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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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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Rejoice Always – by Pastor Scott

Frantic!  Frantic!  Does this describe your life?  Do you have a lot on your plate?  Are you busy keeping up with work and family matters?  We can all relate to busy schedules. Now one obvious concern in all this busyness is that we lose sight of what is most important.  When we...
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Life Between Sundays: The Life in a Seed

It’s amazing that a tiny seed, when placed in the dark soil, becomes a thriving plant.  We do this simple task with a measure of trust, and it makes all the difference. Every seed is different…different sizes, shapes, and fruit that is produced.  In the spring, the displays...
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The Glory of Easter

Bishop William R. Cannon was fond of declaring that our faith is based on three historical events . . . a manger crib, an old rugged cross, and an empty tomb.  On Easter Sunday, we declare the good news of the empty tomb. In 1 Corinthians 15:12-14 we read, “Now if Christ is...
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Forty Days and Forty Nights

“Let us occupy ourselves entirely in knowing God.” – Brother Lawrence Lent is a period of forty days and forty nights that leads to Easter.  The forty days represent the time that Jesus spent in the wilderness facing temptation.  The season begins with Ash Wednesday. During this...
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Scouts BSA

NEW SCOUTING OPPORTUNITY FOR GIRLS AT LOVELY LANE! The Boy Scouts of America has rebranded to “Scouts BSA” and is now open to girls and boys. Troop 766G is open to girls in 5th-12th grade not yet 18 yrs. old. Contact Julie Hupp (319-560-7896; hupp2345@southslope.net) for more...
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Life Between Sundays: The Light of Jesus Christ in the Wake of General Conference

As some of you know, the 2019 Special General Conference of the United Methodist Church convened its work on February 26. The conference met to address matters regarding human sexuality. Three main plans were proposed to seek ways to move forward in unity as a denomination. The...
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