1. First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood
IN THIS ISSUE:
• Easter Basket Mission
• Spring Outdoor Market
• The Library is Open
• Black History Moments
• Food Pantry News
GOOD NEWS is published monthly by
First United Methodist Church of North
Hollywood, California 91601
Phone (818) 763-8231
Rev. Grant Hagiya
Rev. Jim Powell
Rev. Steve Peralta
Director of Music
Director, Program Ministries
Director, Outreach Ministries
“All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. You didn’t
receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, instead, you
received a Spirit that shows you are God’s adopted children.”
Romans 8:14-15, CEB
Several Months ago, the District Superintendent asked if I was interested in
traveling to Korea to experience the missionary spirit of Korean
Christianity. I said yes and back in November, I purchased a round-trip
ticket to Seoul. Since purchasing that ticket, the Coronavirus emerged from
Wuhan, China, and exploded into a pandemic. The World Health
Organization is feverishly trying to unlock the secrets of this flu-like virus as
well as stop its spread.
Unfortunately, the virus continues to emerge in different cities and countries
across the globe. My trip was canceled as the virus makes its way through
Seoul. In Korea, churches have ceased their day-to day ministries like early
Morning Prayer and Bible Study meetings.
We are afraid. We are afraid of this virus making us sick. We are afraid of
what this virus might do to the world-wide economy.
This virus isn’t the only thing we are afraid of. We are afraid of this
upcoming presidential election. We are afraid of strangers. We are afraid
in public spaces and in our places of worship. We are afraid of what is
going to happen in May within our denomination. Fear seems to rule our
lives and it seems to rule our world.
Something has to change. We can’t let fear interfere with our living each
day to its fullest. We can’t let fear sap our joy or temper our enthusiasm.
We can’t let fear get in the way of our faith or quiet God’s call in our lives.
As we start our season of Lent, I believe we need to repent. We need to
confess that we have given fear too much power in our lives. I believe we
need to turn from our fear and lean into our faith in God, that we might
rediscover the lives God has for us. For the next six weeks, we will be
meeting on Thursday Nights to see what God has to say about overcoming
unhealthy fear with faith and seizing courage in our faith. Each Sunday we
will listen to what Jesus has to say about stepping out in faith over our fears.
Together we will practice prayer, self-denial, service, and focus on God’s
Word to rediscover lives driven by faith instead of fear.
2. Lenten Sermon Titles and Scripture Readings
March 1 When the Spirit gets Hangry Luke 9:28-36
March 8 Re-Born John 3:1-17
March 15 Spirit & Truth John 4:5-42
March 22 Sin & Redemption John 11:1-45
March 29 Unmasking Death Matthew 21:1-11
Highlights of Worship
February 2 - On 02/02/2020, we collected 125 cans of soup for the food pantry during our Souper
Sunday collection contest! We were quite shy of our 200 cans goal but we are so happy to donate what we
could to the pantry. Thank you to everyone who donated! Pastor Steve’s sermon “Blessed are the Down
Trodden” was based on Matthew 5:1-12. Communion was also served this morning.
February 9 - Today was Scout Sunday and Mission Sunday. Many thanks to Dan Doggett and the other
scout leaders from Boy Scout Troop 18 and those who are part of other troops and dens. Troop 18
presented the colors and led us in the Pledge of Allegiance. The Scouts led the invocation, call to worship,
offertory, and offering prayer this morning. Thank you to Kathi Ellis for coordinating coffee fellowship as
Troop Liaison. Patty Kelsey shared a moment with children about our faith shining their light. Pastor
Steve shared a sermon titled, “Shine Hard People,” based on Matthew 5:13-20. Lynn Yoshizumi shared a
Mission Moment about the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry.
