New Associate Pastor Starting July 1, 2020

  I am so looking forward to joining Lovely Lane UMC this July as an Associate Pastor, sharing my time at Matthew 25. I’m looking forward to learning more about each of you and growing in ministry together. I am from Iowa, raised as a Pastor’s Kid. My father is a Pastor in...
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Which Way to Go? – By Pastor Scott

Theodore Roosevelt once said, “In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing.”  Doing the right thing is always the way to go, but it’s never easy.  Life involves choices.  From the moment we wake in the morning until we go to bed at night, we make...
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Kennedy Lunches

Kennedy Cougar Food Pantry

LET’S HELP OUR NEIGHBORS!! Lovely Lane is continuing to support different local pantries. One of these is the Cougar Corner Pantry at Kennedy High School. Kennedy has partnered with HACAP to support Kennedy families in need of food and toiletries. You can help by donating...
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Building Renovations Update

We are in the midst of an exciting time at Lovely Lane as we move forward with building renovations in 2020 and 2021 that will better equip us to share God’s love, bring hope to others, and make disciples of Jesus Christ. The opportunities for building improvements at...
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Christ is Coming!

The Advent season begins with these classic words, “Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free.” However, if you are completely honest, what would your answer be to the question, “What are you expecting from Jesus?”  Do you really expect Jesus to change your life...
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UMW Bible Study

Advent and Christmas. We’ll return to our studies on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. We’ve found that with each study, we gain new insights and understanding of the Scriptures within a loving, caring, fellowship. Our studies have helped us to continue to grow spiritually and deepen our...
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Building Renovation Pre-Construction Efforts Underway

A lot of work has been happening this fall as plans move forward for our building renovations. In September we hired Lovely Lane member Amber Mulnik as the Project Manager for church building renovations. She represents the church at weekly and daily meetings with the architects...
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Advent Candles

2019 Advent Offering Recipients

Family Promise of Linn County: Teaming with the faith community, Family Promise provides a warm and welcoming place for families in need to call home while they get back on their feet and into stable housing. Host Congregations provide overnight lodging, meals, and hospitality....
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Operation Christmas Child

We are down to the final weeks of this campaign, and I want to thank you for all of your support and donations! I am 99% of the way to 100 boxes!! It’s not too late, however, if you still want to give. There are a few specific items needed: spiral notebooks or composition...
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Outer space

Needing Fidelity – By Pastor Scott

I always enjoy visiting Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Each visit reaffirms the vastness of our mighty universe. Whether it’s presentations about the search for new solar systems or observations about the planets we know about, I am constantly filled with awe and wonder. Just when...
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