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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.

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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Girls on the Run

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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
February 9, 2021
Season Starts
Week of March 15th
Teams meet twice a week
End of Season Celebration
Saturday, May 15, 2021

Practice Location: Mentor United Methodist Church
*Delivery Model: Hybrid
Days & Times: Tues & Thurs / 4:15-5:30
Open to girls in grade: 6th - 8th

Contact: Bev Lee, 440-666-2058

*Delivery Model determined by site.
Virtual: All sessions will be 100% virtual. Supplies will be mailed directly to participants. Lessons are 45-60 min.
Hybrid: Sessions will be in-person. Should your location close, lessons will continue on the same schedule, but will shift to virtual.

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

Click here for flyers: Mentor_United_Methodist_Church_-_2021_spring_-_Girl_Recruitment_Flyer_-_GOTR.pdf



Easter Flowers

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It is a tradition at Mentor United Methodist Church to place spring flowers on the altar for Easter services in the memory or appreciation of a loved one(s) or for the glory of God. Plants are $7 each.
To make your payment online, choose “Easter Flowers” as the fund at this link may also be dropped off at the church office or mailed to “MUMC c/o Altar Guild Easter Flowers, 8600 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio 44060”.

Please click here for the link to the form Easter Flower Google Form or click here to download and print the form to mail..

Mentor Mondays

In an effort to live into our church’s core value of being a “prayer driven congregation”, Monday, January 18, we will launch 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.
February 22: Our prayer focus this week is our worship leaders. Pray with Laurie Eppler, Worship Leader.

Blood Drives

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

Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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Service Sign Up and Building Reopen Strategy

December 29, 2020 update:

Dear Friends,

Mentor United Methodist Church continues to utilize established guidelines to assure the health and safety of all persons.  We will take the steps necessary to care for those who are most vulnerable.  We believe our decisions will assist in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

Mentor UMC utilizes the guidelines established by Governor DeWine.  Currently, Lake County is Level Red.  Therefore, 

• Worship in house is suspended. Online livestreaming services continue.  We hope you will join us each Sunday at 9 AM and 11 AM.

You may access our services through our website at, Facebook page, and YouTube channel.  Just search for Mentor United Methodist Church and you will find us.

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• All in-building ministries and activities must be approved through the church office, assuring that Mentor UMC safety protocol is being followed.

We will continue to monitor the situation, and when Lake County conditions improve, look forward to gathering in person once again. 

Please call the church office at 440.255.3496 should you have any questions, needs, or concerns.  We continue to trust God to guide us forward and empower us to be faithful witnesses of Jesus. 

Pastor Sondra

Click here to read the Building Reopen Strategy

Big Event

The Not-So-Big Event

The Not-So-Big Event: Entertainment Tonight
The Members of YSP 2021 invite you to partake in their online silent auction and a night of Virtual Entertainment to learn more about their upcoming service trip to Camp Asbury.
The “Not-So-Big Event” fundraiser will take place on March 21 at 6 PM and will be an online-only event on our Facebook page, YouTube channel, and website home page. Join us to get to know the Youth Service Project mission group, learn about the work they do, and buy some baskets! There will be a link provided to a secure auction site where you can bid on and purchase baskets. If you would like to make a donation, use online giving and choose “YSP” as the fund or note your check “YSP”. Thank you in advance for supporting Youth
Service Project!

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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