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Collaborative Partners

The facilities at First UMC Park Ridge are quite extensive, and so we are able to partner with several community groups to share in ministry.  Through our partners, we express our social mission and strive to meet community needs.  We are thankful for these partnerships in ministry!


Montessori Academy of Illinois 

Montessori School is held Monday through Friday from 6:45 am to 6:00 pm on the first floor in some of our classroom space.  Montessori Academy of Illinois has been providing a quality education for almost two decades using a foolproof equation: Highly Experienced Certified Teachers, A Great Educational Program (Use of the Montessori Method), and Love.  For more information, click here.


Language Stars  LanguageStars_Logo

Language Stars utilizes classrooms on the second floor throughout the week to provide language classes to young children.  The Language Stars Park Ridge satellite center offers Spanish, French, Italian and Mandarin Chinese language classes for toddlers, preschoolers, and elementary school children. Children from 12 months to 10 years attend our morning or afternoon language programs.  For more information, click here.


Families Anonymous 

Every Monday night at 7:30 pm, we open our doors to Families Anonymous, providing recovery for those suffering from a loved one’s addiction. For more information, click here.



On Tuesday and Thursday evenings we host Al-Anon, which offers strength and hope to the friends and families of problem drinkers. For more information, click here.


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Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, our 3rd floor comes alive with the activity of the Toastmasters.  Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, training seminars and speech contests.  For more information, click here.