News from Children’s Weekday Ministries

CWM– Children’s Weekday Ministries *Lovely Lane Preschool *Trinity Lane Preschool *BASE – Before & After School Daycare CWM always enjoys fall! We fall into our school routines and fall in love with the children as we plan instruction for almost 80 students at Lovely Lane and...
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Middle School Youth October Schedule

Middle School Youth Group, Grades 6-8, meets at the church on Wednesdays! Every week: All youth grades 6-8 will gather. Two Times per month: Confirmation youth (8th graders) will attend classes with Pastor Jenny to have the deeper conversations of faith. The 6-7th graders will...
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Senior High Youth October Schedule

Senior High Youth Group, Grades 9-12, meets on Sundays at the church. Things will look a bit different this Fall, however: We start at 6 PM with Supper and conclude at 7:45 PM, which is a bit later than last year. NEW this fall: pizza almost every week! We’ll have a standing...
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Civil Conversations

I recently attended two local presentations that connected with the theme of civility. One presentation took place in August at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. The Ray Center at Drake University put on this event. The presenter shared the need to understand the viewpoints of...
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Children’s Weekday Ministries News – September 2018

CWM – Children’s Weekday Ministries *Lovely Lane Preschool *Trinity Lane Preschool *BASE – Before & After School Daycare Trinity Lane is in its new location! Thru the work of volunteers, parents, and teachers, we’ve packed, moved, cleaned, painted, unpacked, organized, and...
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Filled with Joy

Thirty years ago this month, Bobby McFerrin released a song that became the first a cappella single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song included the words, “In every life we have some trouble/ When you worry you make it double/Don’t worry, be happy.” I...
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Women of Faith Bible Study

Women gather for small group study and fellowship on Tuesday nights from 6:45-7:45 PM. We will take a break the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s weeks. Titles for fall 2018 include Cheap Grace/Costly Grace – Bonhoeffer, James 2:14-26 Active Faith and...
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Praying Our Way Forward

General Conference Special Session meets Feb. 23-26 ’19 to vote on how our United Methodist Denomination will Go Forward concerning the issues of LGTBQ church weddings and ordinations.  The Council of Bishops has proposed a way that allows for contextual differentiation, i.e. for...
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Interested In Joining Chancel Choir?

Interested In Joining Chancel Choir? We will have our first rehearsal at 9 AM on Sunday Sept. 2nd, and we will sing in 10:30 worship starting Sept. 9th. Feel free to sit in on a rehearsal and/or talk to Kris, Choir Director, after worship Sept. 9th or on another Sunday. You may...
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Wanted! Hand Bell Director

Wanted! Hand Bell Director: Lovely Lane UMC has an exciting opening for a new director to lead two established hand bell choirs. This individual will conduct rehearsals and coordinate participation in worship services. Take a leap of faith and contact us – we’d love...
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