February 16 - Today, we celebrated doing all things in Love. We also celebrated Black History with a
moment shared by Norman Kelsey about the Centennial of the Negro National League. Pastor Steve’s
sermon was based on Matthew 5:21-37, titled, “But Jesus Says...” Reminding us to listen to Jesus and to
lead with love. Especially, loving our enemies. Special music was shared by Jeff & Caitlin Thomas. A
special coffee fellowship was enjoyed with a luncheon, Valentine treats and Manny’s Coffee out on the
February 23 - Daniella Lake shared an original poem, “A Wheel of Positivity for Black History,” for
Black History Month Moment. Pastor Steve’s sermon, “Too Many Voices,” was based on Matthew 17:1-9.
Jeff Thomas sang, “Shine, Jesus Shine,” for special music.
February 26 - Ash Wednesday service. Pastor Steve shared a special message, “Be Careful Where You
Lay Your Heart,” based on Matthew 6:1-6. Palm fronds were burned to make ash and Pastor Steve
imposed ashes. The prayer chapel was open for candle lighting and personal, silent prayer time. Patty &
Norman Kelsey assisted Pastor Steve with readings.
3. It is time to order your Easter Lilies!
A gorgeous Easter Lily cross is erected in the chancel of the
Sanctuary every year. The lovely plants are given in memory and in
honor of loved ones and are $10 per plant.
The plants may be taken home following the 10:30 am
worship service on Easter Sunday, April 12th
Your Name ______________________________________ Phone Number ________________________
Please Circle One:
(In Memory) or (In Honor) of _____________________________________________________________
(In Memory) or (In Honor) of _____________________________________________________________
(In Memory) or (In Honor) of _____________________________________________________________
Total Number of Lilies Ordered _________ @ $10.00 per plant Total Due ______________
HOPE OF THE VALLEY’S
FAMILY SHELTER PROGRAM
Baskets will be shared with these family crisis centers:
Genesis House, a 28-bed, 90-day, shelter in Pacoima for
families with children.
Shepherd’s House & Casa De Vida are 48-bed, 90-day,
shelters in West San Fernando Valley for families with children.
All programs are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Families have access to housing navigation case management,
referrals to outside service providers for medical and mental
health care, parenting classes, and much more.
The aim is to make all of the “houses” as welcoming and
comfortable as possible.These baskets help.
• Large Chocolate Bunnies
• Wrapped Candies
• Candy filled plastic eggs
• 6” tall Stuffed Animals
• $1 Activity Packs from Michael’s
• Small Toys
• Cash donations to purchase like
Thank you for your support!
We will collect items on Sundays:
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Please leave your donations on the table by
Boyer Chapel. Or your monetary donations
will be graciously accepted.
We are filling 100 Baskets!
Saturday, April 4th is Prep Day at 11:30
in the Community Room.
(following the Outdoor Market)
Palm Sunday, April 5th - Assembly Day
following coffee fellowship outside in the
4. What’s Happening in March?
Sunday, March 8th - Missions Sunday! Please
bring nonperishable proteins to donate to the Food
Pantry! (Tuna, Peanut Butter, Chili)
LENTEN STUDY SCHEDULE - Every Thursday in the Lounge
7:00 PM - Vespers & Soup Supper
7:30 PM Unafraid - Lenten Study
Tuesday, March 10th - Questions of Faith
with Pastor Steve. 7:30 PM. Pit Fire Pizza on
Lankershim & Magnolia.
Wednesday, March 18th - Ruth Circle meets in
the Lounge at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday, March 11th - UMW General
Luncheon. Noon. Lo-Fe-Lo. Bring a Sandwich.
Thursday, March 19th - Soup Supper &
Lenten Study! 7:00 PM. Lounge.
PB & J PROJECT
Thursday, March 19th
Time & Location TBD
For almost a decade, we have
been coming together, monthly,
to make 150 sandwiches that go
to the North Hollywood
Interfaith Food Pantry for
distribution to those in need.
Please come by and help.
Thursday, March 19th- PB & J Project meet
with time and location TBD.
Thursday, March 5th - Soup Supper & Lenten
Study! 7:00 PM in the Lounge.
Friday, March 13th - Lucky Tea Fellowship at
the Kelsey’s. Noon. Afternoon Tea. RSVP.
Wednesday, March 11th - UMW Executive
Board meeting in Lo-Fe-Lo 11:30 AM.
