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  • Piano Dedication Concert Sat. Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m. 2017

Welcome to Grey Eagle United Methodist Church Online!

Growing Love & Faith; Serving Neighbors

Here you will find information concerning our church and its ministries. We hope you find your time spent here a blessing. Our church is a warm and loving church, and we want you to feel comfortable and at liberty to call on us for anything you need. Feel free to browse through the various areas of our website and learn about our fellowship.

When you visit our church, you will find:

  • A caring congregation that will gladly welcome you
  • Preaching and teaching that is centered on the Scriptures
  • Ministries to meet the spiritual and outreach needs of our community 
  • A corporate outlet for truth-filled and moving praise and worship

Grey Eagle UMC is located in the farm and lake country of Central Minnesota approximatel 35 northwest of St. Cloud, Minnesota.  The congregation built a new church at the intersection of Todd County roads # 2 and #47.  It began worshiping there on March 9, 2008.

The church serves the rural community of farm, lakeside, town and country residents.

We invite you to worship with us at 9 a.m. each Sunday for song, scripture, prayer and a message about God's redeeming love. 

We also invite you to a time of fellowship and refreshments following worship. 

Our Values, Mission, and Vision

Our Values:  We are

Grounded in God's Grace

Expecting Great Things

Unified in the Spirit of Fellowship

Making a Difference

Celebrating Life in Christ

Our Mission:

To make Disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of Central Minnesota.

Our Vision:

We, the people of Grey Eagle United Methodist Church, are:

Growing in Faith,

Open to all People,

Inviting them to Know Jesus Christ, and

Going out to Serve God by Serving Others.

Contact Us  
Grey Eagle UMC
30422 County Road 2
P O Box 55
Grey Eagle, Minnesota 56336
Map  •   Directions
Phone 320 285 8013
Regular Schedule  
    – 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Sunday School
    – 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM
  • Choir Rehearsal
    – 10:20 AM to 11:15 AM
  • Fellowship Time
    – 10:30 AM
Piano Dedication Concert

Zhiyu and Eric Bigalke will perform a piano dedication concert at Grey Eagle United Methodist Church on Saturday, December 16 at 2:30 p.m.  Works at the organ, piano and piano four-hands are include in the concert.

The piano repertoire will include music by Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and a few Christmas carols arranged for piano four-hands. 

For organ repertoire, Eric will play Bach chorale preludes from the Leipzig Chorales; typically played for Advent.

The 5’3” Cristofori piano was a gift to the church from Dr. John and Corrine Vener of Grey Eagle. 

The concert is free and open to the public.  A time to meet and greet will follow in the fellowship hall.

 The church is located two miles south of Grey Eagle at the intersection of Todd County Roads #2 and #47 or 30422 County 2. 

Dr. Eric Bigalke is a native of Little Falls, and began studying music there at an early age, with Sr. Bernadine at the St. Francis Music Center, and with Helen Pikal, of St. Mary's Church. He was employed as a part-time organist at First Lutheran Church in Little Falls by the age of eleven. He earned a bachelor's degree in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, a master's degree in piano performance from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in organ performance and music theory from the University of Minnesota, and Associateship in the American Guild of Organists. Since his first position as an organist in Little Falls, Dr. Bigalke has continued to be employed by the church, around the country, and around the world. He is currently Music Minister at St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church, in White Bear Lake, and Chapel Musician at Breck School, in Golden Valley, and also maintains a growing private teaching studio. He and his wife, Dr. Zhiyu Wang, live in Minneapolis.


Dr. Zhiyu Wang is from Jilin Province, in China. As a young girl, she took piano lessons at Shenyang Conservatory of Music, in the neighboring province, and eventually attended Shenyang Conservatory to study piano for middle school and high school. She earned her bachelor's degree in piano performance from Central Conservatory of Music, in Beijing, which is the most competitive and prestigious music institute in China, and also earned her master's degree in piano performance from Central Conservatory. Upon completing her studies in China, she attended the University of Minnesota with a fellowship, and earned the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance and piano pedagogy. Dr. Wang is currently on the faculty of Yinghua Academy Conservatory of Music, in Minneapolis, and active as a recitalist and pedagogue.

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December 2017 Messenger


Worship and Fellowship

Worship begins at 9:00 a.m. followed by fellowship. Sunday School begins about 9:20 following the Children's Sermon.



Communion is offered on a variety of Sundays, approximately every 3 weeks. The sacrament is open to all.

Communion will next be served on Sunday, December 10. The first Communion Service in 2018 will be on January 7 as we celebrate our Annual Covenant Renewal Service.

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