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Updated Friday, June 4th:
Grace UMC has been back with in-person worship since January 31, 2021.  Please note the changes as outline below from Bishop Bard.  Over the next few weeks, we will work on plans for children’s ministry and the inclusion of food for fellowship times based on the new guidelines.
 
Grace UMC will continue to offer on-line worship (see our Home Page for accessing on-line worship) or on the Grace UMC Facebook page.  
 
Grace office hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
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Bishop Bard has changed the dial to Blue!
 
Summary of Grace UMC changes:
 
There are no capacity limits for gathering, but social distancing is still highly encouraged and masks are recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated. We recognize that children and some members may not be vaccinated for some time, if at all. We respect the health and well being of all who gather, and wearing a mask will never be questioned or judged. There are areas to sit towards the back of the sanctuary if you feel comfortable with a bit more distance. Singing is still considered a high-risk practice. If you choose to sing along, rather than hum, please wear a mask to do so.
 
Small groups meeting indoors, should continue to practice social distancing when possible. For this reason groups should still plan to meet in the Fellowship Hall for now. Masks are recommended for anyone who has not been vaccinated.
 
Plan Information from Annual Conference =>  Phased Re-Gathering Plan for Churches (minnesotaumc.org)
 
Additional links for information about the guidance and recommendations we are receiving:
Click on the following links for previous updates about building-use: 
As a community we are called to love our neighbor. Although the need for social distancing makes checking on each other a bit more difficult, we believe we can creatively share God’s love and provide support for one another. Use this form to sign up to help and/or to let Grace know how we can provide assistance.