What are we aiming at anyway? Taking Aim at Marriage and Relationships.  In this series we will be discussing the vision for Marriage embedded in the Bible.   And it's not what you think. 


In the first chapter of the Bible we see a vision for marriage and relationships that can help us know what the really target is.  It's a vision focused on how human beings are called to be agents of God reigning together as they share their lives. 

  

We will also be integrating the best relationship research from the Gottman Institute, and the book Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.  


Married or not, we will learn a about healthy relationships and how to work together in life, marriage and community.

Imagine yourself debt free.  Financial Peace University begins August 19th at 6 pm at Grace UMC.  There will be a preview class July 29th at 12:00 pm.  This is for anyone 18 or above who wants to use their money wisely and live debt free. Contact GRACE UMC to register.  320-252-2153, or email us at mygracechurch@gmail.com











UNFOLDED: MEN'S BIBLE STUDY


Men's Bible Study: Unfolded, The Story of God, By Eric Geiger, Weekly beginning Sat. Sept 8th @ 10 am, Fellowship Hall or Library. Books free of charge.

Discipleship & Community

United Methodist Church

Grace UMC has a hybrid worship style that includes both contemporary worship songs and hymns.  While contemporary worship songs keep us current and able to speak to this generation, hymns connect us to an ancient people who loved God and followed Jesus in a different era.


Childcare is provided.


Christian Education for children, youth and adults begins in September beginning Sept16th. 


Confirmation also begins for students going into middle school.  

Making Marriage Work: 6 week class beginning Sept. 19th

What makes for a great relationship?   That is the question Dr. John Gottman asked when he began his research more than 40 years ago.  Instead of studying couples only in therapy, he studied regular couples in the Love Lab.  He discovered what couples were doing that made marriages thrive and what they did that harmed relationships.  The best of his research has been compiled into a best selling book, Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work.  This 6 week class will help couples learn about behaviors that harm our relationships as well as the seven principles that help marriages thrive and last.  Learn how to manage conflict, deepen your love, share in your partner's dreams and create shared meaning.  Included are fun games and couple activities to help learn the concepts and activate the principles in practical ways.  Join with others in a 6 week class to learn the foundations of a healthy relationship.  This class is for couples who are married, thinking about marriage or are together and wish to discern about marriage.  It is for couples who have been married a long time and for those who are just beginning--anyone who wishes to enhance their relationship skills.  The class is taught by Pastor Faith Totushek and her husband Dan Totushek.  Pastor Faith is a trained Gottman Seven Principles Program Educator.  


Save the dates: Wednesday evenings September 19th-October 24th at GRACE UMC, 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  $40.00 for 1 book and 2 workbooks. Books can be ordered in Spanish for those who would like them.  (an additional book is $10.00, it also comes in audio form for commuters)  Childcare is available.  Scholarships are available if the cost is prohibitive. ​Please email the church office to rsvp if you plan to come.  mygracechurch@gmail.com or sign up with the link below.  


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSceZlGFVdKYrHu4nzI_CKQyF14U1Wz2yVBgMT8NpbBB6ymJbQ/viewform


Sermon Series:

Taking Aim at Marriage

Morning Worship 10:00 am

Pre-worship 9:30

A community where people of all ages may become fully developed followers of Jesus Christ and touch the world with God's love.

  • Youth group beginning Sept. 19th, 1st and third Wed. of each month at 6:30 pm
  • The Gospel of Luke Adult Bible Study, Wednesday at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Genesis Study, Mondays at 4:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Lunch with Grace: First Sunday of each month at church in the Fellowship Hall.
  • UMW Bazaar will be held Saturday September 29th in the Fellowship Hall.
  • Making Marriage Work, 6 week class, see below for details.

Financial Peace U