WEEKLY RUNDOWN

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.

WELCOME

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).

  • 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. 

  • Aug 28 Sunday Funday #RidgeKidz is for children pre-K to 5th grade.  We'll meet during the 10:30AM service on August 28.  Have kids dressed for fun (and possibly wet) activities.  Check in at the Youth Room.  If the weather cooperates, we'll be outside!

  • 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.


 

WORSHIP

  • 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!

  • Choir and Bell Choir rehearsals to begin again this fall—directed by Christian Brooks!  If you’ve been missing singing or ringing and/or wanting to join the fun Hope Ridge choirs but never have, now is the time to jump in! Adults and teens welcome!  Email Lori at hopeoffice@hoperidge.com if interested!

  • Blessing of the Backpacks August 21, both services-- Bring your kids and their backpacks to receive a special prayer and gift from the church to start their school year off right.  Teachers invited, too!

​​NURTURE

  • The Hope Ridge Book Club summer read is "The Pioneers" by David McCullough.  The group will meet in the Conference Room on Monday, August 22.

  • #RIDGEKIDZ KAMP, Saturday, Sept 10, 9AM-3PM for kids K-5th!  Drop off your kids for a day of fun, stories, music and games—includes lunch! Register at the link HERE.

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.

Friday 8/12:

  • 6:15Pm  Meal drop-off for delivery to Project Hope for the Homeless 

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Saturday  8/13:

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

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

 

Sunday 8/14: 

  • 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.

  • 7-8PM  Al-Anon Meeting @ Chapel

Monday 8/15: 

  • 7-8PM  Nurture Meeting @ Conference Room

Tuesday 8/16:  

  • 1PM  Tuesday Women's Study @ Conference Room

  • 7PM  Trustees @ Conference Room

  • 7:30PM AA Big Book meeting @ Chapel

Wednesday 8/17: ​

Thursday 8/18: 

  • 10AM  COG Small Group meeting @ Conference Room

  • 6-7PM RAVE Orientation @ Youth Room

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

Friday 8/19:

Saturday  8/20:

  • 9AM-5PM  Crafting Club with Melissa Hopper @ Youth Room--All scappers and crafters welcome for a focused day of enjoying and accomplishing your own passion.  Tables are limited. Reserve your space today. Contact Melissa* or hopeoffice@hoperidge.com

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

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

 

Sunday 8/21:  BLESSING OF THE BACKPACKS

  • 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.

  • 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

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(Missions and opportunities to serve)

LOCAL MISSION OUTREACH & OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE:

  • RED CROSS BASIC FIRST AID AND CPR TRAINING at Hope Ridge on Tuesday, August 30, 9AM-noon--to train new preschool staff, but this class has 3 spots open to anyone in the congregation who would like to take it.  If you are interested in attending these classes, please email Stacey at preschooldirector@hoperidge.com for details.  Cost is $25 for CPR and $25 for first aid.

 

  • SCHOOL SUPPLY DRIVE, AUG 1-15  All supplies for local children in need.  Get a list at the welcome tables. or click HERE. We’re also collecting packages of children’s underwear and new or gently worn gym shoes. Bring the items on Sunday or to the church office or leave in the green tote bin outside the office door after hours.

  • EARLY RESPONSE TEAM (ERT) Basic and Recert Training, Sat, Sept 17 9AM-4PM in Bethesda, OH. Learn best practices for responding in disaster situations. Training includes how to interact with survivors, recovering belongings, tarp roofs, and safely remove debris.  Background check and class completion required to volunteer with UMCOR. Register by Sept 13 at https://UMCOR_ERT_epworth.eventbrite.com

  • 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, Sept 9.

ENTERTAINMENT

Rabbit Run Theater- Aug 12-27--A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder is a knock-’em-dead, uproarious hit with ten Tony Award nominations.  Low-born Monty Navarro is 8th in line for an earldom in the lofty D’Ysquith family. Can he knock off his unsuspecting relatives without being caught to become the 9th Earl of Highhurst?  A must-see, murderous romp filled with unforgettable music and non-stop laughs! Featuring familiar Hope Ridge faces: Sarah Gordon, Emily Stack, Eric & Taylor Mortensen, and Hayley & JJ Luster, with Music Direction by Jonathan Gordon. Click link for tickets:

Rabbit Run Community Arts Association (easy-ware-ticketing.com)

JUST LET US KNOW...

If you're a part of Hope Ridge UMC and you or your children are going to be in a special play, musical concert, sporting event, etc. 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 to Lori at hopeoffice@hoperidge.com at least 2 weeks prior to the event and we will get it published in the "entertainment" section of the Weekly Rundown!

2023 UPCOMING WESLEY ALL-INCLUSIVE TRIP

Pastor Jim and Robin Szakacs are planning a fun and educational John Wesley Heritage Tour May 2-10, 2023! Enjoy a guided tour of England and visit historic sites relevant to the Methodist foundation.  Pick up a flyer at the welcome table or ask Pastor Jim for more information.

​​​* 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.