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.

Graphic map of area around Lovely Lane

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

What Does it Mean to Be Easter People? – Pastor Kristina

What Does it Mean to Be Easter People? – Pastor Kristina

It’s hard to imagine that we’re already coming up to April, isn’t it? We’re just a few short days away from celebrating Easter Sunday together. I remember getting an Easter bonnet when I was growing up that matched my dress for the occasion. We’d get together with...

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The Future of Our Denomination

The Future of Our Denomination

As Holy Week and Easter approach, I realize that church life might look different next year. As some of you know, our denomination, The United Methodist Church, has been discerning its future for a long time. Our denomination goes back to the life and teachings of...

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Think Spring!

March 20th is the first day of spring and it’s not too early to start planning your garden and outdoor living space. For inspiration, plan to attend one (or more!) of the Linn County Master Gardener Library Talks currently taking place at local community libraries....

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Youth Group: March Gatherings

March 2022 Gatherings 3/2 Pancake Fundraiser 3/6 NO Youth Group (Ryan & Kristina out of town for a wedding) 3/9 TV Talks, 6-7 PM, after Kid’s Club meal 3/13-3/19 NO Youth Group: Spring Break! 3/20 Tour at New Pioneer Food Co-op 3/23 TV Talks, 6-7 PM, after Kid’s...

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Pastor’s Study Group

The Wednesday Groups continue at 9:30 AM on Zoom and 6:00 in the library. A new Lenten focus will start on March 23. All are welcome!

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Mask Policy Update

PLEASE NOTE that our masking policy has changed! Masking is now optional, according to the CDC and Linn County Public Health.

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NOURISHED March Events

NOURISHED March Events

Nourished: The Missional Campus of Lovely Lane—March Events: Our Lenten series: “Sabbath as Resistance” Thursday Centering, March 10th, 6 PM, at Groundswell Café (201 Third Ave SW) Thursday Centering, March 24th, 6 PM, at Groundswell Café (201 Third Ave SW)...

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Discipline for the Journey – from Pastor Scott

Discipline for the Journey – from Pastor Scott

This month we move into the season of Lent.  Lent is a season of spiritual preparation that leads to Holy Week and Easter.  Lent is forty days and forty nights that recalls Jesus’s surrender and retreat into the desert.  Whereas Easter rejoices in the resurrected...

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Kids Club on Wednesdays

Kids Club on Wednesdays

KIDSCLUB begins every Wednesday with a family meal at 5:30 PM, followed by the program. Our theme this year is “Learning to Love Like God.” There’s a registration form to fill out on the church website (www.lovelylane.org). Please fill out the form completely (it’s...

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Inclement Weather Policy

Inclement Weather Policy

If the CR School District cancels classes due to inclement weather, LL church activities/events will also be canceled that day. You can call the church with specific questions. If Sunday AM worship is canceled, look for the notice that should be posted on KCRG-TV (ch....

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Celebrate Your Favorite Sports Team

Celebrate Your Favorite Sports Team

On Super Bowl Sunday, February 13, you are invited to wear a shirt or sweatshirt from your favorite sports team or college to worship! This will be a fun way to celebrate this big sports day!!

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Five Tips to Help You Practice Self Love*

Five Tips to Help You Practice Self Love*

The idea of practicing self-love can be daunting. We’re constantly facing internal and external challenges, such as busy schedules that make pausing for self-love or self-care seem impossible. However, taking small steps each day or week to take care of and love...

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