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From Pastor Scott: Inspiring Others

Who inspires you? Who are the mentors in your life? For me, a list of mentors begins with Jesus Christ. In the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, Jesus models a way of life in which we go the extra mile and turn the other cheek. In Luke 19, Jesus shows love and acceptance for...
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UMW – Ignited for Justice – Mission u 2021

From the comfort of your homes – a Virtual experience “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24 (ESV) Iowa Conference United Methodist Women, are you ready for Mission u 2021? Some Mission u aspects will remain the same: study...
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[VIDEO] May 2021 Renovation Update

Take a look at the renovation work underway inside Lovely Lane UMC!
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From Pastor Kristina – May 2021

After living three years in Texas during seminary, I forgot just how rough an Iowa winter was. It was SO cold this year with that large stretch of time of highs in the low single digits. For so long we were covered in a blanket of snow, and I don’t know about you, but I thought...
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Considering Character – From Pastor Scott

In 1992, educators and leaders from various youth-related groups met in Aspen, Colorado to discuss character education and ways character could be emphasized in different environments.  A final result of this time together was a statement lifting up essential values and goals. ...
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Book Review and Recommendation from Health and Wholeness

Book Review & Recommendation (book available from CR Public Library) Leave Only Footprints by Conor Knighton is part travel monologue, part heartfelt, and part healing memoir. It is essentially a love letter to America and to himself. Following a broken engagement, Knighton...
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“Nourished” – from Pastor Kristina

What things in your life need to be in place in order to experience nourishment? This was the question that Pastor Scott, Clint, Bill Poland (Director of New Faith Communities in the Iowa Conference), and I asked ourselves when we met for a retreat the end of March. We asked...
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Zoom Study with Pastor Scott

A new study group with Pastor Scott will start on Wednesday, April 14. The focus is the book  “A Multitude of Blessings: A Christian Approach to Religious Diversity,” written by Cynthia M. Campbell. Groups will meet via Zoom on Wednesdays at 9:30 AM and 7:00 PM. All are welcome!
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Off-Site Worship Services

Because of construction taking place in our church building, we have scheduled some off-site worship services.  We ask everyone who attends these services to wear a mask and practice social distancing.  We hope to return to in-person worship services in our church sanctuary in...
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Holy Saturday

The Saturday following the death of Jesus must have been something.  While the Bible says very little about this day, we can imagine the Passover crowd in Jerusalem will return to their normal routines.  The Jewish people will observe the Sabbath.  Some might even be relieved the...
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