Respect and honor all human beings irrespective of their religion, color, race, sex, language, status, property, birth, profession/job [17/70]
Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception [33/70]
Do not shout. Speak politely keeping your voice low. [31/19]
Say with your mouth what is in your heart [3/167]
Walk with humility and sedateness [25/63]
When you hear something malicious about someone, keep a favorable view about him/her until you attain full knowledge about the matter. Consider others innocent until they are proven guilty with solid and truthful evidence [24/12]
Though they sound like they might come from the Bible, these words actually come from the Koran—the holy writings of Islam. In the wake of the Boston Bombing, it is a good time to remember that the actions of an angry few cannot speak for the millions of Muslims who embrace a better and higher calling. It has become a common and deeply unfair practice these days to take a small and fringe element of a group and try to paint the whole group in those colors. Just remember that Jesus said that we should “treat others as we would want to be treated.” I hope and pray that the world will not judge all Christians by the example of the Ku Klux Klan, the Spanish Inquisition or the rantings of Fred Phelps, Pastor of the ingrown and grotesque Westboro Baptist Church. Even as the sights and sounds of fear and suspicion of all things Muslim begin to rise again, I pray that the followers of Jesus will see the wisdom in His warning: “Judge not, lest you be judged, for with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give is the measure you get.” (Matthew 7:1-2)
We could also heed the timely words of Mohammed: If you do not have complete knowledge about a thing, better keep your mouth shut. You might think that speaking about something without full knowledge is a trivial matter. But it might have grave consequences [24/15-16]
The Pharisees of Jesus’ day had the sense to drop their stones; do we? (John 8)
"Our vision is to reflect God's glory in our congregation, in our world, and in our hearts. Forgiven by Christ, we forgive. Accepted by God, we accept. Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we equip, enable and inspire God's household to servant leadership."
In our world
The people of Lovely Lane UMC humbly strive to be light, love and leaven to the world.
We stand with those who are devalued in our society because of their color, gender, marital status, creed, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental ability, immigration status or economic condition.
We serve those in our neighborhood and our community who are in need of food, housing, education, or health care.
We heal the world through collaboration with the national and international missions of the United Methodist Church, because where our hands cannot be, our hearts can.
We respect and defend God's creation and act as stewards of the world's natural resources.
We invest our personal resources generously and give of our time, talents and money to become the "hands and feet of Jesus."
LYRA - The Russian Vocal Ensemble of St. Petersburg - performed a concert at Lovely Lane on Sunday, April 8, 2013.
Normally traveling as a quintet, this quartet performed marvelously after already performing two concerts earlier the same day! The group started the day with a performance in Wisconsin, then drove and performed in the Quad Cities and then on to Cedar Rapids for this evening concert. These professional musicians demonstrated amazing skill and professionalism and above all, were beautiful music makers. Our church staff would not hesitate to recommend this group to others. Host sites are in for an outstanding vocal performance of sacred and secular Russian works -- along with some smiles and a chance to learn aobut another culture through music.
We are seeking to hire a part time, 15 hours a week, Director of Christian Education. Areas of responsibilities include but are not limited to Sunday School and Vacation Bible School. Applicant must have people, organizational, communication, time management, computer, and leadership skills. Must be able to articulate a strong and mature Christian faith. Opportunities for continuing education. Resumés may be sent to Lovely Lane United Methodist Church 2424 42nd St. NE Cedar Rapids, IA 52402 or to
. Phone 319-393-6674.