Welcoming All.

First United Methodist
Church of Park Ridge

Sanctuary Worship Sundays at 9:30 AM
418 W. Touhy Avenue  |  Park Ridge, Illinois 60068

Rev. David P. Aslesen, Pastor
847.825.3144  |  office@parkridgeumc.org

Faith Formation

An overview of our programs for all ages.


What to expect when you visit us for worship!


Making disciples for Christ in the Wesleyan tradition.


Living out Christ’s love in compassionate service.


Check out our upcoming activities!


Help support our ministries through a donation.


Meet the dedicated people who serve our church.

Pastor's Page

Blessings to you from Pastor David.

Have a question or hoping to visit?  Connect with our church office WEEKDAY mornings at 847-825-3144.
Or fill out and submit our email connection card.

FOURTH SUNDAY of the EPIPHANY SEASON  |  First UMC welcomes Rev. Darneather Murph-Heath as our guest preacher.  Inspired by the beatitudes, her message is titled “The Light We Carry.”  Our New Testament scripture reading is Matthew 5:1-12, the Sermon on the Mount.

Sunday, Jan. 8
Baptism of our Lord Sunday
Rev. Dr. Bob Campbell, preaching

Sunday, Jan. 15
Human Relations Sunday
MLK Jr. Inspired Worship / Rev. Dwight Stewart, preaching

Sunday, Jan. 22
3rd Sunday after Epiphany
Pastor Dave Jungnickel, preaching

Sunday, Jan. 29
4th Sunday after Epiphany
Rev Darneather Murph-Heath, preaching


Simple Blessings / Shared Generously

With gratitude for the seeds faithfully sown and for the rich harvest, our church’s annual stewardship season invites us to celebrate simple blessings and share generously of our time, talents, and treasure.

Download our 2023 Commitment Card

First UMC & Healthy Gatherings
Let us continue to work cooperatively and compassionately to provide a safe environment or all.
Masking is now optional but encouraged in all inside spaces of the church building.
Use good judgment with personal and family health, unvaccinated and immuno-compromised family members.
If experiencing COVID-19 and/or cold related symptoms, stay home.

Worship will continue to be offered online with Zoom option available for many meetings.
Please contact our pastor with any questions or concerns. 

In-Person Sanctuary Worship
Sundays at 9:30AM

First UMC has removed limits on capacity for sanctuary worship. Reservations are not required, and we invite you to come as you are able and as you feel comfortable.
We encourage mask wearing when gathering in groups inside our church building, including worship. Regarding vaccination status, we will operate on the honor system, as we continue to practice care of one another and our guests.

Online Prerecorded Worship

Our weekly worship service is video recorded and posted on Facebook,  YouTube, and this website every Sunday afternoon for viewing throughout the week. An archive of past digitally prerecorded services is maintained on our YouTube channel page.

Faith Formation for All Ages

Children 3 years old to 5th grade
Children may join us in-person or virtually from home. If you are attending in person, the children will leave the 9:30 am worship service after the children’s message, and head to our classrooms – Rooms 103 and 104. If you prefer to join virtually, we will provide the information you need to join the class, along with the materials the in-person group is using. In person, at home, or hybrid, we are here for you.
Our fall programming launches September 11, aka Rally Day! Our Children and Youth will be learning creative discipleship through this year’s curriculum, “Follow Me.” We are so excited to begin!

Middle School and High School Youth have returned to their in-person group and Sunday school. This year they will be focusing on connecting bible stories to contemporary issues they face in everyday life.

Online Learning for Adults
Sunday morning and weekly online classes, and monthly online seminars on a variety of topics for adults continue to refresh us in faith. Contact the church office or our pastor for more information.

Compassion in Action

Opportunities open to all members and friends include meals to healthcare workers, support of local food pantries, creation of face coverings for anyone in need, prayer squares for first responders, care for the clients of Avenues to Independence, and outreach to the most vulnerable neighbors: the homeless, refugees, and the unemployed.
We continue to partner in service to Methodist agencies and community organizations including UMCOR, Justice For Our Neighbors, Exodus World Service, Feed My Starving Children, The Night Ministry, New Hope Community Food Pantry, International Health Partners, Church World Service, Reconciling Ministries Network, and Kids Above All.

Planning your next event?

We offer affordable rental space in the heart of Park Ridge.

Looking for a budget-friendly spot for your meeting, conference, party, concert, recital, or other event? Our beautiful Sanctuary and spacious Jorgeson Hall are versatile and available to suit your needs. Flexible scheduling. Negotiable terms. Parking in our church lot. Nearby shopping and restaurants. Walk to the Metra.
 Download our information sheets below; then complete the inquiry form and email it to our office.
We will contact you promptly!