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 Christian Education classes for all ages at 10:10 a.m.

Aug 21

Annual Stewardship Program

alter240This year’s annual stewardship program is entitled “With Heart, Hands and Feet” based on Jesus’ resurrection appearance to Peter in the Gospel of John, chapter 21. Our stewardship emphasis is on returning to our first love (our love of God), putting our hands to work for God’s Kingdom (service) and living our lives as Heralds of Good News (evangelism). Information concerning our program will be sent out towards the end of August. Our Commitment Sunday, when friends and members will be asked to make a financial promise to the church will be on Sunday, September 21.

“Do good and share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.” – Hebrews 13:16

Aug 12

New Ministry

school suppliesJesus teaches us to love our neighbor….here is an opportunity to put those words into action!

LPCUMC is embarking on a new ministry to help our neighbors who are most in need, specifically school children at 10th and Green Elementary in Reading. Following discussion at church council, our church pledged to foster a relationship with that school (which has teachers who worship with us.) We will begin by collecting school supplies and will seek opportunities to become more involved as the new school year begins. Please prayerfully consider ways in which you can play a role in this outreach ministry.

Thank you,

Earl Hope, Church Council Chair

Jul 03

Summer Music Camp

Lincoln Park’s Summer Music Camp is coming soon! Check out this video for more information!

Schedule:

Sunday 7/20: Dinner at 6pm, rehearsal until 8pm

Monday 7/21—Thursday 7/24: Rehearsal 6-8pm

Friday 7/25: Dress Rehearsal from 6-7pm
Performance at 7:30pm
Social hour after the performance

Jun 24

Thinking Out Loud

 

“The joy of the Lord is my strength” – Nehemiah 8:10

from Pastor Dave

PastorDaveThere is a misnomer that is circulated in some Christian circles that Christians should always be “happy”. When our lives do not live up to this expectation, we question ourselves and seek to produce the happiness we feel we lack. This can result in a never ending grab for happiness that only leaves feeling more despondent then before.

But there is a subtle, yet important difference with our modern day idea of happiness and how it is understood in the Bible. While we have been led to believe that happiness has more to do with our outward circumstances, in the Bible, happiness, which is more aligned with the word “joy”, is understood as a gift from God that comes from within. It is not dependent upon outward circumstances.

The Greek word for “joy” (markarios) which is also interpreted as “happy” is used by Jesus in his Sermon on the Mount. “Joyful (happy) are the poor in spirit.” “Joyful (happy) are those who mourn.” What is interesting is that this word markarios can also be interpreted as “blessed”. Those who are joyful are also blessed. Both are a gift from God. While our modern day understanding of happiness comes from without, joy comes from within.

I have witnessed joy in everything from the birth of a child, to the union of a husband and wife, to a fiftieth wedding anniversary. But, I believe that joy is most clearly witnessed in moments of suffering and loss: in the hopeful words of a mother whose young son has just had serious surgery and whose prognosis is uncertain, in the smile of a seventy five year old man, with a wife, nine children through a second marriage, and many more grandchildren, who is suffering with stage four pancreatic cancer but who expresses gratitude for having had a good life, in the grateful tears shed by a family who have lost their eighty five year old wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. While outward circumstances would deem otherwise, joy rises up and sustains those who have made the Lord their strength. In spite of their circumstances, they continue to count themselves as part of the blessed.

Jun 24

Annual Church Picnic

Church PicnicThis year’s annual church picnic will be held on Sunday, September 7 following our single morning worship service at 10 am. Our picnic will be held out on the front lawn of the church. Everyone is asked to bring a side dish, salad or dessert for eight. Hamburgers, hot dogs, drinks and condiments will be provided. Come and enjoy a great time of fellowship and fun!

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