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

March 31st at 10:30 a.m. – The Lost and Found – Luke 15:11-32 – The Parable of the Prodigal Son is one of the best known of teachings of Jesus.  In this message we will ask: Are you the father, the prodigal, or the other son.  Most of us fill all those roles at one time or another.  Come and examine our role in the story.  Come and celebrate the amazing love of God given to all the people.

April 7th at 10:30 a.m. – Misplaced Priorities – John 12:1-8 – Today we well take another look at Mary’s anointing of Jesus – an act of supreme love.  Today we will consider or priorities – giving to the poor and sharing the love.  (Holy Communion will be served at this service..)

(During the Season of Lent, Communion is available in our Pray Chapel every Sunday after the 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.

Breakfast with the Bunny

Saturday, April 13, 9-11:30 a.m. 

Please join us for Breakfast with the Bunny here at North Olmsted United Methodist Church. This is a FREE COMMUNITY event. ALL are welcome! We will serve breakfast, have crafts and an egg hunt and photos with the Bunny!

Seating times are 9:00am and 10:15am. Please RSVP to Katie Chapman by April 10th with the number attending and ages of children. Contact info: Youth@noumc.org or 440-779-6634 ext. 14

“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 – March 28th

Join us for a Free Community Meal on Thursday, March 28th, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.   The menu will include ham, scalloped potato casserole, green beans, 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 Peanut Butter for Oxcart Food Pantry.  Support the food pantry by bringing Jar of Peanut Butter to church or writing a check to NOUMC and putting “Food Pantry” in the Memo Line.

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