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2020 VBS

This summer’s VBS program (if implemented) will need to be an in-home online program, with parents helping to view and complete projects that are presented. Options are still being investigated. Parents interested in participating in a virtual home-based VBS program should email...
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Stuck Like a Dope with a Thing Called Dope

~ by Bishop Laurie Haller I’ve been thinking lately about hope, which seems to be in short supply at the moment. Where is hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as infection rates continue to rise in some areas of our state, country. and world, unemployment rates are at...
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Health-full Minute – Being Nutritionally Smart

~ by Katie Tritle RN Wellness Coordinator As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have emotionally moved through various phases; denial, panic, crisis, and now a sense of long-term coping. We are beginning to realize that this situation is going to continue for a...
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Help Fill the Truck for Midwest Missions

We will “Fill the Truck” for Midwest Missions in June 2020—just a little different this year. Drop off dates and locations TBA. For info., contact Pastor Cae Newman (Disaster.response@iaumc.org or 712-899-4067). The ongoing mission outreach at Midwest Missions continues and is...
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Youth Ministsry

We want to thank Amy Perry for leading our youth groups the last year. Amy did wonderful work; however, her commitment for the year has come to an end. Again, thank you, Amy, for your super work! Beginning in July, our new associate pastor, Kristina Roth-Klinck, will oversee the...
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UMCOR is Fighting COVID-19 with Food

UMCOR is receiving urgent requests from ministry partners throughout the U.S. and around the world. Sadly, an overwhelming number of these requests are to meet the need for food. Partners who operate or directly support food pantries are asking for help as the global fight...
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Associate Pastor Starting in July

Plans are being formulated to welcome the Rev. Kristina Roth-Klinck as our new Associate Pastor, starting July 1st. She will serve part-time at Lovely Lane and part-time at Matthew 25. In this COVID19 time, we are hoping to find creative and appropriate ways to welcome Kristina...
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Wednesday Study Groups via Zoom

The Wednesday Study Groups with Pastor Scott are finishing the Book of James. A new group will start this month—stay tuned for more information. Groups meet at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm
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Summer Sunday Worship

Worship services will remain online throughout the months of June, July, and August. We are following guidance from Bishop Laurie Haller and the Linn County Public Health Dept. as we seek to be safe and well. Join us on our YouTube Channel on Sundays at 10:30 am!
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Wonder and Awe

Why do things happen the way they do?  Whether it’s the current pandemic we are in or the ordinary moments of life, we ponder why things happen the way they do. Truth is, most theological answers leave a lot to be considered.  Essentially, they come down to two all-or-nothing...
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