Thursday, March 12th - Soup Supper &
Lenten Study. 7:00PM. Lounge.
Thursday, March 26th - Soup Supper & Lenten
Study. 7:30 PM. Lounge.
Wednesday, March 18th
Our local UMW is part of the
largest denominational faith
organization for women.
Ruth Circle is a subgroup formed
to allow members an opportunity
to focus on special mission
A place for connection, prayer,
study & spiritual growth.
All ladies are invited.
Please bring in donations for our Easter Baskets going to Hope of the Valley
Tuesday, March 31st - Question of Faith with
Pastor Steve. 7:30 PM. Pit Fire Pizza on
Lankershim and Magnolia.
The Kelsey Residence
(rsvp for address)
Join us for a lovely afternoon in
Lake Balboa on the Lanai.
Afternoon Tea will be served
Bring a sweet or savory to share.
Games and Prizes
5. Tuesday Night Gathering
By Pastor Steve
Have you longed for a place to discuss your
thoughts and questions about God, about
Religion, and about Faith? You know what I
mean: a safe place where people aren’t
threatened and there isn’t a need for a right
answer? A place where you can explore your
beliefs and your doubts alongside other
If so, join Pastor Steve Tuesday nights at Pit Fire
Pizza, on Lankershim & Magnolia, for open
discussions about God, Faith, and Life. Each
evening will begin with a conversation starter
and we will see where that takes us.
Meet at 7:30 pm on these Dates:
Questions of faith may be turned into Pastor
Steve ahead of time by emailing the church
office at firstname.lastname@example.org or by dropping
your questions in the offering plate or church
office mail slot on Sundays.
UNAFRAID: Living with Courage & Hope
in Uncertain Times
Book by Adam Hamilton
Happy isn’t a mood we associate with the season of
Lent. Lent seems to call for something a little more
somber, reflective, and inward looking. Certainly,
the Lenten journey calls for attention to the inner
self and the working of spiritual disciplines in the
life of the individual and the community of faith.
For the season of Lent, we will set aside seven weeks
to focus on the complex emotion of fear. Sometimes
it saves us. More often it robs us of the life we want.
But we can take our lives back. Fear wreaks havoc
on our relationships and communities. It leads us
into making bad decisions. It holds us back from the
very pursuits that promise fulfillment and joy.
Making matters worse, not a week goes by when
some new threat or calamity isn’t dominating the
headlines. Why are there so many tragedies? we
wonder. What will happen next? Unafraid will show
how a believer and unbeliever alike, can develop
sustaining spiritual practices and embrace Jesus’s
recurring counsel: “Do not be afraid.” For anyone
struggling with fear or wondering how families and
communities can thrive in troubled times, Unafraid
offers an informed and inspiring message full of
We will start at 7:00 PM with soup and bread, and
begin our class discussion at 7:30 PM. (We will ask
for participants to sign up to bring soup, bread,
salad, beverages, and dessert each week).
Feb 27 - Understanding & Countering Fear
Mar 5 - Crime, Race, Terrorism, & Politics
Mar 12 - The Jesus Creed and Its Loves
Mar 19 - Failure Disappointing Others,
Insignificance, & Loneliness
Mar 26 - Apocalypse, Change, Missing Out,
Apr 2 - Aging, Illness, Dying, & Fear of the Lord
6. News From Digital Outreach
By Tonya Peat
I hope you have heard the news by now that we are super excited to introduce our Text to Tithe Program.
You can now text your one time or repeating donation to NoHoFUMC simply by texting the amount you
want to donate to (844) 954-1296 There is a one time quick set up and you’re off and running. It’s super
easy, I paid for my altar flowers last week for Ava’s Birthday simply by texting “$30 Flowers” to the number
above. You can designate your tithe to General, Missions or Flowers. If you don’t put anything, you can let
us know in the office where you want the donation directed as well or we will assume it goes to the general
I encourage everyone to try this new tithing feature. You can donate from anywhere. Let’s say you are at
home and you see the Weekly E-Blast or the Text reminder about an event like making the Easter Baskets
and you want to donate to that cause, you just grab your phone and text “$20 Missions” and you’re set.
