UMCOR Sheltering in Love

We’ve heard this on the news. We’ve read this in magazines. We’ve seen demonstrations of correct procedures. The simple act of handwashing can stop the spread of COVID-19. Clean water, though, is not available in all communities—even in the United States. In many places around...
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A Conversation on Race – Iowa Conference, The United Methodist Church

Almost 190 people listened live on Facebook as Bishop Laurie hosted a Conversation on Race with members of our Iowa UM Conference family. This conversation is the 1st in a series intended to help all of us to see, listen and learn from our black brothers and sisters in Christ....
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CWM a Summer of Challenges

Children’s Weekday Ministries (CWM) A Summer of Challenges Everyone is dealing with way too many challenges this summer. With the COVID-19 virus, much-needed church renovations, and social distancing, there is a lot—and CWM is feeling it. Child care is a particular need in Iowa,...
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From Associate Pastor Rev. Kristina Roth-Klinck

There we were, watching our dog strolling down the busy street, not seeing the car’s headlights coming up behind him, the wheels in direct alignment to his little body. This is how we found our dog after thirty minutes of searching around our new neighborhood. We never imagined...
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Wednesday Bible Study via Zoom

Pastor Scott started a new Wednesday Zoom Study on June 17th with a focus on the Parables in the Gospels. Sessions are at 10 AM and 7 PM. If you’re not on the E-mailing list for these study groups, let Scott know.
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Summer Sunday Worship Online Through end of August

Sunday Worship at Lovely Lane Worship services will remain online thru the end of 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! As we look...
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Summer Reading

Summer Reading

Reading to our children via Facebook is now taking place on Sundays. Immediately after the livestream worship service, a reader will be on Lovely Lane’s Facebook page. The children can listen and watch the pages of the book, as we have in the past. Be sure to check out our...
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Vacation Bible School graphic

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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Walking Back

Moving Forward

Sir Winston Churchill took three years to get through the eighth grade because he had trouble learning English.  Life was not always easy for this leader.  How fascinating that many years later Oxford University invited him to give the commencement address at their graduation...
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Fruits and veggies

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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