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The Listening Church

We will be hosting “The Listening Church“ through Connectional Ministries on August 15th from 2 PM to 4:30 PM. Join with Rev. Luke Edwards and others on Thursday, August 15 from 2:00p.m.-4:30p.m. at Mentor United Methodist Church, 8600 Mentor Ave Mentor Ohio 44067 in the Asbury Room. This 2.5-hour workshop will introduce the concepts and skills of being a Listening Church.  Following the workshop there will be monthly Zoom calls to help deepen and utilize the trainings.  In a culture where not being heard is a major reason for church flight and church/community disconnect, this workshop can be transformative for the local church, the people already within them, and the people they hope to reach with the Good News of Christ.  Learn more and register here.

Back to School Bash

The Back to School Bash for 2024 will be on August 3rd. This means ALL donations must be dropped off by WEDNESDAY, JULY 31st. See list below for the supply list!

The Salvation Army of Lake County is collecting supplies and monetary donations for the 2024-25 school year. Supplies will be distributed to families in need at the 2024 School Supply Distribution at Harvey High School on Saturday, August 3, 2024. Drop off items to the display in the Gallery. You can also make a monetary donation:  Please make checks payable to The Salvation Army of Lake County with a note designating Back to School Supply Bash 2024.  Mailing Address: 69 Pearl Street, Painesville, OH 44077.

Items needed:
• 3 Ring Binders
• Backpacks
• Blue/Black Pens
• Bottle Glue
• 12 Pack Colored Pencils
• 24 Pack Crayons
• Dry Erase Markers
• Glue Sticks
• Highlighters
• Index Cards
• Large Pink Erasers
• Pencil Pouches
• Pencils
• Pocket Folders w/prongs
• Red Pens
• Children’s Pointed Scissors
• Supply Box
• Washable Markers
• Leaf Paper
• Wide Rule Loose Leaf Paper
• Wide Rule Notebooks
• Composition Notebooks
• Post-It Notes
PLUS! New children’s underwear & packaged socks

You can also drop off directly to Salvation Army, 69 Pearl St., Painesville.

Contact Donna Bullis 440.357.2008 or email

Dog Days of Summer Family Night

Wednesday, July 31, 2024
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM
in the MUMC Gallery

UWF would like to invite you and the family to “Dog Days of Summer Family Night”. Don’t miss out on learning about some of the ways our canine companions can help us! The evening will include a hot dog supper, a chance to meet some therapy dogs, an opportunity to make a dog tug toy, and more! This is a great event for ALL (especially kids) and it is free! RSVP to, register online below, or find the signup sheet in the Info Hub. See you on Wednesday, July 31st at 5:30 PM in the Gallery.

RSVP here:

Go. Be. Joy!

New sermon series: Go. Be. Joy! from June 9th to June 30th at 9 & 11 AM during Modern and Traditional Worship.

We’re kicking the summer off with this sermon series focused on scriptures Ruth 1, Luke 2:41-52, Mark 4:35-41, and Acts 8:26-40.

You can learn more about this series from Pastor Steve:

Now Hiring!

Mentor United Methodist Church is hiring for three positions: Director of Modern Worship, Youth Director, and Pastor of Visitation. These integral roles support the mission of MUMC: to lead all onto a path of Christ-centered discipleship—KNOW the love of God in Jesus Christ; GROW in their love for God; SHOW God’s love by serving others. This PATH of Discipleship will result in a church that lives out Christ-like qualities and helps transform communities. Check out the details for each of these positions below!

Director of Modern Worship

Are you a visionary leader with a passion for music, technology, and creating worship that resonates with today’s congregation? Mentor United Methodist Church is looking for a dynamic and creative Director of Modern Worship to evolve our contemporary worship services. This pivotal role is your opportunity to create engaging and meaningful worship experiences that support our mission to lead all onto a path of Christ-centered discipleship.

If you’re eager to lead our community by planning transformative worship to create a space where faith is deepened, spirits are lifted, and the worship experience is unforgettable, we are ready for you to help us unlock a more profound sense of connection and devotion within our church family.

View full job description here.

HOW TO APPLY: You can apply on Indeed here or send your resume and faith statement to

Youth Director

Looking for a unique opportunity to shape the future of the church? Mentor United Methodist Church is seeking a dynamic and passionate Director of Youth Ministry to lead and develop comprehensive youth programs that foster growth, wisdom, and discipleship for youth in grades 7-12. You will play a crucial role in nurturing the faith journey of our teens and advocating for their well-being to help them integrate with the broader church community. Through fun events and mission trips and activities, you will build a supportive environment where every young person feels valued, understood, and excited to explore their relationship with Christ. 

