Grace UMC Changes:  Updated Friday, November 26, 2021
 
Recent Updates from the Conference office
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.
 
Summary of Grace UMC Recent Updates
At this time(11/25), Crow Wing county is at 13.5%, Cass county is at 12.7%. 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.  If the positive case numbers go above 20%, we may need to make some adjustments to our building protocols and worship experience.
  • We are a people that do no harm. We practice physical distancing to minimize harm to others, especially the vulnerable. 
  • We are a people that do all the good we can. We care for the spiritual and physical needs of our neighbors, providing food, emotional support, and supporting our health care system.
  • We are a people that stay in love with God. When we love God through prayer, praise, and worship, we grow in love of our neighbor. Love of God and love of neighbor are inseparable.
 
Masking is the easiest thing that we can do. Everyone is still expected to wear a mask within the building please. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly.
 
Pastor Jen
 
Grace UMC Changes:  Updated Friday, November 19, 2021
 
Recent Updates from the Conference office
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.
 
Summary of Grace UMC Recent Updates
At this time(11/18), Crow Wing county is at 13.2%, Cass county is at 15.3%. If you are following along, the numbers change daily, but have not dropped below 12% in quite a while.  As the numbers continue to rise and fall, please prayerfully consider how to keep yourself and those around you safe.  If the positive case numbers go above 20%, we may need to make some adjustments to our building protocols and worship experience.
  • We are a people that do no harm. We practice physical distancing to minimize harm to others, especially the vulnerable. 
  • We are a people that do all the good we can. We care for the spiritual and physical needs of our neighbors, providing food, emotional support, and supporting our health care system.
  • We are a people that stay in love with God. When we love God through prayer, praise, and worship, we grow in love of our neighbor. Love of God and love of neighbor are inseparable.
 
Masking is the easiest thing that we can do. Everyone is still expected to wear a mask within the building please. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly.
 
Pastor Jen
 
 
Grace UMC Changes:  Updated Friday, November 12, 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 positive case number is over 5% we should follow all of the yellow protocols. At this time(11/11), Crow Wing county is at 14%, Cass county is at 14.4%. If you are following along, the numbers change daily, but have not dropped below 10% in quite a while.  As the numbers continue to rise and fall, please prayerfully consider how to keep yourself and those around you safe.  If the positive case numbers go above 20%, we may need to make some adjustments to our building protocols and worship experience.
  • We are a people that do no harm. We practice physical distancing to minimize harm to others, especially the vulnerable. 
  • We are a people that do all the good we can. We care for the spiritual and physical needs of our neighbors, providing food, emotional support, and supporting our health care system.
  • We are a people that stay in love with God. When we love God through prayer, praise, and worship, we grow in love of our neighbor. Love of God and love of neighbor are inseparable.
 
Masking is the easiest thing that we can do. Everyone is still expected to wear a mask within the building please. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly.
 
Pastor Jen
 
 
Grace UMC Changes:  Updated Friday, November 5, 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 positive case number is over 5% we should follow all of the yellow protocols. At this time(11/4), Crow Wing county is at 14.7%, Cass county is at 11.2%. If you are following along, the numbers change daily, but have not dropped below 10% in quite a while.  As the numbers continue to rise and fall, please prayerfully consider how to keep yourself and those around you safe.  If the positive case numbers go above 20%, we may need to make some adjustments to our building protocols and worship experience.
 
Masking is the easiest thing that we can do. Everyone is still expected to wear a mask within the building please. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly. We are monitoring the county numbers closely and changes may happen rapidly.
 
Pastor Jen