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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!"  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 at 8:45AM in the Chapel and 10:30AM in the WFLC.  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 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 Nursery is open each Sunday from 8:30AM-11:30AM and is staffed for both services for children ages 4 and under.  

  • Nursery Staff and #RidgeKidz Coordinator Needed! We are currently seeking two Sunday morning Children's Ministry positions.  Are you someone who has a heart for children?  If you would like more details concerning this positions, please go to 


  • #RidgeKidz is for kids age 4-5th grade and meets at 10:30 in the Music Room. Come for Bible stories and fun activities!

  • There is no #RidgeKidz class on the first Sunday of each month, so children can experience worship with their parents and partake in communion.

  • 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.


Palm Sunday, April 2, 8:45AM and 10:30AM

Maundy Thursday, April 6, 7PM

Good Friday, April 7, 7PM

Easter Sunday, April 9, ONE SERVICE at 10:30AM


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REGISTRATION OPEN  for 2023 VBS at Hope Ridge! Hop on board the Rocky Railway to learn how Jesus' power pulls us through!  July 17-21, 9AM-noon, Monday - Friday. Ages 4 years old - 4th grade.  Online registration:


CALLING ALL VBS VOLUNTEERS:  Interested in volunteering for VBS? We have jobs for everyone -- youth (5th grade and older) to adults!  Sign-up HERE.  All aboard!


  • ALF—The Adult Life Fellowship small group meets Mondays at 7:00-8:15PM in the Library.  Discussion led by Carol Benroth. Beginning April 10, discussion of "The Chosen" season 3. begins. Watch the episodes at home and click HERE for discussion notes.  


  • Men’s Bible Study Group (MBSG)—Meets Mondays at 7:00-8:30PM in the Conference Room. Led by Joe King and Jim Davies. Why Easter Matters  by Andy Stanley, study and discussion through April 17.

  • Tuesday Women’s Study meets Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30PM in the Conference Room and begins April 11 with the video/book series The Lord's Prayer by Adam Hamilton led by Sue Nahumck.

  • Wednesday "The Light" Zoom Study meets online 6:30-8PM discussing “Heaven: Who Goes There?  a study by Andy Stanley beginning April 12, with Laurie Rider.  Contact Laurie or the church office to receive the Zoom link.

  • COGs (Children of God) study meets Thursdays from 10:00-11:30AM. New study beginning April 6, "Christianity's Family Tree", by Adam Hamilton.  New attendees welcome!

GRIEFSHARE CLASS, through May 21, Sundays 1-3PM at Hope Ridge. Any from the community is welcome to join this Grief Support Group for help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member, or friend.  Led by Linda Kallay and Diana Trubiani. Cost: $25 for the workbook. Sign-up HERE.


YOUTH GROUP for grades 6-12, led by Paxton & Alexis Pickrell, meets every other Sunday 5-7PM.  Email to get a copy of the schedule and activities. 

BELL CHOIR  REHEARSAL-- Wednesdays @ 6PM in the Chapel. The Ridge Ringers rehearse for an occasional anthem at the early service.  Bring your gloves, if you have them, or if you can read music and would like to learn to ring, come join in!

CHOIR REHEARSAL- Wednesdays @ 7PM in the Chapel.  If you ever thought about joining the choir, now is a great time!  New folks are welcome without tryouts!  Singing monthly at the 8:45AM Sunday services. 

CAFÉ CONVERSATIONS over soup and bread in the Café from 5:30PM-6:30PM. One more Tuesday—April 4! Come! Delicious soups will be provided by the congregation. No reservation required.


HOPE RIDGE BOOK CLUB meets on the 4th Monday of each month at 630PM in the Youth Room.  Any are welcome to read  from the following book list and attend the discussion.

April 24 - A Castle in Brooklyn

May 22 - Anxious People

June and July off

Aug 28- Alexander Hamilton

Sept 25- The Other Einstein

Oct 23 - A Dangerous Fortune

Dec 4 - Horse: A Novel

Hope Ridge Men's Activity Group (M.A.G.s) --Billiards at Wickliffe Lanes social event.  Sunday, April 16, 11:45am - lunch at Spats.  1:00pm - carpool to event from church parking lot. 12 full-size billiard tables available -- $5/table/hour. All men age 10 to 99 welcome (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) Sign up HERE.

