The Month of May

an article from Pastor Scott
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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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Join us for worship this Sunday, May 22. We will be recognizing our graduates, and Pastor Scott will preach, “Keep the Faith,” from John 14:23-29.

Our summer schedule begins Sunday, May 29.  We will have one in-person worship service at 9:30.  Online worship will also start at 9:30.  You can worship with us online at 9:30 or you may choose to tune in to our YouTube channel to view the service at any time after that.

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

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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United Methodist Women News

United Methodist Women News

LOVELY LANE UMW GENERAL MEETING Ladies of Lovely Lane: Since Lovely Lane United Methodist Church is celebrating 60 years in ministry, you are cordially invited to take a walk down "Memory Lane" with us as we reminisce about being part of the Lovely Lane family over...

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New Member Class

New Member Class

Please let Pastor Scott or Susan Camp, our Membership Secretary, know if you’d like to join the church. The next new member class is set for Sunday, May 22, at 4 PM. All are welcome to participate!

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Pastor’s Study Group

Pastor’s Study Group

Pastor Scott’s Wednesday study groups meet at 9:30 AM on Zoom and 6 PM in person. They continue on the current study of Eclipsing Empire, looking at the Apostle Paul and the Roman Empire. All are welcome!

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The Month of May – From Pastor Scott

The Month of May – From Pastor Scott

In 1964, the musical group, The Temptations, gave us the classic song, My Girl.  In the song, they sang, “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day.  When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May.”  The Temptations are singing about the month of May in this musical piece...

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Exercise for More of God

Exercise for More of God

Exercise in order to steward the earthly tent God has given you. Keeping our hearts and our bodies strong will enable us to keep going, even as we age. Just as God gives us money to use wisely, relationships to invest in diligently, and time to use efficiently, so he...

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Sunday School for All Ages

Sunday School for All Ages

Children’s classes: Children leave the sanctuary 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...

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United Methodist Women News

United Methodist Women News

LOVELY LANE UMW GENERAL MEETING Since our usual meeting time is the second Thursday of the month, we will NOT be meeting on April 14 as this is Maundy Thursday. However, we will meet on Thursday, April 21st, at 1 PM. We will discuss plans for future meetings and other...

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Big News at Matthew 25 Means Great News for Cedar Rapids

Big News at Matthew 25 Means Great News for Cedar Rapids

Matthew 25's Cultivate Hope Corner Store is expected to open on April 6th! The long-awaited not-for-profit grocery store will be located at 604 Ellis Blvd. NW. The store will provide food staples, dry goods, and special emphasis on fresh/local produce. In fact, a...

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