""The Mission of First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights is to be a nurturing and inclusive community, actively connecting faith and life, and empowering our congregation to serve in the world.""

Worship Celebration Sundays beginning at 9:30am


What does FUMCAH mean in the first place?
FUMCAH is the acronym (First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights) that we use to describe our community.

Where are you located?
We’re located at 1903 East Euclid Avenue in Arlington Heights, IL. Click here for a map.  Visitor parking and accessible entrances are located to the left as you enter our parking lot from Euclid Avenue.

What time do Sunday services begin & end?
Worship begins every Sunday morning at 9:30am. We celebrate Holy Communion (which is open to people of every denomination or religious inclination) on the first Sunday of each month. Expect excellent music, prophetic preaching, and a warm & welcoming community. Worship typically lasts an hour.

Are children welcome in worship?
Absolutely!   We also offer Nursery Care (birth through age 2) during worship, fellowship time and Sunday morning adult education. Sunday School, age two through sixth grade, is at 9:30 and multi-age “Celebration Station” is from 10:40-11:30.

Is your building accessible for those with special needs?
Our building is currently equipped with ADA-required ramps, elevators, and a lift to and from our Fellowship Hall. Our worship space is equipped with ample room for assistive devices. Those with hearing needs are invited to inform an usher and receive one of our hearing assistive devices.

Who do I contact if I want to learn more about the Church?
You’re invited to call or email one of our three pastors if you have any questions about our community, beliefs, programs, or worship opportunities. They may be reached by email (please visit our staff page for more information) or by calling 847-255-5112.


A Reconciling Community


Here at FUMCAH, we’re committed to the belief that God welcomes all & unconditionally loves all peopl.  That may sound counter-intuitive to some, especially in such a divided society, but we know that through worship, prayer, work, sacrament, and mission there’s a place for you–and all you bring–here in our community.  As a reconciling community, we say with one voice that:
“We celebrate humanity’s diversity of age, racial and ethnic background,sexual orientation, gender identity, special needs,
socio-economic conditions, and family status.
Created in the image of God, all persons are worthy of God’s love and grace and welcomed into full participation in the life of our congregation.”
And we mean it, too!  So come with all who you are.  Bring your political beliefs, your orientations and identities, your histories and your baggage and we guarantee you’ll find a place that will love you right where you are.  Even more importantly, we want to help you connect your life with God.  So whether it’s looking for a place to serve, learn about faith, grow in discipleship, or build a network of friends who’ll journey this life with you, we’re here for you.  To find out more about Pinwheels, our LGBTQ-specific program for trans-children and their families, click here.  To find out more about our LGBTQ-life group, Rainbow Circle, click here.



Recent Podcasts

August 23, 2015, “Awash on Which Sea?”

August 16, 2015, “Into the Woods”

August 9, 2015, “Disciplining Children with Rods”

August 2, 2015, “Homosexuality and the Bible”

July 26, 2015, “The Voice in Ramah”

July 19, 2015, “Womb of Life”

July 12, 2015,  “Only Through Jesus?”

July 5, 2015, “God Who Orders to Kill”

June 28, 2015, “Paul’s and Silas’ Trip to Philippi”

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