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Grace United Methodist Church
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To serve and unite those we touch with the Grace of God

Bulletin: November 5, 2017

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Welcome to all worshiping with us today, especially those of you who are guests among us. We hope you will make yourselves known to those sitting near you by signing the Registration pad. Once it has passed to the far end of the row, please pass it back to where it started. Immediately after the service, please introduce yourself to Pastor Kevin or someone from the welcome committee wearing sashes on their nametags.

Children and Sunday School: Children are welcome in worship. We also provide childcare during the 10:00 AM worship service. Our well equipped nursery is for children up to 3 years old.  School age children have Children's Church following the Children's Message.  Children are welcome to go to Children's Church or return to sit with their family.

Need a prayer for yourself, neighbor, loved one… Health issues, personal concerns, family conflicts.  Contact  the office. All requests are completely confidential. We never share names, only prayers.
Wednesday Night Programming
5:30-6:45 p.m. — Supper, $5.00 a person or $20 for a family. 
6:00 p.m. — Youth Choir (grades 4-8) and Mission Adventures for K-3
6:30 p.m. — God’s Kids choir (grades K-3) and Mission Adventures for grades 4-8
6:00 p.m. — Adult studies with Pastor Jen
Get Caught up in the Energy of Youth!!
Join Pastor Jen on Wednesday evenings for either Confirmation or Youth Group. She is looking for adults to help out with both these Classes. Confirmation would take place once a month. We are not quite sure yet how many times a month Youth Group will meet.
Decorating the Church:  Kindly join us on Saturday, November 25th help decorate the church for Advent and our journey toward Christmas. We will start at 10:00 a.m. There’s plenty to do and something for everyone. We especially are in need of men to help with putting up the
large tree in the Sanctuary.
Charge Conference:  Sunday, November 12th from 4:00-5:30
At River Hills UMC, 11100 River Hills Drive, Burnsville, MN 55337
All members are invited to attend this meeting as we finalize Administrative Board and other leadership positions, setting salaries, reviewing our ministries over the past year and discussing goals for 2018. This year we will be participating in a cluster charge conference with other local United Method churches.

Remember our Troups:  Starting November 5th you will have the chance to send a holiday card to service persons at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and Ramstein AFB in Germany. You may use your own cards or some will be provided on the table in the Narthex. There is no
way to know if your card will go to a male or female, so please be generic with your writing. Deadline is December 10th. DO NOT SEAL the envelopes. Kindly place your cards in the basket. Our efforts provide comfort and encouragement to the troops and their family members.
Also, if anyone has new cards to spare and is willing to donate them to the cause for future years, kindly place them on the desk in the main office. Thank you..
Advent and Christmas Schedule:
November 26th - Advent 1
December 3rd - Advent 2
December 10th - Advent 3:  Children’s Christmas Pageant. 10 AM Service
December 17th - Advent 4:  Adult Choir Christmas Service.  Both services
Dec. 24th - Christmas Eve (10:00 a.m. Family Service & 10:00 p.m. Candlelight Service)

Shared Interest Groups
Grace Dinner Group:  Hosts for the November 18th, 6:00 p.m., Grace Dinner Group will be Dale and Jean Osborn.
Hosts prepare the entree with guests bringing complementary dishes. Both couples and singles are welcome.
For questions or reservations please contact Jean Osborn. Reservations are requested by Sunday, November 12th.
Book Group:  Hidden Figures, Margot Lee Shetterly.
Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. at the Home of Jean Osborn
The #1 New York Times bestseller The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA at the leading edge of the feminist and civil rights movement —a powerful, revelatory contribution that is essential to our understanding of race, discrimination, and achievement in modern America. Before John Glenn orbited the earth, or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “human computers” used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
Movie Night:  Cool Runnings
Monday, November 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the Narthex.
When the Jamaican sprinter Derice Bannock is disqualified from the Olympic Games due to a silly accident, he envisions the chance to participate in bobsled modality. He meets dishonored coach Irving Blitzer, and convinces him to coach the first Jamaican Bobsled Team. They form a group and participate in the XV Olympic Winter Games.
Mah Jongg:
Plan on meeting in the narthex at 6:30 p.m. on Mondays.  During the month of October we will meet every Monday except October 9th.. If you have never played before, that’s fine. Just come with a “willing to learn” attitude. Please direct any questions to Suanne Turner.
Men’s Fellowship: Join us Fridays at 6:15 AM at the Lakeville Cracker Barrel.

Outreach Opportunities:  Under Pastor Kevin’s new business venture, “Outreach Opportunities,” he and Kathy are hosting a tour to the Holy Land via Jordan in January of 2018. Kindly see the flyers on the table in the Narthex for more information.
Ruby's Pantry. Food distribution will take place on Monday November 20th, at Glendale UMC in Savage.  Volunteers can just show up at Glendale anytime between 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. to help for a few minutes or for a few hours. If you have any questions, please call Lynn Kilian at 651-315-1647 or go to
Ruby’s Pantry is a non-profit organization that gathers food donations from local retailers and brings them to their distribution sites over Minnesota and Wisconsin. For more information on Ruby’s Pantry’s Mission.  
click here.
How it works:  Every 3rd Monday of each month Glendale’s sanctuary & fellowship hall are turned into a distribution site. Registration begins at 4:30 PM and runs until 6:00 PM.
Race Volunteers
We have an opportunity to raise some funds for Grace UMC by showing up and offering a helping hand, volunteering to help with set up and race day activities for the Monster Dash Race on Oct. 27th and 28th. Time slots are listed on the sign-up sheet in the narthex.

United Methodist Women
Apple Pies!  The Ruth Voll Circle will again be making apple pies this year. All members of the church are invited to join us on Saturday, Nov. 18th at 9:00 a.m. in the church kitchen as we make and bake apple pies. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  We will then sell these delicious pies on Sunday, November 19th before, during and after church services. Proceeds from the sale of these pies will go to local missions.
RUTH VOLL CIRCLE.  Wednesday Nov. 29th  at 1:00 p.m. in Room 6.  All Women of Grace Are Invited.  For more information, please contact Vicky Kline.


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Grace United Methodist Church
15309 Maple Island Road, Burnsville, MN 55306
Phone: 952-435-5696

        Grace UMC is an Unidos en Cristo Affiliated Church