We’re back for in person worship!
COVID-19 mitigation protocols continue
We’re behind on updating the web site, but we have been back in our buildings (Lincoln Park and our sister congregation Lynnwood) since Sept. 27. We are glad we can do so, but we must continue to follow protocols to make sure we don’t become a source of infection spread. For the time being everyone must wear masks, maintain a distance of six feet between family groups, avoid congregating around doors, etc.
Sunday School classes have not resumed yet, but we hope to do so soon.
Virtual services continue
Many people still will not feel comfortable coming to in-person worship, but we want to stay connected. So we will continue to offer our virtual services. At the moment, that means posting recordings of our in-person worship. We are exploring the possibility of streaming those services so you could view it at the same time to which you are accustomed, but that will depend on a variety of factors. We will do our best to get those recordings posted on Facebook, YouTube, SermonByPhone, and Soundcloud as soon as possible after the morning service.
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.