Greetings from Pastor Beth:
As we look forward to Christmas Eve and the New Year ahead, I pray that you have enjoyed the devotional book this Advent as much as I have, and that you will continue to reflect on our music and faith throughout the year. Thank you to all who contributed. It was wonderful. And remember all are welcome to join in voice as we share songs of our faith on Sunday afternoon Dec 21 at 2:30pm, while caroling throughout our community.
If you are looking for last minute gift ideas, donations are always in style! Our Christmas Eve offering will be given to apportionments which support the mission and ministry of the United Methodist Church around the world. Also, the Ridge Kidz’s offering is going toward Heifer International this month. These are wonderful opportunities for us to support the work of Christ both locally and across the globe.
We look forward to seeing you Christmas Eve at 4:30pm or 8:30pm to celebrate the birth of our Savior!
Blessings and peace,
The church office will be closed from December 25 through January 2, and Pastor Jon and Beth will be out of town. If you have a pastoral emergency, please contact the Mentor UMC office at 440-255-3496. Pastor Kurt, Pastor Bev, and Pastor Quincy will be on call for us.
On December 28, Rev. Kathy Dickriede from Mentor UMC will be our guest pastor, and Dillon Shipman will return from Chicago as our guest pianist!
Coming in January…
A New Sermon Series: Just Like Legos
Can 24/7 be 24/6? Do you work to rest or rest to work?
Can taking a day off be an act of love? Join us beginning January 4 to explore God’s answers to these questions.
THE WOMEN’S TUESDAY BIBLE STUDY @ 1pm in the Conference Room begins January 6 with the study: Gideon: Your Weakness, God’s Strength.
A new MEN’S WINTER STUDY WILL BEGIN ON MONDAY, JAN 5, 7-8:30 pm in the Conference Room. It will tackle the topic Work as Worship, and challenge you to consider the reasons God calls you to work and why He may have you in this current position. See the bigger purpose and meaning that you could bring to your work. Led by Pastor Jon.
ADOPT-A-SENIOR ministry INFORMATIONAL MEETING:
Wed, Jan 7, 7pm in the Conference Room.
If you have a heart for helping older adults who want to remain in their homes—Volunteer for one of the many diverse team positions of the new Hope Ridge Adopt-a-Senior ministry. Mark your calendar and come to the meeting to learn more!