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

June 23nd at 10:30 a.m. – God Doesn’t Make Junk – Acts 10:1-48  Join us as we consider God’s call to spread the Good New of God’s amazing love to all people.  

June 30th at 10:30 a.m. – It’s All About Love – Mark 12:28-34 This will be Rev. Mark’s last sermon as pastor of North Olmsted UMC.  Join us as he reflects on his first sermon, now eight years ago; and brings his tenure here to a close.  (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 – June 27th

Join us for a Free Community Meal on Thursday, June 27th, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m. The menu will include Chicken and Nodle Casserole plus  salad, rolls, peaches, cupcakes, 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 Vegetables for Oxcart Food Pantry.  Support the food pantry by bringing Can of Vegetables to church or writing a check to NOUMC and putting “Food Pantry” in the Memo Line.

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