A Note from Home

A Note from Home – November 2015

“Doing Small Things with Great Love” – that is the motto of one of my Colleagues in Ministry and a good friend. Although we’d rather be doing “the big stuff,” small things done with great love and an even greater God do not remain small for very long. In Elmer Bendiner’s...
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Blue Zone Says:

Get “financially fit” Visit your bank’s website and read an article that increases your financial knowledge. Knowledge is power. By taking advantage of information about saving and investing, you can maximize your money and make better financial decisions.
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Crop Walk

Lovely Lane Youth raises $1,232 for CROP Walk

Lovely Lane Youth raised 1, 232.25 for the CROP Walk. The walk was held Sunday, October 11th in Marion. Walkers across Iowa  walked to raise money to support the hunger relief programs of Church World Service (CWS) and three local agencies: Churches of Marion Pantry, Green Square...
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Zamar youth handbell choir is up and ‘ringing’

Zamar – our Lovely Lane youth handbell choir is up and ringing. Zamar is Hebrew for “festival praise”.
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Lovely Lane welcomes new choir director

We are happy to announce that K. Weiler officially comes on board in October as our new Choir Director!  Currently a Teaching Artist and Instructor in the Music Department at Coe College, her teaching background and training is in choral music and music history. Please be sure to...
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Blue Zones Says:

Blue Zones says borrow instead of buy. Borrowing items such as books or tools keeps money in your pocket to use for things that matter more. Plus, after you return the item(s), you have avoided cluttering your home with stuff you bought but rarely use.
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Lovely Lane CWM Preschool achieves 5 Star Rating

CONGRATULATIONS TO LOVELY LANE’S CWM PRESCHOOL AND STAFF on achieving a 5 star rating in the Iowa Quality Rating System. This is the highest rating possible in the state of Iowa. Fewer than 30 Iowa preschools have achieved this rating. Special thanks to our director, Carolyn...
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BLUE ZONE SAYS – Take a nap today. Why? Studies show that people who take a midday nap at least 3 times a week were 37% less likely to die of heart disease. (working men were 64% less likely!)
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United Methodist Church Contributes $9.6 Million to Global Fund

The people of the United Methodist Church contributed $9.6 million to the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The gift to the Geneva-based organization is the single largest contribution ever made by a faith-based group. Read more at umc.org.
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The Church at Its Best

We will proclaim again this Easter Sunday. “We serve a risen savior who is in the world today.” I greet you this Easter season full of hope and gratitude with signs of spring all around. The United Methodist Church in Iowa, planted in counties and communities of all...
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