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Worship & Community

Sundays - In Person

8:15 A.M. - Worship (June through November)

Sunday School will resume in the fall


Sundays - Online

8:00 A.M. - Virtual Worship on our Prairie Lakes Parish FB page

Upcoming Events

(See our Newsletter for additional details.  For our latest COVID updates, click here.)

Brew and Bible

Thursday, August 11th at 6:00 P.M.

At Half-Pint Brewing Company

  • Gather at the big table reserved for this group.  Wrap-Up will be around 7:15 or 7:30.  

  • Once-a-month opportunity to join as families and friends in a new way to consider faith through fun, fellowship, and food!

  • Hosted by Pastor Kathy King, we gather together to enjoy each other’s company, as well as a guided discussion - with a new faith topic each time we gather - based on the resource “Pub Theology”.

  • Sponsored by churches of the Prairie Lakes Parish: Blooming Grove, Janesville, and Waterville Evangelical UMCs

  • Half-Pint Brewing has craft beer and root beer available - with pizza available for order from Pleasant Grove Pizza Farm!  

  • For more information, contact Pastor Kathy King @ 507-382-2483

Mitchell Hall and the Tennessee Trio - Link here for Poster

Saturday, August 13th

At Blooming Grove United Methodist Church

4:30 - 6:00 P.M. - BBQ Picnic

6:00 P.M - 8:00 P.M. - Show

  • Bring your own lawn chairs/blankets

  • Menu:  BBQ Pork, Sweetcorn, Marge's Beans, Dessert, Water, and Lemonade

  • Free-will offering with all proceeds going to the BGUMC Accessibility Project - our new south addition

  • Memorabilia also available for purchase:  2022 BGUMC church mugs - complete with our new south addition, "Gifts of the Harvest" church cookbooks, vintage decorative BGUMC church plates

Monthly Prayer Brunch

Tuesday, August 16 at 10:00 A.M.

Meet at Pastor Kathy's Home to car pool and go to the Rapidan Dam Cafe

Prairie Lakes Parish Joint Worship Service

Sunday, August 28th at 10:30 A.M.

At Janesville UMC

  • Join us as we gather together for worship with our sister churches in our Prairie Lakes Parish (Janesville UMC and Waterville EUMC) at the Janesville United Methodist Church.

  • There will be no 8:15 A.M. service at BGUMC that day.

  • This will conclude our "Last Sunday of the Month" summer series of holding combined worship services at each of our three churches.

Monthly Book Study & Social Justice Conversations

August Date and location TBA

Led by Cindy Saufferer

  • Book - “Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom” - Chapter 4.  Explores our sometimes uneven history of resisting the evil and violence that damages the world, and empowers us to imagine God’s justice and to lead with compassion.

  • New participants are welcomed at any time, with or without having read the current book.  The first 10 minutes are spent discussing the book and the remainder of the time together is spent in conversation about social Justice.   We are learning how Love awakens in us a sense of justice.  Step in beside us as we explore how we join in God's reparation of the world.  Your wisdom is welcomed!