top of page


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 2023/24!"  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


  • Traditional Worship is at 8:45AM in the Chapel.

  • Contemporary Worship is at 10:30AM in the Worship and Family Life Center.

  • 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!

  • ​Sunday 10:30 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 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 singers and ringers needed!

  • 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

Dec 3, 10, 17, and 24

Sunday Advent services 8:45 AM (Chapel)

and 10:30 AM (WFLC)

Sunday, Dec 24 Christmas Eve Service, 7:30 PM (WFLC)-- one service


  • 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 Kidz 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 opening praise songs and worship prayer time, and then kids return to their family seats.


YOUTH GROUP for grades 6-12--meets first and third Sundays 5-7PM.  Next meetings are Dec 3 at Youth Room, and Dec 17 at RollHouse Mentor for bowling.  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 Gretchen Baptie.

HOPE RIDGE BOOK CLUB meets at 6:30PM in the Youth Room.  Any are welcome to read from the following book list and attend the discussion.  Jan 22 --The First Ladies by Marie Benedict.

BIBLE EXPLORERS meets Sundays 2x a month, 9:45-10:15AM in the Library. For grades 3-5. This is a great class for those who have received their Bibles but want to learn the format of the Bible.  How to look up verses and why it is put together the way it is.  Children are welcome to jump in any time; email for details.  Would you please consider teaching a week or two throughout the year?  Signup HERE. 


ADVENT STUDY SMALL GROUPS--An Unlikely Advent, a 4 week DVD study by Rachel Billups.   This four-week Advent study focuses on the experiences of four sets of often overlooked characters in the Nativity story. Each week is stand-alone, so drop in when you can!
MONDAY ALF Group (Adult Life Fellowship)-- for men and women @ 7PM in the Library or Youth Room. 

TUESDAY WOMEN’S STUDY @ 1PM in the Conference Room. 

C.O.G.s THURSDAY STUDY @ 10AM in the Conference Room. New women welcome.  

BREAKFAST CLUB WITH PASTOR JIM is scheduled Wed, Dec 20, 2023 and Jan 17, 2024, both from 8-9AM at Concord Family Restaurant, across the street. All welcome!

* * * * * * * * * *


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

Friday 12/8: 

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

  • 6:15PM  Project Hope meal drop-off @ parking lot

  • 5PM  Boy Scout Troop 64 overnight thru 12/10 @ 9AM

Saturday 12/9: 

  • Boy Scout Troop 64 overnight thru 12/10 @ 9AM

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

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


Sunday 12/10: The Second Sunday of Advent

  • Boy Scout Troop 64 overnight thru 12/10 @ 9AM

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

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

  • 9:45AM-10:15 Bible Explorers @ Youth Room

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

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

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon @ Chapel

Monday 12/11:  PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAMS all week!--SIGNUP HERE> to be a greeter

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

  • 7PM-8:15PM  ALF Small Group Study @ Youth Room​

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

Tuesday 12/12:

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

  • 1PM-2:30PM Tuesday Women's Advent Study @ Conference Room

  • 6PM-8PM Cub Scout Christmas Party @ WFLC

  • 7PM Finance meeting @ Dingeldein home

  • 7:30PM AA Big Book meeting @ Chapel

Wednesday 12/13:

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

Thursday 12/14:  

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

  • 10-11:30AM  COGs Women's Advent Study @ Conference Room

  • 6-7PM  Praise and Tech Team Rehearsal @ WFLC

  • 7-8PM Ridge Ringers Bell Rehearsal @ Chapel

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

  • 7-8:30PM  Confirmation Class @ Conference Room

Friday 12/15: 

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

Saturday 12/16: 

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

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


Sunday 12/17: The Third Sunday of Advent

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

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

  • 9:45AM-10:15 Bible Explorers @ Youth Room

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

  • 5-7PM  Youth Group: Youth Group Bowling Party (

  • 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

* * * * * * * * * * 


(Missions and opportunities to serve)


