Elyria Friends

You’re invited to the Friends Fall Festival!

Discover fun for all ages from noon to 4 pm Saturday, Sept. 30, at Elyria Friends (9300 W. Ridge Rd., Elyria):
  • Food trucks (noon–3 pm) & FREE desserts
  • FREE live music, games & more!
    • Bounce house
    • Face painting & balloon art
    • Pumpkin decorating—bring your own or get one here!
    • Worship celebration at 3 pm


Elyria Friends Building 9300 West Ridge Road


Join this new work in Lorain County as we form an authentic community loving people to life in Jesus Christ. Find the opportunities for worship, growth, support and service you’ve been looking for! 
Sunday worship gathers at 11 am, with Kids’ Church and childcare for 6th grade and under during the service. Come early and stay late to enjoy coffee, snacks and fellowship with new friends.
As a campus of North Olmsted Friends, we’re supported by the staff and programs of the entire church. David Hoovler serves as our campus pastor.


Watch recent sermons on YouTube

Our Sunday worship services usually last a little more than an hour. We join together in prayer and live music—from contemporary songs you hear on Christian radio to classic hymns of the faith. It’s our goal to offer heartfelt worship to God, not to watch a performance.
Sermons emphasize Biblical teaching to help us grow in our walk with God, wherever you are on your journey. Usually the message is shared on-site by Pastor David, though occasionally by other staff, including by video from the North Olmsted campus.
Weekly worship service videos are uploaded to our YouTube channel, generally on Sunday afternoons. We also maintain an archive of recent sermons, accessible from this page and on YouTube.


Enjoy life together! Gather to encourage and challenge one another in our walk with Jesus. Gather in prayer for one another at our prayer group that meets at 9:30 am Sundays. Break bread with friends at a potluck or picnic, and join a Growth Group for Bible study and support.
Opportunities for children include Kids’ Worship Arts at 9:30 am Sundays, Kids’ Church at 11 Sundays (as well as nursery and preschool programs).
We also benefit from the resources available to us as one church in two locations. Join activities for all ages at both of our campuses—from special events to regular classes and fellowship gatherings.


We want to serve our community and connect to God’s work around the world. Our church partners with LoveINC Lorain County to help our neighbors close to home. We also participated in Elyria’s Third Thursdays this summer and served hot cocoa at the 2022 Festival of Lights on Ely Square.
Check out our booth Sept. 15-17 at Elyria’s Apple Festival!
We’re an annual collection site for the Wheels for the World program, gathering wheelchairs and other mobility devices for those with special physical needs overseas.
Last year our campus packed 200 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, sharing God’s love and the Good News with children in many nations.


Learn more about who we are and who God is calling us to be by watching video from our community open house in January 2023 (below), and hear the story of our beginning and first year (at right).