WELCOME TO LPPC!
We are a multi-generational, Christ-centered community of joyful, imperfect people, who welcome everyone as we seek to love God, love our neighbors, and love ourselves. Our intention is to do justice by sharing our resources, creating community, living more simply, and becoming whole.
Our Vision for the Future
With God’s help, we can do great things! At Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church, we strive to demonstrate the open, inclusive, and accepting love of Jesus Christ. We pray, sing, study, and worship in old ways and new, inviting families of all sorts – singles, couples, and children – to nurture their faith in a growing and vibrant congregation. We promote God’s justice and peace in our community and in our world. We have heard the call of God to compassion and pray mightily for the gifts to spread compassion throughout our neighborhood, city and world. With God’s help, we can change ourselves first and then the world!
Our ministry includes: Our Compassion Project and the ways we are working on spreading compassion, partnership with the Lincoln Park Community Shelter, working to end gun violence, supporting LGBTQQI people and causes, meaningful and relevant worship, adult classes that invite us to deepen our spiritual lives, regular classes for our children on Sundays, inviting community groups to use our space for visual and performing arts as well as for classes, partnering with ONE Northside to work on affordability in Lincoln Park, and reaching out into our neighborhood in a variety of ways.
About the Presbyterian Church (USA)
You can google the PC (USA) and get all kinds of information about the denomination. Perhaps the more relevant information is why we like being Presbyterian or what we think the essence is of the PC (USA). These are a few of the things that matter to us about being Presbyterian:
*The Priesthood of All Believers – we believe God has given each of us gifts to use for our common good.
*We have a Representative Form of Government – this means we are democratic and not autocratic; we have leaders elected by the congregation, including the Pastor.
*We have a Book of Order that helps us with our structure and discipline and governance.
*We value Education for our laity and clergy.
*We don’t have to subscribe to an exact set of beliefs.
As with many other Presbyterians across the nation and around the world, one of the reasons we appreciate being Presbyterian is that we do not have to leave our hearts or our heads at the door when we enter the church. In fact, we believe we are worshipping and serving and living most faithfully when our hearts and heads are working together!
WORSHIP WITH US
What can you expect if you come to worship at LPPC? You can expect a worship service that is intimate (we are a small congregation and we make no apologies for that!), relevant (you will not hear the sermons your parents heard!), and meaningful (what we do in worship connects to the rest of our lives). The hope is that what happens in worship energizes us and prepares us to live in the world throughout the week as followers of Jesus.
Sunday services are held at 10:30 a.m. All are welcome and we really mean it. We value diversity, including age, abilities, cultures, race, gender identification, sexuality, class, marital status, and anything else that might keep you from being accepted elsewhere. The only line we draw is when it comes to safety. We have created a safe space for all and we’d like to keep it that way.
- Communion is celebrated each month, usually on the first Sunday.
- Time for Refreshment follows each service as a time to gather, have food together and get to know one another. We hope you’ll feel comfortable enough to stay and gab.
- Nursery care is available during the worship service with Miss Yvonne, our caregiver for many years.
Part of our inclusion and hospitality is related to children. We value having children in worship and as part of our community life. We also understand there is value in having a special time and class for children to learn the language of faith. In order to provide a variety of ways to love and include children, we have a space at the back of the sanctuary where children can sit at a table that is their height and draw or color as they listen.
We also have Family Sundays every 4-8 weeks. Family Sundays are a time when we ask the children to stay for the whole worship service and we try to do some creative and movement oriented activities in worship. We want our children to experience worship and understand how to worship while they are children so we don’t just expect them to know when they get too old for Sunday school. We also have a family pick-up choir that meets that morning to learn a song and sing it in worship that day. With adults and children singing together, we have had some fun!
Lastly, we have KidSpace, our version of a one-room Sunday school that meets for the last 40 minutes of worship. Children begin in worship and then following a Time with Children, they go out to KidSpace. On Family Sundays, which we publish in advance, we do not have KidSpace so the children can stay in worship.
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- Worship Times
- Sunday at 10:30am
- 600 W. Fullerton Parkway
- Chicago, Illinois 60614
- Rev. Beth Brown, Pastor (email)
- Chungers Kim, Music Director (email)
- Free parking during church hours in the rear parking lot
- Free parking on surrounding streets
- Free Sunday Parking
Lincoln Park Presbyterian Church has no-cost garage parking available on Sunday mornings at the Lurie Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center parking deck, 2515 N. Clark Street. You will need to use a “chaser” ticket at he pay station. “Chaser” tickets are available at the back table in the sanctuary.
- Wheelchair accessible
We are located in the heart of trendy Lincoln Park on the corner of Fullerton Parkway and Geneva Terrace, three blocks east of the DePaul University’s Lincoln Park campus and approximately 1/2 mile from the shore of beautiful Lake Michigan.