC, our MN Governor, and the MN Conference of the United Methodist Church, we are excited to share good news regarding gatherings in our local churches of the Prairie Lakes Parish.  Thank you for sharing the love of Christ as we work together to continue to care for one another and those in our communities.  Link to our 05.28.21 congregational update for full details.  

     

    In-Person Worship

    • 8:15 A.M. Worship - Blooming Grove UMC
    • 9:30 A.M. Worship - Waterville Evangelical UMC 
    • 10:45 A.M. Worship - Janesville UMC

     

    COVID Considerations:  We will continue to be careful and celebrate our connection in ways that feel safe and inclusive, including the following:  

    • Providing sanitizing stations at each entrance - with masks, hand-sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes available for persons to use as needed.  
    • Accessing bulletins through “self-serve pick-up”.
    • Gathering offerings in free-standing offering plates.  
    • Beginning in June, Holy Communion will be offered during morning worship on the first Sunday of each month, as well was for special occasions.  We will partake of community as the community from our places in our seats - using individually wrapped communion elements.  Holy Communiowill also continue to be offered through our Facebook page as well.

     

    To enter BGUMC during construction:  Come in the front double doors of the new addition, walk north through the hallway that runs along the new restrooms, and enter the original ground-level SE door.

     

    On-Line Worship:  Please note that our online service (available through the Prairie Lakes Parish Facebook page) will continue.   Each Sunday's pre-recorded worship video is led by Pastor Kathy King and is available for viewing at or after 8:00 A.M. through our Prairie Lakes Parish Facebook page.  A Facebook "Watch Party" frequently gathers at the 8:00 A.M. time slot and shares messages back and forth with one another through the Facebook comments section - we hope you can join us!  The service recording will then also be posted on our BGUMC Facebook page.   

     

     

     

    ON-LINE BIBLE STUDY

    Our Prairie Lakes Parish is offering an on-line virtual Bible Study group through our BlueJeans video-conferencing platform - by which you can participate with your computer or via phone call!  Please contact Pastor Kathy King if you are interested in joining and she will provide the sign-up information!   (Email = kking@hickorytech.net.  Phone = 507-382-2483.) 
     
    The Bible Study Group meets virtually on the following days and times:
    Tuesdays - 9:30 A.M.
    Saturdays - 1:30 P.M.