From SPPRC regarding Pastoral Transition – February 20th

February 20, 2018 Greetings church members, The SPPRC team has been working hard behind the scenes during our pastor transition period. One of the many questions we have received is what is the timeline for our efforts? Below is a high-level timeline of significant milestones...
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UMW Tuesday Morning Bible Study

The Bible Study group resumed meeting on Tues., Jan. 9th, from 9:30-11:15 AM in Fireside. Weather permitting, we’ll continue to meet on Tuesday mornings. We are currently studying the Gospel of Luke. We’ve found that our studies have helped us to gain new insights and...
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United Methodist Camp News

All of the Pictured Rocks staff are excited to be hosting our 2 nd Annual Spring Retreats for youth in grades 3-8! 3rd-5th grade March 10-11 1 PM—1PM Cost: $50 6th-8th grade April 6-8 7PM—1 PM Cost: $75 Don’t let your kids miss out on this great opportunity for awesome faith, fun...
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Lenten Offerings

Lovely Lane 2018 Lenten Offering Recipients

Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) is a ministry of hospitality provided by the Iowa Annual Conference of the UMC. It provides legal services, advocates to bring change in immigration laws and public policy, and strives to educate immigrant communities to better understand their...
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A Note from Home – February 2018

Last summer Gayle and I became Mariners. I’m not talking baseball fans. We bought a pair of kayaks with a long, graceful paddle for each of us. We sailed down the Wapsi and the Cedar River and navigated Palo and McBride. Paddling down rain-swollen rivers can be a bit unnerving....
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Rev. Paul Wilcox to become Northeast Superintendent

Bishop Laurie Haller has announced that Rev. Paul Wilcox will become the Superintendent of the Northeast District. He succeeds Rev. Jackie Bradford, who has served the district since 2011. “The Iowa Annual Conference has eight districts, each led by a Superintendent who works...
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A Note From Home – January 2018

Standing at the Gates of the New Year Sacred Mystery, waitng on the threshold of this new year, you open the gates and beckon to me: “Come! Come! Be not wary of what awaits you as you enter the unknown terrain, be not doubtful of your ability to grow from its joys and sorrows....
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Photo Album – Children’s Christmas Program 2017

We have posted photos of our Children’s Christmas Program from December 17th, 2017. Find them at the link below. Photos
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Advent Offering

2017 Advent Offering Recipients

Mobility Worldwide:  Their mission is to provide mobility for all of God’s children in need.  A PET is a 3-wheeled durable mobility chair powered by a hand crank or pulled by another person.  The project was born in 1995 when a missionary noticed the lack of sturdy mobility...
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Poinsettias for the Sanctuary

Please bring in your Christmas poinsettia for the altar any time during Advent (begins Dec. 3 this year).  You’ll want the perfect one to honor or remember a loved one.  Please be sure to write your name and name of the person to be commemorated on the poinsettia sign-up sheet in...
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