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Treat Street

Join us on Saturday, October 21st for our Trunk-or-Treat from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM! There will be candy, games, and more!

To sign up to be a Trunker (decorate your car, wear a costume, and hand out candy) please click here.

I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…

Join us September 10th through October 1st for our sermon series, “I’ve Been Meaning to Ask…”

Sept 10 - Week 1: Where Are You From?
Sept 17 - Week 2: Where Does It Hurt?
Sept 24 - Week 3: What Do You Need?
Oct 1 - Week 4: Where Do We Go From Here?

9 & 11 AM Modern (9 is livestreamed as well)
9 & 11 AM Traditional (11 is livestreamed as well)
Click here to watch our services.

Confirmation 2023-2024

Students who are old enough to understand the teachings of the Church and decide for themselves whether to claim these beliefs as their own are invited to participate in confirmation. Those who have been baptized will be confirming that the vows taken on their behalf are now vows they choose to live by. For those not baptized, it is an opportunity to learn, choose baptism and confirm that they are choosing to live a Christian life.
Through discussion, videos, group projects, and more we will explore what faith means, why the Church exists, who Jesus is, and why it is important for you! Upon successful completion, confirmands will have the opportunity for membership at Mentor UMC.

Students in grades 8-12.

Cost is $50 per student to cover class materials and Bible that will be presented at orientation. An additional fee of approximately $50 for the retreat will be due in January. ***Scholarships are available.

Learn more here

Meet & Greet with the Pastors

Pastor Meet and Greet Times

Pastors Steve and Ivy would like to meet with groups of 8 to 15 people once a week through the end of November.

If you would like to plan a meet and greet, call Stephanie at the church to schedule a time. Steve and Ivy have set aside time on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday to accommodate different schedules. These groups do not need to be existing groups, teams or committees. In fact, the hope is that each group will consist of a variety of people from the church, including some of our less involved members. You can host a group at your home or reserve a room at the church through Stephanie Lee in the office.

In addition to these group meet and greets, Pastor Steve and Pastor Ivy will be making themselves available each week at a restaurant, coffee shop, park or other location in the community:
Ivy Smith - Thursday, September 21 at 8:00 AM at Bob Evans, Mentor Ave
Steve Stultz Costello - Thursday, September 21 12:00 at Market St. Family Restaurant

Now Hiring

Are you looking to support the work & ministry of our congregation in its efforts to fulfill the church’s mission to lead all onto a path of Christ-centered discipleship? To apply to a MUMC position, send your resume to or apply through our Indeed postings (check the job descriptions below for guidance). Note that our positions require a submission of a statement of faith (like a cover letter) and references.

Director of Modern Worship (full-time)

Is your calling to create and direct a compelling modern worship experience through music and media, that authentically leads others into the presence of God? Are you a passionate visionary who can support the continued evolution of contemporary worship that seeks to welcome and engage those who currently participate as well as engage those that we have not yet been able to connect with? We’re looking for a leader who can recruit and develop a team of emerging leaders and energize the existing team to bring their passion for singing, playing, and leading to continue to grow our Modern Worship service at Mentor UMC. This position requires a statement of faith to be submitted along with a resume.

*Full-time position

TO APPLY: Visit Indeed

Youth Director (full-time)

Do you have a heart for working with youth to address their needs and maximize their opportunities to grow in strength and wisdom and relationship with Jesus? Are you willing to invest yourself in the lives of young people and their families, developing and maintaining relational and inclusive ministries opportunities? Then join our team as the primary contact for our church family helping youth between the 7th and 12th grades grow and deepen their faith as Christian disciples. Mentor United Methodist Church is looking for a Director of Youth Ministries to build and vision how to equip and disciple youth and their families to be lifelong followers of Jesus and to fulfill our mission to lead all onto a path of Christ-centered discipleship. You will develop and facilitate comprehensive youth programs for the church and the community, including students in the life of the church through worship, service, and leadership, and relationship building. This position requires a statement of faith to be submitted along with a resume.

*This is a full-time position

TO APPLY: Visit Indeed.

Treasurer (part-time)

The person in this position is responsible for the financial administration of the church by maintaining accurate financial records, ensuring proper accounting & distribution of funds and providing timely reports as required and requested. The Treasurer serves the members of Mentor UMC as the primary contact person among congregational members, community members, and business affiliates relative to the financial matters of the church.

*This is a part-time position

TO APPLY: Visit Indeed.

Fellowship Hall Renovations

If you haven’t had a chance to visit the display in the Gallery, we encourage you to do so. There you will find a board and flyers showing a proposed redesign for certain aspects of Fellowship Hall and have an opportunity to voice your thoughts. The renovations are focused on lighting, a new media booth, floors, paint, and chairs and would be done in PHASES. The main flow and purpose of the room will not change. You can also view the plans below and fill out a Google Form to share your thoughts. Reminder that these are just ideas, nothing final. There is no definitive timeline or cost as of now. Click here to see a brief FAQ page.


Figure 1 Media Booth by Kenna Tanner

Mission Moment: Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk to End Alzheimers

Register online today for the 2023 Lake/Geauga Walk to End Alzheimers on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Entry is at 8:30 AM - Ceremony at 9:30 AM - Walk at 9:45 AM all at Lake Metroparks Farmpark. CLICK HERE.
Where do the funds go?
All funds raised through Walk to End Alzheimer’s further the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. The Alzheimer’s Association is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Are pets, strollers, bicycles and skates allowed on Walk day?
We do allow strollers, but for everyone’s safety, we discourage skateboards, bicycles, inline skates and wheelie footwear. Depending on the Walk location rules, well-behaved dogs are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times.
Does every participant get a T-shirt?
Every registered participant who achieves the fundraising minimum of $100 will receive an official Walk to End Alzheimer’s T-shirt via USPS. To receive a shirt in time for Walk
day, participants must raise the T-shirt minimum at least four weeks prior to the event.

Gingerbread House Arts & Crafts Fair 2023

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

Join us for the 116th Gingerbread House Arts & Crafts Show Friday, Nov. 10 from 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM and Saturday, Nov. 11 from 10:00 AM - 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. This craft show is sponsored by the Mentor United Methodist Women. All proceeds benefit the local, national, and international mission projects of the UMW. Please contact with any questions or to inquire about participation. All crafter correspondence is directed to this email.

Now’s your chance to do some cleaning out before the holidays. We are looking for donations of small appliances, pots & pans, bakeware, kitchen items, knick-knacks, crystal, dishes, jewelry, etc. (It’s like a mini-rummage sale). Bring your items to the church the week of November 6th.

Keep us in mind as you gather in your fall harvest and prepare home pickles, jellies, applesauce, etc. Also, donations of homemade baked goods, snacks, candies or any of your homemade specialties are needed. Items can be left in the church kitchen beginning Wednesday, November 8th.

UM Women of Faith (formerly Mentor United Methodist Women)
Your donations of handmade arts & crafts – ornaments, wreaths, knitted/crocheted items, potholders, table runners, etc. Whatever your talent is. Donations can be brought to the church the week of November 6th.

To volunteer, fill out this form and send it to There are also physical forms available in the Info Hub.

Click HERE to view the website for the Gingerbread House Craft Show. You can also follow them on Facebook!

Blood Drives

The next Red Cross Blood Drive is:
Tuesday, November 14, 2023, from 9 AM to 3 PM
  Click here to make an appointment.

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

Do you have any MUMC history you would like to share with the congregation?
Please send it to:
Don Humphrey
7330 Holly Park Dr.
Concord, Ohio 44060-6704 or e-mail to: