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​Our current Sermon Series is titled: Out of the Wilderness.   

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!

  • Welcome, Pastor Jim!  We are excited to introduce our new Pastor, Jim Szakacs, who began his ministry at Hope Ridge in July 2021.  To read about Pastor Jim and his wife Robin, click HERE

  • 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.  

  • INTERESTED IN BECOMING A MEMBER OF HOPE RIDGE?  Whether you are new to Hope Ridge and would like more information about the church and what membership means, or have been attending a long time and now would like to become a member, you are encouraged to drop Pastor Jim an email at jim@hoperidge.com.

  • Staffed Nursery care for little ones under 4 is offered during our 10:30AM worship. The rooms are cleaned and ready, and newly equipped with Germ Guardian air purifiers. Kathy Burnham and her assistant Ashlyn, will be here to help you sign-in and welcome your child! 

  • 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 requested while indoors as per CDC guidelines. 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!

  • ​Our Sermon Series  is titled: Out of the Wilderness

  • Online Service Host needed.  We need Hope Ridge members to help fill in as the online host in the Facebook chat each Sunday.  Introduce the service, greet and socialize with our online attendees, and monitor chat during live service.    If interested, please email Mark at mhseyfried@gmail.com to discuss the role.

 

 

NURTURE

 

Click to see the NEW Fall adult study!

Hope Ridge UMC: Short Stories by Jesus (signupgenius.com)

Starting next week!

FALL SMALL GROUP STUDY: “Short Stories by Jesus: the Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by Amy-Jill Levin.

  • 1st & 3rd Sundays 6-7:30pm: 20/30 Young Adults facilitated by Paxton Pickrell. (Starting 9/19) 

  • Wednesday 7-8:30pm: Adult Life Group facilitated by Carol Benroth/Jeannie Nelson (Starting 9/22) 

  • Thursday 1:00-2:00pm: The C.O.G (Children of God) Life Group facilitated by Yvonne Oyler  (Starting 9/23). 

  • #RIDGEKIDZ LEADERS are so vital to keep kids learning about faith and God.  

If you have a heart for kids and are interested in leading an activity,   

Read HERE for more info and to sign-up for a Sunday! You'll be glad you did!:)

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Sunday 9/19:   

  • 8:45AM  In-person Traditional Worship in the Chapel with Holy Communion.

  • 10:00AM  Staffed Nursery Care available for the 10:30AM service.

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

  • 10:30AM  #RIDGEKIDZ for age 5 through grade 5 during 10:30 worship in the Music Room.  #RidgeKidz is a fun Bible-story experience with an assortment of videos, experiments, and crafts each week.

  • FALL SMALL GROUP STUDY: “Short Stories by Jesus: the Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by Amy-Jill Levin.  1st & 3rd Sundays 6-7:30pm: 20/30 Young Adults facilitated by Paxton Pickrell. (Starting 9/19) 

  • 7:30-8:30PM  Al-anon meeting in the Pavilion or Chapel.

Monday 9/20: 

Tuesday 9/21:

  • 1PM Women’s Bible Study on Zoom

  • 6-8PM  Cub Scout meetings in Chapel, Youth Room and WFLC

  • 7PM Trustee meeting in the Conference Room​

Wednesday 9/22:

  • FALL SMALL GROUP STUDY: “Short Stories by Jesus: the Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by Amy-Jill Levin. Wednesdays 7-8:15pm: facilitated by Carol Benroth. (Starting 9/22) 

Thursday 9/23:

FALL SMALL GROUP STUDY: “Short Stories by Jesus: the Enigmatic Parables of a Controversial Rabbi” by Amy-Jill Levin.

  • Thursdays 1-2:00pm: facilitated by Yvonne Oyler. (Starting 9/23) 

  • 6:30PM  Preschool Council Meeting in the Conference Room

  • 7-8PM  AA meeting in the Pavilion or Chapel

Friday 9/24:

  • 8AM-1:30Pm  RAVE students in the Youth Room.

  • RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE in the WFLC on Friday, Sept 24, 11am-5pm.   Please consider donating, if you are able-- the need is great!  Make an online appointment at redcrossblood.org, sponsor code HOPERIDGE.

​​​​​Saturday  9/25:

  • 8-9PM AA meeting in the 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.

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

SEND

(Missions and opportunities to serve)

LOCAL MISSION OUTREACH & OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE:  

  • HOPE RIDGE is excited to participate again in the Concord Twp “Treasure Hunt” drive-thru for community families Saturday, Oct 30, from 10AM-noon.  If you would like to be a part of the fun of that day, or the planning in the next few weeks, contact hopeoffice@hoperidge.com.

  • EARLY RESPONSE TEAM TRAINING (ERT) --One day!  Sat, Oct 2, 9am-5pm at Charon UMC. Learn best practices for responding in disaster situations. This training is offered by the East Ohio Conference United Methodist Volunteers in MIssion.  Email hopeoffice@hoperidge.com for more details and online form.

  • Cleaning out your closets? Hope Chest of Lake County  is now accepting fall/winter clothing, bedding and towel donations from “friends and family.”  If possible, bring donations directly to Hope Chest at 1 Victoria Place in Painesville, between 9am-12:30pm Monday-Thursday,  or leave items in a red wagon near the freezer at Hope Ridge UMC.  Talk to Pat Meyer or visit our website www.hopechest.yolasite.com  with questions or to see currently needed items.

  • Online Service Host needed.  We need Hope Ridge members to help fill-in as the online host in the Facebook chat each Sunday.  Introduce the service, greet and socialize with our online attendees, and monitor chat during live service.    If interested, please email Mark at mhseyfried@gmail.com to discuss the role.

  • Lake MetroParks has a service opportunity for teens, youth/scout groups, and adult volunteers at their Halloween drive-thru along a spooky route at the Farmpark in Kirtland.   It runs every Thursday through Sunday from October 7th through the 31st. They need volunteers ages 12 and up to come out and act on the spooky sites from 5 pm to 10 pm.  Online individual form at http://www.lakemetroparks.com/news-updates/we-want-you-to-help-make-holiday-memories and using the “click here to sign up” button.   Paper forms for groups are available through the church office.

​* 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.