CHANGE A CHILD’S STORY (CACS) UPDATE

At the 2015 Iowa Annual Conference (IAC), Bishop Trimble gave the CACS Initiative and charged Iowa United Methodists to: *Give 1 million books to children in poverty *Read 1 million hours to children in poverty It was a BIG challenge! During the 2017 IAC, we celebrated that our...
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2017 IOWA ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATES

Mission of the IAC:  Inspire, equip and connect communities of faith to cultivate worldchanging disciples of Jesus Christ. Vision of the IAC:  God’s hope for the world made real through faithful leaders, fruitful communities, and fire-filled people. Wildly Important Goal (WIG): ...
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A Note from Home

A NOTE FROM HOME

The month of July brings some exciting opportunities to Lovely Lane!  Our Capital Campaign has been taking large “bites” out of our 55-year-old mortgage.  I think we have a good chance to retire our mortgage by the end of the year as more and more folks accelerate their giving. ...
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Mental Health Awareness

Although Lovely Lane focused on May as officially being “Mental Health Month”, we hope that you will continue to educate, advocate, and support mental well (being for yourself and others all year long!  You can be a part of the mental wellness solution by signing the NAMI Pledge to...
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“Music” poem

My heart is filled with music. It almost overflows. My life is on a music staff, And this is what it shows:   Staccato and legato, ritardandos too. An entire symphony, That plays my whole life through.   When somber times arise, The music plays real slow. Minor chords...
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A Note from Home

A Note from Home – June 2017

– Walter Brueggemann How comfortable is your faith?  When was the last time God touched your heart and moved you to do something challenging and even risky?  If it’s not happening, then maybe the god you’re listening to is not God at all.  I know that I tend to read...
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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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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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