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Grace UMC Changes:  Updated Friday, January 14, 2022
 
Recent Updates from the Conference office
re: COVID Numbers
“You will notice the COVID numbers are increasing to an all -time high in Minnesota. We are keeping our phasing in Yellow, mostly because so many folks are vaccinated so the risks are different than they were a year ago. But we do strongly urge, if you are not already, masking indoors and limiting congregational singing until the positivity rate drops below 5%. If the positive case number is over 5% we should follow all of the yellow protocols.”
View January 6, 2022 Update here =>    Recommendation from the Bishop
 
 
Summary of Grace UMC Recent Updates
At this time (1/13), Crow Wing county is at 23.2%, Cass county is at 20.2%. These are numbers that have not been seen since the Fall of 2020. If you are following along, the numbers change daily, but have not dropped below 10% in months. As the numbers continue to rise and fall, please prayerfully consider how to keep yourself and those around you safe.
 
We are not currently taking down names that would aid contact tracing. If you attend worship or a church gathering and test positive shortly after, please let the office know so that we can protect others as needed. In your daily interactions an N95 mask is now recommended over a cloth or surgical mask.
 
Thank you,
Pastor Jen
 
 
 
 
     
Updates from Bishop Bard
 
 
 
 
. View January 6, 2022 Update here =>    
 
. View April 11, 2021 letter here =>    
 
Check this link for the phased plan details from the Minnesota Phased Re-Gathering Plan for Churches from the Conference website (minnesotaumc.org) => 
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Grace UMC will continue to offer on-line worship
 
Grace UMC Website    =>   Link to Sunday Live Worship
     or
Grace UMC Facebook =>   Grace UMC Facebook Page.  
 
Click on links below additional information about the guidance and recommendations we are receiving:
 
 
2022
Updates
Click on the following links for previous updates about building-use: 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2021
Updates
 
 
 
Click on the following links for previous updates about building-use: 
 
Community
Support
Form
 
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.