First United Methodist Church

Lincoln, Illinois

Built in 1925, the historic First United Methodist Church of Lincoln, IL, was renovated to restore their aging facilities and add a new accessible entryway and lobby. The new main lobby welcomes visitors with an open and inviting atmosphere that uses the exterior walls of the previous courtyard to blend the historic with the modern design.

​In addition, the lower-level classrooms were renovated to accommodate growth in their daycare program. The restrooms were enlarged and made accessible. The sanctuary was enhanced with new finishes, and a wheelchair lift was added to make the chancel accessible.  

  • 10,000 s.f. renovation
  • 4,300 s.f. addition
  • Existing stained-glass windows were preserved/installed as part of the new design
  • Accessible entry and lobby
  • Renovated daycare classrooms
  • Wheelchair lift for chancel accessibility
  • Sanctuary renovation