1. First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood
IN THIS ISSUE:
• Black History Month
• Souper Bowl Sunday
• Tiny Homes Thank You
• Cookies for NHIFP
• Lenten Study
Every February we observe Black History month with a special moment
each Sunday in worship. I have never served a church which has done
this so faithfully and consistently, and I am proud of our church’s witness.
I have been asked a couple times why we are so committed to observing
it. I answer with a couple of points:
1. We are a diverse community, and we feel it is important that
people are able to share their experience and their history with one
2. Recent history has proven to us that these are stories which must
be lifted up, to raise awareness that our nation is still coming to terms
with its racist past and the systems of racism which still exist in our
policies and in our economy.
Pastor Joey Macdonald thought it was important and instituted
the tradition…we continue to feel his witness when these stories are told.
We believe very simply that “All Means All” in the family of
God…no matter the color of your skin, and that in Christ, we all are
I think these are all good reasons to continue to observe the month. Yet I
am also aware that there might be some other stories and experiences
that we should be sharing. So keep your eyes peeled this year as we start
to celebrate some of the other cultures and traditions and identities in
our congregation; and if we call and ask you to share, I hope that you
will say “Yes!”
As the culture around celebrates love and affection during this month,
may these moments of sharing and witness increase the love we have for
one another. We are one…even if we are not the same.
GOOD NEWS is published monthly by
First United Methodist Church of North
Hollywood, California 91601
Phone (818) 763-8231
Rev. Grant Hagiya
Rev. Melissa MacKinnon
Rev. Steven F. Peralta
Director of Music
Director, Program Ministries
Director, Outreach Ministries
2. February 6 A Great Catch! Luke 5:1-11
Are we ever ready to follow Jesus? We often think that we need to get our lives together, clean ourselves, learn a
little more before we are ready to follow. Hear what Jesus has to say when Peter, surprised by a huge catch of fish,
tells Jesus to depart from him.
February 13 Poor and Blessed
Jesus, after healing a crowd of sick and troubled people, teaches his disciples that people are blessed when
they are poor, broken, oppressed, and cast-off. What did he mean by these words?
February 20 Jesus Economics Luke 6:27-38
Whether we want to talk about “trickle-down” economics or “voodoo economics,” Jesus wants to talk about the
economy of God’s Kingdom in a different way. According to Jesus, the Kingdom is for the generous and the
grace-filled. How does that compare to the world’s economy?
February 27 Between Realities Luke 9:28-36 (37-43)
Wherever Jesus is, heaven and earth are one realm. What might that mean for a community which claims that
Christ is its midst?
HIGHLIGHTS OF VIRTUAL WORSHIP
Tune in every Sunday for a brand new worship service!
We share on YouTube @nohofumc and on Facebook @nohofumc1.
Vocals - Michael McKenzie
Moment with Children - Patty Kelsey
January 2 - G P S
January 9 - Remember Your Baptism
January 16 - Jesus Cares About You
January 23 - Listen & Act
January 30 - Words are Powerful
January 2 - Norman Kelsey
January 9 - Norman Kelsey
January 16 - Anne Roche
January 23 - Norman Kelsey
January 30 - Norman Kelsey
Pastor Steve’s Sermon Series: The Nature of Good News
Sermon Titles and Scripture
January 2 - Alternate Routes | Matthew 2:1-12
January 9 - Bathwater | Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
January 16 - Wine Before Its Time | John 2:1-11
January 23 - Goin Home| Luke 4:21-30
January 30 - Leaving Home | Luke 4:21-30
Special Music - Michael McKenzie & Roger Eshleman
January 2 - UMH 670 | Go Forth For God
January 9 - UMH 369 | Blessed Assurance
January 16 - Ligertwood, Davenport | From Whom All Blessings Flow
January 23 - UMH 559 | Christ is Made the Sure Foundation
January 30 - UMH 140 | Great is thy Faithfulness
Sermon Series - “The Nature of Good News”
Have you ever stopped to consider what Jesus meant by “Good News”? Most Christians think the “Good News”
is about eternity in heaven and ignore the things Jesus spends more time talking about: equity, justice,
compassion, and mercy for the poor, the sick, the outcast and the forgotten.
Organist/Pianist - Roger Eshleman Call to Worship Response - Norman Kelsey
3. FEBRUARY 13 45!vs.!38
Please bring hearty soups, high in protein, to
church the next 2 Sundays and place them in the
BIN you think will WIN!
