Zoom Advent Study

Steve Pudinski, a retired UMC pastor now associating with Lovely Lane, will lead an Advent study via Zoom using Adam Hamilton’s book, “Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas.” This online class will run from Nov. 29th (First Sunday of Advent) through Jan. 3rd...
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Updates From the C.R. Emmaus Community

Although activities have been very limited in 2020, the governing board has continued to serve the community in other ways, even without their special weekends. They have met virtually on a regular basis with a focus on 2021. Emmaus weekends have been scheduled for early Spring,...
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New Grief Group

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” Matthew 5:4 Healing comes through sharing our grief experiences with others. Sometimes that means telling your story to a listening ear or listening to someone else share their story. This new support group is being...
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Lovely Lane UMC 2021 Goals

(approved by Ad Council and shared during Lovely Lane’s 10/18/20 Charge Conference) 1) Remain a church focused on mission and outreach to others. We are in the midst of a pandemic and a building project. We don’t want to lose focus on the need to lift up those around us. Emphasis...
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From Associate Pastor, Rev. Kristina Roth-Klinck

Since March when we went into this pandemic, we have had very little socialization with others as we worked from home, wore masks, socially distanced ourselves, and did not get together with friends. In the midst of all of that, many of us, if not at some point all of us, have...
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Sunday Worship at Lovely Lane

Worship services will remain online at least through the end of November. We continue to follow guidance from Bishop Laurie Haller and the Linn County Public Health Dept. as we seek to be safe and well. Please join us on our YouTube Channel on Sundays at 10:30 am!
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Finding Hope

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light” – John 1:5 (CEB) Last year the word “existential” was the Dictionary.com Word of the Year. The word inspires us to ask big questions about “who we are” and “what our purpose is” in the face of...
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Panel Discussion: The theological roots of racism & colonialism

(part of the UMC’s Dismantling Racism Series) Jesus calls his followers to love their neighbor. So why have Christians found ways to refuse their neighbors not just love but basic dignity? “We know better,” said the Rev. Mai-Anh Le Tran of United Methodist Garrett-Evangelical...
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From Our New Associate Pastor, Rev. Kristina Roth-Klinck

My position here at Lovely Lane is split halftime with Matthew 25, where I serve as a spiritual cultivator, planting a diverse progressive community of faith. Matthew 25 is a non-profit organization on the west side of the Cedar River that does work primarily in the Taylor and...
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Zoom Study with Pastor Scott

A new study begins this month that focuses on the Gospel of Mark. Zoom sessions are on Wednesdays at 9:30 am and 7 pm. Please let Scott know if you’d like to be added to the E-mail list for the Zoom link.
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