The Hope Ridge Finance Team is budgeting for 2021. We ask that if you have not already, please prayerfully consider your support or tithe to Hope Ridge and return your 2021 Commitment Card to the church office this week.  One was included with a stamped return envelope in your last Door-to-Door Discipleship packet.  If you need another, please call the church office. A fillable Commitment Card can also be found on the donate page https://www.hoperidge.com/donate of the website.  Simply fill it in, and then email it to Bill Nahumck financialsecretary@hoperidge.com or print and mail to the church office. Thank you.



  • As of November 15, 2020, we suspended in-person worship for both services.  COVID-19 has had a recent spike in Lake County, and we think this is the responsible action for a short while. 

  • We encourage you to invite and share with someone our 10:30 online service which is live at Facebook.com/hoperidgeumc.

  • If you worship with us online, please take a moment to fill out a Connection Card, and let us know if you have any prayers or pastoral care needs. 


WORSHIP for 11/29

  • 9:30-10:15am Incarnation 4-week Advent Study on Zoom, facilitated by Yvonne Oyler.

  • 10:30 am Worship online Facebook.com/hopridgeumc, and then the service will be available by noon each Sunday through our website- hoperidge.com/services

  • Advent Sermon Series Title:  Incarnation: Rediscovering the Significance of Christmas, a book by Adam Hamilton.

  • Watch the November Hymn Sing video here  Enjoy hearing the favorite hymns that are a usual part of the early service each week.

  • Reverse D2DD pickup: Sunday, Nov 29, 9:30AM-10:30AM or 11:30AM- 12:30PM in the circle drive. Everyone please stop by at one of the available times—others listed below.

  • 6pm-7pm 20/30 Young Adult 4-week Advent study Incarnation, on Zoom, facilitated by Jon Wilterdink.


SEND (Missions and opportunities to serve)

In this season of giving, check out the many ways that you can be a part of missions in the community:

Thanksgiving Offering-  EOC Teach-Reach-Bless Campaign or Project Hope for the Homeless.  Both of these missions are an opportunity for us to be Christ’s hands and feet in the world.  Check out the links for more information, and donations can be made through hoperidge.com/donate.    

December 1st is GivingTuesday- Consider a gift toward the ministry at Hope Ridge UMC- donate at hoperidge.com/donate or ministries of East Ohio Conference, here. 

Christmas Giving for Guidestone clients--  to help provide a child with a gift, look at our "Giving Tree" list of needs for Guidestone families, and sign up here

Reverse Door-to-Door (D2DD)—During the winter, the D2DD will not be delivered due to COVID and possible weather concerns. We ask that you plan to pick-up your own packet from the circle drive outside the WFLC at the date and time below that is most convenient for you. Please set a reminder on your phone, so you do not miss out.

Sunday, Nov 29, 9:30AM-10:30AM or 11:30AM- 12:30PM, or during the week office hours.

Sunday, Dec 6, 11:30AM-12:30PM--Also Kid Kit pickup and communion drive-thru offered at this time.

A staff member or volunteer will be waiting with your D2DD Advent materials at the above times. If you cannot make it to any of the scheduled pick-up days, please notify the church office to make arrangements.

Project Hope for the Homeless monthly meals--  Hope Ridge volunteers provide the meal for 50 on the second Friday of each month, as they still are housing the homeless in Lake County. If you can assist in buying and preparing part of the meal to feed folks on Friday, December 11th, please sign up here.

Red Cross Blood Drive -- Hope Ridge is hosting the next blood drive on Wed, Dec 2 from noon-6pm in the WFLC.  Please make an appointment at redcrossblood.org today, as they are limited and no walk-ins will be accepted.


The Hope Ridge Preschool has a job opportunity open for a part-time accountant.  Please review the job description and details to apply at hoperidge.com/employment-opportunities


Hope Chest Closed Temporarily- Due to the rising COVID-19 concerns, The Hope Chest is closing this week and will remain closed at least until mid-January.  Unfortunately, we will be unable to accept ANY donations at the store, or in the “red wagon” at Hope Ridge UMC.  Checks may still be sent to Hope Chest,  1 Victoria  Place Suite 321,  Painesville Ohio 44077.  These are frustrating times for volunteers, donors, and especially the folks who need our help more than ever.  But we all need to stay safe so we can get back to normal when a vaccine is available.  Thanks for everyone’s generosity and your patience during this not-so-happy holiday season.  Pat Meyer, Diana Trubiani, Sue Patterson, Debbie Frasher,  Hope Chest Trustees


Monday 11/30:

Tuesday 12/1: Giving Tuesday

  • Women’s Group: Advent study Incarnation Zoom @ 1 pm: email Sue Patterson* or the church office hopeoffice@hoperidge.com to receive a link invite. Please remain active in emailing, texting, and calling group members to pray & care for one another. 

  • SPRC Zoom Meeting @ 7PM


Wednesday 12/2:

  • Red Cross Blood Drive in the WFLC from noon-6pm.

  • Noon-12:45pm Pastor’s 4-week Advent study, Incarnation, on Zoom.

  • 7pm  Jeannie’s Life Group 4-week Advent study Incarnation, on Zoom, facilitated by Jeannie Nelson.


Thursday 12/3:

Friday 12/4:  

Saturday 12/5:: 

  • 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, go to hoperidge.com and click Calendar, found under the Resources dropdown.

* 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.


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.


Church Office: 440-352-2141


9870 Johnnycake Ridge Rd. 

Mentor, OH 44060

Preschool Office: 440-639-8817


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