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 – 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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A Note From Home – June 2014

“So God created man in his own image,  in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” Ever been totally knocked over by something you read?  I was reading in Robert Hick’s book, The Masculine Journey, these words:  “In ancient cultures, images were personal...
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Service Auction raises more than $5,200

We would like to thank all the generous members of our congregation who donated their services to the Service Auction.  We are blessed to have a very talented and generous congregation! We would also like to thank everyone that participated in the auction on Sunday, April 27th. ...
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A Note from Home – May 2014

Russell Baker of The New York Times wrote the following words, tongue-in-cheek: “They buried Gumbacher last week. The death certificate said he died of Coliosorus Gravis, more commonly known as the spreading decline, but his friends know better. Gumbacher was slowly scared to...
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Family Promise

Family Promise Service Opportunities LL will be helping homeless families several times a year beginning this summer.  Two people are needed to help organize meals and volunteers.  More information coming in June.  Contact Cindy Schile, 319-743-5890 or cindy.schile@gmail.com
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