What’s in a Name? – from Pastor Scott

During seminary I served two small churches in the Chicago area.  Following my time with these congregations, the churches merged with another church in the area.  The three churches then sold their respective buildings and built a brand new structure to house the new...
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Help Fill the Kennedy Pantry

Kennedy High School is working with HACAP to support students. You can help by donating nonperishable food items and toiletries to be placed in the tub(s) in our church narthex. These items will be delivered to Kennedy to help students in need. The Pantry gets used all summer...
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Life Between Sundays: The Joys of Writing – By Pastor Jenny

When I was in high school, I had a tenth grade English teacher who opened up my world to the expression found in writing. I had always been a kid who wrote plays for the neighbor kids to act. I even attempted writing a chapter book (which I still have in a box somewhere). The new...
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Answering a Call – By Pastor Scott

Do you know anything about President James Garfield?  Garfield was the 20th President of the United States.  He came into office in 1881, serving only 200 days.  Garfield died of infection from a gunshot wound.  While his time in office was short, he made an impact. The...
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Wednesday Women of the Word Summer Lunches

During the summer women are invited to attend a monthly lunch, fellowship, and devotion time. The group will welcome new folks, check in with one another, and share in a short devotional time. This is a great opportunity to check out this group that meets Wednesdays at noon...
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Daily Blog Devotional: The Dented Fender Ministry

Pastor Jenny has been writing for The Dented Fender Ministry for the past few months. She is one of seven writers who each get a weekly blog posted. You can subscribe, via email, to the daily Blog ministry by going to following link: https://thedentedfender.com/winds-of-change/...
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UMW Mission U

MISSION u Event to Empower Us to Be Radical Disciples of Jesus Christ   The United Methodist Women (UMW) Mission u summer and fall events are wonderful opportunities to study current issues impacting society based on recent mission study topics. Whether you are young or old,...
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Jenny Seylar

Life Between Sundays: Women on a Mission

Advocates…. Justice-focused…. Action-takers….. Radical Disciples….These are just a few words that describe the women I encountered a few weeks ago at the United Methodist Women (UMW) Mission u training in St. Louis. I will be leading the youth section on the Book of Mark at...
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Moved by the Spirit

A word I often reflect on is “safe.”  In a sometimes crazy, chaotic, and stressful world, many of us desire to feel safe.  Safety is a basic human yearning. For some of us a song or hymn makes us feel safe.  I love the hymn, “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love.”  When...
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Letter from Bishop Laurie Haller from May 9, 2019

Lovely Lane UMC Folks, In an effort to continue to keep the congregation informed about matters related to the General Council 2019 and Judicial Council decisions, I am sharing Bishop Laurie Haller’s letter below. There are 2 links in the letter (and also at the end of the...
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