Blessed to be a Blessing – Our Generation’s Legacy
- Total Gifts Pledged and Provided (2016-2019) – $373,280 41%
- Total Gifts Received (2016-2019) – $194,284 21.6%
Campaign gift information updated monthly. Last update: September 30, 2016
- Mortgage Balance as of October 14,, 2016: $209,945.09.
Total of all extra mortgage payments from campaign gifts: $64,182.30
(as of 10/14/16)
Mortgage is also reduced by regular, planned minimum monthly payments from the annual operating budget.
- Flat Roof Repairs (Target: Sept. 2016) – COMPLETED! Work begins October 2016 100%
Roof Repair Goal
The campaign to provide a longterm fix to our roof and rain issues, finally eliminate the mortgage, and make our main building entrance and worship space more inviting, is going to transform the future of this church!
It started just a bit over 50 years ago, when a group of people were asked to help plant a new Methodist Church in northeast Cedar Rapids. Those founding members prayed and pinched pennies to build the first section of the church — what we now know as Fellowship Hall. One founding member even took out a second mortgage on his home to help ensure that the church got started — and many others made sacrifices of their finances, too. The mission was — and still is — that important!
Since that time, each ‘decade generation’ of Lovely Lane has added to that first legacy gift, expanding our ministries and our facility. Over the last 50 years, more pennies and prayers built the Sanctuary; the original Education Wing; the Offices; and the Children’s Weekday Ministries, Library, Offices, Music and Youth room additions.
Now, it’s time for the current Lovely Lane Generation to leave our legacy!