Adult Ministry

At First Pres, Lincoln we put an emphasis on education and learning from the perspective of faith development and discernment. Through all we teach and study, we are open to the movement of the Holy Spirit, guiding us toward an ever more faithful understanding of Scripture, Jesus, the church, and our part in God’s on-going ministry and mission in our world. We are a community where questions are honored and respected, where differences of opinion, political persuasion, or theological outlook enhance our understanding of God’s gracious activity in our lives, our community, and the world. As a church in the Reformed tradition, we are always open to how God is doing a new thing in our midst. Our learning opportunities are geared toward helping everyone grow in their faith and respond to the needs of our neighbors.

Weekly Services


10 AM - Worship Service


6:15 PM - Kirk Night (September through April)

Additional gatherings throughout the week/month:

Tea at Two (visit the Zoom-Hub page for information on how to participate during the pandemic)

Every Tuesday at 2 p.m.

We have a standing date for fellowship every Tuesday afternoon. All are welcome to join us at the Guest House, on the square in Lincoln, Illinois. Enjoy good coffee, fine bakery items and warm fellowship as we nurture our church family relationships.

Book Study (visit the Zoom-Hub page for information on how to participate during the pandemic)

What can we do about the sin of racism? One of the young people who spoke at a recent rally invited white people to educate ourselves about this pandemic. Listening to the stories of some of those speakers and other siblings of color has compelled our Session to be intentional about better understanding racism and how we can eradicate it from the different systems in which we exist. We have decided to read, study, and discuss the book White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White Christians to Talk About Racism by Dr. Robin Diangelo. We will not be studying this book alone. I will be leading the discussions with the Rev. Laurie Hill, pastor of the St. John UCC. Together, our churches are making a bold statement by declaring that racism is a sin in which we no longer want to participate.
Laurie and I will offer two discussions every Wednesday for 8 weeks. The schedule is as follows:

  • July 1—1:30 pm @ St. John UCC & 7:00 pm on Zoom—Intro to the book and welcome from Laurie and Adam
  • July 8—1:30 pm @ First Presbyterian Church of Lincoln [Adam leading discussion] & 7:00 pm on Zoom we will discuss chapters 1 & 2
  • July 15—1:30pm @ St. John UCC [Laurie leading] & 7:00 pm on Zoom we will discuss chapters 3 & 4
  • July 22—1:30 pm @ St. John UCC [Laurie leading] & 7:00 pm on Zoom [Adam leading] we will discuss chapters 5-6
  • July 29—1:30 pm @ St. John UCC [Laurie leading] & 7:00 pm on Zoom [Adam leading] we will discuss chapter 7 & 8
  • August 5—1:30 pm @ St. John UCC [Laurie leading] & 7:00 pm on Zoom [Adam leading] we will discuss chapters 9 & 10
  • August 12—1:30 pm @ St. John UCC [Laurie leading] & 7:00 pm on Zoom [Adam leading] we will discuss chapters 11 & 12
  • August 19—1:30 pm @ St. John UCC & 7:00 pm on Zoom Laurie and Adam will conclude our education on racism with a conversation that asks, "What now?

Undergraduate Scholarships

Applications due August 24, 2020  |  Click here to download information

Men's Breakfast (suspended until further notice)

Second Tuesday of the Month   |  7:30 AM   Various Locations

The Men's Breakfast meets monthly on the second Tuesday morning of every month at the Cracker Barrel - Lincoln at 7:30 AM.  Please plan on joining this eclectic group for an interesting and enlightening discussion, along with delicious food.  All men of the church and friends are welcome.

Monthly "Meet for Lunch" (suspended until further notice)

Date & Location announced monthly  |  11:30 AM  |  Various Locations

A great opportunity to spend time with your fellow parishioners, chat, and have some lunch! Everyone is welcome.

Women's Association Luncheon (suspended until further notice)

Every other month on the first Thursday  |  11:30 - Noon |  Various Locations

Our senior saints gather at local eateries for fellowship and fun, as they share what's new and memories from days gone by.  They'd love to welcome new faces at the table. 

WoMen's Coffee (suspended until further notice)

First Saturday of the Month  |  9:00 AM - 11:00 AM  |  Various Locations

The Fellowship Team of FPC promotes a monthly meet-up in various locations from 9 AM to 11 AM the first Saturday of every month This is an informal, come and go time open to men and women alike.  We hope this will be a helpful way to start the month when you enjoy a treat, and a little time getting to know each other. No need to RSVP, just show up.