Welcoming All.

First United Methodist Church of Park Ridge


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.

Worship

What to expect when you visit us for worship!

Beliefs

Making disciples for Christ in the Wesleyan tradition.

Ministries

Living out Christ’s love in compassionate service.

Events

Check out our upcoming activities!

Donations

Help support our ministries through a donation.

Staff

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 Monday-Thursday mornings at 847-825-3144.
Or fill out and submit our email connection card.

Worship for Sunday, August 14
Close Encounters with God, Part 2
What happens when God comes close to humankind? Let’s find out! August worship uses scripture stories about the sacraments (Aug. 7), creation & incarnation (Aug. 14), the Lord’s Prayer (Aug. 21) and calling/service (Aug. 28) that bring God very near to us.

Rally Day
Rally Day &
Ministry Fair
Sunday, September 11
Rummage Sale
Attic-to-Basement
Rummage Sale
Friday and Saturday
August 26 & 27
Backpacks
Kids Above All
Backpacks &
School Supplies
Due August 21

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First UMC & Healthy Gatherings / Mask Update

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 immunocompromised 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 children continue to discover and explore the Biblical roots of their faith in the Celebrate Wonder curriculum.

For additional learning member families can visit the church’s Family + Faith + Fun Facebook Group.

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.

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!