Worship Times

Worship Celebration Sunday Mornings at 9:30am

Worship is the space in which our identity as a nurturing, inclusive, connecting, and empowering congregation is lived in full force. We value and seek creative and vibrant spaces where, through music, liturgy, and story, all people can encounter the transformative power of God’s love and grace. Expect a space in worship which is big enough for all your questions, bold enough to ask you to think deeper, and broad enough to welcome all of what you bring.

Our regular Sunday morning worship celebration is on Sunday mornings at 9:30am. Additionally, we have several special worship services throughout the year. Visit our calendar for a full listing of services and times.

July Worship Series

What?!? THAT’s in the Bible?!?

Did you know that there are stories in the Bible about a talking donkey, a king who was likely the inspiration for Jabba the Hut of Star Wars, and a coin being found in a fish’s mouth? Join us for worship this summer for these and other bizarre, horrible and humorous stories in scripture.  

July 1     What?!? THAT'S In the Bible? Ananias and Sephira - Acts 4 and 5
Pastor Melissa preaches on the story from Acts of a married couple who hold back part of their wealth from the early church and drop dead because of it.
July 8    Gospel on Broadway - Les Misérables 
July 15    Gospel on Broadway - Moana (Please wear tropical attire to worship)
July 22    What?!? THAT'S In the Bible? Hajar Genesis - 16 and 21 
Pastor Lynn preaches on a text of terror -  story of Hagar, the mother of Abraham's first son who gets sent into the desert to die.
July 29    What?!? THAT'S In the Bible? Coin in Fish - Matthew 17
Pastor Melissa preaches on the bizarre story of when Jesus suggests the disciples find their temple offering in the mouth of a fish (Huh?)

Garden Grace Worship Services 

Enjoy the summer sunshine without missing church! Worship first thing, then head out to enjoy the rest of your summer weekend. Come to Garden Grace Worship Services on June 24, July 22, and August 26, from 8:00 to 8:45 am. This informal worship service will include a regular person giving a short talk on “What God has done for me lately.”  Garden Grace will take place in the Resurrection Garden at First United Methodist Church of Arlington Heights (1903 E. Euclid Ave in Arlington Heights). The resurrection garden is just off the Euclid entrance, to the west of the parking lot. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket (folding chairs available upon request) and enjoy this simple summer worship service.
Speakers: June 24 - Chris Mier | July 22 - Grace Baldino | August 26 - TBA