Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
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. The Table is not ours but Christ’s and ready and open to all.
First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights, as a Reconciling Congregation, celebrates humanity’s diversity of age, racial and ethnic background, sexual orientaton, gender identity, special needs, socio-economic conditions, and marital 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.
The covenant of marriage is a sacred step, a commitment of love meant to last a life time. We rejoice when asked to celebrate your love with you. We have three venues in which to celebrate; our 450 seat air-conditioned sanctuary (click here for images), an intimate 35 seat chapel, and the landscaped Rose Garden on our campus. Any of our three clergy are available as arranged.
We are a reconciling congregation that affirms the full participation and worth of all people, and we celebrate the diversity of age, race, gender, ethnic origin, gender-identity, sexual-orientation, and socio-economic status present in our world. As a community, we believe that marriage is a covenant made between two people and God, grounded in love for one another and supported by the broader community. Our clergy and congregation celebrate weddings (including Civil and Holy Unions) for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
For more information, including guidelines and fees, contact the Church Office or download our Wedding Planning Packet here.