Worship +2 Reflection from Pastor Scott

A colleague once shared with me there are times in which we need to be on a stretcher being carried by others. There are also times in which we need to walk alongside the stretcher. Furthermore, there are times in which we need to carry the stretcher. This illustration brings out...
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Wanted: Part-time Office Manager

PART-TIME OFFICE MANAGER Church Office Manager needed. 20 hrs./week, 9 am – 1 pm daily.  Schedule and salary negotiable.  Please send cover letter and resume to:  SPPR Committee, Lovely Lane UMC, 2424-42nd St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 or to suem@lovelylane.org.
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Growing Through Grief & Loss Group

Does grief tend to permeate your life? Do many days leave you feeling blue? Have you lost a significant loved one? Have there been other losses in your life that weigh you down? Would it be helpful to gather with others who have experienced loss? Pastor Jenny is leading a group...
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Church Inclement Weather Policy

Winter weather has recently affected many of us and, on occasion, the work of the church may be impacted. Please note that if the Cedar Rapids Community School District cancels classes due to weather, Lovely Lane UMC activities will also be canceled. In the event of a late start...
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Zamar – Youth and Adult Hand Bell Group

Charlie Kucera, our new Director of Handbells, is excited to resume our handbell ministries! If you are interested in playing handbells, Zamar is the group for you! All ages are invited to this beginner bells group. Practices are on Wednesdays in the Sanctuary from 4:45 to 5:30...
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Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser: Subs for Service

The youth will be selling subs to raise money for their summer service trips. Subs will be for sale on Jan. 13, 20, and 27 before and after worship services OR you can buy directly from the youth you know. Cost for a 6-inch (approx.) sub is $6.00 each. Look for more information...
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Summer 2019 Youth Mission Trips

Summer 2019 M.S. Mission Trip for Youth Grades 6-8: Matthew 25 Transform Week When: June 24-28, 2019 What & Where: Cedar Rapids Matthew 25 Ministry Hub Whom: Youth Grades 6-8 (current) Cost: TBD Fundraisers: Youth will do a variety of fundraisers to off-set the costs. For...
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Commission on a Way Forward & General Conference Special Session

The Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church will be held Feb. 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, MO where hundreds of delegates from around the world will gather to receive and act upon a report* from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the...
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Living Last Supper

Lovely Lane men are welcome to participate in the “Living Last Supper” coming up. Performances will occur around Holy Week in the spring. Practices will likely take place weekly, beginning in late January. See Pastor Scott for more info.
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Life Between Sundays: The Blank Canvas of 2019

As a new year dawns, I find I am looking at it with expectation and joy! The year has yet to unfold, and with it, all the opportunities that it holds. As a very UNprofessional artist, I see 2019 as a blank canvas waiting to be painted on. Next to the canvas is a box of paints in...
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