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Blooming Grove United Methodist Church
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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  • September 2020

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

    September - Virtual Run 4 the Loaves

    The 11th annual Run For the Loaves (to benefit area food shelves) will be run on September 19th.  In order to strive for COVID-19 safety, the Minnesota United Methodist Church has limited gathering size to fifty people.  With that in mind, only the Owatonna High School cross country team will be running at the church that day, and the rest of us will have the opportunity to run or walk virtually.  Run or walk the four miles any time in September and join us in virtual fellowship by emailing or texting a picture of yourself to Brad Saufferer.  We will post photos of our combined live and virtual runners/walkers on our Facebook page and our website.  

     

    A team of youth from the church has designed a T-shirt for the run that is available for $25 with all proceeds going to local food shelves.  If you would like a shirt, send a check of $25, or more, to the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, PO Box 171, Medford, MN   55049 - 0171.  Include a note with your shirt size, your name, an email address or phone number, and the address where you would like the shirt sent.  Also list the food shelf to which you would like your donation to be sent.  Please write Run For the Loaves in the memo line.  

     

    (See the September newsletter for more details.) 

     

     

    ONGOING WEEKEND WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

     

    Each Sunday - 8:00 A.M. and on - Facebook Worship with Pastor Kathy King

    Per recommendation of the MN Conference of the UMC, we will continue to offer online worship as our primary venue (weekly services pre-recorded from Prairie Lakes Parish sanctuaries).  These virtual worship experiences have been created in order to do our best to keep our congregations and our communities safe, yet connected, during this time of the coronavirus pandemic.  We invite you, your family, friends, and neighbors to join us in the weeks ahead.  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.  

     

    Each Saturday at 5:00 P.M. and each Sunday at 9:00 A.M. - On-Site Drive-Up Worship

    Join us "live" each weekend for drive-up worship with the churches of the Prairie Lakes Parish: Blooming Grove UMC, Janesville UMC, and Waterville Evangelical UMC.  We will hold a Saturday evening service at 5:00 P.M. and a Sunday morning service at 9:00 A.M. - rotating services between our three churches.  You are invited to attend at any of the dates/times/locations.  Each Saturday morning we will post the weekend's schedule, as well as printable bulletins and hymn sheets, on our Prairie Lakes Parish Facebook page and our BGUMC Facebook page.  Please review the bottom of each bulletin for important COVID-19 Drive-Up Worship Guidelines for keeping all attendees, as well as our local communities, safe.  

    ***Newsflash***   We now have our Prairie Lakes Parish FM radio transmitter up and running!  While in each church parking lot, you can tune your car radio to 88.3 FM and hear the entire service that way as well!  It will be helpful in event of less than ideal weather conditions of wind, heat, and cold! 

     

     
     
    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.