Welcome to NoHo FUMC!
In a world that seems to accelerate with each passing day, do you need a place to decompress? Do you need space to ask and discuss the bigger questions about life and purpose? Would you like to find a way to serve the community? Would you like to connect with God?
If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, then please stop by and meet us. We offer two different Sunday morning worship services: 8:15 AM is a casual gathering in Boyer Chapel, with a rotating schedule of lay preachers and Pastor Steve bringing the message. At 10:30 AM, we worship in the sanctuary where you will hear classic and new hymns led by the organ. We do not have a dress code: people come in suits, in shorts, and everything in-between. We look forward to meeting you, so come be our guest!
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Sunday 6/28/20 service
An Important message from Pastor Steve Peralta:
June 30, 2020
Greetings in Christ,
I feel like it has been ages since we have been together…and in so many ways, it has. Our last worship service together was March 15, which means that we are in our third month of worshipping online. We have been living and operating under the guidelines of “Safer at Home” for over 100 days now…100 days!
When we started this journey, I honestly thought it would be a short-term thing. I thought we would be back together by now, especially when the state began to open phase-by-phase. Yet here we are, with numbers of infections on the rise and hospitalizations up, bracing for a continuation of this season. I may be a long-while before we are back together again.
We had an All-Church Zoom Meeting to discuss the guidelines and checklist for the resumption of in-person worship. Quickly, we realized that most of our membership wasn’t ready to come back together. We also discovered that we have many questions regarding the steps and procedures we will require to open safely. We will meet again on July 22 at 7:30 PM to discuss the guidelines and procedures more as well as assess the climate regarding a timeline.
I remind you that this pandemic is a fluid situation, which means that most of the data-points which will determine when we can safely resume in-person worship are out of our control. No matter how we plan, our plans will have to continue to adjust. So far, not a single church in the North District has re-opened: we Methodists have chosen to err on the side of safety and concern for one another.
So, if I may be frank, we need to work on having patience. In James 5:7, we read, “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming…like the farmer patiently waits for the autumn and spring rains so the land will yield its valuable crops.” Be patient, and continue to worship online. Be patient, and continue to reach out to one another and serve one another. Be patient, and continue to support the ministers of the church. Be patient, and look for ways to shine Christ’s light in the world.
Be patient, and uphold one another in love. We are the church, and we are not closed.
On June 2, 2019, with a vote of 52-0, NoHo FUMC approved the following Statement of Inclusion:
“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.”
#AllAreWelcome with #OpenHeartsOpenMindsOpenDoors @NoHoFUMC
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