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


Sunday 4/2: PALM SUNDAY

  • 8:45AM  Traditional Service in the Chapel with Communion

  • 10:30AM  Contemporary Service with Communion in the Worship and Family Life Center (WFLC)

  • 1-3PM  GriefShare Group @ Conference Room

  • 5PM-7PM  Youth Group @ Youth Room 

  • 5:15PM Men's Open Basketball @ WFLC

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon @ Chapel


Monday 4/3:  

  • 7PM  Men's Bible Study @ Conference Room

Tuesday 4/4:

  • 1PM Tuesday Women's Bible Study @ Conference Room

  • 5:45-6:45  Cafe Conversations with soup and bread @ Youth Room, Kitchen 

  • 7PM  SPRC Meeting @ Conference Room

  • 7:30PM AA Big Book meeting @ Chapel

Wednesday 4/5:  

​​Thursday 4/6:  


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

Friday 4/7:


Saturday 4/8:

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

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

Sunday 4/9:  EASTER SUNDAY!

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

  • 10:30AM  Contemporary Service in the Worship and Family Life Center 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

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(Missions and opportunities to serve)


  • 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. 

  • RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, Fri, April 21, 11AM-5PM in the WFLC  make your appointment today at, "find a drive" code: hoperidge.

  • The famously HUGE Hope Ridge RUMMAGE SALE is on the calendar for June 2-3!  Start cleaning out the closets and garage and save your best donations now to bring to church Sunday, May 28-- May 31.  Signups to help coming soon! 

  • EAST OHIO CONFERENCE SUMMER CAMPS are now online for registration!  Give your child or grandchild the gift of experiencing God’s creation through summer camp. Go to East Ohio Camps Summer 2023 (  We are encouraging donations to the EOC Camp Scholarships fund to help families in need give their children the opportunity to attend camp.  We are currently working with Project Hope and their Families Moving Forward program to identify needs.  Make donations of any amount to Hope Ridge UMC, memo "Camp Scholarship."

  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM  Long-Term Recovery Team to Kentucky | May 6-13  Team Leader: Tom King (330) 310-6806 | Cost: approx. $100--A team is forming to travel to Eastern Kentucky to repair homes damaged by severe floods in 2022. The team will be hosted in a local church with work assigned by the UMCOR Local Disaster Recovery Director. Volunteers have the option to travel down Saturday, May 6 to attend the local church on Sunday and visit the area or travel on Sunday. Workdays will be Monday through Friday, returning home Saturday, May 13. Construction experience is helpful but not necessary. Cost does not include transportation, but you may be able to carpool with someone on the team. Contact team leader Tom King if interested.


  • THE MIDWEST MISSION will be collecting items during the June Annual Conference. Visit our Mission Opportunities webpage for details on what they have requested and encourage your church or other community groups to start collecting items now.

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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!


  • Dennis Scott, Vintage Silent Films with organ improvisation, Friday, April 21 @ 7:30PM at Painesville United Methodist Church, 71 N Park Place on the Square. A freewill offering will be taken. 

  • Rummage Sale & Bake Sale to benefit Birthright Lake, Inc.  Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9-2 at Zion Lutheran Church, 508 Mentor Ave., Painesville.  Two huge rooms overflowing with:  Housewares, toys, baby items, clothing, books, hardware, seasonal decorations, shoes, boots, handbags, linens, coats, jewelry and great unique finds!  Bake Sale with homemade goodies! 

  • Rob Gardner's Lamb of God --a Powerful Musical Work About the Passion and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, April 21 @ 7PM, April 22 @ 7PM, April 23 @ 2PM, at Ss Robert and William Catholic Parish, 367 E 260, Euclid.  The cast includes Jonathan & Sarah Gordon and Eric & Taylor Mortensen.  No tickets in advance required; a freewill offering will be taken. 


​​​* 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.

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