1. First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood
IN THIS ISSUE:
• Memorial for Pastor Joey
• UMW Holiday Boutique
• Community Day
• 19th Annual Treelot
• Giving Tuesday
GOOD NEWS is published monthly by
First United Methodist Church of North
Hollywood, California 91601
Phone (818) 763-8231
Rev. James R. Powell
Dr. Joey K. McDonald
Director of Music
Director, Program Ministries
Director, Outreach Ministries
2. COME AND WORSHIP
The following Bible passages will be the basis for the messages in November.
Please take time each week to read the selected passages.
November 5 Who We Are & Whose We Are Matthew 23:1-12
November 12 Saints In Courage Joshua 1:1, 5-9
November 19 Saints in Thanksgiving
November 26 Shepherd of the Saints Ezekiel 34:11-16, 20-24
& Matthew 15:31-46
HIGHLIGHTS OF WORSHIP
October 2nd - Today was World Communion Sunday. Norman Kelsey and Phillip Mottaz returned as
Doctor Mottazstein & The Count Normula to share the spooky October Announcements! Pastor Joey shared a
message based on Philippians 1:1-13 titled “The Rhetorical If.” This is a statement of how we are supposed to
love God and others. It begins with a series of rhetorical statements about if there is any goodness in loving
Christ. We need to live a loving life in Christ and be loving towards everyone. Communion was served today at
8:15 AM & 10:30 AM worship services.
October 9th - Bill Varney stepped in for Patty Kelsey, who was recuperating from surgery. Pastor Joey’s
sermon, “Sour Grapes,” was based, initially on, Matthew 21:33-46. This was the Parable of the Landowner
creating a vineyard but Pastor Joey switched scripture to Romans 5:1-5 because the focus was about hope.
Hope never disappoints us. What we have to remember is that no matter how fearful we are, hope is always
stronger than fear.
October 15th - Worship this morning was solemn as we carried on while our beloved Pastor Joey was in ICU
at Sherman Oaks Hospital. Ken Ellis shared the message based on the lectionary scriptures.
October 18th - The North District - San Fernando Valley Mission Area #3 Charge Conference took place at
Canoga Park UMC. Our District Superintendent, Rev. James R. Powell, was on hand to lead us through the
agenda. Our SPRC met with Pastor Jim to discussed what was to come following Pastor Joey’s sudden passing.
Pastor Jim called up everyone from NoHo FUMC and had all those attending circle around and lay hands as
they all prayed for us. Churches in our Mission area: Canoga Park, Hindi-Urdu, Sherman Oaks and
October 22nd - Today was Laity Sunday where we had a wonderful variety of congregants leading all the
aspects of worship. Thanks to Patty Kelsey for facilitating. We are also grateful to the following people for
taking part in Laity Sunday: Doug Eboch, Sherri Perry, Tonya Peat, Daniella Lake, Rebecca & Joe Forgione,
Bill Varney, Charles Minetree, Patty & Norman Kelsey, Special music by Julie Shuford, Libeck Kadu, Sherri
Perry, David Eshleman, Shaun Vieten & Roger Eshleman. The sermon was shared by Norman Kelsey, “Hope
Through Hospitality” based on Luke 10:1-11. Lunch was catered by Tea Elle C Cafe & Spumante. Hosted by
Sue McDonald in the Social Hall. Thank you to the set up and clean up crew: The Lake Family, Sherri Perry,
Chuck Schafer, Todd Murata, Rebecca & Joe Forgione, The Anchetas, Joe from Spumante & Julie Shuford.
Pastor Joey truly equipped this congregation and was certainly smiling down at us for a job well done.
October 29th - Norman Kelsey sat in the pulpit and made sure to keep Pastor Joey’s original choice for
scripture, 1 Thessaonians 2:1-6 and original sermon title, “Goodness Is Not A Game,” and truly stepped up to
the challenge. The message related how we are all called to participate, that goodness comes from God with
Paul’s focus on authenticity and sincerity (with a few quotes from Linus in “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie
Brown,” for good measure), and bringing joy organically through smiles.
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
3. Sunday, November 12th
10:30 AM Worship Service
Reception to follow in the Social Hall
We have postponed our Community Project until a later date.
Celebrating our Community at NoHo FUMC!
Boy Scout Troop 18, Girl Scouts of America,
Evergreen Music Conservatory, Synchronicity
Hand Bell Choir and The Wesley School
The UMW Holiday Boutique
will be open during the reception in
the Social Hall following worship.
Sunday, November 19th is Loyalty Sunday!
Please use the card below or one from the church pews
to submit your ﬁnancial pledge for 2018.
Individual ﬁnancial contributions are key to the continuation of this vital ministry.
The pledge process is an essential part of church ﬁnancial planning.
Please return your completed pledge card to the ofﬁce or place it in the offering plate.
