A City on a Hill

A Lamp on a Stand

A city on a hill.

A lamp on a stand.

This Thursday, August 11th, join us in person on via our livestream below. Forging a New Path, with Rebekah Simon-Peter. 

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

Join the Iowa UMVIM work trip

Join the Iowa UMVIM work trip

The Iowa United Methodist Volunteer in Mission Committee (UMVIM) is planning a disaster response work trip to Lake Charles, Louisiana from September 24 - October 2, 2022. Over the past few years, the Southwest Louisiana area has been hit hard by a series of natural...

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Bell Choir, AcabeLLa, is preparing to return to rehearsal

Bell Choir, AcabeLLa, is preparing to return to rehearsal

Before Covid, there were 2 bell choirs—Zamar and AcabeLLa. If there is sufficient interest, the second bell choir could be restarted. If you’re new to ringing and wish to learn, here is your chance. Anyone interested in playing hand bells is encouraged to contact the...

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“Andy’s Song” – From Pastor Kristina

“Andy’s Song” – From Pastor Kristina

Music is memory. When I hear specific songs, I’m brought back to a specific moment or place in time. My Grandma Audrey, who died 10 years ago, loved to sing. With the most beautiful voice, she had a song for every occasion. Sitting on the pier with her, blowing...

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Spreading the Good News – From Pastor Scott

Spreading the Good News – From Pastor Scott

Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, my soul. I will praise the Lord all my life. — (Psalm 146:1-2, NIV) I love history! I love to read about American history and sports history.  I enjoy hearing relatives share family history too.  I am constantly learning about those...

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Youth Group July Gatherings

Youth Group July Gatherings

Youth Group: July Gatherings 7/5: 10-11:30 AM, Tour at Dan & Debby’s Ice Cream 7/10: Slideshow presentation & speakers in 9:30 AM worship 7/10: 2 PM, Kernels Game, cost is $15 (please let Ryan know by 7/3) 7/13: 4-6:30 PM, Youth Group serves dinner for...

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Independence Day 2022

Independence Day 2022

This year, as I look forward to the 4th of July, I’m feeling so much more aware of what the true meaning of the day should be. The war in Ukraine has made us feel so much more vulnerable to losing independence, the January 6th Insurrection has also opened our eyes to...

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Preparing, Preparing, Preparing – From Pastor Kristina

Preparing, Preparing, Preparing – From Pastor Kristina

As I work on this newsletter article for July, we are just five weeks away from the due date of our sweet baby girl. Some of you have asked if we’re ready, and my answer is always mostly, “No!” There is still artwork to be hung on the walls in the nursery, lamps to...

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Overcoming Polarization – From Pastor Scott

Overcoming Polarization – From Pastor Scott

Recent news stories have focused on rising inflation, the January 6th hearings, and the Supreme Court overturning Roe vs. Wade. These stories are all worth our careful focus and attention. These stories have further brought out the rising polarization that dominates...

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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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