New Beginnings

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I come to you as lead pastor of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. Since 1962, this congregation has been a beacon of light and hope for the community of Cedar Rapids. You have been a welcoming congregation that truly embraces the...
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Note from Home – June 2018

It’s been 11 years since the moving van first arrived at the Wilcox home in Cedar Rapids. You welcomed us with open arms and made a place for us where ministry could flourish. That was quite an amazing thing, given how beloved Pastor Brian and Clint had been for 14 years before...
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Health and Wholeness meal for Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity meal provided by Health & Wholeness Committee from Lovely Lane UMC on May 24th, 2018. They sent a lovely Thank You card!
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Pastor Transition Events Schedule

May 23, 2018 The SPPRC team is excited to announce plans for Sunday services during the pastor transition at Lovely Lane. We look forward to welcoming Dr. Scott Meador and Jenny Seylar to the congregation as we celebrate the ministry of Pastors Paul and Gayle Wilcox. June 17,...
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Lovely Lane UMC Summer Worship Schedule

Our summer worship schedule will go into effect on Sunday, May 27th, when we’ll switch to one all-together service at 9:30 AM. Our summer schedule will continue through June, July, August, and the first Sunday in September (Sept. 2nd). We will return to our regula...
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A Note from Home – May 2018

It was more than a decade ago since the moving van first rolled up in front of Lovely Lane to unload a bevy of books and two weary Wilcox’s! A lot has happened since then! Gayle and I have been reminiscing with joyful hearts about the work of God here at our Church these last 11...
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A Note from Home – April 2018

Not being a lover of math, “Numbers” has never been my favorite book of the Bible. Still, the story of Moses at Meribah peaks my curiosity, because it doesn’t quite add up. The people of Israel have begun their 40th year of wandering in the wilderness. They are...
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Jenny Seylar to be the next Associate Pastor of Lovely Lane

Subject:  Associate Pastor Transition Announcement On Sunday, March 25, it was announced to the Lovely Lane congregation that Bishop Laurie Haller has appointed Jennifer Seylar to be the next Associate Pastor of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. She will succeed Rev. Gayle...
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Finishing Up

Pastor Paul Wilcox wrote the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Lent 2018 Daily Devotion for Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  Finishing Up Numbers 20:1-13 Not being a lover of math, “Numbers” has never been my favorite book of the Bible. Still, the story...
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Dr. Scott Meador to be the next Lead Pastor at Lovely Lane

On Sunday, March 4th, it was announced to the Lovely Lane congregation that Bishop Laurie Haller has appointed Dr. Scott Meador to be the next Lead Pastor of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. He will succeed Rev. Paul Wilcox who has served the church since 2007. Pastor Scott...
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