Welcome

Welcome to the official website of North Olmsted United Methodist Church. We are a local church in the suburban setting of North Olmsted, Ohio. We foster spiritual growth through worship, prayer, and mission.  We are an inclusive congregation; all are welcome in our church.

Our building is fully handicap accessible.  All rooms are at the same grade level as our parking lot except the upstairs youth rooms.  All doors are wide, and we have handicap accessible restrooms.

Join Us in Worship

April 28th at 10:30 a.m. – Up Close and Personal – John 20:19-31 – Today we will examine how Jesus invited Thomas in to a personal relationship with the risen Lord.  Jesus is still inviting each of us into a similar relationship.  Come and share the joy.

May 5th at 10:30 a.m. – Love without Limits – John 21:1-19 – Today we will accept Jesus’ invitation to “come and have breakfast,” as we examine Jesus call to Peter and to us to “feed my sheep.”  (Holy Communion will be served at this service.)

(Note: Within the United Methodist Church we celebrate an open table.  You need not be a member of this church or any church to partake in Holy Communion.  This is Christ’s Table offered to all.)

 

Pastoral Change – July 1st.

In January Rev. Mark Steiger announced his retirement from full-time parish ministry effective July 1st.  On February 24th, it was announced that Bishop Malone has appointed Rev. Hoyte Wilhelm to serve our church.  Rev. Wilhelm is currently the pastor of Hudson United Methodist Church.

He grew up in Ada, Ohio where his father was a Chemistry Professor at Ohio Northern. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at Valparaiso University. Initially attracted to Higher Education Administration he earned a Master’s of Arts degree from Bowling Green University and began an 11 year career in that field – working at Albion College, Kenyon College, and the College of Wooster. 

In 1996 he felt clearly called to ministry and enrolled at the Methodist Theological School in Ohio where he earned his Master of Divinity degree.

The Wilhelm family includes two adult children: Megan and Timothy.  Rev. Wilhelm’s wife, Terri, is a Realtor with ReMax Realty where she has built a very successful career. Terri also has a music degree and has done music and community based ministry of her own.

Rev. Steiger will be actively working with Rev. Wilhelm to insure a smooth transition for the NOUMC congregation; and it will be a joy to welcome him and his family to our church.

“Our Faithful Journey” Long Range Plan

North Olmsted UMC has embarked on a “Faithful Journey,” a plan to grow in vitality, service, and faith over the next five to seven years.

Our congregation met on Sunday, Jan. 27 to review the past year’s progress and consider project/programs for 2019.  Overview/slides from that meeting follows:
 

See “Our Faithful Journey” entire plan here.

NOUMC Grows its Youth Program

North Olmsted UMC is pleased to be growing our Youth Program.  We have hired a Youth Leader Katie Chapman, and we are planning several exciting youth activities.  In order to participate in youth activities, our church policy requires all youth have a Youth Medical Waiver/General Permission Form on file.  This form may be downloaded at the above link, completed and turned in either prior to are at the beginning of this first event attended.  Questions can be directed to the Church Office – 440-779-6634.

Community Meal – April 25th

Join us for a Free Community Meal on Thursday, April 25th, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.   The menu will include shepherd’s pie plus  salad, bread, dessert, and beverages.  All are welcome!  As always, there is no charge, and reservations are not necessary.  

Supporting North Olmsted Food Pantry

We are now collecting Canned Soup for Oxcart Food Pantry.  Support the food pantry by bringing Can of Soup to church or writing a check to NOUMC and putting “Food Pantry” in the Memo Line.

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Feeding the Community Body and Soul