Coffee and Conversation with Pastor Kristina

Join Pastor Kristina on Tuesdays at 10 am this summer for coffee and conversation out on the church lawn. Bring your lawn chair, and coffee will be provided by the church!
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From Pastor Kristina: God Winks

God speaks to us in mysterious ways. It might be a whisper, a sign, the song playing at just the right moment, a message from a stranger, or sometimes God can speak to us in what I call ‘God Winks.’ Squire Rushnell calls God winks reassurances from God. For me, God winks come in...
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NOURISHED: The Missional Campus of Lovely Lane -July Events

Sunday, July 4th: Collaborating with Matthew 25 and the Ceramic Center, Nourished will have free hot dogs and seed bombs from 11am-1pm outside of Matthew 25. Come nourish your bodies and the earth! Thursday, July 29th 6pm: Worship at Matthew 25. Saturday, July 31st 9am-11am:...
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Summer Reading

Summer Book Club with Pastor Kristina

June: The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd July: Anxious People by Frederick Backman August: The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas Order the book from Amazon, your local bookstore, or wherever you purchase books, read throughout the month, and join me for conversation and...
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From Pastor Kristina – June 2021

Last August, Matthew 25 saw the need for two Transform weeks. There was so much damage due to the derecho, that many homeowners needed help for tree limb removal and tarping. After I toured each project site with Clint Twedt-Ball, the executive director at Matthew 25, I went back...
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Coffee and Conversation with Pastor Kristina

Join Pastor Kristina on Tuesdays at 10am this summer for coffee and conversation out on the church lawn. Bring your lawn chair, and coffee will be provided by the church!
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From Pastor Kristina – May 2021

After living three years in Texas during seminary, I forgot just how rough an Iowa winter was. It was SO cold this year with that large stretch of time of highs in the low single digits. For so long we were covered in a blanket of snow, and I don’t know about you, but I thought...
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“Nourished” – from Pastor Kristina

What things in your life need to be in place in order to experience nourishment? This was the question that Pastor Scott, Clint, Bill Poland (Director of New Faith Communities in the Iowa Conference), and I asked ourselves when we met for a retreat the end of March. We asked...
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From Pastor Kristina – March 2021

Have you ever been in a hurry to get somewhere, and then suddenly you hear those dreaded sounds, sirens behind you as you were driving a tad bit too fast in your haste? Maybe you’ve looked all over your house, but you just can’t find your car keys, or you left your phone in a...
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From Pastor Kristina – February 2021

When I was younger, my dad and I would garden together. It was something we liked to do. Each parsonage we had, we created a big garden in the backyard, where we’d grow watermelon, sweet corn, tomatoes, lettuce, and so much more. We enjoyed gardening together, but it didn’t mean...
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