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United Methodist Church mourns death of Sierra Leone surgeon

The Sierra Leone United Methodist Conference is in shock over the death of Dr. Martin Salia from Ebola. Salia, who was the chief medical officer and only surgeon at United Methodist Kissy Hospital, died after he was airlifted to the United States for treatment. Read the full...
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A Note from Home

A Note From Home

Where there is life, there is hope, so the old saying goes.  The inverse of that wisdom seems equally true as well:  where life is gone, hope is gone too.  To witness a person’s last breath, to see the light pass from their eyes is to know that a final and unalterable change has...
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Putting God First

A Note from Home – October, 2014

Putting God First in Living and Giving Do we worship idols? The answer may surprise you. During the month of October, our church will hear about God’s generosity and our response as we experience our stewardship program, first: putting GOD first in living and giving, developed by...
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Imagine No Malaria’s Involvement with the Ebola Crisis in West Africa

The World Health Organization has declared an international health emergency, with more than 9,000 people infected so far and more than 4,500 deaths in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Guinea & Nigeria (As of October 16, 2014)  As someone who is interested in the topic of global...
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The Blue Zone is Coming to Lovely Lane

What is it?  Blue Zone is based on the research done in pockets around the world where it was discovered a greater than average percentage of people were living to be 100 years old.  Not only were they living longer, they were also living “well” as they remained active and...
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Save those HyVee Receipts

We are still interested in having you bring in your HyVee Grocery receipts to benefit Children’s Weekday Ministries. The collection box for them is on the information table in the narthex.
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Disaster Preparedness

A Word from our Disaster Preparedness Team

While we can’t possibly “be prepared” for everything that might happen, there are some simple steps we can take to care for our families and ourselves. Emergency water – 1 gallon per person per day Alternative heat source – blankets, or stay...
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A Word From Pastor Gayle

This year I will begin a three-year program for Certification in Spiritual Direction at the Franciscan Spirituality Center in La Crosse, WI. The Spiritual Direction Preparation Program (SDPP) will give me an opportunity to expand my own faith and ministry practices and receive...
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A Note From Home – September, 2014

Dear Teachr, Today, Mommy cryed. Mommy asked me Jody do you realy kno why  you are going to school. I said I dont kno why? She said it is caus we are going to be bilding me a fewchr. I said what is a fewchr wats one lo cryed and sed oh Jody I love you so. Mommy says every one...
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A Note from Home

A Note from Home – August 2014

After 8 movies, 3 seasons on TV, several spin-offs, and more reruns than a dog has fleas, “Star Trek” has become a household word.  The adventures of Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise have caught the imagination of a whole generation of Americans with...
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