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Mentor Mondays

In an effort to live into our church’s core value of being a “prayer-driven congregation”, Monday, January 18, we launched Mentor Mondays.  Throughout the day, pray for our church and its ministries, and whatever else God lays on your heart.  Each week we will unite on a common prayer focus, occasionally our church leadership will offer a short video to guide us.

Please click here if the video does not load to view it on YouTube.
Our prayer focus this week of July 19 is Theatre Arts Camp. Pray with Eliana Palermo and Connor Marrott, Director and Stage Manager of Shrek, Jr. To order tickets see this link

Pledge Card

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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.

Theatre Arts Camp Tickets

Mentor UMC’s theatre ministry was established in 2010. This group is open to all who want to share the love of Christ through music and acting.

Theatre Arts Camp presents “Shrek, Jr.”
Friday, July 23 at 7:30 pm
Saturday, July 24 at 1:00 pm
Purchase Tickets Here
$5.00 per ticket + $1.00 transaction fee = $6.00 total


Past Productions:
2020 A Night of One Acts (Goggles, Bad Auditions…On Camera, Check Please) & “Zoom Call Christmas” AND “Dad’s Christmas Miracle”
2019 “Frozen, Jr.” & “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
2018 “Aladdin, Jr.” & “The Other Wise Man”
2017 “Beauty & the Beast, Jr.” & “It’s a Wonderful Life”
2016 “God of This City”, “Lifesong” & “The Light Before Christmas”
2015 “Disney’s Alice in Wonderland, Jr” & “The First Leon”
2014 “Little Women” & “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever”
2013 “Little Mermaid, Jr.”
2012 “Children of Eden”
2011 “Seussical, the Musical, Jr.”
2010 “Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” 

MUMC in the Park

MUMC in the Park
We invite you and your family to join Mentor UMC for MUMC in the Park. Every Sunday, July 11 through August 29, we will gather at Garfield Park at 11 AM for an outdoor, family-style worship service. Once at the park, follow the signs for MUMC in the Park. You can expect an engaging time of worship with activities for both children and adults, a time of reflection, music, and more.

This is a great opportunity to connect with MUMC, engage in worship and service, reach new people, and welcome all into a relationship with Jesus. We will still have our 11 AM Traditional Service in the Sanctuary. This is another option for the summer, especially for families whose children have not yet been vaccinated for COVID.

To learn more about our church, this new worship opportunity, or to volunteer at MUMC in the park please email Pastor Mikayla at

Softball Team

For many of us, summer means softball. Did you know that our church has a softball team that plays in the Euclid Church League? The team welcomes everyone and anyone 16 years of age or older to participate. For more information or to join please contact Brian Bly at 

Remaining games are Thursday evenings: July 1, 6, 8, 13, 27, and playoffs on August 3, 5, 10. Every game is at Richmond Heights Community Park, 27285 Highland Road, with two 7-inning games beginning at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to cheer them on!

Flat Jesus

Print the image above or if the image will not load, contact Tammy for a page to print.
Click this link to see our Flat Jesus album on Facebook!

Message From Tammy Palermo, Director of Children and Family Ministries, about Flat Jesus
Our upcoming series is Summer Road Trip which will focus on Jesus’ travels in the Bible. As we travel and visit this summer, it will be fun for every family to have a Flat Jesus to take along.
Many of your kids and grandkids may have participated at school in the Flat Stanley project, based on the book by Jeff Brown. Instead of mailing away our Flat Jesus, everyone is encouraged to snap pictures with him on their summer adventures.
We will have a map to chart all the places Flat Jesus has been and will add up his miles traveled.
Instructions for sharing your photos are below:
They can be shared through social media or emailed to me by July 31. You can pick one up this morning after worship, or drop by the church during the week.
Contact me, Tammy Palermo, with any questions at
Please join in the fun this summer as we travel with Jesus and appreciate that we can once again take a Summer Road Trip!
• Tag your Flat Jesus photos to Instagram @MentorUMChurch
• Post your Flat Jesus photos to Mentor United Methodist
Church Facebook page
• Email your Flat Jesus photos to Tammy at

Sanctuary Choir Loft Renovation Project

The Board of Trustees is excited to present the Sanctuary Choir Loft Renovation Project. Music is a hallmark of MUMC and a vital part of our worship experience. This project involves reconfiguring the Chancel and replacing the pews with upholstered individual seating.
We are so fortunate to have close to 50 choir members. With the current seating, the Order of Worship must be adjusted to accommodate the movement of the choir within the service. With the proposed changes, the choir can remain in place and the integrity of the worship service is preserved.  The overall look of the Chancel will be not be altered. Choir members with mobility challenges are very grateful for the proposed changes, allowing all to participate in this vital ministry.

Larry Fram has completed drawings that show how the choir loft will look with the proposed changes.
1. Most importantly, the altar remains as the focal point of the front of the   church.
2. The current terraced floor is extended for the seating to be configured in a 45° angle. The height of the altar area remains the same.
3. The pews in the loft are removed and replaced with upholstered seating.
4. The balustrades are reconfigured to conform to the new design.
5. The balustrades are secure yet can be removed for flexibility.