You will also get an email confirmation. Check the pew pockets for text to tithe cards with the phone
number and bookmarks in the office, with details on how text to tithe.
I also wanted to remind everyone to make sure to follow us on social media (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
and YouTube) and like our posts, share event information and refer people to our website
www.nohofumc.org. I post 2 videos a week on our YouTube page, yes, we have a YouTube channel and it’s
got tons of great videos to watch. Past services, Pastor Steve’s message for the week and montage videos of
events like VBS and some of our Missions projects. Go to YouTube and search NoHo FUMC watch, like,
share! As always if you have any questions or need any help navigating the social media or web site, please
feel free to contact me. email@example.com.
If you haven’t already given the church office your phone number, please do if you want to be added to
our Call Multiplier weekly text reminder of events. Your information is not shared with anyone, it’s just a
quick way for us to text what’s happening or send out important information.
7. By Lynn Yoshizumi, Church Librarian
The Church Library is located in the Lounge. There are approximately 2,500 hundred books in our
collection, most of which have been donated by members of the congregation over many years. When
Pastor Joey passed away, his wife Sue donated a large number of his books.
We use the Dewey Decimal System. All books are classified in one of ten large general categories, each
one of which has up to 100 subcategories. Each book is given a 3-digit number signifying the category
and subcategory and the books are shelved by their number.
100 Philosophy & Psychology
300 Social Sciences
500 Natural Sciences & Mathematics
600 Technology (Applied Sciences)
700 The Arts
800 Literature & Rhetoric
900 Geography & History
Because ours is a Church library, our main focus is Religion, the 200 books, begin to the right of the
fireplace along the west wall and continue on the north wall taking up about 4 more columns.
The Library is open every Sunday morning and you can visit it and browse and check out books before
or after church. Anyone can check out books from our library. We have an old-fashioned system because
many of our books were published before barcodes were created; also we didn’t have library system
software. Each book has a card pocket in the front containing the card for that book. When you check
out a book, you need to write your first and last name on the card and the current date. Then either file
that card according to your last name in the small metal file box in the middle of the column to the left
of the fireplace or leave the card in the cardboard box next to the computer. Like the LA Public Library,
we request that you return the books at the end of 3 weeks. However, there are no fines if a book is not
returned at that time. When you return the book, please leave it in the box by the computer. I will put
the book’s card into the pocket and put the book back on the shelves.
There is a database of all of the books in our library. If you are looking for a certain book or author, I
can check on the computer to see if we have it and help you find it.
8. A Wheel of Positivity for Black History
by Daniella Lake
A Black History filled with the voice of Ella Fitzgerald, the poetry of Langston Hughes, and the
marching feet of those on their way to Montgomery from Selma.
Filled with freedom ringing.
A Black History filled with the names we know and have been taught since grade school. Martin
Luther King, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson. Filled with the names of people we often don’t hear;
Sherman Maxwell, Bessie Coleman, Matthew Henson.
Filled with the names of black people yet to come. Filled with
A Black History month filled with movies like 12 Years A Slave, I am not your Negro, and Black
Panther, going off the charts in the box office.
A Black History filled with little black boys and black girls who, for the first time in hundreds of years,
are judged on their character and not the color of their skin.
A Black History filled with artists and singers who consistently break records and start new trends in
their industry. Michael Jackson, Missy Elliot, Beyoncé, Tyler the Creator, must I go on?
A Black History filled with affluence from Madam CJ Walker, the wealthiest self-made woman at the
time her death, to Oprah Winfrey, a self-made billionaire.
A Black History with my brother, sister, and I.
A Black History that educates me in class about people like Bryan Stevenson, a black lawyer who
fights for those facing capital punishment, those who are people of color, those wrongfully convicted,
and in general, cheated, mistreated by our justice system.
