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Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is off and running, and I thank you for your generosity!! So far I have been able to buy 4 very large bags of toys and items. I have reached my 100 box goal; now is the time to Fill ‘Em Up! Please keep in mind, the next time you are at the store,...
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Help Fill the Kennedy Pantry

Kennedy High School is working with HACAP to support students. You can help by donating nonperishable food items and toiletries to be placed in the tub(s) in our church narthex. These items will be delivered to Kennedy to help students in need. Those using the Pantry will have to...
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UMW Mission U

MISSION u Event to Empower Us to Be Radical Disciples of Jesus Christ   The United Methodist Women (UMW) Mission u summer and fall events are wonderful opportunities to study current issues impacting society based on recent mission study topics. Whether you are young or old,...
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Letter from Bishop Laurie Haller from May 9, 2019

Lovely Lane UMC Folks, In an effort to continue to keep the congregation informed about matters related to the General Council 2019 and Judicial Council decisions, I am sharing Bishop Laurie Haller’s letter below. There are 2 links in the letter (and also at the end of the...
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A Pastoral Letter to the Iowa Annual Conference from Bishop Laurie Haller

April 26, 2019 Grace and peace to the holy and faithful saints in Christ Jesus in Iowa! I share this letter with you in convicted humility, knowing that I am a sinner, continually falling short of God’s glory and standing in need of God’s grace. None of us knows the will of God...
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The Glory of Easter

Bishop William R. Cannon was fond of declaring that our faith is based on three historical events . . . a manger crib, an old rugged cross, and an empty tomb.  On Easter Sunday, we declare the good news of the empty tomb. In 1 Corinthians 15:12-14 we read, “Now if Christ is...
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Forty Days and Forty Nights

“Let us occupy ourselves entirely in knowing God.” – Brother Lawrence Lent is a period of forty days and forty nights that leads to Easter.  The forty days represent the time that Jesus spent in the wilderness facing temptation.  The season begins with Ash Wednesday. During this...
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Scouts BSA

NEW SCOUTING OPPORTUNITY FOR GIRLS AT LOVELY LANE! The Boy Scouts of America has rebranded to “Scouts BSA” and is now open to girls and boys. Troop 766G is open to girls in 5th-12th grade not yet 18 yrs. old. Contact Julie Hupp (319-560-7896; hupp2345@southslope.net) for more...
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Life Between Sundays: The Light of Jesus Christ in the Wake of General Conference

As some of you know, the 2019 Special General Conference of the United Methodist Church convened its work on February 26. The conference met to address matters regarding human sexuality. Three main plans were proposed to seek ways to move forward in unity as a denomination. The...
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Lenten Offerings

2019 Lenten Offering Recipients

Missions has picked the following as Lenten Offering recipients. Matthew 25 is a local non-profit that exists to strengthen core neighborhoods on Cedar Rapids’ west side. M25 partners with the west side to work in three program areas: Neighborhood Building, Youth...
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