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!
Sunday School Advent Study Continues December 3rd
Continuing on December 3, 10, and 17, the adult Sunday school class will study and discuss “An Unlikely Advent” by Rachel Billups. This four-week Advent study focuses on the experiences of four sets of often overlooked characters in the Nativity story. Rachel Billups guides readers through the themes of hope, love, joy, and peace by sharing the stories of Elizabeth and Zechariah, Herod, the Magi, and the shepherds. Each set of unexpected characters has something to teach about living faithfully on the journey to Christmas. For those who would like to read the book (recommended) it’s available through on-line retailers for about $15. The study will be led by Claudia Taller.
Tuesday Evening/ Thursday Morning Adult Advent Bible Study: Begins next week!
It’s not too late to sign up! For some, Christmas is a time of excitement, celebration, and quality time with loved ones. For others, it’s full of loneliness, grief, and loss. No matter what this season holds for you, the promise of Christmas will bring you hope. Christmas begins what Easter celebrates: the child in the cradle who goes on to become the King on the cross. Because of Bethlehem, we have a place on earth and a Savior in heaven. Come join us as we study “Because of Bethlehem,” by Max Lucado. Revive your wonder in the promise of Christmas! Tuesday evening classes will begin on November 28th at 7 PM and end on December 19th, and Thursday morning classes will begin on November 30th at 11 AM and will end on December 21st. There will be 4 sessions. Cost of the participation booklet is $9. If you would like to join us, please see Wendy or email at email@example.com. There will also be a signup sheet in Fellowship Hall on the sign-in table.
Intergenerational Advent Celebration: It’s not too late!
Your Christian Education team would like to invite you to bring your younger children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, or any young children in your care to come celebrate Advent with us! Spend some fun one-on-one time with the young people in your life as you hear the story of Christmas, learn about Advent, engage in a craft, play a game, and enjoy a yummy snack together! This will be a hands-on experience, and adults should plan to stay the entire time. Our Intergenerational Advent Celebration will take place on December 3rd from 12:30-2:30. All are welcome! If you would like to participate, or if you know someone who would, please see Wendy or contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Christmas: Blessing the Christmas we “actually” have. *
Tuesday, December 19 th at 7:00 pm
Advent is a time of waiting… a time of hope-filled expectation for the coming of our Savior, Jesus. A time of preparing our hearts and our homes for the joys of the Christmas season, with so many desires and longings wrapped up in every parcel, every must-make recipe, and must-do tradition.
Behind all the beautiful decorations and packages, glistening lights, and joyful music, the waiting may seem heavy. Our lives have changed this year, and for many, our world has up-ended. Yet underneath the grief, remains our longing for hope, peace, joy, love, and comfort for ourselves, our families, and our world.
This year our Blue Christmas service will be a time of “Blessing the Christmas we actually have.” It will be a safe place for persons desiring a special touch from God during the holidays. It promises to be a gentle, quiet service… one filled with peace, hope, music, candlelight, and special prayers of blessing.
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
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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.