Summer Youth Group Events for August

Sunday, August 8th, 4pm-5pm: Parlor City Ice Cream. Meet at the church and we’ll walk to Parlor City. Sunday, August 22nd, 4pm-530pm: Mini-golfing at Twin Pine’s Golf Course. Meet at Twin Pine’s: 3800 42nd Street NE, Cedar Rapids
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From Pastor Kristina: God Winks

God speaks to us in mysterious ways. It might be a whisper, a sign, the song playing at just the right moment, a message from a stranger, or sometimes God can speak to us in what I call ‘God Winks.’ Squire Rushnell calls God winks reassurances from God. For me, God winks come in...
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Random Acts of Kindness Day – February 17th

Did you know that Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th? Actually, the Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) Foundation (a small nonprofit that promotes kindness) has designated Feb. 14-20 as Random Acts of Kindness Week. According to their website “Scientific evidence shows us...
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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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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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