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Cascade Ladies

Cascade Ladies are a group of women at Cascade United Methodist Church on God's mission. The women come together monthly for fellowship and spiritual growth. Under the leadership of Carol Mills, the women are active in food service for weddings, funerals and general church meals, donating to groups and members of the community as well as remembering birthdays, anniversaries and the sick and shut ins of Cascade and community at large.

Come and Eat

Come & Eat, a monthly community meal, is served on the third Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.  The community meal was started in May 2015 with grant funding from the Minnesota Annual Conference.  Since the initial funding the monthly meal has become self-supporting through free will offerings. Donations are accepted but not expected.   This meal and fellowship is open to everyone. Come & Eat!!



Deb Weide                  218-546-6749

Gary Hillman              612-237-5811

Cuyuna Range Recovery 

Imagine a journey at your own pace, where you feel fellowship replacing loneliness and faith replacing isolation and feeling at home in a loving community. You don’t have to be alone. Everyone is welcome to attend. Explore topics for anyone that has family or friends in recovery of any sorts. Come as you are and enjoy music from local musicians in the area. You will be privileged to listen to the wonderful stories of hope that touch on the many aspects of recovery. Cuyuna Range Recovery seeks to be inclusive of all those in need of mending their brokenness and to achieve a spirituality that will lead a full and meaningful life.


Come join us in acceptance. Cuyuna Range Recovery promotes the understanding of a diversity of belief. The awareness of a power greater than ourselves is the essence of Cuyuna Range Recovery. They are accepting and encouraging of all spiritual practices that enhances recovery. Their mission is to provide a spiritual community for people in search of growth, healing and recovery. 


Meetings are held at Cascade United Methodist Church the first Saturday of every month at 5:00 p.m. Join us! We hope to see you.

Lunch Bunch

This program was established to provide bag lunch meals during the summer to area children whose families rely on the subsidized meal program available through the school system throughout the school year. It was started in 2013, consisting of groups of volunteers from four area churches plus a group of managers from the local hospital. Coordinators from each agency meet periodically to evaluate and adjust the program as deemed appropriate, based on recognized needs.


Each group is assigned one week day per week to prepare and distribute the lunches. The lunches consist of a sandwich, fruit, drink box, and a treat such as a granola bar. The sandwiches alternate between peanut butter and jelly or meat and cheese every other day. Each group prepares the lunches and then distributes them by going to three different locations for a designated period of time. The locations are in Deerwood, Crosby, and Ironton.  Children come to the site closest to their homes to pick up the lunches. There is an honor system, meaning no qualifying is required to receive a lunch.

During the summer of 2019 there were close to an average number of 100 sandwiches distributed each day. 


Questions can be directed to Cascade’s coordinators, Jan Anderson at 218-534-3872 or Ed Dallas at 218-534-3584.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner has been an outreach of the church for approximately 35 years. We offer the Thanksgiving meal and fellowship  to community. Most have nowhere to go, are unable to make their own dinner or just want to come out and feast as well as enjoy the fellowship. All are welcome! We accept a free will offering and all monies collected benefit our local Food Shelf. The dinner is the typical Thanksgiving meal with turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, many sides and desserts. I make a special punch that is a hit each year. No one goes away hungry. Awesome fellowship for all. Volunteers from Cascade and the community help cook, serve and clean up. If you are interested in volunteering or helping in any way, contact me!


Questions and additional information can be directed to the Thanksgiving Dinner Coordinator, Marie Nyberg.

Coat Outreach

Coat drop off during late summer & early fall at Cascade UMC in Deerwood - COATS, HATS, SCARVES, MITTENS, BOOTS, SNOWPANTS!


Coats for Kids is an annual winter outerwear drive for low- income families in Crow Wing County and the surrounding area. It is sponsored by Kinship Partners, Crystal Cleaners and others.  We collect winter coats and outerwear at the church during August, September and October. Clothing needs to be in good condition, and will be delivered to the cleaners so they can clean everything, but they are not able to make repairs such as fixing zippers.  Clothing in need of repair will be donated to Goodwill or the Salvation Army.  Most of what they collect are coats and snow pants, but mittens, gloves, hats, and boots are also appreciated.  Distribution is scheduled for a Saturday, near the end of October at the Westgate Mall.  We are typically the only collection point in the Deerwood area, and receive about  50 coats, plus many stocking caps, mittens, and scarves. 

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