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.

Aug 01

Thursday Night Live

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

Please join the Lincoln Park Praise Band Thursday Night, August 18, 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 - Wagner Room


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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Jul 01

Worship With Us – July and August 2016

9am WorshipOver the summer, we’ll contemplate Paul’s letter to the Church in Ephesus, which celebrates the life of the Church: a unique community established by God through the work of Jesus Christ, and established for God’s purposes in the world. The Church is diverse and set apart for love and the redemption of the world.




July 3 Destined for Adoption Ephesians 1:3-14
July 10 A Dwelling Place for God Ephesians 2:11-22
July 17 Guest Preacher: Becky Chadwick  
July 24 Guest Preacher: The Rev. Cliff Flick  
July 31 Godly Sorrow 2 Corinthians 7:1-13
Aug. 7 Be Angry, But Do Not Sin Ephesians 4:17-52
Aug. 14 Making the Most of Your Time Ephesians 5: 15-20
Aug. 21 The Full Armor of God Ephesians 6:10-20
*Aug. 28 (One Service at 10 AM) ANNIVERSARY SUNDAY with The Rev. Mindy McKonly  


*Anniversary Sunday, August 28

On August 28, we’ll celebrate our 71st anniversary with the Rev. Melinda L. McKonly, pastor of Lincoln Park Community UMC from 1986–1988. We will join together for our celebration at 10 am, followed by a pot-luck luncheon in Memorial Hall. Please remember to mark this special occasion in your calendar.

Jul 01

Summer Mini-Concert Series 2016

From Bev Perella

Check out our mini-concert schedule below!

Music News

This is our 10th summer for offering special music at 10:45 AM each Sunday from June through Labor Day. Our featured musician/musicians, some from our own
church family and others guests from the community, offer 15 minutes of preludes and additional selections during the service. Each summer we bring back many of our favorites and include newcomers. If you have any suggestions, let Bev Perella know. Small envelopes marked Concert Fund are located in each pew if you would care to contribute to this music ministry.

July 3 – Patriotic Celebration featuring our church musicians and flutist Robin Lilarose
July 10 – Jim Spangler, trumpet
July 17 – TBA
July 24 – Cliff and Wendy Flick
July 31 – Doug Holder and Beverly Perella, piano and organ duets

Jul 01

Thinking Out Loud: Eulogy (July 2016)

From Pastor David McMillan


Then the LORD God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper as his partner.” So out of the ground the LORD God formed every animal of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature . . .
— Genesis 2:17-19 (NRSV)


Pastor DaveSummer came into my life late one spring not long after I separated from my wife. My niece, who works for a veterinarian, called to say that a young family was looking to find their puppy a new home. With two small children and another on the way, they had more than they could handle in a six-month-old Labrador retriever!

I still remember picking up “Sunny,” which was her name at the time. The look of relief on the young couple’s face made me think twice, but, for the price of two quarts of fresh strawberries, this bundle of perpetual motion still seemed a bargain.

For almost 12 years, Summer, whom my daughter renamed, has been my four-footed companion. At first, it was like raising another child. She seemed stuck in the terrible twos: chewing on the rungs of my dining room chairs, baseboards, and shoes, refusing to come when called, and resisting every collar and leash made. There were days when she’d go missing, running off into the woods behind my parsonage. One afternoon, after searching everywhere, I came upon her eating the entrails of a deer left by hunters. She was sick (as a dog) for days!

But there have been moments and days of blissful friendship: walks and runs along the West Brandywine Creek, wrestling on the living room rug, long belly rubs, sitting quietly together, her cheerful disposition whenever seeing me, and her unconditional love when I left her alone for the day or scolded her for taking too long to do her business. A truer friend I could not have asked for.

Summer’s been slowing down for some time now. Her medical bills exceed my own. I’ve begun to accept that she is not long for this world.

Over the years, I have thought about what separates humans from other animals. Some say animals, unlike humans, have no soul, but even the Bible seems to suggest otherwise (Ecclesiastes 3:19-22). There have been times when I was sure that Summer read me like a book, giving me space when I’ve needed it, and prodding me to awareness with her nose or some wild antic when I’m lost within myself. I have no doubt that she is a sentient being although I believe she knows better than to let on. Over the years, I know this also to be true, she has given me far more than she has asked for, and because of her friendship I’ve been blessed.

Jun 16

Blessing of the Animals

On Sunday, July 31, from 6-7:30 pm, at the Lincoln Park Playground, 400 Dorchester Avenue, we will hold a Blessing of the Animals. Come and bring your animal companion for a celebration of the inter-relationships between all of God’s creatures. Our evening will include live music, a brief service and refreshments. Everyone is invited to bring animal food for the Animal Rescue League of Berks County. Also, remember to bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Blessing of the animals

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