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COVID-19 Recovery Iowa Assistance is for you

Anxiety. Loneliness. Anger. Sense of loss. All of these feelings are normal. And the pandemic does not affect everyone the same way. That’s why COVID Recovery Iowa offers a listening ear. Call 1-844-775-WARM. (Also look for COVID Recovery Iowa on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter.)
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Bishop Laurie Haller

Stuck Like a Dope with a Thing Called Dope

~ by Bishop Laurie Haller I’ve been thinking lately about hope, which seems to be in short supply at the moment. Where is hope in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, as infection rates continue to rise in some areas of our state, country. and world, unemployment rates are at...
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Associate Pastor Starting in July

Plans are being formulated to welcome the Rev. Kristina Roth-Klinck as our new Associate Pastor, starting July 1st. She will serve part-time at Lovely Lane and part-time at Matthew 25. In this COVID19 time, we are hoping to find creative and appropriate ways to welcome Kristina...
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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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Moved by the Spirit

A word I often reflect on is “safe.”  In a sometimes crazy, chaotic, and stressful world, many of us desire to feel safe.  Safety is a basic human yearning. For some of us a song or hymn makes us feel safe.  I love the hymn, “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love.”  When...
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Youth Activities

Middle and High School Youth   SUMMER YOUTH MINISTRY Regular youth group meetings take the summer off, but that doesn’t mean we don’t gather! One time per month there will be a youth night for games and fellowship.  In addition, youth are invited to join the TRANSFORM WEEK...
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Youth Activities – October

Middle School Youth PLEASE NOTE:  There will not be any Kid’s Club, family meal, youth group, confirmation, Adult Explo, or any other activities on Wednesday, January 2nd. Wednesday night activities will resume on Wednesday, January 9, @ 5:30 pm with supper. Grades 6-8,...
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UMW Tuesday Bible Study

We meet Tuesdays from 9:30-11:15 AM in Fireside. We’ll begin a study of the Acts of the Apostles on March 5th. We invite you to join with us for study and fellowship! We lug our mugs and fill them at home; so, bring your favorite beverage along. Call Cheryl Murphy (377-6205) with...
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WWW: Wednesdays Women of the Word

WWW: Wednesday Women of the Word is meeting Wednesdays at noon.  All women are invited to this study placed during the lunch hour. IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN IN! If you can schedule your work day once a week to join us, please do. For those coming over the noon hour, feel free to...
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A Note From Home – May 2017

“Doing Small Things With Great Love” – that is the wise 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 Elm...
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