Mortgage Momentum! Let’s Pay it Off in 2017!

Recall that before starting to pay down the mortgage loan, we first raised $120,000 to replace the roof. Since then, gifts to the Blessed to be a Blessing campaign have been put toward the mortgage. Starting mortgage balance, June 2016: $280,554.82.  As of March 2017:...
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UMC Summer Camps

There are three United Methodist Camp and Retreat Centers located across the state of Iowa: Okoboji, Pictured Rocks and Wesley Woods. Iowa United Methodist Camps offer many different activities at each of our sites, and we know you’ll have the best week ever with our caring...
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Easter Flowers

If you’d like to order a lily or tulip for the altar on Easter Sunday in honor of or in memory of a loved one, look for the insert in upcoming Sunday worship bulletins. The last day to turn in your order is April 9th, Palm Sunday
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Lovely Lane 2017 Lenten Offering Recipients:

Books Without Borders obtains and stores new and used books for packaging and shipping to war torn and emerging nations in the process of rebuilding.  The current focus is countries in Africa where English is the official language.  The goal is to foster learning and knowledge,...
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LENT

Life has its periods of darkness as well as its times of light, therefore Lent follows Epiphany.  The experience of our Lord Jesus, like our own experience of life, leads us to the inevitable coming of temptation, suffering and death. As we go through the valley of the shadow...
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A Note from Home – March 2017

Praying for a Snowstorm Today I am secretly praying for a snow storm.  It’s currently 68 degrees. I’m dressed  in shorts, sandals, and a Hawaiian shirt!  After a truly wimpy winter without a white Christmas, less than 2 inches of snow all season and the ground looking...
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Children’s Weekday Ministries News

It’s time to register for preschool! If you are a member of Lovely Lane Church and would like to enroll your child in preschool for next school year (2017-2018), you may begin to enroll on Monday, Feb. 6th. Our enrollment to the public will start on Feb. 20th. March 1st will...
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Upcoming Sunday School Lessons:

Upcoming Sunday School Lessons: Doubting Thomas Jesus & John the Baptist Palm Sunday and Easter The Disciples The last day of Sunday School for 2017 is May 21st.
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Lent is…

LENT IS… a period of seven weeks before Easter. It has traditionally been a period of spiritual discipline. The season of Lent begins with Ash Wednesday. Lent is a time to look honestly at our relationship with God. It can be a time of serious spiritual reflection leading...
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A Note from Home

A Note From Home – February 2017

I firmly believe that one of the most spiritual things a Christian can do is smile. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is a good medicine, but a downcast spirit dries up the bones,” so enjoy! The Dentist’s Hymn – Crown Him with Many Crowns The Tailor’s Hym...
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