Sunday Morning Worship: 8:15 A.M.
Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Sunday, September 26, 2021
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

BG Events

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    September - October 2021
     
    See this month's newsletter for full details regarding each event.  
      

     

    RUN 4 THE LOAVES AND BBQ COOKOFF

    Saturday, September 11th
    Multiple-Event Day to support area food shelves!  
    Link here for details:  

     

    "BREW & BIBLE" at HALF-PINT BREWING COMPANY

    Thursday, September 16, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.
    Gather at the big table reserved for this group
    Wrap-Up will be around 7:15 or 7:30

    Once-a-month opportunity to join as families and friends in a new way to consider faith through fun, fellowship, and food! Hosted by Pastor Kathy King, we gather together to enjoy each other’s company, as well as a guided discussion - with a new faith topic each time we gather - based on the resource “Pub Theology”.

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

    Half-Pint Brewing has craft beer and root beer available. Upon arrival, you can also order pizza to be delivered from neighboring Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm.

    For more information, contact Pastor Kathy King @ 507-382-2483 or kking5@hickorytech.net

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

     

     

    OUTDOOR SUNDAY MORNING WORSHIP at PLEASANT GROVE PIZZA FARM

    Sunday, October 3rd - Gathering Time begins at 10:00

    Join us for our Prairie Lakes Parish combined worship service and celebration of World-Wide Communion at the Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the Pizza Farm’s morning beauty in the fellowship of folks from all three churches in our parish. Stay after worship for more fellowship and pizza for lunch! Thanks go to Emily and Bill of the Pizza Farm for their warm welcome and hospitality.  Link to our brochure for full details. 

     

    COVID-19 UPDATES

    August 28, 2021: 

    The MN Conference of the United Methodist Church has recommended a move back to COVID-19 Yellow Phase Guidelines - in light of the increasing positivity rate of the delta variant of COVID-19 in our state.  Link to our 08.28.21 COVID-19 Update for full details.  

    8:15 A.M. In-Person Sunday worship services:  

    • When the weather allows, come for outdoor worship at Blooming Grove UMC!  Bring your lawn chair, and gather in the warm sun of our parking lot - on the west side of the front entrance. 
    • When weather conditions do not allow for outdoor worship, we will hold worship indoors, following the social distancing and singing guidelines of the MN Conference as described in the 08.28.21 COVID-19 Update link above.  We will strongly recommend, but not require, that masks be worn. Please keep in mind, and hold in your hearts, our young people who are not yet eligible to be vaccinated.
     

     

    ONGOING SUNDAY MORNING OPPORTUNITIES

    In-Person Sunday Morning Worship Times

    • 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 - 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.  
    • Offering Holy Communion during morning worship - typically on the first Sunday of each month, as well was for special occasions.  Methods for distribution of communion elements will be modified as necessary to coincide with developments in COVID-19 transmissibility.    
     

    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.