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Holy Week and Easter at Lovely Lane

We find ourselves in the midst of some unusual times.  Our country and world have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in ways we never could have imagined.  We certainly keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.  If we can be helpful in any way,...
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UMW Program Books 2020

Look for the 2020 booklets with the bright yellow covers in the rack on the wall in the narthex. We invite all women of Lovely Lane to pick up a copy. These booklets list our programs and events, plus our budget for 2020 and some information related to United Methodist Women.
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Your Shoe Box Gifts Travel to the Ends of the Earth

Dear friends at Lovely Lane UMC, God is good! I recently learned some statistics about the success of Operation Christmas Child 2019. There were 10,569,405 shoe box gifts collected. Shoe boxes were packed by individuals and families in 10 countries: Australia, Canada, Finland,...
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Building Renovations Update

A building renovations update was provided to the congregation on Sunday, March 1st, from Amber Mulnik, project manager. To hear the presentation and view the slides, go to www.llblessing.org. Renovations are planned to start Monday, June 8th, and end by mid-November. The first...
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The Lenten Season

We don’t know what we don’t know.  With more than a decade’s worth of research, David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, has demonstrated that humans find it “intrinsically difficult to get a sense of what we don’t know.”  Whether an individual lacks competence in...
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Lenten Offerings

2020 Lenten Offering Recipients

Tanager Place LGBTQ Youth Center provides a safe and confidential environment for LGBTQ youth, families, and allies. Diverse programs at the center include support groups, special art offerings, mentoring program, Pride Café, community service, health initiative classes, parent...
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Resolutions for the Bereaved

(From Mercy Hospice newsletter Jan./Feb. 2018) I will… *stop saying “I’m fine” when it isn’t true. *ignore hurtful comments from well-intentioned people. *start focusing on what was gained in my experience rather than what was lost. *say my loved one’s name in the company of...
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Tai Chi

Did you know there is a small group that meets at Lovely Lane on Monday nights at 5:15 PM for 45 minutes or so of Tai Chi? Did you know that Tai Chi can boost your balance, ease your pain, reduce your stress, strengthen your heart, and more? We currently meet in the Youth Room....
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Help Support Camp and Create Scholarships

A campaign to help support camp and create scholarships is taking place, so that any child can attend a United Methodist camp in Iowa, regardless of their financial situation. The campaign’s goal is to raise $50,000; the weekly cost of one summer camper is $700. Please contact...
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The Living Last Supper

The Living Last Supper will take place again this spring.  This is an event that brings to life Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting.  Please see Pastor Scott if you would like to participate.
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