• We are happy to have resumed in-person worship for both services.  If you are interested in attending, we invite you to watch our Re-opening Video here and review the page on our website with all of the current Hope Ridge COVID-19 Guidelines.   

  • Worship will continue to be available at hoperidge.com/sermons

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


WORSHIP for SUNDAY, August 2nd

  • In-person worship will be offered at 8:45 am in the Chapel and 10:30 am in the WFLC.  Please RSVP to help with seating limited capacity, please register here.  

  • Ridge Kids Offering Drive-thru Drop-off, 9:30am-10:30am outside the Chapel entrance. A package of Donettes awaits you!

  • This morning, the message was written and is presented in-person by Harry Fishleigh, a Certified Lay Speaker from Hope Ridge UMC.  Pastor Beth is away, as she was asked to preach for today's Dockside Worship Service at Lakeside**, Ohio.  Because Pastor Beth is not present to bless the communion elements and preside over the service, Holy Communion will not be offered today.

  • 10:30 am Live Streaming through Facebook Live, and then the recorded service will be available by noon each Sunday through our website- hoperidge.com/sermons

  • Outdoor Social Hour--at Hope Ridge from 9:30-10:20 am to gather socially distant and with masks in the preschool parking lot and outdoor pavilion. Please bring your own chair, a mask, and your own coffee (if you choose).  Please arrive wearing a mask.

  • Sunday Virtual Coffee Hour at 9:30 am--10:20 am- Join here or dial 312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 562 646 4696,  Password: 562646

  • August Sermon Series Title:  ALIVE with Hope: Rediscovering the Purpose and Power of Church

              This week:  "Hope Ridge’s Strategic Vision as Disciples:  Accepting"            



Stay Connected:  As COVID-19 in our area enters its 20th week, and many of you have not seen each other in this time, we encourage you, as a nurturing family of faith, to go through your directory and reach out.  Whether you make a simple phone call, text, email, or card, you’ll be glad you did!  If you need a paper copy of our current directory, please leave a message for Lori and she will get one to you, 440-352-2141 or hopeoffice@hoperidge.com.


Sunday 8/2:  See WORSHIP info above.

Monday 8/3: 

  • Youth!  Need service hours? Volunteer to fill backpacks with school supplies at the Salvation Army this week Monday-Friday. Call Donna Bullis at 440-357-2008 to get on the schedule.  

  • Volunteer with the Senior Produce Pick Up program on Wednesdays through August 12, 2020.  For more information please contact RSVP Volunteer Director Cristen Kane - 440-269-3015.

  • Walks in the Word: Next Mon, Aug 10 @ 7pm-- walking at Indian Point, meet at the upper entrance.  Email Dana Gisser* for details.  All welcome.


Tuesday 8/4:

  • Kids Corner Zoom, 1PM--Ridge Kids families--With your D2DD delivery, is the August Summer Superhero Kids Kit!  Log in with Pastor Beth and Friends Kids Corner where your kids will learn how Jesus uses a boy's lunch to feed 5,000 people! Bring the postcard from the Kids Kit and have crayons or markers ready.  Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 889 1778 9275, Password: 322295.

  • Women’s Group: Zoom meetup @ 1 pm: email Sue Patterson* to receive link invite. Please remain active in emailing, texting, and calling group members to pray & care for one another. 

  • SPRC Meeting @ 7pm: here, or call in 312 626 6799, Meeting ID: 873 7515 3338 and Password: 722826


Wednesday 8/5:

  • Ellie’s Wednesday Meals:  We have been blessed this summer to have donations of food and money for our volunteer caterer Ellie to prepare a weekly meal, and drivers that deliver to 13 individuals, who so appreciate the delicious dinners offered through Hope Ridge. Contact Lori at  hopeoffice@hoperidge.com for more Senior Meal delivery information or if you would like to volunteer to deliver meals occasionally. 

​Saturday 8/8: 

  • Look for the Hope Ridge eUpdate in your email inbox for weekly inspiration and news!  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

  • Prayer Requests:  prayer concerns, requests and/or joys may be emailed any day at any time to prayerrequests@hoperidge.com, and they will be forwarded to those in our congregation who have committed to lifting in them in prayer.

  •  Pastoral Care Requests: If you have other concerns or need help, please email pastoralcare@hoperidge.com, as our SEND team is continuing to listen for needs and respond, as we can.  


Sunday 8/9: 

  • In-person worship at 8:45am in the Chapel and 10:30am in the WFLC.  Please RSVP to help with seating and due to capacity, please RSVP here.  

  • Outdoor Social Hour--at Hope Ridge from 9:30-10:20am to gather socially distant and with masks in the preschool parking lot and outdoor pavilion. 

  • Sunday Virtual Coffee Hour at 9:30--10:20am- Join here or dial 312-626-6799, Meeting ID: 562 646 4696,  Password: 562646

SEND (Missions and opportunities to serve)

  • MASK HELP NEEDED for elementary school students

Over the next few weeks, we will be making as many masks as possible. Patterns will be provided along with training via Zoom if needed. So, if you have some time to cut fabric, assemble, or sew, contact Yvonne Oyler* by email or text. Fabric donations of 100% cotton and elastic would also be appreciated.


  • WE NEED HELP WITH AN ADDITIONAL MEAL THIS MONTH for Project Hope for the Homeless-- Hope Ridge volunteers provide the meal for 50 on the second Friday of each month and now an additional day in August, as they are feeding and sheltering the homeless in Lake County. If you can assist in buying and preparing part of the meal to feed 50 on August 14th or 24th, please sign up here. 

  • Safety Team:  If you are interested in training for church medical emergencies, monitoring doors during worship, and learning other safety procedures as we gather again, please contact Mike Warner*.  Training is the third Monday of the month 6:15-7:15pm.


  • Hope Chest clothing --Hope Chest can accept some donations again: clean back-to-school and early fall clothes, especially adult plus sizes. No winter stuff yet. Towels, sheets, blankets, comforters. No decorative pillows or shams. Basic housewares, cooking/baking pots & pans and utensils.  No knick-knacks, décor items, stuffed critters, or loose toys.  And please pack in small easy-to-lift bags or boxes.  Make arrangements with Pat Meyer* to bring donations to Hope Chest on Thursday mornings while they are open.  


* 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.

**Lakeside is a private Chautauqua community on the shores of Lake Erie. It was formed in 1873 by members of the Methodist Church and remains a church-affiliated vacation resort.


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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