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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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Zoom Study Groups with Pastor Scott

The Zoom Study Groups will meet again on Wednesday, June 9th, at 9:30 am and 7 pm. The focus will be the book Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned about Life by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner. Books are available in the church office for $10 each. All are welcome!
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From Pastor Scott: Inspiring Others

Who inspires you? Who are the mentors in your life? For me, a list of mentors begins with Jesus Christ. In the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5-7, Jesus models a way of life in which we go the extra mile and turn the other cheek. In Luke 19, Jesus shows love and acceptance for...
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Quinoa Pizza Bites

Try these Quinoa Pizza Bites – a tasty snack or light meal packed with nutrients. Quinoa is gluten free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain sufficient amounts of all 9 essential amino acids. It’s high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron,...
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UMW – Ignited for Justice – Mission u 2021

From the comfort of your homes – a Virtual experience “Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” Amos 5:24 (ESV) Iowa Conference United Methodist Women, are you ready for Mission u 2021? Some Mission u aspects will remain the same: study...
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[VIDEO] May 2021 Renovation Update

Take a look at the renovation work underway inside Lovely Lane UMC!
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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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Considering Character – From Pastor Scott

In 1992, educators and leaders from various youth-related groups met in Aspen, Colorado to discuss character education and ways character could be emphasized in different environments.  A final result of this time together was a statement lifting up essential values and goals. ...
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Book Review and Recommendation from Health and Wholeness

Book Review & Recommendation (book available from CR Public Library) Leave Only Footprints by Conor Knighton is part travel monologue, part heartfelt, and part healing memoir. It is essentially a love letter to America and to himself. Following a broken engagement, Knighton...
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