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No Friendly Fellowship in December

There will be no Friendly Fellowship in December.  Our next luncheon and program will be on January 18th at noon.  Our program in January will be, ” A Missionary Life: Growing Up in the Belgian Congo” presented byJim and Jan Robinson.    Jim grew up in the Belgian...
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Advent Offering

2018 Advent Offering Recipients

Our Missions Committee has selected the following to be the recipients of our 2018 Advent Offering:  1) Helping Hands Ministry serves people with limited material assistance on an emergency basis, helping with rent, utilities, and/or supportive services and advocacy. Staff and...
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Living our Vows

Living our Vows  “. . . an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God.” (Phil. 4:18, NIV) As members of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church, we support our church with our “Presence, Prayers, Gifts, Service, and Witness.”  A renewed attention to these historic vows can make a...
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News from Children’s Weekday Ministries

CWM– Children’s Weekday Ministries *Lovely Lane Preschool *Trinity Lane Preschool *BASE – Before & After School Daycare CWM always enjoys fall! We fall into our school routines and fall in love with the children as we plan instruction for almost 80 students at Lovely Lane and...
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Middle School Youth October Schedule

Middle School Youth Group, Grades 6-8, meets at the church on Wednesdays! Every week: All youth grades 6-8 will gather. Two Times per month: Confirmation youth (8th graders) will attend classes with Pastor Jenny to have the deeper conversations of faith. The 6-7th graders will...
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Senior High Youth October Schedule

Senior High Youth Group, Grades 9-12, meets on Sundays at the church. Things will look a bit different this Fall, however: We start at 6 PM with Supper and conclude at 7:45 PM, which is a bit later than last year. NEW this fall: pizza almost every week! We’ll have a standing...
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Civil Conversations

I recently attended two local presentations that connected with the theme of civility. One presentation took place in August at the Cedar Rapids Public Library. The Ray Center at Drake University put on this event. The presenter shared the need to understand the viewpoints of...
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Filled with Joy

Thirty years ago this month, Bobby McFerrin released a song that became the first a cappella single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. The song included the words, “In every life we have some trouble/ When you worry you make it double/Don’t worry, be happy.” I...
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Women of Faith Bible Study

Women gather for small group study and fellowship on Tuesday nights from 6:45-7:45 PM. We will take a break the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s weeks. Titles for fall 2018 include Cheap Grace/Costly Grace – Bonhoeffer, James 2:14-26 Active Faith and...
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Lovely Lane Prayer Chain

The Lovely Lane Prayer Chain is a way to become active in praying for others and their concerns. When you have concerns for yourself or others, contact Sue in the church office (319-6674 or suem@lovelylane.org) or contact Pastor Scott or Pastor Jenny. If you’d like to...
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