Service Times

Worship: In-person worship has resumed. We gather Sundays at 10 am in the cafeteria at Lake Nona Middle School, 13700 Narcoossee Road, Orlando 32832. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we observe mandatory, rigorous safety protocols. All participants must be masked at all times.

Connecting During COVID: Watch your email for links to online gatherings. To join our email list, send a "Contact Us" form.

Bible Doing -- For now, we gather in periodic mid-week Zoom gatherings. Contact us to be added to the email list for more information. In non-pandemic seasons, we gather at a Lake Nona locale on select Tuesdays from 6:30-8 pm.
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Who We Are

Loving. Inclusive. Affirming. 

We are a fun and imperfect community of Christ-followers, committed to grow deeper with God and  others and reach wider to serve and share God's love with the world. What's more, we look a lot like the universal Church: a multi-ethnic family of all ages, affirming the worth of every human being.

Launched in 2012 as part of 1001 New Worshiping Communities of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), we aim to bring our unique blend of Reformed understanding and passion for Jesus Christ to this emerging community.

Hope is loving, inclusive and affirming -- welcoming people of every race, gender, orientation, age, physical and mental ability, national origin, economic station and political perspective to full participation in the life of our community. All of us are made in the image of God – and each of us is a work in progress.

We believe every Christ-follower is a minister -- and that we live all of our lives unto God.

In a nutshell, here are our priorities:
  • God before All
  • Kingdom before Congregation
  • People before Property
  • Love before Doctrinal Precision
Though the list isn’t comprehensive – and frankly, it’s always percolating – we think these convey our posture when we’re at our best.

Announcements

2021 02 28 Bulletin.pdf
click to download
For a month-by-month review of Hope's efforts to reach wider, click and scroll down: http://www.hopenona.com/reaching-wider.htm

Worship Update & Videos

Hope is now conducting in-person Sunday worship at 10 am at Lake Nona Middle School -- employing rigorous protocols for those who gather in person. These include: masking at all times by all persons; social distancing at all times; temperatures taken before entry; contact info provided at sign in; no hugging, handshakes or passed items; no snacks; a somewhat shorter service.

We will continue providing some form of online option for those  who do not yet feel comfortable attending in person -- whether a shared Zoom worship or audio recordings.

To hear the audio recording of Hope's most recent Sunday service, click on the tab "Hear the Word" and find the appropriate entry.

To illustrate our COVID protocols, below you'll find the recording of the Zoom simulcast for Sunday 2/28. Below that is a library of many earlier services from the pandemic.
As of 3/4/2021, Hope Pres has provided 994 microloans in 81 nations (totaling $25,350) via our lending team through Kiva, a nonprofit agency vetting microloans to entrepreneurs in the developing world and the United States. Find our group by clicking here --  or to learn more about Kiva, check out www.kiva.org .
If you're already committed to Hope's vision & work, click here to donate now.

Meet Us

Here's a 2-minute video our denomination produced several years ago about Hope. Click on the YouTube icon to open it in a new tab.

Directions

We gather for worship at Lake Nona Middle School,  13700 Narcoossee Road, Orlando 32832.

Hear the Word

To stream or download our Messages of Hope, click on the "Hear the Word" link at the top of these pages, or visit http://hopenona.podbean.com

To subscribe to our podcasts, click here in your favorite podcast client, or search for the tag #hopenona in the iTunes store.

2nd Annual Golf Scramble

Hope will conduct its 2nd annual Golf Scramble and Silent Auction for Hope Scholars on Saturday 5/1/21 at Eagle Creek Country Club. In 2020 -- amid a pandemic! -- the tournament netted more than $4,000 for college scholarships. These are awarded to in-house applicants, a senior at Lake Nona High, and a senior at Oak Ridge High -- an at-risk Orlando school with which Hope shares a pre-launch connection. For tournament info, visit: https://www.dixongives.com/hopescholars 

10,000 Meals for Christmas

Hope surpassed our 2020 Advent Conspiracy Project goal to donate 10,000 meals to  neighbors through Feeding Children Everywhere's Full Cart Fresh program. Full Cart Fresh delivers boxes of shelf-stable food + fruits and vegetables straight to the door of Central Floridians -- a bonus during the pandemic. A gift of $40 provides 125 meals. Hope generated $4,059 for Feeding Children Everywhere (rechristened U.S. Hunger in January 2021) through its fun Reverse Art Auction, free-will designated gifts and 2.5 percent of December offerings.  Together we funded 12,684 meals. Well done!!