Welcoming All.

First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge
418 West Touhy Avenue
Park Ridge, Illinois 60068
Rev. David P. Aslesen, Pastor


Our journey to Easter has begun. Walk the labyrinth with us.

Lenten Schedule


Holy Week Schedule
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Have a question or hope to visit?  Connect with our church office WEEKDAY MORNINGS at 847-825-3144.
Or fill out and submit our email connection card.


Stages On The Way, Week 5: “When Jesus arrived [at Bethany], he found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb four days.” John 11. One of the most painful and hopeful stories of scripture is told in the 11th chapter of John. While we celebrate the glorious rising of Lazarus, we must first engage the heartbreak and grief of his sisters Martha and Mary and Jesus himself. Jesus’ love for his Bethany family is merciful, intimate and life-giving. God in Christ is revealed as being empathetic, inspiring hope for our mortal and eternal life. Let us wait upon the Lord.

You’re invited: 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 Children and Youth are learning creative discipleship through Follow Me: Biblical Practices for Faithful Living, this year’s curriculum.

Youth  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.

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. 

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!