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Wednesday Study Groups via Zoom

The Wednesday Study Groups with Pastor Scott are finishing the Book of James. A new group will start this month—stay tuned for more information. Groups meet at 10:00 am and 7:00 pm
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Summer Sunday Worship

Worship services will remain online throughout the months of June, July, and August. We are following guidance from Bishop Laurie Haller and the Linn County Public Health Dept. as we seek to be safe and well. Join us on our YouTube Channel on Sundays at 10:30 am!
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Being Present

One of the greatest gifts we can offer another person is “presence.” When we are present, we offer time and attention. We focus on the feelings and needs of someone else. Author and spiritual leader, Parker Palmer, writes about the need to be present. He writes that we need to be...
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Wonder and Awe

Why do things happen the way they do?  Whether it’s the current pandemic we are in or the ordinary moments of life, we ponder why things happen the way they do. Truth is, most theological answers leave a lot to be considered.  Essentially, they come down to two all-or-nothing...
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Holy Week and Easter at Lovely Lane

We find ourselves in the midst of some unusual times.  Our country and world have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in ways we never could have imagined.  We certainly keep everyone in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.  If we can be helpful in any way,...
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UMW Program Books 2020

Look for the 2020 booklets with the bright yellow covers in the rack on the wall in the narthex. We invite all women of Lovely Lane to pick up a copy. These booklets list our programs and events, plus our budget for 2020 and some information related to United Methodist Women.
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Your Shoe Box Gifts Travel to the Ends of the Earth

Dear friends at Lovely Lane UMC, God is good! I recently learned some statistics about the success of Operation Christmas Child 2019. There were 10,569,405 shoe box gifts collected. Shoe boxes were packed by individuals and families in 10 countries: Australia, Canada, Finland,...
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Building Renovations Update

A building renovations update was provided to the congregation on Sunday, March 1st, from Amber Mulnik, project manager. To hear the presentation and view the slides, go to www.llblessing.org. Renovations are planned to start Monday, June 8th, and end by mid-November. The first...
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The Lenten Season

We don’t know what we don’t know.  With more than a decade’s worth of research, David Dunning, a psychologist at Cornell University, has demonstrated that humans find it “intrinsically difficult to get a sense of what we don’t know.”  Whether an individual lacks competence in...
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Resolutions for the Bereaved

(From Mercy Hospice newsletter Jan./Feb. 2018) I will… *stop saying “I’m fine” when it isn’t true. *ignore hurtful comments from well-intentioned people. *start focusing on what was gained in my experience rather than what was lost. *say my loved one’s name in the company of...
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