Lincoln Park Community Picnic

Sunday, September 15 @ 3:00pm

On the 3rd Sunday of September, we will celebrate the anniversary of our church with a fun outdoor picnic. All friends and neighboring residents are invited to join us.

We will provide FREE entertainment, food, drinks, games, and live music. All we need is your presence. Please join us. Bring a lawn chair, relax, and enjoy the festivities. Fun for all ages!

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Welcome to Lincoln Park Community United Methodist Church!

Searching for meaning and direction in life? We can help! Come, experience Lincoln Park United Methodist Church! Come, experience God!

We are a small community church where people of all ages join together to worship and share fellowship with one another. Come experience Lincoln Park Church, we look forward to seeing you soon!

We offer a Contemporary Praise Worship Service at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday featuring our Praise Band plus a rich multimedia experience. We also offer a Traditional Worship Service at 11:00 a.m., as well as Sunday School classes for all ages at 10:10 a.m.

Professionally-staffed childcare is available during both Sunday morning worship services and Sunday School hour.

Sunday School Begins September 15

From Beverly Perella, Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Children in Kindergarten through Grade 5 will gather for Sunday School on September 15, at 10:10 am.

Every year there is the question as to when is the best time for Sunday School for this age group. Our decision for continuing it at 10:10 is based on the fact that children in this age bracket learn better in a group setting. They can interact, share ideas, and participate in group activities.

Thus, we’re asking parents to commit to our Sunday School program by either staying after the Contemporary Service or by arriving 50 minutes earlier than the time for our Traditional Worship. Our Nursery Staff will continue to prepare weekly lessons with the curriculum from Cokesbury Press. These lessons will be offered at 9, 10:10, and 11 am as needed.

Sunday School

Thursday Night Live

Thursday Night Live“It’s Thursday Night Live!”

Please join the Lincoln Park Praise Band Thursday Night, September 19, at 8:00 pm for a time of Praise, Prayer, and Fellowship. All are welcome to come and refresh, relax, and refill!



Thursday Night Live is a special monthly worship service held at Lincoln Park on the third Thursday of every month. During this casual worship time, we will sing some songs, say some prayers, hear some devotions, and join in fellowship with one another. This is a great opportunity for anyone who cannot attend worship on Sunday mornings, or for anyone who would like to supplement their weekly worship with a new experience in a different setting.

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Praise Band

Youth Update Summer 2019

Over the summer, we took students to The Philadelphia Project. While at the project, our students had the opportunity to serve on the Mercy Ministries Track where they…

  • Assisted in feeding the homeless and helping with a food pantry
  • painted a room in a home, and
  • cooked food for a community BBQ.

When we returned from serving throughout the city, our youth were able to experience worship with about 100 other students and hear a message about the powerful statements that were made in the Bible through the burning bush and the I AM  statements made by Jesus.

The students who went on this trip all agreed that this was a major highlight of their summers and a major stepping stone in their spiritual development.

We also had a couple of events that were well-attended not only by our students, but also the friends of our students. We had a pool party and a movie night with a campfire. Thank you to the Kauffman family for hosting our students on both occasions.

In August, we had a Back-to-School Celebration. Our students invited friends and members of the community to come and play various water games.

On September 15, our students will be celebrating our church anniversary along with church members and friends.

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We will be having a major fundraiser — a Spaghetti Dinner, on October 5. The youth will begin selling tickets in September. This fundraiser is to offset the cost of our summer missions trip. It would be greatly appreciated if you would attend! If you’re not available on that day or not a fan of spaghetti, please feel free to make a donation. 

From Our New Pastor, The Rev Christopher Kurien

Dr Chris Kurien“I have been praying about reaching more people with the love of Christ in our community.”

Dear Friends,

Greetings to you in our Lord’s name!

The summer season is soon to end. It has been a busy summer for Christy and me with our move to a new home, settling in, and getting to know our new church family.

It has also been a wonderful two months with many of you reaching out to us with your love and appreciation. We have treasured your prayers and support. I have been especially encouraged by your faithful attendance and by the many visitors who’ve worshipped with us in the past weeks. I am also delighted that some are coming back to worship with us regularly.

We thank God for leaders such as Mark Villecco and the Praise Team who do an excellent job leading our Contemporary Worship experiences. We also uplift our youth who had a great experience with the Philadelphia project this summer under the leadership of Kyle Robbins. I am also grateful for the wonderful team of volunteers led by Bev Perella for their excellent work in offering a great VBS ministry to the church family and community. The Mini-Concerts over the summer months have been exceptional. There are many others who have contributed greatly to the life of our congregation and I am grateful to God for you all.

I would like to thank all those who are giving their time, resources, and effort to make this year’s Anniversary Sunday a success. I especially thank Barb Leas and the Nurture Committee for their leadership.

The Rev. Cliff Flick and his wife Wendy Flick will be with us on our Anniversary Sunday, September 15.  Please join us that Sunday for worship, followed by a great picnic and music in the afternoon! We offered special dedication prayers for students and teachers on September 1. I pray for God’s blessings upon our children and teachers and all those involved in education ministry as they start another school year.

In other news, the Pastor’s Office has moved back to the current Library from the second floor of the Church Office building. I truly appreciate the hard work of our Trustees, led by Richard Bashore and Bob McFeaters,  who have helped to make this decision and all the volunteers who have worked along with them to move the office. Jim and Roe Gehman have also helped to paint the walls in the office. Carl Madeira’s meticulousness in caring for our facilities is so valued, and I am grateful. Let me also express my thanks to Marilyn Seiders who coordinates everything with such care in the Church Office. As I write this article sitting in my new office, let me say, everything looks beautiful and thank you everyone for all your great work!  We have so many dedicated volunteers in our church!

I have been praying about reaching more people with the love of Christ in our community. Some of you have invited your friends, neighbors, and relatives to join us for our worship experiences. Sharing God’s love with others in this way will allow us to continue building a wonderful church family. We as a church have shown our radical Christian hospitality to everyone, especially to visitors when they have come to our church. Many who have visited have mentioned to me that we are a welcoming and hospitable congregation. I am so proud to be serving a congregation so committed to radical Christian love!

May God continue to bless us all that we may be a blessing to others.

— Pastor Chris