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Faith Formation

First UMC offers dynamic, meaningful and Christ-centered learning experiences for children, youth and adults.

Children  All children are welcome to join us for Kid’s Bible Adventures! The fun begins immediately following the children’s message during the 9:30 AM worship service. We are using Cokesbury’s Deep Blue curriculum.  Based on the Deep Blue Kids Bible, this resource for children includes adventure, exciting stories, science experiments, arts and crafts, animated video storytelling,  active games and mission projects-all combined into a living-faith experience that will help children discover what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ today! If you have any questions about our children’s programming contact Maureen Koziol at children@parkridgeumc.org.  KidsBibleAdventuresYouth Sunday School for middle school and high school students begins at 11:00 AM.
We are using a curriculum that takes us deep into the scripture through drama, discussion, backgro
und information, and application exercises. Mission opportunities are offered year-round, and trips for both age groups are offered during the summer months. Our Youth Group meets on Sunday evenings for faith, fellowship, and fun!

Adults  We offer adult discussion groups Sunday mornings at 9:00 and 11:00 AM. The topics will vary, but all of our studies engage adults to grow in their faith.  We are always seeking to go deeper.  We do this through sermon series during worship, Sunday morning classes, day and evening Bible studies during the week, and covenant groups on occasion.