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Grace UMC Changes:  Updated Friday, September 3, 2021 
Summary of Grace UMC Recent Updates
A return to yellow involves more things than just a return to masking. The direction from the Conference is to continue to monitor the county numbers and make changes as needed. If the spread number is over 5% we should follow all of the yellow protocols. At this time(9/2), Crow Wing county is at 11.6%, Cass county is at 20.7%. If you are following along, this is another significant increase over last week unfortunately. Please prayerfully consider how to keep yourself and those around you safe.
Masking is the easiest thing that we can do. It is my hope that if the numbers stay where they are that we will not need to return to distanced seating in the sanctuary and no singing by the congregation. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly. The goal is always to create a safe space for worship for everyone.
Pastor Jen
Bishop Bard turned the dial to Yellow on August 11th
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Check this link for the phased plan details from the Minnesota Phased Re-Gathering Plan for Churches from the Conference website ( => 
Grace UMC will continue to offer on-line worship
Grace UMC Website    =>   Link to Sunday Live Worship
Grace UMC Facebook =>   Grace UMC Facebook Page.  
Click on links below additional 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.