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Fill out an electronic form for your pledging!
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This is our current pledge campaign.  You are welcome to join at any time.
If you have any questions, please contact Teresa in the Church Office at 440-255-3496, Monday through Friday, from 8 AM to 4 PM.

Catalyst Ministry

Catalyst Ministries


This September, our Mission focus is Catalyst Ministries, a local organization run by Neal Nelson, whose mission is to connect churches with the needs of the Painesville community.  Their main ministries are the Painesville School Partnership Program (SPP) and Woodlawn, both of which are supported by MUMC.

While other agencies (such as Salvation Army) donate school supplies to children in the summer, this is the only donation of school supplies during the school year.  These supplies go to the teachers to help their students.  (Teachers often use their own money to provide these replacement supplies).  MUMC collects these supplies in Sep, Oct, Feb, and March. 
Place your donations in the bin in the Community Center.

Pocket folders with prongs     Pink Pearl Erasers
24 pack Crayola Crayons       Dry Erase Markers
Highlighters (varying colors)    Glue Sticks (not purple please)
Supply Boxes                   Fiskars Blunt Tip Scissors
Earbuds                         Post-It Notes
Ziploc bags (quart size)        Composition notebooks
Ziploc Bags (gallon size)    Jump ropes     Basketballs       Soccer balls
Playground Ball – rubber kickball style, rugged     Playball - smooth ~15”    Snow toys

Adult volunteers are a vital part of the ministry. Volunteers don’t need to be professional teachers to assist in the classroom or tutor. Your kindness and willingness to help can make all the difference to a student. For information on volunteering, contact Neal Nelson

Woodlawn Homes is made up of 70 units of townhouse apartments for low-income families located in Painesville. Catalyst Ministries reaches out to these residents with practical help and fun for the kids throughout the year. Some of the 2021-2022 planned activities include:

Christmas party Winter apparel distribution   Easter Party   School meal...

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Girls on the Run


Heart & Sole is for any girl brave enough to be herself. Join us for a journey that will empower you to tap into your strengths and learn new life skills. Every week, we’ll run, laugh and learn about what makes each other tick. The program ends with a celebration of how far you’ve come… and a 5K that will remind you that you can crush any goal you set your mind to.

Register online at
or by phone at (234) 206-0786.

Registration Opens
August 17, 2021
Season Starts
Week of September 20
Teams meet twice a week
End of Season Celebration
Sunday, November 14, 2021

Practice Location: Hope Ridge UMC
Days & Times: Monday & Wednesday / 4:15-5:30
Open to girls in grade: 3rd - 8th

Contact: Laura Moll,

Register online at
or by phone at (234) 206-0786.

Click here for flyers: 2021_fall_-_Girl_Recruitment_Flyer_-_GOTR_-_Hope_Ridge_UMC.pdf


Food Ministry


Our next food distribution with Mentor Schools is September 27-28. We will collect food items until September 19 as time is needed to sort and pack.

Please only donate the items requested.

We distribute specific items as we do not have an open pantry but scheduled distribution for a specified group. For this distribution, we are in need of:

canned fruit (peaches, pears)        Manwich 15 oz. can
baked beans                         28 oz. can canned chicken 10 oz.
spaghetti sauce 24 oz.              Homestyle chicken bake kit 28 oz (just add water)

Donations can be placed in the bin in the Community Center through September 19. If you would like to make a monetary donation, please mark your check “Food Distribution” or use the fund “Food” for online giving. Thank you!

The “Scoop” on our Food Ministries
Mentor UMC provides for the nutritional needs of many in our community through several programs of our Food Ministry.

There are two meal ministries that happen the first Wednesday of every month. They are a dinner for the residents of Project Hope for the Homeless and Meal Blessing. A meal is prepared to take to the homeless shelter residents of Project Hope in Painesville. At the same time, meals are individually wrapped and drivers take them to our church members and friends that could use a Meal Blessing.
If you would like to participate by cooking, delivering, or making a monetary donation, contact the Church Office at 440-255-3496.

More Than A Meal
More Than a Meal is a food ministry of MUMC that gives a sense of connection as well as a meal. Many of those who need food are also in need of seeing a smile and hearing a kind word. 
On the last Saturday of each month, we cook a meal, pack individual servings, and offer drive-thru pick-up for anyone who would like a meal. You can help cook, pack meals, clean up, or hand out meals while...

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Mentor Mondays

Each week we have united on a common prayer focus. Our final Mentor Monday is below from the Bishop.

Please click here if the video does not load to view it on YouTube.
Join in prayer with Bishop Tracy S. Malone, Resident Bishop to the East Ohio Conference.

Blood Drives

The next Red Cross Blood Drive is:
Wednesday, November 10, 2021, from 9 AM to 3 PM
  Click here to make an appointment.

2021 East Ohio Annual Conference

Annual Conference
Please see for the Annual Conference website.

Our Lay Delegates give their report in the following video. Thank you to Laurie Babcock, Craig Eppler, Barry Martin, and Bev Lee.


Church History

Mentor United Methodist Church celebrated its 200th year in 2018!
Celebrating the past, living in the present, building for the future.


Read the monthly Bicentennial Moments from service.


Click here to read the monthly Through the Years column in our Steepletalk Newsletter



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Gingerbread House Craft Show

The Gingerbread House Arts & Crafts Show is a United Methodist Women event.


Join us for the 115th Gingerbread House Arts & Crafts Show Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021!

Please contact with any questions or to inquire about participation.  All crafter correspondence is directed to this email.

Click HERE to view the website for the Gingerbread House Craft Show. 

Friday, Nov. 5 from 4:00-9:00 PM and Saturday, Nov. 6 from 10:00 PM-3:00 PM

FREE admission and parking! Shop the wonderful array of handmade items with over 70 local crafters, Attic Treasures, Bake Shoppe, UMW Crafts, Rada knives, and Middlefield cheese. Food offerings on Friday and Saturday for the 2021 craft show are to be determined. This craft show is sponsored by the Mentor United Methodist Women. All proceeds benefit the local, national, and international mission projects of the UMW.