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Giving Trees

Giving Tree

The Christmas trees in the Gallery and outside the Chapel are decorated with different giving ornament tags.  Select an ornament and show Christ’s love.

Green Trees: GIVING Gifts for children in need. Gifts are due back by noon on December 10 and should be wrapped with the tag securely attached. There is a 2-part tag. Please fill out one and place it in the box below the tree. This gives us your contact information. The second tag is to be placed on the gift. 

If you would like to shop for a whole family, please contact Betsy Iskra as soon as possible at or call/text 440-283-6524.

Red Hearts: SHARING Monetary donation to a charity may be placed in the envelope provided and placed in the box at the Welcome Center. Charities are Forbes House, Ohio Guidestone and Salvation Army.

Yellow Angels: PRAYING Pray for the name or group throughout the holiday season.

Blue Bells: CARING Suggestion for something you can do to help others.

White Churches: MISSIONS Donations for Camphor Mission in Liberia

Tree of Forgotten Toys

Donations of unwrapped toys/clothes or gift cards for ages birth through high school can be placed under the tree in the office.  These are used to ensure all the needs of the Giving Tree are met. Gifts are due December 10.  Contact Joan Sadler with any questions at 440-257-5522.

Advent Wreath Sign Up

ClickHERE to sign up to light the Advent Wreath in Sanctuary or iConnect!

Advent Wreath

Wonderful Life Tickets

Tickets For “It’s A Wonderful Life”

Reserved tickets can be picked up Sunday, November 19 at the Sign Up table

See our Truth & Light Players on Saturday, December 9 at 4:00 PM or
Friday, December 8 at 7:00 PM. 
Tickets are free but must be reserved.
Potluck dinner immediately following the Saturday performance.

Order Tickets below by filling out the form and clicking “Submit”.

13 Reasons to Talk With Your Kids About 13 Reasons Why

Monday, December 4 at 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Auburn Career Center
8140 Auburn Rd., Painesville, Enter at Door 33 / south side of parking lot

Free event. RSVP to Pam Schafer-Jones at 440-639-1200 or

The popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why follows the fictional story of a teenage girl who leaves behind 13 mysterious audio recordings after killing herself.

Renowned speaker and author Kevin Hines will lead the discussion about the myths and facts about suicide. He is a survivor of attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge.

The 2% - Kevin Hines from Kevin Hines on Vimeo.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day

Reaching Out Can Change Your Life

Free Event!

Saturday, November 18, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Concord Township Community Center
7671 Auburn Road
Concord Township, OH 44077

Join a community of Suicide Loss survivors to find comfort and gain understanding as we share stories of healing and hope.
Keynote Speaker, Deb Straniero
Guest Speaker, Lara Proegler

For reservations, contact Rae Grady at or 440.350.2196.

Click the flyer to visit the website for more information or contact Rev. Beverly Wrobel at, 440.255.3496 ext. 106.

Grief Holidays

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays

A video seminar and support group for those who are grieving

• What to do with your holiday emotions.  • Planning the holiday season • Tips for surviving social events • Dealing with holiday pain


Attend one of two different times being offered:

Friday     November 17, 2017   1:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday   November 28, 2017     6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Rev. Beverly Wrobel, PC

440-255-3496 x106

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.

On December 10, we will be attending the Lakeland Civic Chorus performance and visiting the Historic Kirtland Nativity Exhibit.  Cost for a group is $5 each for tickets to the concert and the exhibit is free.  Click Here for information on the Nativity

Cornerstone logo 

Check out Cornerstone for upcoming events for all ages!
For more information, contact: Larry Hoon or Jo Ann Greiner

See our trip to the Warther Museum below:



Monthly Prayer Focus

Prayer Focus

Prayer focus for November: those affected by disasters
Please continue to pray for those affected by natural disasters and those who have suffered so much loss in Las Vegas and Sutherland Springs, TX.  Isaiah 49:13b. For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

This is the month we celebrate Thanksgiving, so spend some time each day giving thanks.  1 Thessalonians 5:18 says give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for you in all circumstances.

Grief Share Support Group Fall Session September 2017

Grief Share - Fall Session

Grief Recovery Support Group
It’s real help for deep hurt for those on the journey from mourning to joy.

Fall Session on Wednesdays
September 13, 2017 to December 6, 2017 (13 weeks)
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $20.00 (includes book)

Mentor United Methodist Church
8600 Mentor Avenue
Mentor OH 44060
(440) 255-3496 x14

Facilitators: Rev. Bev Wrobel PC and Janet Siekmann
Email Bev Wrobel

Please register by calling or e-mailing Pastor Bev Wrobel.
For more information visit the GRIEFSHARE website at

Weekly Videos Seminars are designed to help you successfully travel the journey from mourning to joy:

1.  Is This Normal?
2.  Challenges of Grief
3.  The Journey of Grief, part 1
4.  The Journey of Grief, part 2
5.  Grief and Your Relationships
6.  Why?
7.  Guilt and Anger
8.  Complicating Factors
9.  Stuck
10. Lessons of Grief, part 1
11. Lessons of Grief, part 2
12. Heaven
13. What Do I Live for Now?

2017 East Ohio Annual Conference

2017 East Ohio Annual Conference

Watch the recap from Annual Conference

Bishop Tracy S. Malone presided over her first Annual Conference when 656 clergy members, and 742 lay members gathered at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shore of Lake Erie. This 48th session was the first with the new four-year quadrennial theme Bearing Fruit that Lasts: Called, Committed, and Connected. Using John 15:1-17 as our guiding scripture.

Text Giving

Now you can text your offerings too.
In less time than it takes to write a check, you can now make your contribution to Mentor United Methodist Church with a quick text message.

To get started, simply text 440-210-9089 with the dollar amount you would like to contribute, complete the registration, and receive verification by text and email. For future giving simply text the amount you want to give, verify and receive a receipt. We hope you find this option convenient for those days that you forgot the checkbook.


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 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 with the added benefit of a donation to Mentor United Methodist Church.

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

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Sermons Podcast

Sermons are now available as a podcast on the Sermons page

Gingerbread House Craft Show

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

Sunday Morning Prayer

Join us every Sunday morning in the Chapel at 8:45 and 10:45 for a time of prayer.  All are welcome to come and pray aloud or in your heart for our church and community.