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We WELCOME all into a relationship so that we can WORSHIP God,

be NURTURED by the Holy Spirit through one another,

and be SENT out to serve others in Christ's name.


We welcome you to Hope Ridge!  We are ALIVE with Hope!

  • Welcome to Hope Ridge!  We are excited to have you visit for the first time, come back if you have been out of the habit, and consider choosing Hope Ridge as your faith home.  Wherever you are on your faith journey, we welcome you to come and enjoy the warmth and spirit of welcoming that is Hope Ridge Church.


  • In place of altar flowers this year- Join the "Celebrations 2023!"  Each week Hope Ridge offers you a chance to celebrate-- the life of a loved one, a birthday, an anniversary, or other special moments in your life-- with a gift to the church.  Sign-up via the SignUpGenius and your celebration will be included in the weekly eUpdate.


  • Worship at 8:45AM in the Chapel and 10:30AM in the WFLC.  Livestream is available at 10:30AM on Join in the chat to praise, pray, and worship with one another.  Also, we ask that you fill out a weekly online connection card whether participating online or in-person.  And when in-person, please sign-in at the Welcome Table clipboard to let us know you’re here.  Be a part of the community of faith together!

  • The CAFE is open from 9:45AM - 10:30AM every Sunday.  Come after first service or before the second service to enjoy hot coffee, fresh donuts, and great conversation!  If you would like to volunteer in the Cafe occasionally, click HERE to sign-up and you will be welcomed and all questions answered at that time. It's a fun way to meet folks!

  • Sunday Worship is live on YouTube, please subscribe, so that you will be notified when a video is posted. It's free. Also, the service will be available by noon each Sunday through our website-


  • Nursery care is available during the 10:30 service, for little ones under 4.  Please see an usher with questions.


  • Children are always welcome to attend worship.  Kid's Kits bags are available at the back of the Chapel and WFLC.  If attending the 10:30AM service, feel free to make your family comfortable at a table.


REGISTER NOW 2023 VBS at Hope Ridge! Hop on board the Rocky Railway to learn how Jesus' power pulls us through!  July 17-21, 9AM-noon, Monday - Friday. Ages 4 years old - 4th grade.  Registration ends June 7:


CALLING ALL VBS VOLUNTEERS:  Interested in volunteering for VBS? We have jobs for everyone -- youth (5th grade and older) to adults!  Sign-up HERE.  All aboard! 


Bible on the Beach will start June 14 at 7PM for six weeks, led by Kathy Tripepi-Bova, using the devotional collection “Beach Calling” by Missy Buchanan. The book/e-book is available at Upper Room (15% discount code URMJ23); Amazon (new, used, kindle); local libraries; or receive the weekly devotions as a pdf by email. Contact Lori at to register.  The group meets at Headlands Beach, in the pavilion by parking lot 10.

HOPE RIDGE BOOK CLUB meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30PM in the Youth Room.  Any are welcome to read from the following book list and attend the discussion.

June and July off

Aug 28- Alexander Hamilton

Sept 25- The Other Einstein

Oct 23 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn-- note book change.

Dec 4 - Horse: A Novel


Local Mission Project dates Aug 7, 8, 9

Concord Community Day, Aug 12, 4:30PM-8:30PM

Choir Workshop, Sept 9, 9AM-Noon

Women's Retreat Weekend Oct 6-7

If you would like to help with the planning of this awesome spiritual renewal get-away, see Robin Szakacs!

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To see the entire church calendar and facility use, go to and click Resources, and Calendar, found in the dropdown.


Saturday 6/3:

  • 8:30AM-3:30PM  Rummage Sale & Cafe-- free admission

  • 10-11AM  "11th Step" AA meeting @ Chapel

  • 8-9PM "Keep Coming Back" AA meeting @ Chapel

Sunday 6/4:  Trinity Sunday and Graduate Recognition

  • 8:45AM- 9:45AM  Traditional Service and communion  @  Chapel

  • 9:45AM-10:30AM  Donuts and coffee @  Cafe

  • 10:30AM-11:30AM  Contemporary Service and communion @ Worship and Family Life Center WFLC

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon @ Chapel

Monday 6/5:  

  • ALF small group cookout and last class on The Chosen

​​Tuesday 6/6:

  • 1PM-3PM Women's Bible Study @ Conference Room

  • 7PM  SPRC Meeting @ Conference Room

  • 7:30PM AA Big Book meeting @ Chapel

Wednesday 6/7: 

​​​​Thursday 6/8:  EOC Annual Conference @ Akron

  • 5:30 Kellogg Commons HOA meeting @ Youth Room

  • 5:30-7:00PM  Praise Team rehearsal @ WFLC

  • 7-8 PM "Serenity" AA meeting @ Youth Room

Friday 6/9: EOC Annual Conference @ Akron

  • 6:15PM  Project Hope for the Homeless meal drop-off for delivery @ parking lot

Saturday 6/10: EOC Annual Conference @ Akron

  • 10-11AM  "11th Step" AA meeting @ Chapel

  • 8-9PM "Keep Coming Back" AA meeting @ Chapel

Sunday 6/11:  

  • 8:45AM- 9:45AM  Traditional Service  @  Chapel

  • 9:45AM-10:30AM  Donuts and coffee @  Cafe

  • 10:30AM-11:30AM  Contemporary Service @ Worship and Family Life Center WFLC

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon @ Chapel

Look for the Hope Ridge e-blast in your email for weekly inspiration and updates!  Know of someone who wants to receive our emails?  They can sign up at the bottom of any page of our website at

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(Missions and opportunities to serve)



  • PROJECT HOPE for the Homeless MEALS- the congregation of Hope Ridge Church provides a meal for 50 clients on the 2nd Friday of each month.  If you would like to be a part of this ministry by purchasing and preparing part of the meal for a particular month, please sign-up HERE. 

  • RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, Friday, June 16, 11am-5pm in the WFLC.  Please schedule your appointment at, “find a blood drive” code hoperidge.

  • EAST OHIO CONFERENCE SUMMER CAMPS are now online for registration!  Give your child or grandchild the gift of experiencing God’s creation through summer camp. Go to East Ohio Camps Summer 2023 (  We are encouraging donations to the EOC Camp Scholarships fund to help families in need give their children the opportunity to attend camp.  We are currently working with Project Hope and their Families Moving Forward program to identify needs.  Donate any amount to Hope Ridge UMC, memo "Camp Scholarship."

  • THE MIDWEST MISSION will be collecting items during the June 8-10 Annual Conference. Visit our Mission Opportunities webpage for details on what they have requested and encourage your church or other community groups to start collecting items now.

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If you're a part of Hope Ridge UMC and you or your children are going to be in a community program such as a...special play, musical concert, school, or sporting event, and you would like to let others in our church family know about it and attend, please email the details of the event, who is in it, and how to get tickets (if needed) to Lori at at least 2 weeks prior to the event and we will get it published in the "Hope Ridge ALIVE in the community!" section of the Weekly Rundown!

​​​* For security and privacy, we will no longer post phones or emails of our church members for small group information.  Please refer to your church directory.  If you need an individual's email address, phone number, or a current printed directory, please call the office 440-352-2141 or email We are sorry for the inconvenience.

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