View full job description here.

HOW TO APPLY: You can apply on Indeed here OR send your resume and faith statement to Through either submission process, we would like it if you also filled out this brief form here.

Pastor of Visitation

Mentor United Methodist Church is seeking a dedicated and compassionate Pastor of Visitation to join our ministry team. This individual will be a committed disciple of Jesus Christ, embodying His love and extending pastoral care to our members and friends, with a particular focus on the homebound, those in nursing care facilities, and individuals facing transitional life issues. This role involves collaboration with our pastoral staff and the nurturing of our Caring Servant ministry, empowering laity for effective ministry.

View full job description here.

You can apply on Indeed here or send your resume and faith statement to

Summer Programs

Join us this summer for an exciting line-up of Children & Youth programs. You can view ALL registration and volunteer forms at THIS LINK. To pay for your registration, visit our online giving HERE and select your program from the drop down OR “other” and specify in your comment which program it is for. CASH or CHECK Payments mailed/given Tammy Palermo, Mentor UMC, 8600 Mentor Ave., Mentor, OH 44060. Scholarships for programs available if needed, just get in touch with Pastor Tammy Palermo.

Vacation Bible School

  • June 17-21 9 AM to 12 PM
  • $15 per child:  Cash or Check: $15; ACH: $16; Visa, MC, Discover, Diners Club: $16
  • parents are encouraged to help
  • Click HERE for snack signup
  • students who have completed 7th grade and up are welcome to serve

  • Get Out Doors (G.O.D.) Camp

  • June 17-21 9:30 AM to 4 PM
  • $70 per kid:  Cash or Check: $70; ACH: $71; Visa, MC, Discover, Diners Club: $72

  • Theatre Arts Camp: Seussical the Musical, Jr.

  • July 15-19 AND 22-26 9 am to 12 pm
  • $90 per CAST MEMBER:  Cash or Check: $90; ACH: $91; Visa, MC, Discover, Diners Club: $93
  • $60 per CREW MEMBER:  Cash or Check: $60; ACH: $61; Visa, MC, Discover, Diners Club: $62
  • TAC High School Volunteer ~ FREE

  • Middle School Mission Week

  • July 8-12 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Open to Completed Grades 6, 7, 8
  • Cost $60 per participant. Cash or Check: $70; Visa, MC, Discover, Diners Club, ACH: $62

  • East Ohio Camps

    The East Ohio Conference offers many wonderful opportunities. Visit here: East Ohio Camps.

    East Ohio Youth Annual Conference

    EOC YAC will be June 8, 2024 from 10 AM to 6 PM at Kalahari in Sandusky. It will be $75 for registration, Kalahari pass, and food. Please register by April 21:

    Youth Service Project

    Learn more here.

    You can view ALL registration and volunteer forms at THIS LINK.

    MUMC Softball

    MUMC softball teams play every Tuesday with the regular-season finale scheduled for July 23rd. Come out to Richmond Park to cheer us on!

    Here are our current standings:

    Gesu 9-3-0
    St. John Lutheran 7-4-1
    MUMC Gray 7-5-0
    MUMC Red 0-11-1

    Royal Family Kids Camp

    Royal Family Kids

    Looking for volunteers aged 16 or older who want to experience a little of Royal Family Kids this year without training.  Volunteers are needed to play board games and help with registration on Sat morning June 8 from 8:15 until about 11:30. Families arrive dropping off the children ages 6-11y.o. at staggered times as we do a luggage check, lice check, guardians give medications to the nurses, etc. We load buses to head to camp, hopefully close to 11 AM.  All of this happens at the Willoughby Hills UMC church, 34201 Eddy Rd, Willoughby Hills. If interested, please contact Johanna Martin at   Service hours are available for youth!

    View “Story of the One” here, a moving testimony to the work of RFK.

    Update Your Records

    Records Update

    We are in the midst of updating our digital records for families & individuals and would like your help! Fill out this form (also below) to get your information up to date. ALL information shared is private and known only to the staff who work with the database. There is also no requirement that all fields be filled; only what you are comfortable sharing. For a physical form, check the Information Hub (forms are YELLOW).

    Blood Drives

    The next Red Cross Blood Drive is:
    Tuesday, August 6, 2024, 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: