Adult Discipleship


Small Groups

Adult Sunday School

9:15-10:15 am Sunday | 

 Join this group as they gather to follow the lectionary, sermon series, and Advent & Lent studies. Led by Sue Nahumck.

Mom's Parenting Class

9-10:30 am every first and third Thursday 

 Meet up with this group of moms in the Youth Room to share, laugh, and learn. Coffee and childcare provided. Led by Melissa Hopper.

Jeannie's Life Group

7 pm Wednesdays |  

This Life Group meets weekly at a rotating location for fellowship and follows the sermon series and participates in Advent and Lent studies. Led by Jeannie and friends.

Covenant Group

10 am first Saturday of the month 

 The mission of Covenant Discipleship groups is to develop leaders in discipleship who help the church to faithfully live out its mission with Christ in the world through mission and ministry. Led by Harry Fishleigh in the Conference Room.

Following Jesus

after 10:30 worship @ 11:30am 

Sundays | Feb 2-23

 Our journey of faith isn't a literal hike, but it certainly involves learning the path.  Explore the path of following Jesus and what that life can look like, and still make it home for the game.  

Led by Rev. Beth

and Karoline Ferencak

GriefShare Support Group

12:30-2:30 pm Sunday |1/5-3/29

Built around a 13-week video curriculum, GriefShare will walk alongside you to help you face the challenges of grief, and move from mourning to joy. Led by Linda Kallay and Diana Trubiani in the conference room. $20 registration fee for workbook, payable at the first class.

20/30s Young Adults

6-7:30 pm 2nd and 4th Sundays 

Beginning Feb 9, study The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg.

Are you tired of the status quo? Do you suspect there is something more you could be doing to be guided by the Holy Spirit, instead of life’s frantic pace? This study will help you become aware of the spiritual disciplines that can change your life. 

Led by Jon Wilterdink.

Women's Group

1-2:30 pm Tuesday | Ongoing

 Gather in the conference room for fellowship, sermon series, Advent and Lent studies.Led by Sue Nahumuck.

Men's Study

 7 pm Mondays | Library 

Meet in the library for a scripture-based study led by Bob Degraff.

Deepening Our Faith Despite our Doubt

6 pm Wednesdays| Jan 8- Feb 19

If you have doubts, questions, and ask what gets in the way of our faith- this group is for you. We'll read Searching for Sunday, written by Rachel Held Evans, a woman whose journey of faith led to a deeper, stronger faith. We are deep believers, with big questions, and want to grow with one another as we question and doubt.

Join Bill White and Pastor Beth for discussion, laughter, and connection. Searching for Sunday is available to borrow on audio and ebook through Hoopla, through the local libraries, or you can purchase a copy.


Financial Peace University

7-9 pm Tuesdays |  2/4-3/31

This proven program has changed over 6 million lives! Dave Ramsey and his team will walk you through the basics of budgeting, dumping debt, planning for the future, and more. FPU includes 9 video lessons. Led by Jordan Kattler and Bob Rader in the library. Childcare available upon request.

Purchase materials here

Wednesday Evening Life Group

6:00-7:30 pm Wednesday | Ongoing

 Currently joining the group Deepening Your Faith Despite Your Doubt, and will join back for Lenten study. 

Check the church calendar for location.

Led by Sue Patterson and Rev. Beth.


Welcome to Hope Ridge United Methodist Church. 

Our church family is made up of people with diverse spiritual backgrounds, seeking to journey together, to love God more deeply, and grow in how we love others. We know that you have a story to tell, and we want to get to know it.


Church Office: 440-352-2141

9870 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. 

Mentor, OH 44060

Preschool Office: 440-639-8817

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