We’re still gathering virtually, though not physically
Virtual worship continues
In light of the ongoing crisis with the coronavirus, to safeguard the health of members and to contribute to the wellbeing of our surrounding communities, Bishop Taylor has told all churches in the Holston Conference to suspend worship and large-group gatherings until further notice.
We are still the body of Christ, though, and we seek to serve our community and to stay connected to each other. To help us stay connected, we offer virtual services until at least we are able to gather together physically. We do that four ways:
- We present a short message and prayer using Facebook Live during our regular time of 10 a.m. on Sundays. Pastor Donn has been “broadcasting” from home. The point of origin doesn’t really matter. The church isn’t the building; it’s the people. Since the page is public, we don’t think you have to have a Facebook account to be able to watch the feed. You can see it on our Facebook Page. (Let us know if you can’t see it, and we’ll consider a different option if we must continue with this.)
- We also post the recording to YouTube on our new channel, since some folks have a computer or smart phone but do not use Facebook. It sometimes takes awhile before we can get that posted.
- New: For those without computer, smart phone, or other Internet access, you can dial 865-205-9183 and hear the audio of the current sermon.
- We will continue posting the audio recording to the web page here as we have been doing for several years. You can find those below, though we may be a bit behind in posting them.
In any case, may you find peace and hope in the middle of this nationwide crisis!
Supporting the church
People erroneously think the church is mainly concerned with money. That is not true. But it is true that a) we share from our abundance as part of worship and commitment, and b) the bills must still be paid whether we are meeting in the building or not. Of course, many people have been affected by job loss and increased expenses. But if you desire to support the church financially, we have four ways to do so. We are grateful for that support. Thank you!
Holston Giving Form
To donate by credit or debit card, go to the Holston Conference Local Church Giving Form and fill out your information. Then at the bottom choose “Tennessee Valley” from the District drop-down menu, and then use the “Tennessee Valley District Churches” drop-down menu to find Lincoln Park UMC. The Conference is picking up all fees associated with this, so 100% of your giving will go to support the local church.
If you would like to support the church the “old-fashioned way” via a check in the mail, you can make it out to “Lincoln Park UMC” and mail it to the following address:
Lincoln Park UMC
PO Box 3693
Knoxville, TN 37917
You can donate via PayPal. It does not require you to use a PayPal account, although if you do so it reduces the fees so more goes to the work of the church. You can also set up a regular gift that will automatically go to the church each month.
Consider making giving regular. Most of us have a “Bill Pay” service available through our personal checking accounts. Contact your bank and ask about setting up a regular gift at the first of the month, each pay period, or every week, whichever fits your circumstances best. That way, if you are traveling or otherwise have your regular schedule disrupted, you don’t have to worry about it.
Who are we?
Lincoln Park United Methodist Church was founded in 1903 in the historic Lincoln Park neighborhood of Knoxville, Tennessee. We strive to love God with our whole being and love one another unconditionally. Our motto is ‘Connect, Grow, Serve,’ reflecting our commitment to being an authentic community, worshiping God communally, and blessing our neighbors through outreach. We invite you to fellowship with us. Please note our service times, location, and ministries for ways you can become involved at Lincoln Park UMC.
Prayer is a great privilege we have, and we take prayer requests seriously. If you would like us to add you to our prayer list for either a joy or a concern, one way to do that is through this convenient online request form.