"Exponential" sermon series coming May 15!

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

  • 10:30AM  #RIDGEKIDZ on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, 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 . 

  • The Hope Ridge Cafe is open!  Coffee and donuts are again available each Sunday between services!  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.


  • Prayer is Powerful!  The Chapel is open for quiet prayer on Tuesdays and Thursdays  from noon-1PM. A greeter will meet you at the Chapel doors.  Stop in on your lunch hour!

  • 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.  Be a part of the community of faith together!

  • GRADUATE RECOGNITION SUNDAY IS JUNE 5– If you or someone in your household will be graduating this spring, please email hopeoffice@hoperidge.com with their name, where graduating from, degree, future plans, and a photo, and we will recognize them in worship on June 5.


  • YOUTH GROUP for 6th -12th grades! Come the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 5-7PM in the Youth Room for fun, friendship and food!   Go to hoperidge.com/youth for the latest!

  • Bible Explorers- 3rd-5th grade meets May 15 at 10:30AM in the Library. Bring your Adventure Bible.

  • VBS Weekend- July 29-31--"Food Truck Party!" is the theme of our weekend-formated VBS!   Friday night kicks off VBS with family fun and dinner included. Saturday, drop off the kids for a day of amazing leader-led activities. Sunday morning is VBS Celebration during 10:30 worship and stay for real food truck fare! Want to help make this VBS more amazing? Contact yvonne@hoperidge.com. Want your kids signed up? Registration opens May 20! Open to the community!

  • MONDAY MEN’S STUDY– 7PM in the Conference Room and on Zoom, begin a new study “The Case for a Creator” by Lee Strobell.  In this study a journalist investigates scientific evidence that points toward God.  Contact Jim Davies or the church office to sign up.


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  5/15: CONFIRMATION SUNDAY at 10:30AM-- Come support our 4 young confirmands as they profess their Christian faith:  Gary Baptie (son of Paul and Gretchen), Drew Burkholder (son of Rich and Angie), Daniel Fleck (son of Dave and Cathy), and Logan Lasater (son of Patrick and Sharyce Newby).   Gary & Kathie Hines will also be welcomed into membership this morning.

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

  • 10:30AM  Bible Explorer kids in the Library

  • 10:30AM  Contemporary Worship and Confirmation and New Member Service in the WFLC Worship Center. 

  • 10:30AM  Livestream is available on Facebook.com/hoperidgeumc and on YouTube @HopeRidgeUMC Church.

  • 5-7PM  20/30 Young Adult class-- 1st and 3rd Sundays, inquire at hopeoffice@hoperidge.com for meeting details.

  • 6PM- Open Men's Basketball in the WFLC

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon 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

Monday 5/16: 

  • 8AM-2PM- RAVE morning meeting and work @ Youth Room

  • 7-8PM  Monday Men's Study @ conference room and Zoom.  New study: The Case for a Creator by Lee Strobell.

Tuesday 5/17:

  • Noon-1PM  Open Chapel for quiet prayer

  • 1-2:30PM  Tuesday Women's Study on Zoom and in the Conference Room.  

  • 6-8PM  Cub Scout pack meeting @WFLC

  • 7PM Trustee Meeting in the Conference Room

Wednesday 5/18:

Thursday 5/19: PRESCHOOL last days of semester

  • 10-11AM  COG/Child of God Life Group @ Conference Room. 

  • Noon-1PM  Open Chapel for quiet prayer 

  • 3:45PM  Community Study @ Conference Room

  • 7-8 PM "Serenity" AA meeting in the Chapel

  • 8PM  Praise Team Rehearsal @ WFLC


Friday 5/20: PRESCHOOL last days of semester

  • 8AM-2PM- RAVE morning meeting and work @ Youth Room

Saturday  5/21:

  • 11AM-2PM  BLESSING OF THE WHEELS in the parking lot! Weather permitting.

  • 10-11AM  "11th Step" AA meeting in the Chapel

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


Sunday 5/22: 

  • 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.

  • 10:30AM  #Ridge Kidz class for age 4- grade 5, with stories, crafts, experiments, and video.

  • 5-7PM  Youth Group meets in Youth Room. hoperidge.com/youth

  • 6:00PM Open Men's Basketball in the WFLC

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon Meeting in the Chapel


(Missions and opportunities to serve)


  • SUMMER XP outdoor tutoring program for grades K through 8 covering math, reading, art, or interactive displays such as Holden arboretum. Volunteers have an amazing opportunity to show God's love in an informal setting to both students and staff and to build relationships with them through this learning experience. Sessions are Monday through Thursday, from 12:00 to 1:30. You can volunteer to participate for one day, one day a week, one week or any combination that works for you. This program runs nine weeks between June 6th and August 4th and rotates around four Painesville Elementary school locations each week. Contact Joe King* for sign up and schedule details.

  • BLESSING OF THE WHEELS EVENTSaturday, May 21, 11AM-2PM in the Hope Ridge parking lot. Come bring your favorite wheels— car, motorcycle, bike, trike, stroller, etc. for a blessing and a time of outdoor gathering and fun!

  • CALLING ALL COOKIE-BAKERS for the rummage sale Cafe!  We need chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal-raisin, or snickerdoodle. Packaged 3 (medium-sized) cookies to a Ziplock sandwich bag. To be brought to church by 10am Friday, May 27.  Sign up with Gail Lowe or email the church office hopeoffice@hoperidge.com.  Thank you!

  • 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, June 10.


  • USED INK CARTRIDGES may be brought to the church at any time for recycling and in return Staples gives us credit for office supplies. POP TABS may also be dropped off in the office for the Ronald McDonald House .

  • EAST OHIO CAMPS make for a great summer!  Every summer has a story- have your kids connect with friends, nature and God with a week or two at a camp of your choosing.  Camperships available.  Check out all the fun at eastohiocamps.com, or in the catalog at the info desk.


  • ​IN HONOR OF WOMEN, A SPECIAL OFFERING will be collected in May for both Forbes House Domestic Violence Shelter in Painesville and for Hannah’s Home in Mentor.  Please give at the Giving Kiosk near the WFLC, or online at hoperidge.com/donate. If donating by check, please make donations payable to Hope Ridge UMC and indicate Forbes House or Hannah’s Home in the memo line.  Thank you.




Hope Ridge is currently accepting applications for part-time staff positions of: 

Choir/Bell Choir Director

Sunday Nursery Coordinator


Click link for job descriptions and details.


  • Rev. Clark Stein Retirement-- Clark was the pastor at Hope Ridge from 2003-2011.  We are invited to Hudson UMC on May 22 for 9AM worship and 10AM reception.  Because this may be difficult for some to make it there on a Sunday morning, we encourage a flooding of cards and well-wishes to:  Hudson UMC, 2670 Hudson Aurora Rd, Hudson, OH 44236. 

​* 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.