UMW Bible Study

Advent and Christmas. We’ll return to our studies on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. We’ve found that with each study, we gain new insights and understanding of the Scriptures within a loving, caring, fellowship. Our studies have helped us to continue to grow spiritually and deepen our...
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Letter from Bishop Laurie Haller from May 9, 2019

Lovely Lane UMC Folks, In an effort to continue to keep the congregation informed about matters related to the General Council 2019 and Judicial Council decisions, I am sharing Bishop Laurie Haller’s letter below. There are 2 links in the letter (and also at the end of the...
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Praying Our Way Forward

General Conference Special Session meets Feb. 23-26 ’19 to vote on how our United Methodist Denomination will Go Forward concerning the issues of LGTBQ church weddings and ordinations.  The Council of Bishops has proposed a way that allows for contextual differentiation, i.e. for...
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United Methodist Camp News

All of the Pictured Rocks staff are excited to be hosting our 2 nd Annual Spring Retreats for youth in grades 3-8! 3rd-5th grade March 10-11 1 PM—1PM Cost: $50 6th-8th grade April 6-8 7PM—1 PM Cost: $75 Don’t let your kids miss out on this great opportunity for awesome faith, fun...
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From the Council of Bishops – October 2016

“As Christians, we have important teachings about welcoming the stranger and providing hospitality. Therefore, we express our solidarity with all those refugees fleeing war and strife. Our call is to provide hospitality to strangers in the name of Christ. As Christians, our faith...
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During August, Iowa United Methodist Churches are invited to join our hearts together in prayer for this season of transition in the Iowa Conference. Lifting prayers for Bishop Julius C. and First Lady Racelder Grandberry-Trimble as they prepare to become the resident Bishop and...
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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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Just Resolution Achieved in Complaint Against Rev. Dr. Larry Sonner

JUST RESOLUTION ACHIEVED IN COMPLAINT AGAINST REV. DR. LARRY SONNER for conducting a same-gender wedding in October 2014. Read the full letter from Bishop Trimble here. 
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Kassig family remembers hostage son’s desire to help

The United Methodist parents of the latest hostage executed by the Islamic State group are remembering his dedication to assisting those who have suffered during Syria’s civil war.
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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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