What's going on with our Building Project?


New Entrances Open for 12/16 and 12/17!
As our building project moves nearer to completion, we appreciate and continue to celebrate the incredible support and flexibility shown by every member of our congregation. We know that the church is the people of God and not a building, but believe God is already at work using simple, ordinary things like bricks and new carpet to stir up interest in what He is doing in and through "the people called Methodists" in Lincoln, IL!

Please be advised that the following building entrances will be available for use this coming weekend, December 16th and 17th (Saturday and Sunday): The Front Gym Entrance, the new Main Entrance facing Broadway, the new Main Ramp Entrance (also facing Broadway), the front Sanctuary doors (Broadway), and the recently replaced Back Vestibule (accessible from the back parking lot off of Kankakee St). At this time, it is likely that the elevator door will be available for use this weekend, but we will not know for certain until tomorrow, Friday, December 15th. 

For the funeral service on Saturday and all of our Sunday morning worship services, we will have volunteers in each parking lot who will have the most up-to-date entrance information and will also be more than happy to help you locate the entrance that best serves your needs. 

For more building project information, please call the church office at 217-732-2204.


New Spaces and Sanctuary Beginning to Open
Good News! Just after the one-year anniversary of our Seeding a Living Legacy giving campaign, this Sunday morning we begin to open the new and newly-renovated ministry spaces in our building that began construction in June! 

As spaces become complete and safe, they will be opened for use. It will be a rolling process of moving in over the next few months. Although all construction is scheduled to complete before the end of the year, some spaces have not yet begun to be worked on; furniture, equipment, and directional signs will arrive at various times, etc. Please observe any safety signs or barriers. 

For this weekend
-Worship at 9:00 AM will gather in the sanctuary.
-The entrance to the sanctuary from Broadway Street will be open and have a temporary handrail available. 
-The elevator will be open to service all levels.
-Coffee and hospitality MAY be ready to move into the new space upstairs. If not, it will remain on the lower level until the main floor is equipped.
-We will have an opportunity to mark the one-year anniversary of the Seeding a Living Legacy campaign that is making this project possible. If you are giving on an annual basis, this Sunday will be a meaningful time to bring your next gift.

All this is possible because of the faithfulness of 1) God and 2) the people of Lincoln First United Methodist Church. We are excited to celebrate God's goodness with you this weekend!