Jan 01


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.

Nov 01

Thursday Night Live

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

Please join the Lincoln Park Praise Band Thursday Night, November 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.

Nov 01

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas ChildThe Power of a Simple Gift

From Jim Eckert

It’s time to fill a shoe box again! Since 2002, generous participants at our church have filled nearly 1000 boxes with small gifts for children, many of whom have never before received a gift. Check in the Wagner Room for brochures explaining the ministry, the suggested gifts, and instructions for preparing the box.

Even non-shoppers like myself have found this to be fun and rewarding. Some boxes will be provided in the Wagner Room. Note that a plastic container may be substituted for a shoe box. Please, also bring in empty shoe boxes for others to use if you have extras.

This ministry not only provides smiles and gifts, but reading materials and follow-up (by Samaritan’s Purse ministry founded by Franklin Graham, son of Billy) to introduce children to Jesus Christ – in over 130 countries. An on-line feature allows one to trace where their box is going. Boxes are due in the Wagner Room by Sunday, November 22.

Nov 01

Angel Tree Gifts Bring Joy

Angel TreeFrom Jim Eckert

We’ll be setting up our Angel Tree soon after Thanksgiving, so we can help families in need enjoy Christmas, through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family Program. Last year we gave gifts for three families, by shopping for requests that adorn the tree. For the most part, the tags are for daily needs items such as winter clothing, boots, simple toys or crafts for children, and household items. Gift cards to Giant and Wal-Mart have also been purchased through your donations. Your generosity makes Christmas a bit better for those whose needs are so great. Thank you!

Nov 01

Music News

Music NewsFrom Beverly Perella

Christmas Cantata – Sunday, December 13, at 11 am, features the Chancel Choir, the Bell Choir, soloists, instrumentalists, and narrators in a performance of Lloyd Larson’s Were You There on that Christmas Night?

Christmas Eve

CHRISTMAS EVE FAMILY CANDLELIGHT SERVICE at 7 pm– The children will present a nativity musical, The First Christmas by Teresa Jennings and Karl Hitzemann. Lindsey Villecco portrays a Sunday School teacher who tells the Christmas story in poetry and song with the help of the children. There will be an accompanying video of our own LP children acting out the Bible story of Christ’s birth.


The choir is still looking and listening for new members! Are you still “burying” that gift of music? Perhaps you can’t commit to a weekly rehearsal and service, but you could help out for the Christmas Concert and/or Christmas Eve. There’s nothing to fear about our rehearsals unless you don’t like to laugh! And don’t
worry, we have enough choir robes for an army. Please talk to Beverly.

Nov 01

Lincoln Park Family Christmas Party

Christmas TreeSunday, December, 13, from 5–7 pm

From Beverly Perella

“Are you crazy?,” might be your first thought. “There’s only one more Sunday until Christmas!” Yes, I know, and that’s why our Youth Group and Potter’s Wheel Class are offering you these two short, precious hours to de-stress and relax as our church family prepares for the birth of Christ. And, dinner will be prepared for you. There is no food to cook, only food to enjoy!

We’ll begin the evening wrapping books for three Reading School District elementary classes taught by Karen Osika, KC Dianna, Jen Born, and Alyssa Chandler. Word has it that Santa will be present again for pictures. Wonder if Rudolph might join him? The children will be able to select presents for their parents, and you’ll have the opportunity to reach out to our shut-ins by writing a Christmas card. But perhaps most important is that we’ll be supporting Mary’s Shelter and Mary’s House, and New Journey Community Outreach.

Mary’s Shelter and Mary’s House “provide housing and social services to pregnant young women who need a supportive environment because of lack of suitable housing or favorable family relationships.”

Although these charities need a variety of supplies, we’ll focus on baby items. As your entrance ticket to our party, we ask you to bring new items from the following list: Similac formula, diapers of all sizes, bottles, onesies in all sizes, baby wash, shampoo, lotion (but no oil or powder, please), baby wipes, blankets, crib sheets, baby books, toys, and clothing.

Following dinner we’ll have a bit of entertainment. And you’ll be leaving for home at 7. Let’s see if we can break last year’s attendance. That was 90. Can we go for at least 100?

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