The facilities at First UMC Park Ridge are extensive enough to accomodate partnerships with several community groups to share in ministry. In hosting and facilitating our partners, we express our social mission and strive to meet community needs. We are thankful for the opportunity to support their ministry!
Boy Scouts of America Troop 1, Venture Troop 1 and Cub Scout Pack 1 are chartered by First UMC. Many of the members at First UMC are involved in Scouting, and we recognize our Scouts each year in worship. Troop 1 is proud of its long history of excellence in Scouting as it continues its mission to provide a quality, traditional values-oriented program for boys aged 10 1/2 to 18. Scout leaders endeavor to develop physical, mental, and emotional fitness as well as a high degree of self-reliance in its members. Camping outings are scheduled for every month of the year.
Troop 1 meets each Monday at 7:30 p.m. in the Boy Scout Room in the basement of the church. Venture 1 Crew (high adventure) meets from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., every first and third Tuesday of each month, in the third floor Fireside Room.
Park Ridge Cub Scout Pack 1 is open to all boys aged 7 – 11 who are interested in learning new skills, making friends and having FUN. Our dens, each comprised of boys in the same age group, meet monthly in various locations. Our Pack meeting, for all boys and their families, are monthly and held in Jorgeson Hall at the church at 5:30 p.m. Date varies each month.
Every Monday night at 7:30 pm, we open our doors to Families Anonymous, providing recovery for those suffering from a loved one’s addiction. For more information, click here.
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, our 3rd floor comes alive with the activity of the Toastmasters. Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization which gives its members the opportunity to develop and improve their public speaking abilities through local club meetings, training seminars and speech contests. For more information, click here.
Al-Anon offers strength and hope for friends and families of problem drinkers. They meet twice weekly (Tuesday and Thursday / 8pm) in our Jorgeson Hall. Fomore information, go to al-anon.org.
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening at 5:45pm, we host a Jazzercise group in Jorgeson Hall, our multi-use community room. “Jazzercise is a pulse-pounding, beat-pumping fitness program. It’s a calorie-torching, hip swiveling dance party with a hot playlist to distract you from the burn.” https://www.jazzercise.com/