Elyria Friends


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 4th grade and under during the service. Come early and stay late to enjoy coffee, snacks and fellowship with new friends.
Elyria Friends formed in April 2022 through a merger between North Olmsted Evangelical Friends Church and Peace Mennonite Church. 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.
Learn more about who we are and who God is calling us to be by watching video from our community open house on Jan. 14, 2023.


Enjoy life together! Share laughter and tears as we encourage and challenge one another in our walk with Jesus. Break bread with friends at a potluck or picnic, and gather as a Growth Group for study and support.
We also benefit from the resources available 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.


Watch recent sermons on YouTube

Our services are about 75 minutes long. We join together in live musicfrom 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 via video from the North Olmsted campus.


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, and we served hot cocoa at the City of Elyria’s Festival of Lights on Ely Square.
We’re a collection site for the Wheels for the World program. In 2022 we gathered more than 100 wheelchairs and other mobility devices for those with special physical needs overseas.
This fall our campus packed 200 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child, sharing God’s love and the Good News with children in many nations.