Goal: 250 Cans of Soup
Bins will be in the sanctuary until February 13th!
Soup will be donated to the
North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
Lets TACKLE HUNGER!
Tiny Home Project - Donation Tally
$6000 - Double our goal!!!
Our donation of $6,000 was sent and
received, by Hope of the Valley
Rescue Mission. Director, Ken Craft,
sent a message of heartfelt thanks for
our continued partnership and will let
us know when our dedication plaques
are ready. Our gift of 2 tiny homes will
support 4 people to get off the streets
and under a roof. Away from the
elements, bitter cold, and rain.
Recipients of these tiny homes, will
also receive intake and support.
Thank you for being the hands and
feet of Jesus.
The Hands&Feet of Jesus
5. BLACK HISTORY ALL YEAR ROUND
By Daniella Lake
To celebrate Black history all year round, Daniella Lake is a research apprentice for a brand new public
history research project at UC Berkeley called Black Lives at Cal (BLAC). The BLAC research team conducts
research related to Black history on campus and is in the process of creating an accessible and engaging
website that documents this information.
“Through this project, we are making our campus, one of the largest public universities in our state and one
of the most renowned public research institutions in the country, more inclusive by highlighting and sharing
the stories of Black students, faculty, and changemakers who made an impact in our school and beyond.
While the task of making such a large institution more inclusive can feel daunting, being a part of this project
has been my way to make the changes I want to see.” -Daniella Lake
Lenten Study – Thursday, March 3 at 7:00 PM
“The Lord’s Prayer: The Meaning and Power of the Prayer Jesus Taught” by Adam Hamilton
Most Christians know the Lord’s Prayer by heart. We pray it together as a part of our gathered
worship. We remember it as the prayer Jesus taught his disciples. But do we really understand and
appreciate the meaning and power of its words? Do we ever really stop to consider what we ask God
everytime we pray it?
6. February 1 Lisa Zung
February 2 Mee Zung
February 4 Morenike Lake
February 4 Sandra Smith
February 5 Dr. Lancelot Lake
February 5 Justin Parnell
February 6 Norman Kelsey
February 6 Amara Schweibert
February 9 Keven McConnell
February 10 Daisy Galvis
February 12 Michael Cox
February 13 Olivia Christian
February 14 Wendy Ince
February 20 Ava Peat
February 20 Beyla Nyaforh
February 21 Dr. Phil Griggs
February 25 Scott Shepard
February 28 David Eshleman
February 28 Uma Tokahuta
• Tonya Peat's niece had her baby boy, Teddy, had a successful heart
surgery after he was born.
• Roger Eshleman’s sister, Joan Velde’s cancer has returned and she had
her first chemotherapy treatment last week. The drug used caused
irregular heartbeat and she had to receive treatment for it. She is
extremely tired and is grateful for prayers.
• Jeff Thomas’ brother, Issac, is facing some very serious health issues.
• David Eshleman’s girlfriend, Ana, had a lumbar shunt revision surgery. She can’t have visitors because of
covid restrictions. New shunt will be MRI compatible and programmable. The surgery was successful!
7. Sunday Worship Services are Posted Online Saturday Eve| Worship In-Person at 10:30 AM
Join us online via Facebook @nohofumc1 or YouTube @nohofumc
Communion will be served, in-person, on February 6th, during worship.
Please have your articles for the Good News to the church office by February 17th for the March 2022 publication
or email them to email@example.com
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First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood
4832 Tujunga Avenue, North Hollywood, CA. 91601
“NoHoFUMC is a community that practices the all-inclusive and transforming love of God as modeled by the life and
ministry of Jesus Christ. We celebrate our diversity in race, ethnicity, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity,
age, gender, ability, citizenship, and socioeconomic status. Moved by the Holy Spirit, we welcome all people into the full
participation of the life of the church.”
LECTIONARY READINGS FOR FEBRUARY 2022 - Year C
February 6 Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany. Green.
Isaiah 6:1-8; Psalm 138; 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; Luke 5:1-11
February 13 Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany. Green
Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26
February 20 Seventh Sunday after the Epiphany. Green.
Genesis 45:3-11, 15, Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38
February 27 Transfiguration Sunday. Gold or White.
Exodus 34:29-35; Psalm 99; 2 Corinthians 3:12-4:2; Luke 9:28-36 (37-43)