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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New Member Class

If you’d like to join Lovely Lane, or if you have questions about becoming a member, please contact Pastor Scott or Pastor Jenny. Current plans are for 3 classes from 4:30 – 5:30 pm on a weekday (TBD). Please sign up on the STUB or contact Pastor Jenny or Pastor Scott.
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“One Church Plan” does not pass

Dear Friends, As some of you know, the Special General Conference of the United Methodist Church was completed today. Three main plans were proposed to seek ways to move forward as a denomination. The plan the Council of Bishops chose, “The One Church Plan,” did not pass. This...
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Life Between Sundays: Snow Days

January hit the midwest with a powerful one-two punch, over and over again. Plummeting temperatures, blowing snow, and treacherous roads led to many snow days, one after another. For those who are teachers or students, it might be a time for doing a victory dance. Yet, for...
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Worship +2 Reflection from Pastor Scott

A colleague once shared with me there are times in which we need to be on a stretcher being carried by others. There are also times in which we need to walk alongside the stretcher. Furthermore, there are times in which we need to carry the stretcher. This illustration brings out...
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Wanted: Part-time Office Manager

PART-TIME OFFICE MANAGER Church Office Manager needed. 20 hrs./week, 9 am – 1 pm daily.  Schedule and salary negotiable.  Please send cover letter and resume to:  SPPR Committee, Lovely Lane UMC, 2424-42nd St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 or to suem@lovelylane.org.
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