A Black History that decides to make a movie about Bryan Stevenson’s book, “Just Mercy” where he
says “We are all implicated when we allow other people to be mistreated. An absence of compassion
can corrupt the decency of a community, a state, a nation. Fear and anger can make us vindictive and
abusive, unjust and unfair, until we all suffer from the absence of mercy and we condemn ourselves as
much as we victimize others. The closer we get to mass incarceration and extreme levels of
punishment, the more I believe it's necessary to recognize that we all need mercy, we all need justice,
and-perhaps-we all need some measure of “unmerited grace.”
9. A Black History that is all encompassing and unabridged, that isn’t always a wheel of positivity.
Black History that is seen as African American History, starting in the 1600s, but we were black and
making history long before we got here.
A Black History that makes me sing a praise song for the day.
A Black History that is relentless, that can’t be held down, that won’t be held down.
A Black History that keeps growing, keeps extending, that we keep learning more about.
A Black History that remains hidden, parts of it we’ll never know till they make Hidden Figures part
2, 5, and 6.
A Black History filled with the old We Shall Overcome, and We shall Not Be Moved, but what does
Toni Morrison said “Freeing yourself is one thing; claiming ownership of that freed self is another.
“A Black History that did both.
A Black History that makes it known that the power lies within me, within us. A
Black History that sees me bloom like the flowers.
A Black History that gives me the courage to speak, to sing, to fight, for what is right. Because when I
have the slightest moment of doubt, of fear, I just flip a page in Black History.
Daniella Lake is now a Senior at
Notre Dame High School.
She has been our Acolyte for many years and
the North District, Youth Representative, at
Annual Conference for two years.
Daniella shared this poem she wrote on
Sunday, February 23rd, during our
Black History Moment.
10. The Negro National League’s Centennial and the Gospel According to Satchel Paige
By Norman Kelsey
On Thursday, February 13th, in Kansas City, MO, year-long celebrations began to mark the centennial
of the founding of the Negro National League. Black entrepreneur Rube Foster established this
alternative to the Major Leagues because black ballplayers were prohibited playing in the Majors based
on their race. Foster led a group of eight independent Black baseball team owners in a meeting at the
local YMCA. They formed a league which gave an opportunity for Black players to showcase their
talents. The Negro Leagues lasted for 40 years in various forms and beyond Jackie Robinson’s debut
with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
Prominent players in the Negro Leagues included Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, Buck O’Neil, Monte
Irvin and Hank Aaron. All but Mr. O’Neil are in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Although
he is not in the Hall and did not play Major League baseball; Buck O’Neil was the first Black coach in
the Majors, with the Chicago Cubs, and played a big part in the establishment of the Negro League
Baseball Museum in Kansas City where the celebrations started last month.
Perhaps the best pitcher and most popular player in Negro League history was Leroy “Satchel” Paige.
From all accounts he was one of the most entertaining athletes ever, and was very hard-to-hit. He
didn’t just throw a blazing fastball. Paige threw The Jump Ball, The Trouble Ball, The Midnight
Creeper, The Bat Dodger and The Hesitation Pitch. Satchel was so good and such a draw that the
Cleveland Indians made him a major leaguer at the age of 42. In his “rookie” season, he became the
first Negro League pitcher to play in the World Series and for the winning team. In 1971, he was the
first Negro Leaguer elected to the Major League Hall of Fame.
Satchel Paige was also known for his quotes. Like proverbs; some are so well-traveled that people have
forgotten he uttered them first. Here are a few sage words attributed to Satchel:
“Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.”
“You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.”
“Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like
“Don’t pray when it rains, if you don’t pray when the sun shines.”
“Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.”
The Negro Leagues were a direct response to segregation. There were some Blacks on professional
baseball teams prior to 1900, but because of Jim Crow laws and racism, the players had to quit. The
Leagues filled a need for the players to play, for local economies to generate money and for people in
urban centers and rural areas to have access to entertainment. It is a bittersweet commemoration,
because it is a stark reminder how unjust it is to exclude based on race, on biases, and that everyone
should have the opportunity to participate fully and to the best of their ability. However, it is a
reminder of the spirit of those who played the game, the discrimination they endured and the heights
they reached despite it.
