Lincoln Christian Church 
         204 N. McLean

Preaching Minister:
Tom Gerdts

  8:30AM & 11:00AM


Trinity Episcopal Church
402 Pekin St., Lincoln
Pastor:  James Cravens

 7:30 & 9:45AM Sunday
 9:00AM Tuesday-Friday


Full Gospel Evangelistic Center
426 N. Monroe St.
Senior pastor: O.S. Owens
Associate pastor:
 Steve Owens

 11AM & 6PM Sunday
Sunday School:  
 10AM Sunday
Bible study:  
 7PM Wednesday
Solid Rock youth group:  
 7:30PM Wednesday
 (in  Fellowship Center)


Immanuel Lutheran Church  ELCA
1409 Pulaski St., Lincoln
Pastor Joe Bleakley
 9:00AM Sunday

Zion Lutheran Church
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
205 Pulaski St., Lincoln
Pastor Mark Carnahan
Pastor Kirk Cunningham
 8:00 & 10:30AM Sunday
 7:00PM Wednesday
Radio, WLLM-AM 1370:
 8AM Sunday
TV, Cable Channel 15:
 10:00AM Sunday
 5:00PM Monday

United Methodist

First United Methodist Church
302 Broadway St.,  Lincoln
Pastor:  Larry Maffett
Sept-May:  8:30 & 10AM 


United Pentecostal Church
1422 Pekin St., Lincoln
Pastor:  David Mitchell
 10:45AM & 6PM Sunday
Sunday School:
Bible Study:
 7PM Wednesday


To inquire about listing your congregation's worship information, please e-mail us at or call us at 217-732-7443.


Church announcements

[Brock Fink and Jane Ryan paused with Pastor David at their confirmation on May 13 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (AFLC).]

Meeting to feature Ď2 x 2 For Himí

[MAY 19, 2001]  The Jolly Seniors group from Lincoln Christian Church invites people 55-plus to attend the groupís monthly meeting at the church Fellowship Center, 205 N. Hamilton St., on Tuesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. This month's program will feature Rick Roy with "2 x 2 For Him."

Phyllis Koehler of Mount Pulaski will provide the devotion.

A Salisbury steak dinner will be catered by Guzzardoís. Suggested cost for the meal is $4.

For free transportation, please call the church office, 732-7618.


Seminary to host training in
new church leadership

[MAY 16, 2001]  Lincoln Christian Seminary will host one of several upcoming "New Church Leadership" training modules. Sessions will be May 23 and 24 in Restoration Hall on campus. This New Church Leadership training module is offered through partnership with the Chicago District Evangelizing Association.

The New Church Leadership program offers specialized training to help students become effective new church leaders and church planters. It is designed for a variety of audiences: new and established church leaders, church planters, ministry spouses, Bible college and seminary students and faculty, and church lay leaders. Two-day modules are offered on a quarterly basis throughout the country.

Those enrolled in the program have the opportunity to earn a New Church Leadership Certificate upon completion of eight modules within a two-year period. The courses may also be applied as credit toward a masterís degree in ministry from Lincoln Christian Seminary. Those who do not wish to pursue a certificate or masterís degree may also take classes. All modules may be used toward continuing education credit.

Program coordinator is John Wasem, founding minister of SunCrest Christian Church in St. John, Ind. He has extensive experience in new church leadership and training. He has served as adjunct faculty at LCS since 1994.

Tuition and fees vary for credit, certificate and non-certificate participants. For more information about the upcoming training module at LCS, contact LCS admissions at (217) 732-3168, Ext 2274.

Walk for Life raises nearly $8,000

[MAY 15, 2001]  "The weather was perfect for the walk," said Jennifer Boeke, director of Lincolnís Crisis Pregnancy Center. On Saturday, May 5, almost 40 people participated in the Walk for Life. Of the group, 30 individuals were sponsored walkers.

Boeke admitted that the attendance was down slightly from last year, but the amount of funds raised during the day was still equal to last yearís total. During the day, CPC raised $7,100 through sponsored walkers, a bake sale and a T-shirt sale. Boeke commented that she was glad the walk was downtown, because some people saw the crowd and came over just to donate. Adding donations made before and after May 5, the CPC has raised nearly $8,000 to help pregnant women and girls in crisis situations.

The group walked around the perimeters of Scully and Latham Park twice. Also, Pastor Don Hoover of Lincoln Bible Church gave a devotion and talk on adoption. A recently adopted 1- to 2-month-old baby boy was in the crowd.

Director Jennifer Boeke offers a huge thanks to the 20 to 25 businesses that donated door prizes for participants.

[Jean Ann Carnley]

Niebuhr family and their theological contributions to be celebrated

[MAY 4, 2001]  The Neibuhr Historic Marker Committee of Lincoln announces celebration activities on Saturday, June 23, at St. John United Church of Christ. The date and place were chosen because it was here that the internationally known theologian, teacher and Christian ethicist Reinhold Niebuhr was ordained in 1913. Well known for his theological writings, he was for a time virtually unknown as the author of the "Serenity Prayer" made popular by the 12-step community and revered by many throughout the world.

The dedication of the Illinois State Historic Marker will celebrate the entire Niebuhr family for their contributions to theology and for their service to the Lincoln area.

For updates on the plans, call Lincoln Public Library at (217) 732-8878.


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