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UMW Bible Study

Advent and Christmas. We’ll return to our studies on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. We’ve found that with each study, we gain new insights and understanding of the Scriptures within a loving, caring, fellowship. Our studies have helped us to continue to grow spiritually and deepen our...
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Building Renovation Pre-Construction Efforts Underway

A lot of work has been happening this fall as plans move forward for our building renovations. In September we hired Lovely Lane member Amber Mulnik as the Project Manager for church building renovations. She represents the church at weekly and daily meetings with the architects...
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Advent Candles

2019 Advent Offering Recipients

Family Promise of Linn County: Teaming with the faith community, Family Promise provides a warm and welcoming place for families in need to call home while they get back on their feet and into stable housing. Host Congregations provide overnight lodging, meals, and hospitality....
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Operation Christmas Child

We are down to the final weeks of this campaign, and I want to thank you for all of your support and donations! I am 99% of the way to 100 boxes!! It’s not too late, however, if you still want to give. There are a few specific items needed: spiral notebooks or composition...
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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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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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