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A city on a hill.

A lamp on a stand.

Vacation Bible School 2022

VBS Adventure Island

“Adventure Island,” VBS 2022 will be held on Monday, July 11th to Friday, July 15th from 6:00pm-8:00pm with a meal beforehand from 5:30pm-6pm for families and youth. VBS 2022 is a collaboration between Hope United Church of Christ and Lovely Lane United Methodist Church.

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This week’s service will not be live-streamed. The video above is a pre-recorded video including a recently recorded welcome, prayers, and benediction and a replay of the children’s message, scripture and sermon from about a year ago.

Join us for worship this Sunday, June 26, with the in-person service at 9:30. Pastor Scott will preach, “Called to Freedom,” from Galatians 5:1, 13-25.

View recent sermons in our sermon archive. 

9:30 am Summer Sunday Worship

(Beginning Sunday, May 29th)

In-Person Worship and Live Stream on YouTube

(masks optional)

All Are Welcome with Rainbow

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.”

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Find Us

2424 42nd St. NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
(319) 393-6674

The corner of 42nd Street and Wenig Rd. next to KennedyHigh School

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Blessed to be a Blessing

Our campaign to ensure the future of Lovely Lane ministries for the next 50 years.

Visit the campaign website.

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Nourished

The Missional Campus of Lovely Lane.

Nourished strives to be a holistic healthy community that grows in Spirit and serves in love and justice.

Nourished Events and News

 

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.

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.

“For it is the God who said, ‘Let light shine out of darkness,’ who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”

2 Corinthians 4:6

Lovely Lane News

Safe Sleep Class

Safe Sleep Class

We know that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is an unexplained death of an infant under one year of age. It is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. for infants one month to one year of age. 50% of child deaths in Linn Co. were children under the age of...

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United Methodist Women – June News

United Methodist Women – June News

We invite all Lovely Laners to join us for a potluck dinner in Fellowship Hall on Thursday, June 16th, at 6:30 PM. to hear Margaret Nelson speak about the Afghan Sponsor Circle Refugee Resettlement Program. The focus will be on how we might welcome the stranger, the...

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Lovely Lane 8 Front Doors Project

Lovely Lane 8 Front Doors Project

Save the Date for the 8 Front Doors Workshop, a training on how to meet and connect with your literal neighbors. Who is it for? People who wish they knew more of their neighbors Neighborhood associations who long for a more connected neighborhood Organizations who...

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Lovely Lane Youth Group Dates

Lovely Lane Youth Group Dates

-Arcade and Pizza Hangout at Quarter Barrel -- Wednesday, June 8th from 5pm-7pm -Summer Youth Trip to Wichita, Kansas -- Sunday, June 12th-Friday, June 17th -Dungeons and Dragons Adventure -- June 26, 4pm-8pm at Pastor Kristina's House

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Summer Wellness from your Health & Wholeness Committee

Summer Wellness from your Health & Wholeness Committee

Summer is upon us, which means that we need to take a mental shift to warmer weather. This means that we must think about safety when being active outdoors. Here is a list of things to think about as you plan your summer vacations and are active outdoors (running,...

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Good Books – From Pastor Scott

Good Books – From Pastor Scott

I recently finished reading the book, “Leonardo Da Vinci,” by Walter Isaacson.  A church member loaned me the book.  It was a great read.  Isaacson is a super author and he specializes in books that focus on individuals from history.  Another excellent book from...

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Matthew 25’s Sixth Annual Transform Week

Matthew 25’s Sixth Annual Transform Week

This year, Matthew 25 will host its 7th Annual Transform Week, (June 20-24). Thanks to amazing volunteers they  are able to continue the commitment to quality affordable housing and strong neighborhood building. Our hope is to make this the most impactful year yet!...

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Circle of Life

Circle of Life

As a child I failed to see The woman right in front of me Gave all she could…her heart and soul, To teach me how to reach my goals. And as I grew, my vision blurred, Her words of wisdom were not heard. I knew it all, she’d hear me say, I couldn’t wait to move away....

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Afgan Sponsor Circle

Afgan Sponsor Circle

The US State Department is allowing private citizens to sponsor and resettle refugees through a newly developed program called The Sponsor Circle Refugee Resettlement Program. Friendship Force Cedar Rapids / Iowa City approached Lovely Lane to see if we might partner...

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Sunday School for All Ages

Sunday School for All Ages

Children’s classes: As of March 6th, leave during 10:30 worship, after the Time for Young Disciples, and gather in the Fellowship Hall. Our theme is Beginning to learn more about Jesus and our faith lives. Adult classes: Faith Issues meets in the Library and looks at...

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