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


October  14

Pet Blessing 

10a-12:00p Saturday


Inviting all pets to come with their people to be blessed by our pastor on a drop-in basis between 10a and Noon. House-bound pets represented by ictures will also be blessed too.  Find us outside near the playground on the Oak Park Ave. side of the building (324 N. Oak Park Ave.)


Attendees are invited to bring an item listed on the Wishlist of the Animal Care League- click here ( that we will deliver following the event.  A donation is not required, but we're pretty confident the animals cared for by the Animal Care League would appreciate the gifts!


Attendees will also receive coupons for local merchants serving our community's pet population.


Participation in the Costume Give-Away is not required for the Pet Blessing.




October  14

Kids' Costume Give-Away

10:00a- 12:00p Saturday


Whether you come with a pet companion for the pet blessing or not, feel free to stop by for a costume to get ready for the season's activities!  We've done the shopping for you: costumes are new and packaged and available while supplies last for children who are present.


On October 29th, kids are invited to come to worship wearing their costumes!*. All are welcome whether you have attended this event or not.


Participation in the Pet Blessing is not required for the Costume Give-Away.


  *For worship, if not wearing a costume we will be providing, please no witches, devils, scary or violent costumes in worship.


First and Third Mondays

First and Third Mondays

Prayer Sessions at the church


Chapel and Sanctuary open for private prayer and meditation.  Resources available for self-guided experience.


Pastor - led scripture reading and prayer will be offered for the gathered community.


Chapel and Sanctuary re-open for private prayer and meditation.  Resources available for self-guided experience.

Alpha Course

Wednesday Nights - Next class coming soon!

Join the Alpha course to explore the basics of the Christian faith in a safe and non-judgemental environment.  For more information click here.

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!