Fall Worship Times

Begin October 2nd

 

Sundays at 8:30 and 10:30 am

Sunday School for all ages at 9:30am

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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, October 2. We will be celebrating Holy Communion, and Pastor Kristina will preach “Wrestling with Childhood Bible Stories” from Genesis 6:11-22, 17-24. We will be returning to our two service schedule this week– worship will be in-person at 8:30, and in-person as well as livestreamed on YouTube at 10:30.

View recent sermons in our sermon archive. 

The memorial service for Jeanne Chelikowsky will be this Saturday, October 1st at 11:00 am at Lovely Lane United Methodist Church. The service will be in-person and also live-streamed on YouTube.

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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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

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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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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“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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