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Adult Lenten Guide: Living The Gospel Life Easy, quick, individual and accessible daily devotional We are Christians on a mission, even in the season of Lent! The daily devotions in this booklet highlight the concepts of being sent, demonstrating faith in action, and being mission-minded each day of Lent. Suggested activities are associated with preparing […]


  LENTEN SEASON 2017 Through the weeks of Lent, in worship and other activities, we will discover intersections between our lives (the struggles, successes, challenges and needs) and those of Jesus’ life – as he traveled the Lenten path of temptation, obedience, discernment, sacrifice, acceptance, pain, death and rebirth. Where does the crossroad lead us […]


The Good Reads Group meets again Wednesday, March 29 at 7 pm to discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World and Me.” From a recent review “In a series of essays, written as a letter to his son, Coates confronts the notion of race in America and how it has shaped American history, many times at […]

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Adult Study

Adult Faith Formation Opportunities The Future Of Faith Sunday Adult Study: 8:45am -9:30am A new discussion based on the book The Future of Faith by Harvey Cox. “The Future of Faith is Harvard religion scholar Harvey Cox’s landmark exploration of why Christian dogmatism is giving way to a grassroots Christianity rooted in social justice and […]

United Or Untied?

A special report and forum on the future of an inclusive UMC Monday, October 24 • 7:00pm This summer has been a revolutionary one in the life of  The United Methodist Church. In the aftermath of the Supreme Court’s marriage equality decision and our UMC General Conference, the unity of our denomination has been frayed. […]


Children’s Sabbath Sunday / Oct. 9 at First UMC Our annual Children’s Sabbath Sunday will have some special guests this year. ChildServ President & CEO Dan Kotowski & Director of Advocacy Kim Coffing will be with us in worship at 9:30 a.m. and for an after church forum at 11 am. “Through its mission, ChildServ […]


Take an autumn walk through town…. for a worthy cause. The Niles-Park Ridge CROP Hunger Walk will celebrate its 25th year this October 16th, as walkers gather from area churches to support this annual fundraiser benefiting Church World Service and the Maine Township Emergency Food Pantry. Park Ridge Community Church (100 Courtland St.) will host […]