Think Outside the Box - Stewardship Campaign 2018 *
Think What We Can Do Together
We (I) would like to help support the ministry of North Hollywood 1st UMC!
We estimate that during the next year we will give to NOHO 1st UMC
$_______________ per week or $____________ per month or $__________ per year in 2018
divided as follows:
$__________________ for ___________________
* Giving Estimates may be revised at any time by contacting the church ofﬁce.
_____ Check here if you would like more information about electronic giving options
________________________________________ Your E-mail address - optional
Remember to make a copy of your pledge for your record
4. What’s Happening in November?
Saturday, November 11th - UMW Holiday
Boutique Opens! 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the
Social Hall! Lunch not served this year.
Monday, November 20th - Church Christmas
Decorating! Meet in the Sanctuary to decorate the
church for Christmas! 3:00 PM.
Saturday, November 25th - Tree Lot Set Up
9:00 AM. Meet at Lounge.
Friday, December 1st -
TREE LOT GRAND OPENING DAY!
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tell your family, friends. & neighbors to shop with us!
Sunday, November 12th - Community Day!
Celebrating our wonderful community! (See ﬂier.)
Friday, November 10th - UMW Boutique Set
Up in the Social Hall. 9:30 AM.
Wednesday, November 22nd - Inter-Faith Food
Thanksgiving Eve Service. 7:30 PM. (see below)
Monday, November 20th - Tabitha Meets in
Hand in Hand at 10:30 AM.
Sunday, November 12th - Mission Sunday!
Bring jars of peanut butter for the food pantry and a
few extra dollars for the blue mission envelopes.
Monday, November 6th - UMW Cooking for
the boutique! 9:30 AM in the big kitchen!
Wednesday, November 29th - Christmas
Trees Delivered! Delivery. Time TBD.
Hand in Hand Room
We are looking for new musicians
to join our bell choir.
Please come to our workshop and
learn basic hand bell techniques.
Bring a friend!
11:30 AM Reservation
Tea Elle C Cafe
26111 Bouquet Canyon
Meet in the North Lot at 11am
to caravan and carpool.
Wednesday, November 22nd - UMC Joint
Thanksgiving Service. Northridge UMC. 7PM.
Tuesday, November 21st- Ruth Circle meet at
7:30PM. Location TBA.
Thursday, November 16th- PB&J Project meets
in the Lounge at 7:00 PM.
SIGN UP FOR THE 19TH ANNUAL TREELOT
Tree Handlers, Cashiers, Greeters & Dinner Providers
Sign Up at http.//bit.ly/NoHoFUMCTree
Church of the Chimes
14115 Magnolia Blvd. Sherman Oaks
Canned tuna, Canned Chicken,
Chili, Ravioli, Beans,
Friday, November 17th - Tea Fellowship.
Carpool leaves at 11am from North Lot.
Thursday, November 30th - Christmas Tree
Prep. Sign up to put trees in stands and water.
Saturday, November 18th - Celebration of
Life - Dr. Joey K. McDonald. 1:00 PM. Main
Sanctuary. Reception to follow in Social Hall. RSVP.
5. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11TH
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The United Methodist Women have been
stitching, painting, gluing, baking, and canning
all year to create another wonderful morning of
shopping and fellowship.
All proceeds from this event go toward assisting
several mission projects: The David &
Margaret Youth and Family Services in
LaVerne; The Methodist Hospital in Arcadia;
N e w E n t r a C a s a ; a n d To b e r m a n
Neighborhood Center in San Pedro.
Come and delight in our baked goods,
homemade jams and jellies, handmade holiday
decorations and gifts and, of course, the
"Second Time Around Table."
The UMW are asking for donations for the
second-time-around table. All gently used items
please. Assistance is also needed with set-up for
the boutique. On Monday, November 6th at
9:30 am, the ladies will be cooking in the social
hall kitchen and setting up tables on Friday,
November 10th at 9:30 am in the Social Hall.
Please let Kathi Ellis know if you can help.
Please mark your calendars and support the
mission work of The United Methodist
The 19th Annual Christmas Tree Lot
We are getting ready for our 2017 Christmas Tree Lot!
Remember, many hands make light work, so please
sign up to volunteer! You can sign up various ways:
1. Give Roger Eshleman your email and he will send
you a spread sheet.
2. Email Roger the dates and times you want at
3. The old fashioned way at church during coffee
4. Or on our SIGN UP GENIUS site, link below.
We need tree handlers, greeters, cashiers, and food
providers. Of course, we are most in need of tree
handlers, especially at peak times.
Shifts are Friday - Sunday beginning December 1st -
December 17th. That is just 9 days of tree lot!
Although the holidays are busy, if you can ﬁnd the
time to help us, it would be so greatly appreciated.
