Morgan Park United Methodist Church is a diverse community of faith … serving, caring, and sharing.

Our Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ and to nurture persons in Christian living. To witness to the world lovingly and justly as servants of Jesus by healing, caring, and embracing all people.

Morgan Park UMC
11030 S. Longwood Dr.
Chicago, IL 60643

773.238.2600 office
773.238.6674 fax
morganparkumc [at]
Sunday Worship

Contemporary/Traditional 11:00 AM
Meets in the Sanctuary at the South End of the Building on the Main Level

Adult Sunday School
9:30 AM

Safe Corner Children's Sunday School
10:30 AM
About the United Methodist ChurchAbout the Northern Illinois Conference

On April 23, 1968, The United Methodist Church was created when Bishop Reuben H. Mueller, representing The Evangelical United Brethren Church, and Bishop Lloyd C. Wicke of The Methodist Church joined hands at the constituting General Conference in Dallas, Texas. With the words, "Lord of the Church, we are united in Thee, in Thy Church and now in The United Methodist Church," the new denomination was given birth by two churches that had distinguished histories and influential ministries in various parts of the world.

Theological traditions steeped in the Protestant Reformation and Wesleyanism, similar ecclesiastical structures, and relationships that dated back almost two hundred years facilitated the union. In the Evangelical United Brethren heritage, for example, Philip William Otterbein, the principal founder of the United Brethren in Christ, assisted in the ordination of Francis Asbury to the superintendency of American Methodist work. Jacob Albright, through whose religious experience and leadership the Evangelical Association was begun, was nurtured in a Methodist class meeting following his conversion.

Read more about the history of The United Methodist Church by year.

The Northern Illinois Conference (NIC) is one of 63 Annual Conferences in the United Methodist Church. Bordered by the Mississippi River on the west, Lake Michigan on the east, Wisconsin on the north, and I-80 and the Illinois River on the south, the Northern Illinois Conference encompasses 19 counties in the northern third of the state. The Conference includes 400 local churches with approximately 125,000 members. Central and southern Illinois are served by the Illinois Great Rivers Conference.

The churches of the NIC are led by Bishop Sally Dyck and divided into six districts, each headed by a district superintendent.

Morgan Park United Methodist Church is part of the Chicago Southern District.

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