Feb 01

Free Breakfast + Worship

WHEN: Every Fourth Sunday of the Month

You are cordially invited to a FREE breakfast and worship service held every fourth Sunday of the month here at Lincoln Park. Join us downstairs in Memorial Hall at 8:45 AM to fill up on eggs, breakfast meats, pastries, cereal, fruit, and much more! At 9:00 AM we will start worship with some songs, prayers, scripture, and of course the message, followed by some casual discussion. All are welcome, and you are encouraged to bring a friend!

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Jan 01

Welcome

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.

Sep 01

Covenant Bible Study

from Pastor Dave

One of the most meaningful experiences I had here at Lincoln Park while serving as the associate pastor, 1989-1995, was going through the 34 week Disciple Bible Study with twelve other members of our church. Yes! It was a big commitment, but one of the most rewarding experiences in my life. Some of those who went through the same Disciple Study have said the same!

For some time, I have been looking for a similar opportunity (not as long) to offer and I think I’ve found it! Covenant is a 24-WEEK, IN-DEPTH GROUP BIBLE STUDY in which people read and discuss the Bible together. It differs from other Bible studies in that it emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying pattern throughout the entire Bible underscoring the unique relationship that God chooses with us as his people.

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Over three eight-week modules, we will read both the Old and New Testament as they relate to three different aspects of what covenant means: CREATING, LIVING AND TRUSTING. This program has been developed for a small group of no more than twelve people. We will meet on Thursday nights, from 6:30-8 pm, in the Library in the Perkins Education Center. The first module will begin on October 6th. I recognize committing 24 weeks to read through the Bible and meet weekly is a commitment. It is not for the faint of heart. But most things in life that are worthwhile require dedication. Let me know if you are interested.

Covenant Bible Study

Sep 01

Worship With Us – September and October 2016

“Come let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker. For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, the flock that he shepherds.”
— Psalm 95:6,7

9am Worship

During the month of September, we will consider the Letter of James as he describes the characteristics of a healthy Christian community.  We also begin our annual stewardship series on “Sacrificial Giving”. In October, we begin a six week sermon series based Adam Hamilton’s book “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves and Others Things The Bible Doesn’t Say.”

 

 

September 4 All Good Things Are from Heaven Above” James 1:12-18
September 11
(One service at 10 AM followed by picnic)
“Honoring the Poor” James 2:1-14
September 18 “What Good Does It Do?” – Jerry Manhart and Jack Villecco  
September 25 “Giving Sacrificially: Out of Abundance”  Luke 19:1-10
October 2 “Giving Sacrificially: Out of Poverty” (World Communion Sunday)  John 6:1-14
October 9 “Giving Sacrificially: Cheerfully” (Consecration Sunday) 2 Corinthians 9
October 16 Laity Sunday”  
October 23 “Half Truths: Everything Happens for a Reason” Deuteronomy 30:19-20a
October 30 “Half Truths: God Helps Those Who Help Themselves” Psalm 121

 

Sep 01

Thinking Out Loud – “Who Am I?”

“For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.”
James 1:23,24

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Pastor Dave McMillan

From Pastor Dave McMillan

Some time ago, I watched an old documentary hosted by the late neurologist, Oliver Sacks.

He was was interviewing a middle aged man suffering from Korsakoff’s Syndrome who could remember nothing of his life since the end of World War II. The documentary made in the 1990’s, he still believed it was 1945 and behaved normally aside from his inability to remember most of his past and the events of his day-to-day life. As I watched, I remember feeling heartbroken as he struggled to find meaning in the midst of forgetting what he was doing from one moment to the next.

According to psychologist David Keirsey, who developed the popular personality assessment the Keirsey Temperament Sorter, I fall under the category of an “Idealist”. I imagine this isn’t a surprise!  According to Keirsey, as an Idealist, I am part of twelve percent of the world’s population who are forever concerned with seeking meaning and significance, obsessed with answering the question “Who am I?”.  While still possessing a fair memory, there are still some mornings when I look in the mirror, as if I have forgotten overnight, and ask “Who am I?” . . . ”What am I like?”

The question “Who am I?” may be especially concerning to Idealists, but I suspect it is a question we all ask from time to time. I also believe it was a question Jesus tried to answer for us.  He tried to answer this question for us by taking the ordinary lives of his disciples and showing us how extraordinary life can become.  He tried to answer this questions by revealing and confronting our religious pretensions appealing to the authenticity of love, justice, and mercy.  He tried to show us who we are in befriending and forgiving sinners like Zacchaeus, The Woman at the Well, and The Woman Caught in Adultery, revealing to us our better moral nature.  He revealed to us who we are in his crucifixion and death, the fearful part of ourselves that wills for power, that we would rather not admit to, but must always remember lest history tragically repeat itself again and again.

Jesus tried to show us who we are through calling us to follow him in Christian discipleship.  Pastor Eugene Peterson wrote that Christian discipleship is “a long obedience in the same direction.” Jesus knew that self-identity comes only after a life-time of fidelity to the spiritual practices of self-surrender, prayer, corporate worship, right relationships, and acts of compassion and service . . . until the faith we profess is harmonious with the faith we live, until we become more like our Master.  Only then when we look in a mirror and walk away, we won’t feel the need to run back having forgotten what we are like.

“And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit.”
2 Corinthians 3:18

Sep 01

New Members Class Fall 2016

Lincoln Park 2016 pano Pastor Dave is offering a New Members Class this fall. A series of three meetings will be held on Monday evenings (Nov. 7, 14 & 21), from 6:30–8 pm, at the parsonage. If you are interested in becoming a member here at Lincoln Park, please speak with Pastor Dave.

Sep 01

Thursday Night Live

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

Please join the Lincoln Park Praise Band Thursday Night, September 15, at 8:00 pm for a time of Praise, Prayer, and Fellowship. All are welcome to come and refresh, relax, and refill!

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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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