Fridays - 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturdays - 9:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Sundays - 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tree Lot Set Up Day
Saturday, November 25th
9:00 AM - 2:00 PM (or until ﬁnished)
Meet in front of the Lounge
Tree Delivery Day
Wednesday, November 29th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday, November 30th
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Grand Opening Day
Friday, December 1st
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
6. A THANKSGIVING DAY FEAST
For our North Hollywood
Interfaith Food Pantry friends.
It’s free for everyone!
Enjoy a delicious traditional sit-down
Thanksgiving Day Banquet
Thursday, November 23, 2017
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rain or Shine
Free Gift Bags
Free Shuttle from:
4390 Colfax Ave. in NoHo to
Temple Beth Hillel
12326 Riverside Dr. NoHo
You can take Bus Line 155
Vision of Hope -
People Helping People
of the Chimes
14115 Magnolia Blvd.
N.W. corner of Magnolia &
celebrating 34 years of service
7. SAVE THE DATE - UMC GIVING TUESDAY NOVEMBER 28TH
By Lynn Yoshizumi
There is Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday but for Methodists there is Giving Tuesday
on November 28. Please join United Methodists around the world to change lives on UMC Giving Tuesday.
This is your opportunity to “Connect Your Passion with God’s Mission”.
In 2016 more than 2,550 people from 19 countries gave gifts of more than $850,000 toward Global Ministries’
missionary support and Advance projects. One of the great things about The Advance is it allows you to invest
your resources where your passion answers speciﬁc needs in the world. And 100% of your gifts made online
through The Advance goes to the missionary or project of your choice.
Impact areas this year are:
Church Development Health
Disaster Response and Relief Mission Personnel
Economic Empowerment Social Justice
Education WASH/Water and Sanitation
Food and Agriculture Women and Children
Visit umcmission.org/give to learn more about missionaries and projects and decide how you want to connect
your passion to God’s mission on Nov. 28. Your gift on UMC Giving Tuesday will help bring hope and healing
to a world in need.
GUEST PASTORS FOR NOVEMBER
5th - Rev. James R. Powell, District Superintendent
12th, 19th, & 26th - Dr. Lincoln Galloway
Dr. Lincoln E. Galloway began a career in teaching at St. Peter’s
Primary School where he taught for three years from 1973-1976. He
then moved on to other teaching appointments which included St.
John’s, Salem, and Brades’ Primary Schools, as well as Salem Campus
(MSS). He studied at Erdiston Teachers’ Training College in Barbados
and later graduated with a Bachelor of Education degree from the
University of West Indies. Later, following a vocational call to pastoral
ministry, he studied for the Masters of Divinity (M.Div.) at Candler
School of Theology in Atlanta and continued his graduate work at
Emory University where he earned a Ph.D. in New Testament Studies.
He served the Methodist Church as a local preacher during his years in Montserrat and today he is an
ordained elder in the United Methodist Church. Dr. Galloway is currently the K. Morgan Edwards
Associate Professor of Homiletics at Claremont School of Theology in California. He is a member of the
Academy of American Religion (AAR), the Society for the Study of Biblical Literature (SBL), and is
currently Second Vice-President of the Academy of Homiletics.
8. November 4 Maggie Christian
November 5 Frank Rapinac
November 7 Deanne Cox
November 9 Shirley Pratt
November 10 Patricia Doelitzsch
November 10 Linda Eshleman
November 16 Raylean Fetterman
November 17 Marion Elkerton
November 25 Hannah Ye-Books
November 26 Erin Parnell-Zavala
November 27 Bryan Ancheta
November 27 Jessica Renslow
November 28 McKenna Sucher
November 28 Libeck Kadu-Vieten
November 29 Reba Roebuck
Please lift up Sue, Ian, & Aaron and the entire McDonald family after the sudden loss of Pastor Joey.
Pray for discernment as Bishop Grant Hagiya and District Superintendent, Rev. James R. Powell, choose the
best ﬁt for our interim and permanent Pastor.
Elena Ashton was in a car accident at the end of September and injured her neck. Her car has been in the
shop and she is recuperating.
Patty Kelsey will begin radiation treatment on November 8th.
Tracy Ritter underwent another surgery to remove cancerous tissue from her adenoid and throat area.
Kim Deason’s husband, Mikio, will be undergoing chemotherapy again.
Keven McConnell’s facial paralysis has been improving but he still does not have full movement of his face.
Pray for Puerto Rico and all places that were hit by natural disasters as they rebuild.
On November 5th, we recognized our earthly saints who
have entered the church triumphant:
Anna Marie Finstad
Henri Pimentel Doble
Edward En-Ming Zung
Dr. Joey K. McDonald
9. Join us as we celebrate the life of
Dr. Joey K. McDonald
Saturday, November 18th
Reception in the Social Hall
Please RSVP at
A memorial fund has been set up
McDonald Memorial Fund
Dee’s Flowers in Studio City have offered to
waive the delivery charge.
