WEEKLY RUNDOWN

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

be NURTURED by the Holy Spirit and one another,

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

WELCOME

We welcome you to Hope Ridge!

  • Hope Ridge is welcoming you to two in-person services. A more Traditional Service is at 8:45AM in the Chapel, and the Contemporary Service is at 10:30AM in the WFLC.  No RSVP is required.  Livestream will still be available on Facebook.com/hoperidgeumc  on Sunday morning, 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.  Be a part of the community of faith together!

  • New to Hope Ridge? Pastor Beth is inviting you to a noon Zoom conversation "Coffee with the Pastor" after worship on Sunday, April 25.  Email pastorbeth@hoperidge.com for the link. 

  • In place of altar flowers this year- Join the "Celebrations in 2021!"  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

 

  • 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- hoperidge.com/services.

  • In-person worship is at 8:45AM in the Chapel and 10:30AM in the WFLC. No pre-registration is required. Masks and social distancing remain necessary to re-open safely. 

  • After Easter, our new worship sermon series is Living the Resurrection,  Easter is not a day; it is a new way to live.  Through this series, we will examine the Acts of the Apostles and how they guide us into action today.

NURTURE

Sunday 4/18:   ​ 

  • 8:45AM In-person Traditional service in the WFLC.

  • 9:15AM  Adult Sunday Morning Life Group in the Conference Room and Zoom.

  • 10:30AM  In-person and online Praise Worship in the WFLC.

  • 6PM  Youth Group 6th-12th grade in the Youth Room.

Monday 4/19:  

  • 6:15PM  Safety Team Meeting on Zoom.

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​​Tuesday 4/20:  

  • 1PM  Lenten Study--Women’s Group Bible Study on Zoom: Please email hopeoffice@hoperidge.com​ to register and receive the link. 

  • 7PM  Trustee Meeting on Zoom

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Wednesday 4/21:​

  • 7PM Jeannie's Life Group  Lenten Study Zoom class starting 2/24. Facilitated by Carol Benroth.  Please email hopeoffice@hoperidge.com to register and receive the link.

Thursday 4/22:  

  • 7PM  Praise Team rehearsal in the WFLC

Friday 4/23: ​​

​​Saturday 4/24:

  • 8:30AM  Creative Worship Team Meeting on Zoom.

  • 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 www.hoperidge.com.

  • To see the full church calendar and facility use, go to hoperidge.com and click Calendar, found under the Resources dropdown.

  • Save the Dates and time for this summer's Family VBS!  It's time you and the kids had some organized fun this summer together!  Don't miss this outdoor time of songs, skits, and games! 

The once-a-week Wednesday evening family VBS is starting July 7 thru August 4, 5:30pm-7:30pm.

Want to be part of the VBS crew?  We're looking for teens and adults for Wednesday evenings this summer! 

Click here to sign up.  

  • Monthly Monday Hope Ridge Book Club 6:30pm in the Pavilion with masks (in Chapel if inclement weather). Next book discussion is Apr 26, reading Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gypsies and May 24 will discuss American Dirt by Jeanine Cummins.

  • East Ohio Methodist Camps are the best!  If your kids haven't been to one of our 3 summer camps it's time to check them out this year!  Ask Pastor Beth and she will answer questions and direct you to the many families in the church who can share their kid's awesome camp experience.  With tiered pricing and camperships available, there is no reason not to go this summer!  Visit eastohiocamps.org

Want a chance to tour the sites, talk to the staff, and see what is being offered for Summer Camps 2021? 

Come visit on the following dates for an Open House:

  • Camp Aldersgate: Sunday, April 18th from 2 – 5PM.

  • Camp Asbury:  Sunday, April 25th from 2– 5PM.

Do those dates not work for you?   Contact the site directly and set up your own visit.

 

SEND

(Missions and opportunities to serve)

  • Flash Food Drive  The Kent State University Lake County Chapter is holding a Food Drive for the depleted Kent State Food Bank (for students and community members) from April 18th – 23rd.  Any canned or non-perishable goods may be dropped off at Hope Ridge UMC during Sunday worship or dropped off in the green tote bin outside the church office door that week –  Thank you for your help.  Any questions can be directed to  Carol Darr. 

  • Serve others at the Drive-thru School Market, Friday, April 23, at the Central YMCA from  3PM -5PM.  CLICK HERE to  sign up to help.   

  • Project Hope Meals-  We provide a meal for Project Hope for the Homeless on the second Friday of each month.  Next meal:  May 14.  Make a part of the meal at home and bring it to the church.  Sign up here. 

  • Red Cross Blood Drive at Hope Ridge scheduled  Friday, April 30, 11AM-5PM.  Sign up with sponsor code 'hoperidge' at redcrossblood.org

  •  Church Work Days--- Sunday, April 25, 1-5PM and  Saturday, May 1,  8:30 AM -1PM-- Spend a little time helping our Youth and Trustees with projects and cleanup to make Hope Ridge shine!  Sign up on the connection card at hoperidge.com.

​* 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 paper directory, please call the office 440-352-2141 or email hopeoffice@hoperidge.com. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

ABOUT US

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.

ADDRESS

Church Office: 440-352-2141

hopeoffice@hoperidge.com

9870 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. 

Mentor, OH 44060

Preschool Office: 440-639-8817

preschool@hoperidge.com

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