Lay Equalization Members to Annual Conference 2020

The Annual Conference gathering will be June 18-21, 2020, in Gillette, Wyoming. More details will be coming.

Pam Pallak is our church’s lay member representative to annual conference. However, the Wyoming District needs additional lay members to serve as delegates to Annual Conference in order to ensure that the number of clergy and number of lay persons attending is roughly the same.

If you would like to attend — it is in Wyoming, after all! — please complete the attached Nomination form and email it to the Wyoming District office ([email protected]).

If you have any questions, about this form, or about annual conference, just let me know.

On a final note:  With General Conference 2020 in May, it is likely that the annual conference will make some important decisions at our June meeting in Gillette.  I hope you will prayerfully consider serving as a lay equalization member.


Rev. Laura Rainwater


Tuesday January 14
Handbells 5:15 in sanctuary – everyone is welcome!

Saturday January 18
UMW 10:30 am in Grace Hall

Monday January 20
Grace Notes DUE!!!!


Reminder that the UMW of Grace will meet this Saturday at 9:30 am in Grace Hall.

Grace Notes
Reminder that Grace Notes are due Monday!!

Lay Equalization Delegates to Annual Conference
Pam Pallak is our delegate to the annual conference, as elected at our circuit charge conference.  Several of you have attended in the past as a Lay Equalization Delegate.  In short, each district should send an equal number or lay and clergy delegates.  Because we have retired clergy in our district, we need to send more lay delegates.  Because Annual Conference this June will be in Gillette, more lay members are asking to participate.  The Wyoming Leadership has agreed that people can nominate themselves to serve as a lay equalization delegate.  This will be approved at the Wyoming District gathering March 28 (locations to be decided soon).  If you are interested, please let Rev. Laura know so that she can send on your information.  It’s possible that everyone who would like to serve can, but we won’t know until later in March.  Any questions, please contact Rev. Laura.

Women’s March Wyoming
On January 18, 2020, we will unite again for the Women’s March on Wyoming. We continue to stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our state and country.  Join us at 10:00 am on the Depot Plaza to march to the Capitol’s front steps.

Film Book Club
In the film Book Club (rated PG-13),four lifelong friends have their lives changed forever after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their book club. Enjoy free popcorn and a discussion afterward. If you miss a Positive Aging program, all the films we watch are available to check out.

 Friday, January 17th, 2020 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
 Laramie County Library; Cottonwood Room

We are no longer accepting ink cartridges to recycle!!
We are no longer accepting ink cartridges to recycle.  However, if you something that you would like to recycle, we have several empty drawers by the northeast door.  Let the office know and I will put a label on it for you.

January Basket Ministry
Grace Giving Grace Table is collecting items for Needs, Inc..  Items needed are:

  • canned food items
  • paper products
  • boxed meals
  • canned protein (tuna, chicken,salmon)
  • cake mixes
  • dried beans, rice, split peas, lentils
  • spices & herbs

Learn How to be a Member of Grace
There will be a conversation after worship January 26 for anyone interested in learning about being a member of our church – whether a new member or interested in joining. It will be in Grace Hall after worship so you don’t have to miss refreshments!

Human Trafficking Dedication
January is dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking.  Human Trafficking dedication will be on the Capital Steps, tomorrow, at 10:00 am.

January coins go to the church’s Outreach & Assistance fund.
Grace Sharing Grace table items are nonperishable food items for Needs, Inc.
 Contact Glenda if you are interested in helping decide what local organizations our coins & table items will support in 2020.

Future of The United Methodist Church.  This past week, information was shared across the media about another proposal that will be presented at the General Conference in May. If you have any questions, please contact Rev. Laura. She will be available after worship each Sunday for any questions you might have.

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Check out monthly newsletter, Grace Notes.

Grace Notes is our monthly newsletter. In it you will find notes from the pastor and church leaders. You will find up-to-date information on upcoming events and read testimonies of the impact our church makes.