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

  • Staffed Nursery Care now available for both services- Bring the little ones under 4 on Sunday morning for care and play time. Open from 8:30-11:30AM, so parents can relax and enjoy worship. Sign in with Emily Stack at the check-in counter.

  • The Hope Ridge Cafe --Help Needed!  Coffee and donuts are available each Sunday between services, but we need servers to make it happen each week!  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.



November 27-December 18, 8:45AM and 10:30AM

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES— Saturday, December 24

                4:30PM  Family Service with Praise Team

                8:00PM  Traditional Service with Choir        11:00PM Candlelight & Communion in Chapel


CHRISTMAS DAY— Sunday, December 25—

                ONE SERVICE AT 10:30AM

  • 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.  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 -- 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 in the back.


2023 WESLEY HERITAGE TOUR of ENGLAND. Flyers with details available at the entrance welcome tables or CLICK HERE. Note:  Trip dates are now May 9-19, (due to  King Charles’ coronation May 6). If you have questions about the trip, please contact Pastor Jim at jim@hoperidge.com.

10:30-11:30AM #RidgeKidz PreK-5th @ Music Room,  Bring your kids, grades Pre-K thru 5th, as they enjoy learning the stories of Jesus in a kid-friendly format, while parents focus on the worship service. The first Sunday of each month there is no class and kids stay in the worship service with their parents for Holy Communion.


The LIGHT online group study, led Wednesdays @ 6:30PM on Zoom by Laurie Rider, uses podcasts from Andy Stanley to stimulate discussion and find principles to apply in daily life. Contact the church office for the Zoom link.

Choir Rehearsal- Wednesdays @ 7PM in the Chapel.  If you ever thought about joining the choir, now is a great time!  New folks welcome without try-outs or solos! Singing monthly at the 8:45AM Sunday services.


ALL THE GOOD: A Wesleyan Way of Christmas-- Jump in for this seasonal church study!

Starts November 28th-- There are four choices for study listed below:


ALF (Adult Life Fellowship) invites new members to a Monday 7PM study on Zoom.

Men's Bible Study meets @ 7:00PM in the Conference Room. Led by Jim Davies and Joe King.

Tuesday Women’s Study @ 1PM in the Conference Room, led by Sue Nahumck.

COG Small Group Study, meets Thursdays @ 10AM in the Conference Room. Led by Yvonne Oyler.


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

Saturday  11/26:

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

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

Sunday 11/27:  The First Sunday of Advent

  • 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.

  • 10:30-11:30AM RidgeKidz PreK-5th @ Music Room 

  • 5-7PM  Youth Group @ Youth Room

  • 6:15PM  Open Men's Basketball @ WFLC-- Come for a little exercise and fun! See Paul Baptie with questions.

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon Meeting @ Chapel


Monday 11/28: 

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

  • 6:30PM  Hope Ridge Book Club @ Library, discussing "The Second Mrs. Astor"

  • 7PM  ALF Adult Life Fellowship Advent study @ Zoom

  • 7PM  Men's Advent Study @ Conference Room

Tuesday 11/29:  

  • 8-9AM  RAVE morning meeting @ Youth Room

  • 1PM  Tuesday Women's Study @ Conference Room

  • 7PM  Admin Council Meeting @ Conference Room 

  • 7:30PM AA Big Book meeting @ Chapel


Wednesday 11/30:

  • 8-9AM  RAVE morning meeting @ Youth Room

  • 7PM  Choir Rehearsal @ Chapel 

​​Thursday 12/1:  

  • 10AM  COG Advent Study @ Conference Room

  • 3:34PM  Community Study @ Conference Room

  • 7-8 PM "Serenity" AA meeting @  Chapel

  • 7PM  Youth service rehearsal @ WFLC


Friday 12/2:  

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

Saturday  12/3:

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

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

Sunday 12/4:  The Second Sunday in Advent

  • 8:45AM  Traditional Worship and communion in the Chapel

  • 10:30AM  Contemporary Worship and communion in the WFLC Worship Center.   Livestream will be available on Facebook.com/hoperidgeumc and on YouTube @HopeRidgeUMC Church.

  • 11:30AM-3:30PM  Parent's Day Out @ Whole Church

  • 6:15PM  Open Men's Basketball @ WFLC-- Come for a little exercise and fun! See Paul Baptie with questions.

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon Meeting @ 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


(Missions and opportunities to serve)


  • HABITAT FOR HUMANITY has challenged the area faith community to reinvigorate its support for this vital ministry in Lake and Geauga counties. A new project home is beginning in Painesville and Hope Ridge can be part of the story of a family that will be calling this project their home.  Please consider a donation, make checks payable to Hope Ridge UMC, designating “Habitat for Humanity” on the memo line of the check or envelope.

  • 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, Dec 9.

  • HOPE CHEST OF LAKE COUNTY is collecting fall clothing, all sizes, especially men's gloves and shoe/sneakers/boots.  Put in small bags in the wagon by the church kitchen or bring to Hope Chest at 1 Victoria Place. Mon-Thurs 9:30-12:30. Clothing is given at no cost to those who are referred to Hope Chest.


  1. Ashlyn Seyfried is a member of the Cleveland Youth Wind Symphony and will be participating in their winter concert at the Severance Music Performing Arts Center on December 2 with the concert at 7 PM. 

General admission tickets for our December 2nd concert at Severance Music Center are $20, and are available for purchase through the Severance Box office online at: www.clevelandorchestra.com/attend/concerts-and-events/2223/other-events/cim/CYWS-12-02-2022/

2.  Elf the Musical will be Nov 18-Dec 17 at Chagrin Valley Little Theater, featuring Emily Stack and Sarah Gordon on stage and Jonathan Gordon as music director.  Get tickets HERE. Tickets for new date of Dec 11 opening soon.

3.  The Messiah Chorus of Lake County, Sunday, Dec 4, 4PM @ St. John Vianney Church, 7575 Bellflower Rd, Mentor.  Glenda Baker is participating in the choir with other voices from NE Ohio, professional soloists and orchestra.


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 hopeoffice@hoperidge.com 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!

​​​* 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.