The Reverend Doctor Joey K. McDonald
Joey Kern McDonald was born in Ypsilanti, Michigan in 1949 to Charles (Red) and Mary McDonald.
The family moved to Winstead, Connecticut in 1952, then to Garden Grove, California in 1956. He
was the youngest of ﬁve children – Michaeline, Thomas, Peggy, and Kimberley. Sadly, both his mother
and father, as well as his sister Mickie and brother Tom, preceded him in death.
Joey was married nearly 42 years to Sue, and had two sons, Aaron and Ian.
He earned an associate’s degree from Santa Ana Community College, a bachelor’s degree from
University of California at Fullerton, master and doctorate degrees from Claremont School of
Theology. He was ordained Elder in the California Paciﬁc Conference of the United Methodist
As a servant of God, he served the United Methodist Church beginning in 1975. He began his service
as a youth counsellor, then after ordination as a senior minister, he served the churches in Garden
Grove, Mission Viejo, Twenty-Nine Palms, Rubidoux, and North Hollywood. His ministry was about
preaching grace and hope. He also passionately believed in the strength and ministry of the laity.
Joey was a good man who lived life at face value. He was loyal to God, the church, his family, and
friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Dr. Joey K. McDonald
“We give thee but thine own, whate’er the gift may be: All that we have is thine alone, a
trust O Lord from thee.” I grew up singing this hymn as a response to the offering. In
Philippians 4:10-19, Paul gives thanks for the ﬁnancial support the people have sent him.
They had given for a time, stopped, then resumed gifts toward his ministry. He afﬁrms the
gift, without lamenting the earlier absence of giving. More importantly, he counts the gift
as holy, and prays God’s blessing upon current and future offerings.
When money comes up in Church someone is liable to be offended. This is because of
how personal money matters can be. Someone will say all the church ever does is ask for
money, which means don’t ask or tell me how to give. So we soft sell stewardship. We
write letters, send estimate of giving cards and ask people to prayerfully consider their
gifts. It would be more effective to ask folks to put as much effort into giving as into
buying a car or a TV. That thinking is fractured because it is based on our need to
purchase. The desire to receive something of value for money. Stewardship, however, is
based on our need to give.
Of course gifts to a local church are appreciated and needed. From the blessings of the
gathered community in worship, to feeding the hungry locally and the support given
distant missionaries, giving money matters. How much is a personal decision. If we speak
passionately about a social issue, and invoke what the Bible says about it, and yet become
forgetful in terms of stewardship, we have erred. Friends the Bible is clear, all of what we
have belongs to God, we hold it in trust. In terms of giving, ten percent of what we have is
the place we begin as stewards. How we ﬁgure that percent is up to us.
If we withhold our money from a church because we disagree with its theology, structure
or program, we do so in ignorance of the aim of stewardship; which is sharing our
abundance in grateful response to God’s goodness. Our faith is deepened by our need to
give not the need of the church to receive. If we are not being fed in a faith community,
we are not vested in terms of time, talent and treasure in that place. A part of the
imperative of faith is to put our money where our faith is. In more base terms a colleague
once spoke of a member saying of stewardship; “preaching what ain’t paid for don’t
Reﬂections are part of the weekly bulletin inserts for worship. This writing is originally from October 10, 1999.
The Late Dr. McDonald’s sermon, “Don’t Give God A Dime,” was based on Philippians 4:10-19.
11. OPPORTUNITIES FOR WORSHIP
November 5 Twenty-Second Sunday After Pentecost. All Saints Sunday. Green.
Joshua 3:7-17; Ps.107:1-7, 33-37 (UMH 830); 1 Thess. 2:9-13; Matt. 23:1-12;
All Saints Sunday: Rev. 7:9-17; Ps. 34:1-10, 22 (UMH 769); 1 John 3:1-3; Matt. 5:1-12
November 12 Twenty-Third Sunday after Pentecost. Green. Community Day.
Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25; Ps. 78:1-7 (UMH 799); 1 Thess. 4:13-18;
November 19 Christ the King/Reign of Christ. White.
Judges 4:1-7; Ps. 123 (UMH 797); 1 Thess. 5:1-11; Matt. 25:14-30
November 26 Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost. Green.
Ezek. 34:11-16, 20-24; Psalm 100 (UMH 821); Eph. 1:15-23; Matt. 25:31-46
Sunday Worship Services at 10:30 AM in the Main Sanctuary
Children’s Sunday School meets at 10:30 AM in the Community Room/Nursery
Children’s Message the 3rd Sunday at 10:30 AM Worship Service
Communion will be celebrated on November 5th at 8:15 AM and 10:30 AM Worship Services
8:15 AM Worship Services in Boyer Chapel
November 5 - Pastor Jim November 12 - Norman Kelsey
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November 19 - TBD November 26 - Sandra Smith