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




We are grateful to the work of so many - in the realm of combatting COVID-19 - that we have been able to hold in-person morning worship services.  We continue to monitor guidance from the CDC, our MN Governor, and the MN Conference of the United Methodist Church as we move through this time of COVID - and make adjustments to our safety precautions as we go.  Thank you for sharing the love of Christ as we work together to continue to care for one another and those in our communities.   


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 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.

July 29, 2021:  We have modified our indoor masking recommendations based on the 07.27.21 CDC announcement regarding the high transmissibility of the new Delta variant of COVID-19 and the related "substantial" or "high" rates of new COVID infections in Waseca County. Link to our 07.27.21 COVID-19 update for full details.  


May 2021:  We were able to lift many of the indoor masking restrictions.   Link to our 05.28.21 congregational update for full details. 




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.