A Note from Home – May 2018

It was more than a decade ago since the moving van first rolled up in front of Lovely Lane to unload a bevy of books and two weary Wilcox’s! A lot has happened since then! Gayle and I have been reminiscing with joyful hearts about the work of God here at our Church these last 11...
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Jenny Seylar to be the next Associate Pastor of Lovely Lane

Subject:  Associate Pastor Transition Announcement On Sunday, March 25, it was announced to the Lovely Lane congregation that Bishop Laurie Haller has appointed Jennifer Seylar to be the next Associate Pastor of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. She will succeed Rev. Gayle...
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Yoga At Lovley Lane? Yes!

Our class is lead by Leslie Allred and we meet Thursdays, 5:30 – 6:30 PM downstairs in the Youth Room. The cost of each session is only $5. Everyone is welcome, new to Yoga or experienced. Come and Join us!
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Finishing Up

Pastor Paul Wilcox wrote the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church Lent 2018 Daily Devotion for Tuesday, March 13, 2018.  Finishing Up Numbers 20:1-13 Not being a lover of math, “Numbers” has never been my favorite book of the Bible. Still, the story...
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Dr. Scott Meador to be the next Lead Pastor at Lovely Lane

On Sunday, March 4th, it was announced to the Lovely Lane congregation that Bishop Laurie Haller has appointed Dr. Scott Meador to be the next Lead Pastor of Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. He will succeed Rev. Paul Wilcox who has served the church since 2007. Pastor Scott...
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From SPPRC regarding Pastoral Transition – February 20th

February 20, 2018 Greetings church members, The SPPRC team has been working hard behind the scenes during our pastor transition period. One of the many questions we have received is what is the timeline for our efforts? Below is a high-level timeline of significant milestones...
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UMW Tuesday Morning Bible Study

The Bible Study group resumed meeting on Tues., Jan. 9th, from 9:30-11:15 AM in Fireside. Weather permitting, we’ll continue to meet on Tuesday mornings. We are currently studying the Gospel of Luke. We’ve found that our studies have helped us to gain new insights and...
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Lenten Offerings

Lovely Lane 2018 Lenten Offering Recipients

Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) is a ministry of hospitality provided by the Iowa Annual Conference of the UMC. It provides legal services, advocates to bring change in immigration laws and public policy, and strives to educate immigrant communities to better understand their...
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Rev. Paul Wilcox to become Northeast Superintendent

Bishop Laurie Haller has announced that Rev. Paul Wilcox will become the Superintendent of the Northeast District. He succeeds Rev. Jackie Bradford, who has served the district since 2011. “The Iowa Annual Conference has eight districts, each led by a Superintendent who works...
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Advent Offering

2017 Advent Offering Recipients

Mobility Worldwide:  Their mission is to provide mobility for all of God’s children in need.  A PET is a 3-wheeled durable mobility chair powered by a hand crank or pulled by another person.  The project was born in 1995 when a missionary noticed the lack of sturdy mobility...
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