So, a salute to the 100th anniversary of the Negro National League. Play ball!
11. Food Pantry Corner
A message from Pantry Communications, Lynn Yoshizumi
CHANGES AT THE NORTH HOLLYWOOD INTERFAITH FOOD PANTRY
After 10 very productive years as Director of the Pantry, Luis Oliart has given up the position. From his
experiences as Director, Luis connected with many homeless people and he now has the skills and connections
to help them by serving as Advocacy Lead, spearheading the North Hollywood Home Alliance’s efforts
advocating for additional housing in the east San Fernando Valley.
Barbara Javitz and Jane Poole are now co directors of the Pantry. Both women are extremely hard workers.
Barbara leads most of the Pantry Advisory Board meetings and takes care of the distribution site and the day-
to-day running of the Pantry. Jane does all of the purchasing of foods from LA Regional Food Bank and
Bargain Warehouse that are necessary to supplement the foods that are donated.
Since the beginning 37 years ago, the Pantry has operated under the umbrella of the Valley Interfaith Council
(VIC) and has used VIC’s non-profit tax ID number. About 2 years ago, the Pantry board, made up of
representatives of the various congregations in the Pantry coalition, voted to separate from VIC and have a
separate non-profit tax ID number. It was much harder and much more paperwork involved to move from the
previous status than it would have been for a brand new entity applying for a non-profit tax ID number. In
mid-February the Pantry was finally approved as a non-profit organization and received its own tax ID
Part of the process of being a separate non-profit organization was incorporating and creating an Executive
Board of Directors for the corporation. Pastor Steve Peralta is one of the nine members of that board.
Some potential donors did not want to give money to the Pantry while it was using VIC’s tax ID number. It is
hoped that having a separate tax ID number will facilitate more donations to the Pantry.
Donating Home Grown Produce
When I spoke about the NHIFP during the church service recently, I mentioned that the Pantry receives fresh-
picked produce from Food Forward. But I didn’t mention how you can donate surplus produce from your yard.
This can be done either through Food Forward or directly to the Pantry.
If you have fruit trees that produce more fruit than you need for your family and friends, you should go to
firstname.lastname@example.org, read the website and register your tree(s). Someone from Food Forward will contact
you to arrange a harvest. If you do not have access to the Internet or have questions, call Food Forward at
818-530-4125. Since all food harvested by Food Forward goes to hunger relief agencies in Southern California,
you should mention NHIFP when asked which agency you want to receive your produce.
If you have less than 100 pieces or you would prefer to harvest the fruit yourself, Food Forward can provide you
with fruit pickers and/or boxes if necessary.
You can deliver your fruit to the Pantry Distribution site on the Troost Avenue side of First Christian Church
when the Pantry is open between 7 am and 1 pm on Mondays and Fridays. Or you could call 818-760-3575 or
email barbara@nhifp to make arrangements for a driver to bring the Pantry van to pick-up your produce,
preferably during Pantry operating hours.
Fruit donors receive numerous benefits:
· You give back to your community by providing fresh fruit to those in need
· You receive a tax deductible receipt for your in-kind donation
· You reduce the amount of waste in your yard that may be attracting pests
12. Please join us for this community building event on the front lawn of the church!
Church members hand made items and homemade baked goods to sell. Proceeds go to Mission
projects. The Church children run the lemonade stand. We hope you stop by to support.
NOHO FUMC SPRING
Saturday, April 4th
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
Baked Goods & Jams
Spring Themed Crafts
13. HELPERS NEEDED
Saturday, April 11th
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
South Lot & Patio
We need volunteers to hide eggs, make
cotton candy and popcorn, and to run
games and activity tables.
Face Painting, Bounce House,
Cotton Candy, Popcorn,
Easter Egg Hunt, Photo Spot,
DJ & Dancing!
Please sign up to help out at this
Our church and neighborhood families had such a joyous time at our festival last year. We hope you mark
your calendars and tell a friend. We are looking forward to seeing you this year!
