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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!