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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.
May 3: Our prayer focus this week is our confirmation class. Pray with Ethan and Helena.

Service Sign Up and Building Reopen Strategy

Click here to read the updated Building Reopen Strategy






Click here to register for the Modern service on May 9.



Click here to register for the Traditional service on May 9.


February 28, 2021 update:


Dear Friends,

As Mentor United Methodist Church resumes in-person worship on March 7, 2021 safety protocols continue to be in place. The health and safety of all persons remain a top priority.  We encourage you to continue to worship with us online. 


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

Click here for our YouTube Channel.

Click here for our Facebook page.



If you choose to worship with us in person, you must register through Sign Up Genius.  The sign-up links will change each week, so please see the Weekly Update, app, and website for the new link or call the Church Office. To do so is to agree to follow our church’s guidelines which include: wearing masks and social distancing. On our website and app, look for “Service Sign Up and Building Reopen Strategy”.

When using Sign Up Genius, click the box “Sign Up”, then scroll down and click “Submit and Sign Up”. Then, you will be able to add your name, email, how many people are attending, and then click “Sign Up Now”. You will receive a confirmation email when your sign-up is complete. Please keep in mind that we are livestreaming and, if you attend in-person, you may be filmed.

We look forwarding to gathering in person once again, but encourage you to make wise decisions based on your comfort level.  We believe we have taken steps to create as safe of a worshiping environment as we can.  As the pandemic continues you are always at some risk when in a public place. 

Some activities at the church building have resumed.  All in-building ministries and activities must be approved through the church office. This assures that Mentor UMC...

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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.

Change the World Day

Change the World Day is Saturday, May 22, 2021


Change the World Day will be May 22 at Mentor United Methodist Church. We will meet at 9:00 AM in the Gallery Parking Lot, gather into our teams, commission out at 9:30 AM, and return to Mentor UMC by 12:00 PM.

Each team will be made up of 4-6 volunteers and 1 leader. There will be different activities including planting flowers, taking flowers to some of our congregation members, making cards, and participating in a Prayer Walk throughout our community.


Please sign up for one of the volunteer spots. If you are interested in being a leader, please sign up for a leader slot and share your email so we can contact you beforehand to give you information regarding your area. *Please note that some volunteer areas may change depending on availability and some teams may be merged on the day of the event.


SIGN UP HERE


We look forward to changing the world with you!

For questions, please contact William Mueller

(440) 463-5540 bil.mueller.home@gmail.com


 

 

Grief Support

Companions in Grief Support Group

COMPANIONS IN GRIEF is a support group for those experiencing the loss of a loved one. This is a 10-week program that uses the book “Beyond the Broken Heart: A Journey Through Grief.”

MEETING DAY AND TIME: Thursdays from 3:30 PM to 5 PM, May 13, 2021, through July 15, 2021

MEETING LOCATION: Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Ave., Mentor, Ohio

COST: $7 which includes the book

REGISTER: To register or if you have questions, contact Rev. Barb Holzhauser at 440-255-3496 ext. 106 or by email at bholzhauser@mentorumc.org.

Be the Bridge Journey Group

Conversations on Race and Racial Justice Journey Group
You are invited to join Mentor UMC as we engage in important, dynamic, and transforming conversations on race and racial justice. You will want to be a part of this new Journey Group that meets Monday evenings online from 6:30-8:00 PM. The group will gather on Mondays beginning *April 19 through June 14, with the exception of Memorial Day.

Using a book by Latasha Morrison entitled, Be the Bridge, participants will grow in their faith, be challenged to think in new and different ways and find ways to work together for reconciliation. Books can be purchased through the Church Office or by the individual.

For more information or to join the group please contact James Cherian (jpc13@mac.com)  or Daley Moy (daleymoy@gmail.com).
* Please note the date change of April 19 from April 12.

Young Adult Women’s Journey Group


This new Journey Group will meet on May 4 at 6 PM. We will use a hybrid format with options to participate either in-person or online.

Together we will be reading Megan Fate Marshman’s book Meant for God. Copies are available for purchase in the Church Office.



If you are interested in being a part of this group you can email Pastor Mikayla at mdoepker@mentorumc.org. Don’t worry if you aren’t in the Mentor area, you can join online!

   

Blood Drives

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

Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
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Western Reserve Drop-Off Site

Mentor United Methodist Church is a drop off site for Midwest Mission to pick up UMCOR kits.
This is ONLY for completed UMCOR kits.
Please see the flyer for information.

Western Reserve | Mentor UMC | 8600 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060
Drop-off times are 9:00 PM-3:00 PM June 7-11.
(440) 255-3496
Enter the parking lot at the rear of the church and proceed to “Preschool Entrance” on the west side of the building. Items may be left at the entrance.  This will be a “no personal contact” site.

YSP Plant Sale

Events

ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY PLANT SALE
MAY 7-9, 2021
Friday 10 AM - 7 PM
Saturday 9 AM - 7 PM
Sunday 9 AM - 1 PM





DAYS OF THE SALE
hanging baskets, ferns, large pots, and limited additional flats will be available the day of the event.



QUESTIONS?
Contact:  Leah Nash lnash@mentorumc.org 440-255-3496 ext. 114

 

Church History

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

Events
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Read the monthly Bicentennial Moments from service.

January
February
March
April
May
July
August
September
October
November

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


Milestones

 

Cornerstone

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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Shop Amazon and donate to MUMC

Mentor United Methodist Church is now registered with AmazonSmile Foundation as a charitable organization.
When you shop at AmazonSmile smile.amazon.com 0.5% of the price of the eligible purchases are donated to Mentor United Methodist Church.
There is no cost to the church and no additional cost to you. The shopping experience is identical to Amazon.com with the added benefit of a donation to Mentor United Methodist Church.


It is easy to get started visit smile.amazon.com and select Mentor United Methodist Church.
Each time you shop remember to start at smile.amazon.com and 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to Mentor United Methodist Church.

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 gingerbread@mentorumc.org 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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