Lovely Lane Youth Present – “Yesterday’s News” – An Easter Play

The youth of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, presented an original play written by Pastor Paul Wilcox that takes a look at how the death of Jesus might have been covered by the news media, had they existed then but with today’s technology and...
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UMW Bible Study – May, 2017

We are finishing our study of the Gospel of Mark and will begin to look at Luke’s Gospel before this session ends. We’ll continue to meet through May 16th and then on May 23rd, we will meet for our annual wind-up luncheon after which the group will take a break during the summer....
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House of Hope’s Summer Classes

1) Present Over Perfect—Spend your life present instead of striving for perfection (book study by Shauna Niequist); begins Thursday, May 18th 2) Nine Keys to Contentment—Learn to practice contentment in a Bible study on Philippians; begins Tuesday, May 30th 3) Be Free: An...
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

One out of five adults, or roughly 600,000 Iowans, live with some form of mental illness. About 37,000 grapple with serious mental illness daily. It’s time to provide support, educate our peers, and end the stigma of living with a mental illness. (NAMI Iowa) Top signs of...
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A Note From Home – May 2017

“Doing Small Things With Great Love” – that is the wise motto of one of my Colleagues in Ministry and a good friend. Although we’d rather be doing “the big stuff’, small things done with great love and an even greater God do not remain small for very long. In Elm...
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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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Raise the Root!

BLUE ZONE SAYS – Raise the root. Add 1 root vegetable to your shopping list – such as carrots, turnips, or beets; or, try something different like a parsnip, turnip or rutabaga. These vegetables are naturally sweet, supply you with vitamins and lots of fiber, and are available...
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News from Children’s Weekday Ministries

♦ Lovely Lane Preschool Staff has planned lots of fun activities for Family Night on April 4th. The centers are built around a Dr. Seuss theme. Every child will receive a Dr. Seuss book and bookmark. ♦ Trinity Lane held their family night (spaghetti supper) on Thurs., March 9th....
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UMW Tuesday Morning Bible Study

We continue to meet on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 11:15 AM in Fireside and are currently looking at the Gospel of Mark. We invite you to join us for fellowship and study!
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Lovely Lane’s United Methodist Women’s Programs and Events for 2017

Look for the 2017 booklets with the orange covers in the narthex; all Lovely Lane women are invited to pick up a copy.  These booklets list our programs and events, our 2017 budget, Bible Verses for 2017, and other information related to UMW. We realize that the time for our...
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