"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

FUMCAH FAQs

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

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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.

 

 

Worship Schedule


“Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors”
All are welcome to join us as they are for Sunday morning Worship Celebrations at 9:30am

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 during coffee hour (after service) for those with dietary restrictions. All are welcome to meet and greet during coffee hour.

Rainbow Circle Worship

LGBTQ+ persons and their allies are invited to join Rainbow Circle for another Rainbow Circle worship service on Sunday, February 21, at 4:00pm. Worship in a casual, relevant, and intentionally welcoming space with us, and then stick around for a potluck meal following the service. For more information about Rainbow Circle, or about Rainbow Circle worship, please email friends@fumcah.com.

Special Worship Services

Good Friday, 7:30pm
Easter Sunday, 9:30am and 11:00am
Longest Night, 7:30pm
Christmas Eve, 4:00pm, 7:30pm, 11:00pm

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