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!

  • Hope Ridge offers two in-person services:  a Traditional Service at 8:45AM in the Chapel, and a Contemporary Service at 10:30AM in the WFLC.    10:30 Worship livestreamed can also be found on YouTube Channel (Hope Ridge UMC Church), or on Facebook Live (@HopeRidgeUMC).

  • Staffed Nursery Care now available for both services-  Drop-off the little ones under 4 on Sunday morning for care and play time. Open from 8:30-11:30AM, so parents can relax and enjoy worship. Sign in with Emily Stack at the check-in counter.!

  • #RIDGEKIDZ at 10:30AM! Bring your kids and grandkids, grades Pre-K thru 5th, as they enjoy learning the stories of Jesus in a kid-friendly format.  Held in the Music Room at the top of the ramp; led by Gretchen Baptie.

  • The Hope Ridge Cafe --Help Needed!  Coffee and donuts are available each Sunday between services, but we need servers to make it happen each week!  Volunteering for this ministry is a great way to meet new folks and see old friends!  Please read more about it and sign-up HERE.  

  • In place of altar flowers this year- Join the "Celebrations 2022!"  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.



  • 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. 10:30 Worship livestreamed can also be found on Facebook Live (@HopeRidgeUMC).

  • In-person worship at 8:45AM in the Chapel and 10:30AM in the WFLC.  Livestream is available at 10:30AM on Facebook.com/hoperidgeumc. 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!

  • Sunday Worship -- 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 in the back.



Fall Back into Church!!

10:30-11:30AM #RidgeKidz PreK-5th @ Music Room Bring your kids, grades Pre-K thru 5th, as they enjoy learning the stories of Jesus in a kid-friendly format, while parents focus on the worship service. The first Sunday of each month kids stay in the worship service with their parents for Holy Communion.


3rd Grade Bible Presentation, Sun, Oct 2 at both services--Is your child in at least 3rd grade and ready for their Adventure Bible?  RSVP to hopeoffice@hoperidge.com and let us know!  A pre-presentation pizza party will be held after 10:30 worship on Sept 25 to get together and enjoy this special time.  Please plan to attend both Sundays.


Men's Bible Study starts Mon Sept 19, 7:00PM in the Conference Room.  Sept. 19 – Oct. 24, Studying Twisting the Truth by Rev. Andy Stanley.  Led by Jim Davies and Joe King.

Hope Ridge Book Club- meets the 4th Monday of each month at 6:30PM for book discussion. September 26 book discussion on The Magnificent Lives of Marjorie Post by Allison Pataki and October 24 discussion of the book Wish You Were Here by Jodi Picoult. Led by Sue Nahumck. 

Tuesday Women’s Study @ 1PM in the Conference Room, led by Sue Nahumck.

The LIGHT small online group study, led Wednesdays at 6:30PM on Zoom by Laurie Rider, uses podcasts from Andy Stanley to stimulate discussion and find principles to apply in daily life. Contact the church office for the Zoom link.

Choir Rehearsal- Wednesdays at 7PM in the Chapel.  If you ever thought about joining the choir, now is a great time!  New folks welcome without try-outs or solos! 

COG Small Group Study, led by Yvonne Oyler meets Thursdays at 10AM in the Conference Room, studying Living the Faith After Bible Class Is Over by Lysa Terkeurst. New folks welcome!


CHURCH CALENDAR THIS WEEK- To see the full church calendar and facility use, go to hoperidge.com and click Resources, and Calendar, found in the dropdown.

Sunday 9/25:  

  • 8:45AM  Traditional Worship and Communion in the Chapel

  • 10:30AM  Contemporary Worship  in the WFLC Worship Center.   Livestream will be available on Facebook.com/hoperidgeumc and on YouTube @HopeRidgeUMC Church.

  • 10:30-11:30AM RidgeKidz PreK-5th @ Music Room 

  • 11:30AM 3rd Grade Bible Kids Pizza Lunch @ Cafe 

  • 5-7PM  Youth Group @ Youth Room

  • 6:15PM  Open Men's Basketball @ WFLC-- come for a little exercise and fun! See Paul Baptie with questions.

