Building Use


A building meant to serve, with policies to preserve, protect and respect it

Policies as established by the Church Council on June 18, 2018

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Our beautiful sanctuary and chapel were designed to be places of worship. Activities conducted in these spaces (and therefore the narthex) should be limited to worship, funerals, weddings, baptisms, concerts, meetings and similar gatherings.

The gym is available for all types of activities. It is the only area in which running, throwing, kicking and other such activities (by those over the age of three) are permitted. An adult must be present in the gym to assure safety when children under the age of 18 are playing there, per our Safe Church policy. Hard balls and use of bats other than plastic or foam are prohibited.

Use of the gym stage is restricted to supervised activities for children 5 years old and younger.

Both the Social Hall and Oscar Mayer Room are available for a wide variety of gatherings and activities. (See prohibited activities listed as appropriate only in the gym.) The Oscar Mayer Room may also be used for play-like activities in programs for children in preschool.

The Parlor is formal space available for meetings, receptions, education and prayer groups.


  • When the building is in use, all areas not being used should be locked (if they can be.)
  • Running in the halls and stairways is not allowed at any time.
  • Those renting a church space are limited to using that area only. This includes guests, siblings and parents of participants. All are expected to adhere to the Safe Church Policy.
  • All use of the building must be in accordance with our Safe Church Policy.
  • Exceptions to any of the above policies must be approved by the Church Council and put in writing.
  • This document will become an addendum to all Lease Agreements with SPUCC.


  • The church parking lot is at 634 W Kemper Pl.
  • All parking is first-come, first-served, with the below exceptions. 
  • The east half of the parking lot is rented to Lincoln Elementary on school year weekdays from 8am to 4pm.
  • There are reserved parking spaces on the west side of the parking lot for renters, from 4pm to 8am. 
  • Additional parking is available at the Lincoln Common Parking Garage, located just a block away at 2316 N. Lincoln Ave.
  • Garage parking between 9am and 1pm on Sundays can be validated in the Narthex. See an usher for assistance.
  • Parking cannot be validated by the church outside of these Sunday hours. Rates and additional information can be found on


  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Easter Monday
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Fourth of July
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day & The Day After Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Day & The Day After Christmas


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