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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.

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


  • 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!

  • Choirs-- The Chapel Choir and Ridge Ringers Handbell Choir alternate Thursday rehearsals at 7PM and usually each perform once a month during the Sunday 8:45AM service.  Both led by Christian Brooks, contact or Lori in the office for the schedule.  New participants welcome!

  • 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-

  • The Praise Team is looking to fill two volunteer positions at the 10:30AM service:  Electric guitarist and drummer, playing once or twice a month. Also, the Worship Production Team is looking for additional help in the booth to help with sound, live stream and lighting. Training will be provided. Please contact Jared Delaney, Contemporary Worship Coordinator


  • Nursery care for little ones under 4 years old is available during both services every Sunday from 8:30AM-11:30AMwith Nursery Caregivers Syndey Mina and Julia Barrow. Please ask a greeter where to check in! 


  • 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.

  • A new #RidgeKidz Zone for children, is included in the 10:30 worship.   Kids of any age are invited to come together in the WFLC front left corner at the start of worship, to enjoy movement and rhythm instruments to praise God!  They will stay together for the songs and worship prayer time, and then age 4 thru 2nd grade will be led to the Music Room up the ramp for #RidgeKidz class. Older kids return to their family seats at that time.


YOUTH GROUP for grades 6-12--meets first and third Sundays 5-7PM.  To make it an awesome year, we need your input, ideas, and leadership! Adults!  SIGN UP HERE to help lead a discussion or run a game or activity or provide a meal! For details, see Pastor Jim. 

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.  Sept 25- The Other Einstein; Oct 23 - A Tree Grows in Brooklyn; Dec 4 - Horse: A Novel

MONDAY MEN'S STUDY,  7PM Study in the Conference Room-. Do you feel that God gave us the Bible as our instruction manual for life? “Game Plan for Life” by Joe Gibbs.  Weekly sessions will focus on Bible passages, supported by a video illustrating parallels in football and NASCAR for a deepened understanding of God’s Word and personal growth. 

MONDAY ALF Group (Adult Life Fellowship for men and women)  @ 7Pm in the Library. Facilitated by Carol Benroth, they will be following the sermon series with the book/DVD study, "Questions Jesus Asked."

TUESDAY WOMEN’S STUDY – Meets weekly on Tuesdays from 1-3pm in the Conference Room. Study  "Questions Jesus Asked" by Magrey DeVega.

TUESDAY SUMMER LUNCH BUNCH will be Sept 19 at 11:30AM, at B-Rox Grill & Swill at 2119 Mentor Ave.  All welcome to enjoy this lunch out. Let Diana Trubiani or Winni Rodriguez know if you're coming.

C.O.G.s Thursday study meets at 10AM in the Conference Room. 

New women welcome.  No advance prep needed. Materials will be provided by email or given in class.

Sept 14-Oct 9:  "Questions Jesus Asked" by Magrey DeVega

Oct 16-Nov 16:  Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions by Lysa TerKeurst. 

A new 11-week GRIEFSHARE class Sundays at 1PM from Sept 17 thru Nov 26 in the Conference Room.
Led by Diana Trubiani and Linda Kallay, this class will help those in grief and mourning find the tools and support they need to find joy again.  This class is free and open to the public. There is a workbook fee required of $25. Click to REGISTER HERE.

THIRD GRADE BIBLES will be presented on Sunday, Oct 1. If your child is in 3rd grade this fall, or older and has not received an Adventure Bible from Hope Ridge, please sign up through the church office 440-352-2141 or email

BIBLE EXPLORERS begins Sun, Oct 8, 9:45-10:15AM in the Library. For grades 3-5. This is a great class for those who have received their Bibles but have not really had the format of the Bible explained.  How to look up verses and why it is put together the way it is.  This class will meet 2x a month.  Would you please consider teaching a week or two throughout the year?  Signup HERE. 

BREAKFAST CLUB with Pastor Jim, Wed, Oct 25, 8AM at Concord Family Restaurant, across the street from church. Come and visit and enjoy breakfast together!

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Women’s walk – Spring 2024

Men’s walk – October 26-29, 2023 at Camp Asbury.

Learn more:  Western Reserve Emmaus (  See Harry Fishleigh for details.

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

Sunday 9/17:  

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

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

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

  • 1PM  GriefShare @ Conference Room

  • 5PM  Youth Group and parents @ Pavilion

  • 6:15PM  Men's Open Basketball @ WFLC

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon @ Chapel


Monday 9/18:

  • ​8AM-1:30 RAVE meeting and Work @ Youth Room

  • 7PM ALF Study @ Library

  • 5:15PM Men's Study Tailgate @ Pavilion-- Come for the food, stay for the study!


Tuesday 9/19: 

  • 8AM-9AM  RAVE Morning Meeting @ Youth Room

  • TUESDAY SUMMER LUNCH BUNCH will be Sept 19 at 11:30AM, at B-Rox Grill & Swill at 2119 Mentor Ave.  All welcome to enjoy this lunch out. Let Diana Trubiani or Winni Rodriguez know you're coming.

  • 6-8PM  Cub Scout Parent Meeting @ WFLC

  • 7PM  Trustee meeting @ Conference Room

  • 7:30PM AA Big Book meeting @ Chapel

Wednesday 9/20:

  • 8AM-9AM  RAVE Morning Meeting @ Youth Room

Thursday 9/21: 

  • 8AM-Noon  RAVE Morning Meeting @ Youth Room

  • 10AM  COGs Thursday study- all welcome!  

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

  • 7PM  Bell Choir Rehearsal @ Music Room

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

Friday 9/22:

  • 8AM-1:30PM  RAVE Morning Meeting and Work@ Youth Room 


Saturday 9/23: 

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

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


Sunday 9/24:  

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

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

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

  • 1PM  GriefShare @ Conference Room

  • 6:15PM  Men's Open Basketball @ 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. 

  • ERT (Emergency Response Team) BASIC TRAINING CLASS is offered on Saturday, Nov 11th at Chardon UMC, led by Mike Williams from Chardon UMC and Bob Catchpole from Youngstown.  The registration will start at 8:30am and class will be from 9am to 5pm, which includes lunch and other breaks.  We need a minimum of 10 to hold this class, which should not be a problem.  The class costs $25 and will include lunch, class materials, the required background check for the FEMA badge, and an ERT t-shirt.  Here is the Conference registration link for signing up for the class   Please have everyone register ASAP to ensure we get enough individuals and can plan materials, shirts, and lunch.

  • REQUIRED SAFETY TRAINING sessions for all who are on the Hope Ridge Welcome Team (ushers, greeters, cafe) and Safety Team members.  Please plan to attend these 4 VERY important training sessions, led by Mike Warner:

Sat, Oct 28, 9AM-Noon @ Mayfield UMC

Sat, Nov 18, 9AM-Noon @ Hope Ridge UMC

Sat, Jan 20, 2024, 9AM-Noon @ Mayfield UMC

Sat, Feb 24, 2024, 9AM-Noon @ Hope Ridge UMC

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NEW EVENT!  Beats on the Ridge - Sat, Oct 21, 5:30-8PM in the Hope Ridge parking lot

You won't want to miss this fun family-friendly evening featuring the band "Beats Working!" playing a blend of country, blues, and classic rock music, food from delicious JD's Gourmet Hotdog truck, and costume parade and treats for the kids! 

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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!

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Sharing information from our District and Conference...

September2023.pdf (



September 18, 2023 – EAST OHIO NEWS (
East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church (

​​​* 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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