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon Meeting @ Chapel


Monday 9/26

  • 8AM-2PM  RAVE Morning meeting and workday @ Youth Room

  • 6:30PM  Hope Ridge Book Club @ Youth Room

  • 7-8:30M Men's Bible Study @ Conference Room

Tuesday 9/27:  

  • 8-9AM  RAVE morning meeting @ Youth Room

  • 1PM  Tuesday Women's Study @ Conference Room

  • 6-8PM  Cub Scouts@ Youth Room, WFLC, Library, Pavilion/Café 

  • 7PM  Admin Council Meeting @ Conference Room

  • 7:30PM AA Big Book meeting @ Chapel

Wednesday 9/28: ​

  • 8-9AM  RAVE morning meeting @ Youth Room

  • 7-8:15PM  Choir Rehearsal @ Chapel


​​Thursday 9/29: 

  • 8-9AM  RAVE morning meeting @ Youth Room

  • 10AM  COG Small Group meeting @ Conference Room

  • 7-8 PM "Serenity" AA meeting @  Chapel

  • 7-9PM Praise & Tech Rehearsal @WFLC

Friday 9/30:

  • 8AM-2PM  RAVE Morning meeting and workday @ Youth Room

Saturday  10/1:

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

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


Sunday 10/2:  3rd Grade Bible Presentations during both services

  • 8:45AM  Traditional Worship and Communion in the Chapel

  • 10:30AM  Contemporary Worship and Communion in the WFLC Worship Center.   Livestream will be available on Facebook.com/hoperidgeumc and on YouTube @ HopeRidgeUMC Church.

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon Meeting @ 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 www.hoperidge.com


(Missions and opportunities to serve)


  • Are YOU Ready to Serve? Team forming for Kentucky Flood Recovery Oct 10-14

Nearly 40 people died from flash flooding late July in southeastern Kentucky.   Hundreds of impacted homes are in the process of being assessed. Most of the mucking out of homes has been completed.  Our United Methodist East Ohio Emergency Response teams representatives Steve Court, Vern & Lynn Kempf, Mike Woodward, and Bob Catchpole visited the area recently to assess needs. As a result, Bob Catchpole will be leading an East Ohio team to aid in disaster response and recovery five days next month, October 10 returning October 14.
The East Ohio team will travel to Kentucky on Monday, work Tuesday through Thursday, and return Friday.  Work may include assessment of damaged homes or tear out and repair. The host site will provide air mattresses in the gymnasium, kitchen, and shower facilities.
If you are interested in serving as the hands and feet of Christ through this mission, please contact Harry Fishleigh 440-221-0966 or call Bob Catchpole 330-506-0339.

  • BLESSING OF THE PETS, Sun Oct 16, 2-3PM  Come bring your pet(s) to Hope Ridge parking lot to receive a special prayer and blessing and treat from Pastor Jim.


  • CHARGE CONFERENCE, SUN OCT 16, 4:30PM  All Hope Ridge members and committee chairs are encouraged to attend this annual business meeting of the church.


  • TRUNK OR TREAT, SUN OCT 23, 4-6PM in the parking lot. Come for a fun-filled event with decorated trunks, activities, and candy! Trunkers needed! Candy donations appreciated and accepted now in the office.

  • 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.  Next meal is Friday, Oct. 14.

  • HOPE CHEST OF LAKE COUNTY is collecting fall clothing, all sizes, especially men's gloves and shoe/sneakers/boots.  Put in small bags in the wagon by the church kitchen or bring to Hope Chest at 1 Victoria Place. Mon-Thurs 9:30-12:30. Clothing is given at no cost to those who are referred to Hope Chest.


  • HOPE RIDGE ALIVE IN THE COMMUNITY--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 hopeoffice@hoperidge.com 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!


  • 2023 UPCOMING WESLEY ALL-INCLUSIVE TRIP Pastor Jim and Robin Szakacs are planning a fun and educational John Wesley Heritage Tour May 2-10, 2023! Enjoy a guided tour of England and visit historic sites relevant to the Methodist foundation.  Pick up a flyer at the welcome table or ask Pastor Jim for more information.

​​​* 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 hopeoffice@hoperidge.com. We are sorry for the inconvenience.