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Kassig family remembers hostage son’s desire to help

The United Methodist parents of the latest hostage executed by the Islamic State group are remembering his dedication to assisting those who have suffered during Syria’s civil war.
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United Methodist Church mourns death of Sierra Leone surgeon

The Sierra Leone United Methodist Conference is in shock over the death of Dr. Martin Salia from Ebola. Salia, who was the chief medical officer and only surgeon at United Methodist Kissy Hospital, died after he was airlifted to the United States for treatment. Read the full...
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Save those HyVee Receipts

We are still interested in having you bring in your HyVee Grocery receipts to benefit Children’s Weekday Ministries. The collection box for them is on the information table in the narthex.
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Disaster Preparedness

A Word from our Disaster Preparedness Team

While we can’t possibly “be prepared” for everything that might happen, there are some simple steps we can take to care for our families and ourselves. Emergency water – 1 gallon per person per day Alternative heat source – blankets, or stay...
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A Word From Pastor Gayle

This year I will begin a three-year program for Certification in Spiritual Direction at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI. The Spiritual Direction Preparation Program (SDPP) will give me an opportunity to expand my own faith and ministry practices and receive...
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A Note From Home – September, 2014

Dear Teachr, Today, Mommy cryed. Mommy asked me Jody do you realy kno why  you are going to school. I said I dont kno why? She said it is caus we are going to be bilding me a fewchr. I said what is a fewchr wats one lo cryed and sed oh Jody I love you so. Mommy says every one...
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A Note from Home

A Note from Home – August 2014

After 8 movies, 3 seasons on TV, several spin-offs, and more reruns than a dog has fleas, “Star Trek” has become a household word.  The adventures of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise have caught the imagination of a whole generation of Americans with...
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A Note from Home

A Note From Home – July 2014

Woe to you, for you build monuments for the prophets – the very ones your own people put to death! Luke 11:47   Last week I came across a piece of history: words written back in 1855 by the great, black editor and abolishionist, Frederick Douglass. They are harsh,...
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Connecting on Cyber Sunday

At Lovely Lane we connect with our neighbors and our world. On June 29th, a Sunday we designated as Cyber Sunday, we let our congregation to leave their cell phones on! In fact we encouraged it. We invited our people to interact with their friends inside and outside of church...
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Frank Camp Photo of Lovely Lane cross featured in UMC Communications video

A photography by our own Frank Camp of the memorial cross on our West lawn was recently featured in a United Methodist Communications video. Check it out on the UMC.org website. http://www.umc.org/news-and-media/the-cross-what-do-you-see  
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