2010 -- The Year of Valley Adventures
First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood - photo by Gerald Fecht for the Archives of The Museum of the San Fernando Valley (click on images to enlarge)
Originally founded in 1892, First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood has had four locations in the area. It moved to its present site in the 1940s, near the intersection of Tujunga Avenue and Riverside Drive.
Main entry door to the First Methodist Church of North Hollywood. The doorway is in the Spanish - Moorish revival style of architecture, very popular in Los Angeles in the 1940s when this beautiful church was built.
Madonna and Child - Stained glass window in the "bridal room" of the United Methodist Church of North Hollywood.
Methodist "circuit riders" were the first Protestant ministers serving the San Fernando Valley. Services might be held in barns or homes and sometimes at the edge of fields. Webb McKelvey who was in the first graduating class of the University of Southern California (founded by Methodists) told me about his preacher father riding from village to village in the San Fernando Valley and the desert communities.
First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood
4832 Tujunga Ave, North Hollywood, California 91601. 818-763-8231
Dr. Joey K. McDonald – Senior Minister
Nylean Rapinac, Church Secretary of the First United Methodist Church of North Hollywood. Nylean is graduate of North Hollywood High School