A Sermon Series

November 27th through December 25th

 

 

A city on a hill.

A lamp on a stand.

Sunday Mornings

8:30 am

In-Person Worship only
(masks optional)

9:30 am

Sunday School for all ages
(masks optional)

10:30 am

In-Person Worship and Live Stream on YouTube
(masks optional)

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Join us for worship this Sunday, December 4, the Second Sunday of Advent. Worship will be in-person at 8:30, and in-person as well as livestreamed at 10:30. Pastor Scott will preach “God Meets Us in our Fear” from the From Generation to Generation series, Luke 1:26-38. 

 

View recent sermons in our sermon archive. 

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.

Lovely Lane News

Bring in your Christmas Poinsettia

Bring in your Christmas Poinsettia

Bring in your Chrsitmas poinsettia for the altar anytime during Advent to honor or remember a loved one. Be sure to write your name and the name of the person(s) to be commemorated on the poinsettia sign-up sheet in the narthex.

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From Pastor Kristina – December 2022

From Pastor Kristina – December 2022

Hygge: The Art of Coziness I love snuggling up to the fire around this time of year, wrapped in a cozy blanket with a cup of steaming tea or hot chocolate. Maybe it’s because I’m cold a lot or maybe it’s because it’s in my blood. My great grandfather Harold Lunde...

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Youth Group in December

Youth Group in December

December 4th- Youth Co-Op at Lovely Lane 4-5:30pm December 7th- Wednesday Night Youth Group 6pm-7:15pm December 11th- Youth Co-Op at Indigo River & Co. 2pm-3:30pm December 14th- Wednesday Night Youth Group 5:30-7:30pm December 18th- Youth Co-Op Christmas Party @...

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Celebrating the Season – from Pastor Scott

Celebrating the Season – from Pastor Scott

The month of December is paradoxical. There’s no other way to say it. From one perspective, this month is sacred. Our Western culture is more religious this time of year. We have extra worship services, festivals, rituals, and traditions to honor. These events help us...

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Worship Volunteer Servant Sign-up

Worship Volunteer Servant Sign-up

Go to the church’s website (www.lovelylane.org) to sign up as a Worship Volunteer Servant: greeter, usher, lector, &/or communion server. You’ll find sign-up links for both the 8:30 and 10:30 AM services listed in the website under Worship Servant Signup. Please...

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Youth Group in November

Youth Group in November

11/2 - Service: Cook Dinner for Kid's Club @ Lovely Lane, 4:15-6:30 PM 11/6 - Learning & Spiritual Practice: Labyrinth Walk @ Marion Patterson's home, 2:00 to 3:30pm 11/13 - Service: Leaf & Yard Clean-up Project, 2:00 to 4:00 PM 11/20 - Spiritual Practice:...

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UWF/UMW News

UWF/UMW News

UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH (UNITED METHODIST WOMEN) GENERAL MEETING We will meet on November 10th at 1 PM in the Fellowship Hall at Lovely Lane UMC. November is a month for remembering and giving thanks. We give thanks for the saints who have gone before us on Nov. 1st....

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New Member Class

New Member Class

The next New Member Class takes place on Sundays, November 6th and 13th, at 4 PM. The class will meet in the church library. Please let Pastor Scott (scottm@lovelylane.org) or Susan Camp (membershipsecretary@lovelylane.org) know if you are interested in joining the...

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Pastor Scott’s Study Group

Pastor Scott’s Study Group

A new study will begin on Wednesday, November 9th. The morning and evenings groups will focus on the life of John the Baptist as Christmas approaches. The study book is “Prepare the Way for the Lord,” by Adam Hamilton. The morning groups meet via Zoom at 9:30 am. The...

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From Pastor Kristina – November 2022

From Pastor Kristina – November 2022

This fall I’ve found myself drawn to the trees and their gorgeous show of color. In many instances, I can’t keep my eyes off them as I walk in my neighborhood, hike in the woods, look out my window, or simply drive around town. When we moved back to Iowa in 2020, we...

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The Next 60 Years – from Pastor Scott

The Next 60 Years – from Pastor Scott

Our church celebrated our 60th anniversary in August.  It was wonderful to gather with former members and pastors to recall the events that have taken place at Lovely Lane since 1962.  Our church has been a shining light in this corner of Cedar Rapids for so many...

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“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

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