14. Wishing you many blessings on your birthday!
Love, Your Church Family
• Tracy Hagan was accepted into another clinical trial and is keeping her faith with focus on God.
• Spike Hullihen is suffering from complications due to gall bladder cancer.
• Sandy Flemming is having issues with her lungs after having pnuemonia over Christmas.
• Muffett Brinkman’s Dad, Michael, was diagnosed with stage 4 prostate cancer.
• Keven McConnell is having rotator cuff surgery after a serious car accident this past December.
• Jessica Manuel has been dealing with depression from loneliness and loss of love.
• Roger Eshleman’s sister, Joan Velde, is still undergoing alternative cancer treatments. Joan is now in
temporary remission from her lymphoma. Doctors performed heart valve surgery last week.
• Tonya Peat requests prayers for the following family and friends: Ali, 2nd diagnosis of colon cancer with
metastasis; Jenn, single mom who is undergoing treatment for her breast cancer; Vickie, pancreatic
cancer, who is undergoing chemotherapy every other week and developed stomach pain. Julie Mitchel,
breast cancer; and Tonya’s Aunt Karen Veltkamp, also diagnosed with breast cancer.
• Carl VanDorn is recuperating after a fall that caused bruising on his brain.
Our homebound congregants: Joyce Cunningham, Margaret Dixon, Dottie Vick, Dorothy Tyler,,
Margaret Allen, Gladys Woodard, Bill Varney, Ralph Seybold.
Please take a moment from your day to lift up these friends. If you have any prayer requests, please
contact the church office at (818) 763-8231 or email email@example.com. Should you request a
Pastoral call or visit, please also contact the church office to schedule a time with Pastor Steve.
March 1 Jerry Acosta
March 1 Willa Koenigsaecker
March 1 Desi Resinos
March 1 Barbara Roberts
March 2 JoAnn Parnell
March 3 Joe Forgione
March 7 Ed Webster
March 8 Michael Kent
March 11 Zachary Thomas
March 12 Pat Sucher
March 17 JoAnn Roche
March 18 Sue McDonald
March 19 Bridget Deason
March 28 Tim Coyle
March 28 Evangeline Fetterman
March 28 Anne Roche
March 28 Ethan William Forgione
March 29 Alycia Watts
March 30 Joan Becker
March 30 Daniel Cox
March 30 Eli Cox
March 30 Carrie Downs-Minetree
15. WORSHIP LECTIONARY & LITURGICAL COLORS
March 1 First Sunday in Lent. Year A. Purple.
Gen. 2:15-17, 3:1-7; Ps. 32 (UMH 766); Rom. 5:12-19; Matt. 4:1-11
March 8 Second Sunday in Lent. Purple.
Gen. 12:1-4a; Ps. 121 (UMH 844); Rom. 4:1-5,13-17; John 3:1-17
March 15 Third Sunday in Lent. Purple.
Exo. 17:1-7; Ps. 95 (UMH 814); Rom. 5:1-11; John 4:5-42
March 22 Fourth Sunday in Lent. UMCOR SUNDAY. Purple.
1 Sam. 16:1-13; Ps. 23 (UMH 754 or 137); Eph. 5:8-14; John 9:1-41
March 29 Fifth Sunday in Lent. Purple.
Ezek. 37:1-14; Ps. 130 (UMH 848); Rom. 8:6-11; John 11:1-45
Sunday Worship Services at 10:30 AM in the Main Sanctuary
Adult Sunday School meets every 2nd, 4th & 5th Sunday at 9:00 AM in Boyer Chapel
Children’s Sunday School meets at 10:00 AM in the Community Room/Nursery
Communion served on March 1stat 10:30 AM Worship
8:15 AM Worship Services in Boyer Chapel
March 1 - Pastor Steve March 8 - Norman Kelsey
March 15 - Patty Kelsey March 22 & 29 - Sandra Smith
Lenten Study Schedule in Lounge - EVERY THURSDAY
7:00 PM Vespers (Prayer) & Soup Supper - Lounge | 7:30 PM - Lenten Study with Pastor Steve
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“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.”