Plan Your Visit to First UMC Oak Park

Hey there! Thank you for stopping by our website. If you are searching for a welcoming church, we know we are the place for you.

Feel free to check out the "About" page where you can find the answers to frequently asked questions.


If you have never been to our church before, come by this Sunday or attend any of the events below! We would love to get to know you. We want to see lives changed here by the power of Jesus Christ, and we see that happen every week when someone steps through our doors. We look forward to meeting you! God bless.

- Rev. Reid


May 5

Crop Walk


Sunday May 5th - 2:00pm

Crop Hunger Walk will be held Sun., May 5 kicking off from Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St., Oak Park. The Crop Hunger Walk is a nationwide movement to end hunger and poverty in the US and around the world. 25% of funds raised go to local organizations such as Housing Forward and Beyond Hunger. In Oak Park, the main route is 3 miles, but there is an alternate 1-mile route. Join the team from First United Methodist Church and have some fun getting your steps in for a good cause!

To register as a walker and to make pledges and donations, click

May 12

Mothers Day

Worship 10:00am


Come out to worship God and to honor the blessing that mothers and mother figures are in our lives. We'll have tokens for everyone to celebrate these special women. There'll be a coffee bar and photo opportunities too. See more here.

Ongoing Events

First and Third Mondays

First and Third Mondays 

(January ONLY, Second and Fourth Mondays)

Prayer Sessions at the church


Chapel open for group prayer and scripture reading.  


Chapel and sanctuary open for private prayer and meditation.

Church Calendar

Take a look at the events happening at First UMC Oak Park.  Want to book a room or have a question about an event? Reach out to the church office! 

Three Times Per Year

Discipleship Exploration Class


Want to learn more about what it means to be a part of the First United Methodist Church family?  Join us for this informative session learning some of the basics while getting better acquainted with the pastor, some some folks already active in the church, and others exploring just like you.


Let us know you're interested so we can plan to see you in-person or online!  Click here.   


Alpha Course

Monday Nights (First and Third Monday of month)- Next course coming in February!

Join the Alpha course to explore the basics of the Christian faith in a safe and non-judgemental environment.  For more information and to let us know of your interest in this course, click here.