  • A SUB ZERO MISSION TREE IS UP OUTSIDE THE CONFERENCE ROOM. If you would like to support this ministry, take a tag and bring the item back to Hope Ridge before Christmas. The Sub Zero Mission distributes Hats, Coats, Gloves, Boots and Sleeping Bags to the unsheltered homeless in the NE Ohio area. Their primary focus is Veterans who find themselves on the streets, but they help everyone they may find.  CLICK HERE for their Amazon Wish List, but have the items shipped to you and bring them to Hope Ridge for a big delivery!

  • 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. 

  • HOPE CHEST needs clean, gently used, warm, blankets, comforters, and sleeping bags; also pots & pans are needed.  Items may be left at Hope Ridge in the red wagons (near the freezer in the kitchen or by each entrance door on Sundays.)  Or bring donations to Hope Chest, 1 Victorian Place, Painesville, Mon-Thurs. between 9am-12:30pm. Park at loading dock off S. St Clair Street and call 440-796-4315 to get help unloading.  Questions? Talk to Pat Meyer, Diana Trubiani, Melissa Pottenger, or Deb Frasher. 

  • HOPE RIDGE PRESCHOOL CHRISTMAS PROGRAM-- GREETERS NEEDED DEC 11-14  Help show our Sunday morning hospitality during the week, to families that gather to hear their children sing in the WFLC. Guaranteed to brighten your day! More details and SIGNUP HERE> 


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

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

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

  • INFOTALKS:  TALKS OF HOPE FOR DIFFICULT TOPICS-- Wednesdays at 7PM in the Chapel.  They are free and open to the public.  January 17. 2024-- Lake County Council on Aging-- Connie Brocone, LSW and February 21, 2024-- Project Hope for the Homeless-- Judy Burr, Director

INFOTALKS are a series of community speakers invited by Hope Ridge Church to educate on topics relevant to the community.  If you have an idea for a topic or presenter for future INFOTALKS, please see Bill White or Jim Moll.

+ + + + + + + + + +


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!


Holiday Events & Things to Do — Remarkable Lake County Ohio (

SUN, Dec 10 at 2PM and 6PM, Savelli Christmas Dance Show @ Harvey High School in Painesville

$15 admission benefits Project Hope for the Homeless

SUN, DEC 10, 3PM- Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony (CYWS) at Severance Hall

(Ashlyn Seyfried participates in group 1 of this event.)  Click for tickets:

Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony Performance (

PAINESVILLE UMC on the Square-- CONCERT SERIES-- free- no tickets required

Mon, Dec 11 @ 7:30PM Lakeland Civic Orchestra & Civic Chorus

Wed, Dec 13 @ 7:30PM Burning River Brass


PRELUDE TO CHRISTMAS SERVICE led by the Charter Members Men's Choir and some members of Painesville & Chardon UMC Choirs, held in the Sanctuary at Mentor UMC on Fri, Dec 15 at 7:30 PM.

DECIBELLS Community Handbell Ensemble--free-- no RSVP required

Fri, Dec 15 @ 7PM and Sat, Dec 16 @ 4PM

Identical 2-hour Christmas concerts

Chapel UMC, 2019 Hubbard Rd, Madison


Performance Tickets | Select Event | City Ballet of Cleveland (

Featuring youth Luca Zampini

50TH LIVE NATIVITY, Sat, Dec 16 AND Sun, Dec 17 6-8pm--free--no tickets required

at N. Mentor Centenary UMC, 9290 Lakeshore Blvd at Corduroy Rd, Mentor. Park or drive-thru.

​​​* * * * * * * * * * 

Sharing information from our District and Conference...


East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church (


UM News (

CAMP WANAKE is hiring now for their 2024 summer staff!  Click HERE for details!  Share this employment opportunity with the young people in your life.

​​​* 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.

bottom of page