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.
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Please Note: In our commitment to care for one another, please communicate with us, and do not attend any church events if you have any reason to be concerned about exposure to COVID. If you find you are sick or have tested positive after attending a church event, please tell us so that we can carefully and confidentially make others who were attending aware of exposure. Thank you for being respectful of our extended family of faith.
At-Home Worship Materials
In addition to in-person services, we will continue to live stream services every Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. on YouTube!
Free Community Meal (In-Person Only)
Thursday, February 29, 2024
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Menu: Ham, scalloped potatoes, corn, salad and dessert
February is Black History Month
Black History Month celebrates Black Americans throughout U.S. history. Dr. Carter G. Woodson – historian and founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History – established Black History Week in 1926. He chose February because Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln had birthdays in that month.
The Racial Justice Group will participate in the Pro-Racial Equity Group zoom meetings on the 2nd Thursday of every month. Recaps of any speakers are available after the meetings. NOUMC RJ Group will have a discussion zoom meeting on the following Monday evening. Contact email@example.com if you would like any of the registration info and zoom links.
Lent Sunday School on February 25!
Craig Mueller will be facilitator for the video, “Heaven, How I got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross” by Colin Smith. This is a powerful visual illustration of one Man’s journey coming to accept Jesus as his savior and learning what it means to fear God. A beautiful, emotionally charged performance by Stephen Baldwin brings this timeless story to life for a new generation in a way that is both entertaining and uplifting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
New Sunday School Series
Beginning Sunday, March 3 through April 14th, the Sunday School class will view the series “Seven Words,” by Susan Robb. “While many of us naturally wish to avoid the reality of the cross, it’s from the cross that Jesus speaks and shows his deepest love for us. It’s from the cross that Jesus’ full humanity draws us closest to him.” Contact email@example.com with any questions.
Easter Flower Sale
Worship Team will be taking orders for Easter Lilies, Hyacinths, Daffodils, Tulips, Martha Washington Geraniums, and Pansies to decorate our altar on Easter morning. Order forms are available in Fellowship Hall every Sunday. Please fold your payment into the order form and place it into the purple box or send them to Wendy’s attention at the church. You may also email your order to Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the sale will support our Altar and Arts Team and be used to decorate our altar. Deadline to order is Sunday March 3rd. Flowers may be taken home after our Easter morning service!
Children’s Book Bank Volunteering Opportunities
Tuesday Dates from 1pm-3pm
Meet at church at 12:15pm
Contact email@example.com to RSVP and for more information.
Adult Bible Study: Abide by Jen Wilkin: A Study of 1, 2 & 3 John
Tuesday Evenings at 7 PM &
Thursday Mornings at 11 AM
In 1, 2 & 3 John, the Apostle John calls us to keep a habit of close communication with God, to hold fast to His word, to live like we believe it, and to find encouragement in the truth that God loves us! This is a 10 week study, and we will meet on Tuesday evenings at 7 PM and Thursday Mornings at 11 AM for about 2 hours (please choose the class that works best for you!) The evening class began on Tuesday January 9th, and will end on March 12th. The Thursday morning class began on January 11th and ends on March 14th. Study booklet with video access cost is $25. Please join us as we dig in to the Apostle John’s letters! Sign-up sheets will be on the sign-in table in Fellowship Hall, or please email Wendy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Grief Support Group Begins February 21st
Are you grieving the loss of a loved one….the loss of physical or mental capacities that you or a loved one once had….the loss of hoped-for dreams coming true….the loss of stamina and resilience in being hopeful with troubling matters in your life or the world….maybe other matters of grief, too?
You are not alone and there are people in your church family that have experienced grief and are here to listen, pray, and support you. Rev. Alice, Rev. Joel and Pastor Hoyte understand and are offering a Grief Support Group during the Season of Lent on Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the Prayer Room of NOUMC beginning February 21 and ending March 27.
Please RSVP of your interest with the church office or simply show up on February 21! Contact email@example.com to RSVP and with any questions.
Pastor Hoyte, Rev. Alice and Rev. Joel
Technology Trainees Needed
Do you know how to push a button? The booth crew is looking for some backup! We would like to invite people to train with us to learn how to run the audio-visual booth. Training will consist of a brief session to familiarize you with the equipment and procedures, and plenty of opportunities to stand with us in the booth during services to learn hands-on. Contact John or Phil Wolter or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Safe Sanctuary Information
Safe Sanctuary is a practice of radical hospitality, authenticity and an extravagant welcoming spirit. Therefore, as a Christian community of faith and a United Methodist congregation, we strive to conduct our ministries in ways that assure the safety and spiritual growth of all persons as well as all of the workers who serve children, youth and vulnerable adults.
We will follow reasonable safety measures in the selection and recruitment of workers; we will implement operational procedures in all programs and events; we will educate all of our workers with children, youth and vulnerable adults regarding the use of all appropriate policies and procedures. Read more.
Support Our Community Meal
Click here to donate to our GoFundMe fundraiser, benefitting our free community meal.
Financial Contributions to North Olmsted United Methodist Church
Thank you for continuing to be faithful with your financial gifts!
Financial Support of Racial Justice Ministries
Racial Justice is a vital ministry of the NOUMC. Specifically the Racial Justice and Kindness group continues to offer opportunities for education, dialogue, activities, meetings, and small group formation in and beyond the local church. In addition, the church has an established fund that supports financial needs for consultants, educational materials, publicity, and possible guest preachers and speakers.
With that in mind, please prayerfully consider your financial support of the “Racial Justice” fund which is a targeted, restricted account of the church in support of this special ministry. You may submit your check to: North Olmsted United Methodist Church with a memo designation of “Racial Justice.” Thank you.