Per Jeff Smith, a contractor who is also the Chairman of the Board of Trustees, the cost for construction materials is minimal. The largest expense is the seating. Funds earmarked for the music department are available to complete the project.  However, we would offer anyone in the congregation a chance to purchase a chair to acknowledge a loved one.  Construction will be done in-house and take about two weeks. We do not need a permit as we are not tearing down any walls or adding any new construction. We are looking at August to complete the project. The seating is custom made and estimated to arrive 3-4 months from placing the order. The construction would be completed in August...

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Blood Drives

MUMC will host a blood drive each month in the Asbury/Wesley rooms, 9 AM to 3 PM.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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School Supply Drive


2021 School Supply Drive
There is a bus in the Community Center to collect needed supplies for the Salvation Army School Supply Bash. Let’s see if we can stuff the bus every week in July! Donations are accepted through August 1.

Items needed: 3 ring binders, backpacks, blue/black pens, bottle glue, 12 pk. colored pencils, 24 pk. crayons, dry erase markers, glue sticks, highlighters, index cards, large pink erasers, pencil pouches, pencils, pocket folders with prongs, red pens, children’s pointed scissors, supply box, washable markers, wide rule loose leaf paper, wide rule notebooks.

Monetary donations can be made to MUMC and noted “School Supplies”. For online giving, use the fund “School Supplies - Back to School Bash”.

Help pack school supplies at the Salvation Army with others from MUMC on Monday, August 2, from 9 AM until noon. Advance registrations are necessary. Please contact Donna Bullis at or 440-357-2008 to register.

Drive-thru donation days are July 31 and August 1 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Just swing by the church during those times, drive up to the portico by the Gallery, and drop off your donations!

Over 1,600 children were helped last year so your donation of time and supplies will make a difference!

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




Cornerstone logo
Cornerstone is a new take on fellowship.

Cornerstone is for all ages and all stages of faith-life here at MUMC,
from children to teens to grown-ups (and not-so-grown-ups)!

Cornerstone provides opportunities for fun, spiritual fulfillment and service to others
in an atmosphere of Christ-centered discipleship.
That’s our mission.

Rummage Sale 2019 Report
As money continues to trickle in, we are happy to report that this year’s sale has netted over $9000.  Funds will be used to support the missions of our church as well as other endeavors by individuals or groups that request help from Cornerstone.  We thank the legions of volunteers that worked tirelessly to make the sale a success, as well as Howard Hannah for supplying the truck to take unsold items to the Salvation Army, and to the ReStore in Eastlake and the Lake-Geauga Furniture Bank for coming and taking items they could use at the end of the day.  However, as Paul Harvey would say, here’s “The Rest of the Story.”

Hundreds of community members visited our church that day.  For many, it might have been the only time they would be in a church all year.  They were greeted by smiling, welcoming people.  Items that were destined for a landfill found a new home.  The preschool classes toured the rummage sale and were taught about the value of reusing and recycling. Hope Chest received cash from the items donated.  Newcomers stepped up to volunteer.  Many were not members of our church but they were invited by MUMC members. Veterans of the sale met new people and learned things about those they already knew. Bibles and other reading materials left over from the sale were given to those who attended More Than A Meal that evening.  We were assisted in emptying our truck by youth from the Painesville Assembly of God.  Finally, working next to people with a common goal is its own reward.  You can’t put a price on fellowship!  See you next year—the last Saturday in April!

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When you shop at AmazonSmile 0.5% of the price of the eligible purchases are donated to Mentor United Methodist Church.
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Gingerbread House Craft Show

The Gingerbread House Craft Show is a United Methodist Women event.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2019 show a success!  See you in 2021!

Due to the COVID19 pandemic, the Gingerbread House Craft Show has been cancelled for 2020. Join us November 5 and 6 of 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. 

Craft Show History
When Mentor Methodist’s “new” church building was completed in 1906, the Ladies’ Aid Society, as it was then called, organized its first bazaar, at which craft items, vegetables, candy, and other foods were sold. This forerunner of the current Gingerbread House continued through the 1920’s, when the Model T replaced the previously used horse and buggy as a means of bringing workers and shoppers to festivals.

The Fall Festival, as it was then known, gained more space with the addition of the Education Wing, and at various times has included sales areas featuring plants, children’s clothing, books, attic treasures, a special quilt made by the Quilters, a Christmas workshop, lunch and tea rooms, a hot dog stand, and for a short time, antiques.

Workshops to prepare for the bazaar were held once or twice a week for several months beforehand, and this continues today. At one time a meal was served the night before the bazaar, but that was dropped in favor of lighter fare served on the day of the sale….

Caramel making once played a big part in preparation for the bazaar. That was a twice-a-week affair, lasting for a month or six weeks. Up to 500 pounds of caramels were made during that time. A few of the men helped to cut the candy, and the older ladies wrapped it. One husband made a carpeted platform for the women to stand on during the 2-3 hour task of stirring the sticky concoction.

In 1972 the Fall Festival acquired a new name—the...

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