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

From Pastor Kristina – October 2022

From Pastor Kristina – October 2022

While I’m looking forward to returning to ministry, I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend these past 8 weeks home with Audrey. She’s just such a beautiful baby, and she’s changed so much these past 8 weeks. She’s now cooing, giggling, and smiling at us...

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Prayer Time – from Pastor Scott

Prayer Time – from Pastor Scott

As I write this column, Hurricane Ian is preparing to hit the west coast of Florida. My heart is already going out to the good folks who will need to pick up the pieces after the destruction and start over again. As a friend of mine recently said, “there is nothing...

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Happy Endings

Happy Endings

Happy Endings, the book discussion group, will meet to discuss the first part of the book Undaunted Courage, by Stephen E. Ambrose, on Monday, Oct. 10th, at 10 AM in the church library. In November, we’ll meet on Monday, Nov. 14th, at 10 AM to finish the discussion of...

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Winter Warm-Up Drive

Winter Warm-Up Drive

Lovely Lane’s Health & Wholeness is sponsoring a WINTER WARM-UP DRIVE FOR “TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE” October 9th through October 22nd (date of the Fall Women’s Retreat). Together We Achieve is looking for new or clean, gently-used coats, scarves, hats, gloves, mittens,...

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United Women in Faith – October News

United Women in Faith – October News

UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH (LOVELY LANE UNITED METHODIST WOMEN) UNITED WOMEN IN FAITH TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY Bible Study resumes on Tuesday, Oct. 11th. We meet Tuesdays, from 9:30-11:15 AM in the library. We had previously just begun to take a look at Paul's letters...

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New Member Class

New Member Class

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

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Confirmation Class

Confirmation Class

All 8th grade students are invited to participate in confirmation classes. Sessions start this month. The Rev. Steve Pudinski will lead the group while Pastor Kristina is on maternity leave.

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Introducing Annie Walker

Introducing Annie Walker

Hi! My name is Annie Walker and I am your new Director of Family Ministries. A little bit about me. I grew up north of Marion and went to Linn-Mar from K-12th grade. I then matriculated to Kirkwood and earned an Associates Degree in Education, after which I continued...

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AcabeLLa Bell Choir to begin rehearsals

AcabeLLa Bell Choir to begin rehearsals

Bell Choir, AcabeLLa, will begin rehearsals on Wednesday, September 7th, at 7 PM. Before Covid, there were 2 bell choirs: Zamar and AcabeLLa. If there is sufficient interest, the second bell choir could be restarted. If you are new to ringing and wish to learn, here...

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Pastor Scott’s Study Group

Pastor Scott’s Study Group

Study groups will start again on Wednesday, September 21st. We will have a Zoom gathering in the morning at 9:30 AM. The evening group will meet in the Library at 6 PM. Meetings will continue on Wednesdays moving forward. The study book is “Signs and Wonders” by...

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Family Ministries Beginning

Family Ministries Beginning

Children’s Sunday School will gather after the children’s time on Sunday mornings, September 18 and 25. Regular Sunday School for all ages will start again on October 2 at 9:30 am. Kid’s Club and the weekly family meal starts again on October 5 at 5:30 pm. More...

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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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