Ridgewood United Methodist Church, Parma OH - Where Faith Grows

There is Always Something Happening at Ridgewood!

Spring Events

Celebration of Earth Day & Native American Ministries

Sunday, April 17, 2016, at 10:00 am
Special Guest Speaker: Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson

Kimberlee Medicine Horn JacksonWe are excited to welcome Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson to our worship service on Sunday, April 17, 2016 as she leads us in her message "The Score Card: Building Relationships with Native Americans through Love." Her message will focus on integrating Christian faith with tribal traditions and the intersections of Native wisdom with the Christian Gospel.

Kimberlee Medicine Horn Jackson is an enrolled member of the Yankton Dakota (Sioux) Tribe in South Dakota. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing with a focus on both poetry and creative non-fiction from Ashland University and a Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies with George Fox University/Seminary in partnership with the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological studies with a focus on Native Americans. She questions the blurred line between Native traditional ways and where it intersects with Christianity. She is a Native American Adoptee and writes about the experience of being taken from her original family and raised with a non-Native Christian family. Kimberlee highlights this lesser known act of Indian removal with an unflinching eye. She is an adjunct English instructor with Kent State Univeristy and uses the classroom to help teach about the Reservation Boarding School era, another lesser known period of Indian removal in the American history books.


The Holy Land in Pictures

Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 11:30 am ~ Friendship Hall

Holy Land Trip

You are invited to join Rev. Karen Wolcott and her husband Rick as they share their experiences and photos from their tour through the Holy Land in January. All are welcome!


Organ Recital

Friday, April 29, 2016, at 12:00 pm (Noon) ~ Sanctuary
Organ RecitalOur Director of Music & Worship and Organist, Ira Cooper, will perform a program titled "The Organ Sings Great Spiritual Songs of Our Faith." Please join us in the sanctuary. All are welcome!

Grief Support Program

Changed Forever: Surviving the Death of Someone You Love
Thursdays, 1:00 - 2:30 pm in the Living Room 217
Grief SupportIf you have lost a loved one, please consider joining us for a six-week grief support program from April 14th through May 19th. Bereaved individuals often feel that the reality of their loss settles in more 3-4 months after and beyond and can benefit from the safe environment a support group can provide with education and sharing in a confidential setting.

Please see our Calendar of Events for other fun and important events coming up. Ridgewood offers something for everyone. What will you participate in?