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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.


  • In-person 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-

  • We are currently looking for a Contemporary Worship Coordinator.  This part-time/paid position interacts with both the praise/worship team and the sound booth as well as the pastor to plan, rehearse, and coordinate all of our 10:30 worship service.  New Praise Team musicians and singers are welcome to be part of the 10:30 contemporary service, on an occasional or rotational schedule. Additional tech booth sound and video volunteers are also needed on a rotation schedule--no experience necessary, as training is required.   If you, or someone you know may be excited to explore these roles, please contact for more details. 


  • The Nursery is open each Sunday from 8:30AM-11:30AM and is staffed for both services for children ages 4 and under.  Check your child in with Emily Stack at the Nursery counter.

  • Ridge Kidz 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 Ridge Kidz the first Sunday of each month, so they 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.



  • Daytime Imposition of Ashes— 8-9AM and NOON-12:30PM at the WFLC narthex (lobby) and 9-9:30AM and 12:30-1PM in the Chapel--Pastor Jim will be available for those wishing to acknowledge the beginning of Lent by receiving ashes on their forehead or hand.

  • Ash Wednesday Service 7PM in the Chapel.  Beginning the 40 days leading to Easter, Ash Wednesday is a time of repentance and reflection on our mortality and our relationship with God through Christ Jesus. Come to receive the imposition of ashes.

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NEW! GRIEFSHARE CLASS, Feb 19-May 21, Sundays 1-3PM at Hope Ridge. Any from the community are 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 includes workbook. Register in the church office.

NEW!  HOPE RIDGE MEN'S ACTIVITY GROUP (MAGS)-- Kickoff is Sunday, Feb 19-- Meet at 11:45AM at Spats for lunch and then carpool to the Crawford Auto Museum to tour (closes at 4PM). Admission: adults $15, seniors $13, veterans $12. (Crawford car Museum address:  10825 East Blvd, Cleveland --University Circle area-- parking $8 for 2 hours.)  Contact Gary Oyler or the church office for details.



  • ALF—The Adult Life Fellowship small group meets Mondays at 7:00-8:15PM in the Library, discussing “The Chosen” (season 2) video series study of the life of Christ and his disciples. Discussion led by Carol Benroth.


  • Men’s Bible Study Group—Meets Mondays at 7:00-8:30PM in the Conference Room with a new study on the Book of Romans, led by Joe King and Jim Davies.  Please email the church office or the leaders to receive the preparation material to view and read prior to January 16.


  • Tuesday Women’s Study meets Tuesdays at 1:00-2:30PM in the Conference Room to discuss the video/book series Becoming More Than a Good Bible Study Girl by Lysa TerKeurst, led by Sue Nahumck.


  • Wednesday Zoom Study meets online on Wednesdays from 6:30-8PM to watch and discuss together different Rev. Andy Stanley videos that can be found on YouTube. Contact Laurie Rider or the church office for the Zoom link.


  • COGs (Children of God) study meets Thursdays from 10:00-11:30AM in the Conference Room. Ladies meet to discuss the video series Adam Hamilton’s Christianity and World Religions, led by Yvonne Oyler. Drop-ins welcome!

HOPE RIDGE BOOK CLUB MEETS THE 4TH MONDAY at 6:30PM in the Youth Room. Reading for the February 27 discussion: The Personal Librarian by Marie Benedict

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. 

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. 

CAFÉ CONVERSATIONS over soup and bread in the Café, will meet on Tuesdays from 5:30PM-6:30PM thru February 14th.  Come enjoy fellowship before your meeting or after a busy day. Delicious soups will be provided each week by congregation members.

PANCAKE DINNER FOR SHROVE TUESDAY, Feb 21, 5-7PM Come for this Mardi-Gras themed family event with music, yummy pancakes and sausage.  Freewill offering accepted. If you are interested in helping with planning and detail of this event, please email

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


Sunday 1/29:  

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

  • 10:30am  #RidgeKidz @ Music Room

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

  • 5PM  Youth Group @ Escapology Escape Room/Mentor

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

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon Meeting @ Chapel


Monday 1/30:

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

  • 7PM  Men's Bible Study @ Conference Room

  • 7PM  ALF Small Group@ Library, studying "The Chosen" series, season 2.

Tuesday 1/31:

  • 8-9AM  RAVE morning meeting @ Youth Room

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

  • 5:30-6:30PM  Cafe Conversations over soup and bread @ Cafe

  • 7:30PM AA Big Book meeting @ Chapel

Wednesday 2/1

  • 8-9AM  RAVE morning meeting @ Youth Room

  • 9AM  POPS Playdough-making @ kitchen

  • 7PM  Choir Rehearsal @ Chapel

​​Thursday 2/2:  

  • 8-9AM  RAVE morning meeting @ Youth Room

  • 3:45PM  Community Teacher study group @ Conference Room

  • 6:30-8:30PM  Girl Scout Troop 71060 @ Youth Room

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

Friday 2/3:

  • 8-2PM  RAVE morning meeting @ Youth Room


Saturday 2/4

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

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


Sunday 2/5:  

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

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

  • 5:15PM Men's Open Basketball @ 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)


  • RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE, Friday, Feb 17, 11AM-5PM in the WFLC.  Schedule your appointment online at, “Find a drive” code is hoperidge. Note: Give in Feb for a $10 Gift Card by email from Amazon.

  • 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. 

  • PROJECT HOPE for the Homeless offers Friday Tours monthly from 10AM-noon on Feb 24, Mar 31, Apr 28 and May 26.  If you want to learn more about this wonderful organization that serves both men, women and children in Lake County and the 86% positive transition rate through their program, come tour the facility at 25 Freedom Rd, Painesville!

  • HOPE CHEST OF LAKE COUNTY needs substitute volunteers on Thursdays throughout Feb and March, until Easter for 2 or more hours between 9AM and noon. Even 2 or 3 Thursdays will be appreciated. Please contact Pat Meyer or the church office for details.    Extra volunteers may also be needed between 11AM and-1PM on a couple Thursdays.  Hope Chest is a "store" on the square in Victoria Place in Painesville and gives clothing and other household items to those in need who are referred.

  • Save the date! CPR and ALICE Training on Saturday March 11 at Hope Ridge. The training will take place in two parts.  ALICE from 9AM-noon and CPR from noon - 3:30PM.  We will provide lunch--in order to reduce the time commitment, it will be a working lunch. Please plan on attending these vital training sessions. Also... please pass this information along to all members of your various committee's/ teams.   All are encouraged to attend both sessions; however, you may choose to attend one or the other.  Watch for signup coming soon.

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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!

  • Hope Ridge is hosting the Blizzard Youth Winds Concert-- FRIDAY, FEB 10 AT 7PM . Come hear this community concert of 55 local talented kids, directed by Greg Hillis--including Hope Ridge's Gary Baptie and Lily and Ross Hopper!

  • Brass Band of the Western Reserve, SATURDAY, FEB 25 @ 7:30PM at Painesville United Methodist Church, 71 N park place on the square. 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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