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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
  • 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.

    This Is Us: Being United Methodist

    Join us for our sermon series “This Is Us: Being United Methodist” from April 14 - June 2.

    You can also join us for classes each week on Tuesday evenings at 6:30 here at MUMC. Get in touch with a pastor or the church office if you have questions.

    Change the World Day

    May 4, 2024

    Join us for our annual Change the World Day on May 4th where we will be partnering with Sleep In Heavenly Peace to build 60 beds. Sign up online here.

    You can also help support the cost of supplies for this mission by designating your giving to Change the World Day. Click here to visit online giving.

    To learn more about SIHP, visit their site,

    Rummage Sale 2024

    This year’s Rummage Sale will be on Saturday, April 20th from 9 AM to 3 PM. Join us at MUMC for this amazing annual event!

    You can volunteer for the Rummage Sale from signing up online here or visiting the Information Hub on Sunday morning to find the signup sheet.

    Donation Dates & Times:
    Monday, April 15th - Thursday, April 18th
    9:00 AM to 7:00 PM Mon-Wed, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Thurs
    Taking gently used items:

  • Furniture (easy to carry)
  • Rugs (easy to carry)
  • Lamps
  • Dishes
  • Pots & Pans
  • Glassware
  • Utensils
  • Notions
  • Small Toys/Puzzles
  • Holiday items
  • Crafts (yarn, sewing)
  • Tools
  • Small Sporting Goods
  • SMALL Electrical Appliances
  • Bedspreads
  • Window Treatments (rods & accessories)
  • Linens
  • Clothing
  • Pictures
  • Mirrors
  • Purses, Backpacks & Luggage
  • Antiques
  • Jewelry (fine items)
  • Collector Items
  • Music Boxes
  • Novelties
  • Children’s books

  • We are NOT taking:

  • Footwear
  • Major Appliances
  • Old, Non-flat screen Televisions
  • Gaming Systems
  • Tires
  • Large Furniture
  • Golf Carts
  • Bowling Balls
  • Landline Telephones
  • Bicycles
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Large Toys (plastic babysets)
  • Carseats/Strollers/Swings/Cribs
  • Walkers
  • Mattresses
  • Computers/Laptops/Printers
  • Dehumidifiers/AC Units/fans
  • CDs/DVDs/Tapes/Records
  • Books
  • Intimate Items

  • MUMC Softball

    Softball season begins soon! The regular season is May, June, and July with playoffs in early August. We are always looking to add players. No rules on gender or church membership (friends are welcome). Players must be 18+, but 16 & 17-year-olds are eligible if with a parent or guardian. Anyone interested should contact Brian Bly for more: 440-463-7712

    Games & locations will be shared here soon!

    Royal Family Kids Camp

    Royal Family Kids

    It is that time of year when Royal Family Kids is gearing up for another year of camp. The number of kids that can have a potentially life-changing experience this summer depends on the number of teens (age 16 and older) and adults who choose to volunteer their time to create positive memories for children who have experienced neglect and abuse.

    Camp this summer is scheduled to begin for staff on Friday evening June 7. Children ages 6 through 11 arrive on Saturday June 8 and stay through the afternoon of Wednesday June 12. At camp children receive positive attention and encouragement as they engage in many activities including sports, fishing, crafts, music, chapel time and a special birthday party, all designed for the children to experience success and build self-esteem. Volunteers are needed both full and part time to have fun and make moments matter in a child’s life.

    Volunteers are interviewed and receive a background check for the safety of the children. Also, all volunteers receive training before the start of camp. The only cost of volunteering is your time and you may be richly rewarded knowing you made a positive difference in the life of a child. For further information speak with Johanna Martin and visit this website For The Children | Royal Family Kids #271 | Willoughby Hills (

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

    The BIG Event: YSP Fundraising

    Join us on Sunday, April 14, 2024 for The BIG Event!
    We’ll gather in Fellowship Hall from 5 PM to 8 PM for dinner, auctions, and entertainment. This annual fundraiser helps support the cost of the Youth Service Project Mission Trip in June. Youth and adults will travel to Reelfoot Rural Missions in Obion, TN June 21-29 (learn more here). You can purchase tickets SOON. Look for updates on this page and in the Weekly Update. Tickets are $15 for adults. Kids 17 and under are FREE.

    YSP students are looking for items to fill the Silent and Live Auction tables for our fundraiser, Heroes for Humanity, on April 14th.  Ideas of sought after items in the past: restaurant gift cards, rounds of golf, tickets to an event, themed baskets such as Movie Night,  Coffee-Lovers, Game-Night, Gardening, etc. (no lottery tickets or alcohol please) Donation forms are located in the Information Hub/church office. For more information please contact Karen Martin at You can drop your basket off to the church office during our regular office hours (Mon-Fri 8-4). Check out our socials for more info on what’s up for auction this year:

    Mission Moment: Food Ministry

    April Mission Moment: Food Ministry
    At Mentor United Methodist Church, we have an active and strong ministry in food. We hold regular distributions for families in need, we deliver meals to shut-ins and Project Hope for the Homeless, host free community meals each month, and more. For our April Mission Moment, we are highlighting this ministry and it’s incredible impact! You can designate your online giving to Food Ministry by clicking here. You can also drop off your giving in person on Sunday or to the office during regular office hours. Look for the special labeled envelopes in the Information Hub and Narthex.

    The next Distribution is March 18-19 to Broadmoor & Mentor Schools. We will be putting together 22 food baskets that value around $75 in addition to our current contributions. Consider donating or designating your giving to Food Ministry to support the cost of these baskets! Click here to visit online giving.

    More Than A Meal
    MTAM is Saturday, April 27 in Fellowship Hall. Doors open at 5 and dinner is served at 5:30 PM. This free meal is open to all! To get involved with cooking, serving, or cleaning, click here. Those volunteering must arrive at the church at 4:00 PM.

    Meal Blessing
    On the first Wednesday of the month, our Food Ministry team cooks a meal and delivers to shut-ins and those who need it. To get involved, call the church office. To learn how to support this mission, check out the Food Ministry Needed Items list here.

    Dine & Discover

    Dine & Discover is an event for ALL to attend! Together we’ll learn how to prepare a budget-friendly nutritious meal, learn about local food resources, and build community! Mentor United Methodist Church will be hosting on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 1 PM. For other dates and locations, see below.

    Saturday, March 2, 2024, 8:00am

  • Painesville United Methodist Church - Parsons Hall
  • 71 N Park Place, Painesville, OH 44077
  • RSVP: Call (440) 354-3642 or Email: or

  • Saturday, March 16, 2024, 1:00pm

  • Mentor United Methodist Church
  • 8600 Mentor Avenue, Mentor, OH 44060
  • RSVP: Call (440) 255-3496 or Email

  • Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 5:30pm

  • Hope Ridge United Methodist Church, Room: Cafe
  • 9870 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord, OH 44060
  • RSVP: Call (440) 352-2141 or Email

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024, 12:00pm

  • Willoughby United Methodist Church, Room: Fellowship Hall
  • 15 Public Square, Willoughby, OH 44094
  • RSVP: Call (440) 942-9068 or Email

  • Saturday, May 4, 2024, 12:00pm

  • Chapel United Methodist Church, Room: Fellowship Hall
  • 2019 Hubbard Rd., Madison, Ohio 44057
  • RSVP: Call (440) 428-3981 or Email

  • Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 5:30pm

  • Hope Ridge United Methodist Church, Room: Cafe
  • 9870 Johnnycake Ridge Road, Concord, OH 44060
  • RSVP: Call (440) 352-2141 or Email

  • 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, March 19, 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: