Lenten Offerings

2019 Lenten Offering Recipients

Missions has picked the following as Lenten Offering recipients. Matthew 25 is a local non-profit that exists to strengthen core neighborhoods on Cedar Rapids’ west side. M25 partners with the west side to work in three program areas: Neighborhood Building, Youth...
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“One Church Plan” does not pass

Dear Friends, As some of you know, the Special General Conference of the United Methodist Church was completed today. Three main plans were proposed to seek ways to move forward as a denomination. The plan the Council of Bishops chose, “The One Church Plan,” did not pass. This...
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Life Between Sundays: Snow Days

January hit the midwest with a powerful one-two punch, over and over again. Plummeting temperatures, blowing snow, and treacherous roads led to many snow days, one after another. For those who are teachers or students, it might be a time for doing a victory dance. Yet, for...
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Worship +2 Reflection from Pastor Scott

A colleague once shared with me there are times in which we need to be on a stretcher being carried by others. There are also times in which we need to walk alongside the stretcher. Furthermore, there are times in which we need to carry the stretcher. This illustration brings out...
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Wanted: Part-time Office Manager

PART-TIME OFFICE MANAGER Church Office Manager needed. 20 hrs./week, 9 am – 1 pm daily.  Schedule and salary negotiable.  Please send cover letter and resume to:  SPPR Committee, Lovely Lane UMC, 2424-42nd St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 or to suem@lovelylane.org.
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Youth Mission Trip Fundraiser: Subs for Service

The youth will be selling subs to raise money for their summer service trips. Subs will be for sale on Jan. 13, 20, and 27 before and after worship services OR you can buy directly from the youth you know. Cost for a 6-inch (approx.) sub is $6.00 each. Look for more information...
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Summer 2019 Youth Mission Trips

Summer 2019 M.S. Mission Trip for Youth Grades 6-8: Matthew 25 Transform Week When: June 24-28, 2019 What & Where: Cedar Rapids Matthew 25 Ministry Hub Whom: Youth Grades 6-8 (current) Cost: TBD Fundraisers: Youth will do a variety of fundraisers to off-set the costs. For...
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Commission on a Way Forward & General Conference Special Session

The Special Session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church will be held Feb. 23-26, 2019 in St. Louis, MO where hundreds of delegates from around the world will gather to receive and act upon a report* from the Commission on a Way Forward based on the...
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Living Last Supper

Lovely Lane men are welcome to participate in the “Living Last Supper” coming up. Performances will occur around Holy Week in the spring. Practices will likely take place weekly, beginning in late January. See Pastor Scott for more info.
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Life Between Sundays: The Blank Canvas of 2019

As a new year dawns, I find I am looking at it with expectation and joy! The year has yet to unfold, and with it, all the opportunities that it holds. As a very UNprofessional artist, I see 2019 as a blank canvas waiting to be painted on. Next to the canvas is a box of paints in...
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