“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

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Worship Schedule

Sunday Worship Celebration at 9:30am
All are welcome to join us as they are for our worship service.

Expect that sermons and pastoral reflections will be challenging as we stand at the intersection of the Gospel and Culture. We have a long history in the United Methodist Church of Spirit-seeking, social justice and mission emphasis. Hear some great music offered by choirs of all ages, vocal and bells, from Cherubs to Senior High to the Chancel Choirs. We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month and a Service of Holy Communion in the Chapel every Sunday after our 9:30am worship celebration. The Table is not ours but Christ’s and ready and open to all.

For those with children, please visit our Festival program to learn about children’s Sunday school or stay together as a family in worship. Either way is fine. We know that God has put the wiggles and giggles in children. Our ushers can offer you colorful Worship Bags to use during the service, if you choose.

If you have special needs, just ask our friendly ushers for an accessible seat, large-print bulletin or hearing devices. We also offer special treats for those with dietary restrictions during the Coffee Hour after the worship service. All are welcome to the time of fellowship.

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A Reconciling Community

Here at FUMCAH, we’re committed to the belief that God welcomes all & unconditionally loves all people.

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 call the church office.  To find out more about our LGBTQ-life group, Rainbow Circle, click here.

Rainbow Circle Worship

LGBTQ+ persons and their allies are invited to join Rainbow Circle for the special monthly worship service on third Sundays at 4:00pm during the months of September – June. Worship with us in a casual, relevant, and intentionally welcoming space, and then stick around for a potluck meal following the service. For more information about Rainbow Circle or Rainbow Circle worship, please email us at rainbowcircleillinois@gmail.com.

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