Blessings to You from Our Pastor

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Meet Pastor Scott

A video introduction | On Sunday July 2 First UMC welcomed our new pastor Reverend Scott S. Himel, who came to us from North Shore United Methodist Church in Glencoe. He succeeds Reverend David P. Aslesen, who served our church community for eight years.

First UMC: Online and In-Person
One Community in Faith

Our pastor and congregation invite all to experience the community of faith that is First UMC of Park Ridge. Your first encounter might be through this website or one of our online services of worship. The front door method is also still very available to all guests and members. The Touhy Avenue doors on the busy street and the Grant Place entrance near the church’s parking lot provide welcome to the church building through the week and especially on Sundays. I’m pleased to offer another entry point into this faith community: the heart. The heart of First UMC beats with love for all God’s children, hope for all God’s people near and far who are hurting, peace for all God’s blessed ones who are feeling unsettled as we emerge form this pandemic time, and joy for the ways God is calling us to be of service in transforming ministries of mercy and justice.