youth activities

Youth Activities – October

Middle School Youth Grades 6-8, meets at the church on Wednesdays! Every week: All youth grades 6-8 will gather. Two Times per month: Confirmation youth (8th graders) will attend classes with Pastor Jenny to have the deeper conversations of faith. The 6-7th graders will continue...
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UMW Tuesday Bible Study

The UMW Tuesday Morning Bible Study will continue its study of the Gospel of John. This group meets Tuesdays from 9:30 to 11:15 AM in Fireside. We’ll continue to meet thru Nov. 13th and then take a break for Advent and Christmas before returning to our studies on Jan. 8 ’1...
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Adult Explo

Pastor Scott leads this group with an Advent study. 6 PM on Wednesdays.  Focus is on the book “The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem” by Adam Hamilton. Join us!
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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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Justice for our Neighbors

Ann Naffier, a staff attorney for Iowa JFON who sets up office here at Lovely Lane one day a month and then helps in the evening’s clinic held in our Fellowship Hall, shared this story in April 2015 at Aldersgate UMC in Des Moines. It is an illustration of just one incidence of...
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Funeral Luncheon Volunteers-a Vital Ministry

The ministry of funeral lunches is important to our family and friends as they navigate the waters of grief and loss. Volunteers bring bars, help serve beverages at the lunches, and help with set up and clean up. If you’d be willing to assist with funeral luncheons, please sign...
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What Life is Like in a Refugee Camp

This article was written by Mary Mathis, University of Iowa Law graduate and published in the Daily Iowan. She describes life in a Syrian refugee camp in Northern Greece. She interviews Drew Craig follows him as he works with Lighthouse Relief, an organization Lovely Lane...
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A Note from Home


Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, a gentle Father and the God of all consolation, so that we can offer others, in their sorrows, the consolation that we have received who comforts us in all our sorrows, from God ourselves. – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ...
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Christian Education

January 4, 2015, will begin the new year for Sunday School classes along with a change in curriculum for 9:15 students. Both Sunday School groups (9:15 & 10:45) will now receive the same lessons using Sparkhouse curriculum and materials. Yes, there will still be science, art,...
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