hopenona.com

Loving. Inclusive. Affirming.

Hope at a Glance

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.

As a congregation of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), we're a diverse community of genuine welcome and inclusion for all people -- no matter what you look like, who you love, or where you were born. All of us are made in the image of God – and each of us is a work in progress.

In a nutshell, here are our values:
† God before All
† Kingdom before Congregation
† People before Property
† Love before Doctrinal Precision

Our intention: Never to buy property or build buildings but instead direct those dollars into helping others -- both in our immediate community and around the world.

Hope commits to invest at least 20 percent of offerings beyond our doors. Between January 2012 and 12/31/23 we gave away more than $820,800 – extending compassion across eight biblical ‘pavilions’ of service:  

  • health & wellness
  • poverty action
  • shepherd care for the often neglected
  • mentoring
  • creation & animal care
  • education & the arts
  • justice
  • gospel proclamation

See the At-A-Glance Highlights below for 2023, 2022 and 2012-2022.

Marvis J. Marlow "Help Your Neighbor" Grants

Submit this quick application (link below) to Kevin, chair of the Marlow Grant Panel, at bostonjack05@gmail.com .  A panel of readers will assess and, as appropriate, award funds to assist with your project to help a non-family member. Ordinarily funds are distributed in $25 increments up to $150. 

Join Us

Worship: 10-11 am Sundays, Lake Nona Middle School, 13700 Narcoossee Road, Orlando 32832. We're in the chorus room for the summer (behind the cafeteria).

Worship Remotely: Email streamhopenona@gmail.com to receive a link to our Zoom simulcast.

Bible Doing: Select Tuesdays, 6:30-8 pm

What's New

  • Bags to Benches -- until  Earth Day 2025 (4/22/25),  we're collecting all manner of plastic bags to convert to outdoor benches and decking through NexTrex. Eligible items: grocery bags, bags with Recycle # 2 or 4, bread and produce bags, package overwrap, dry cleaner bags, plastic e-commerce mailers, bubble wrap, ziplocs & other reclosable bags, and cereal box liners. Items should be clean and dry. Please bag like-items together – ziplocs with ziplocs, etc.  As of 7/7/24, we've submitted 155 pounds toward the 1,000 pound goal!
  • Hope eradicated $3,458,639 in medical debt for residents of Orange and Seminole counties in 2023.  Hope's February $12,500  donation to the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt erased medical debt for 2,188 neighbors. Recipients began receiving letters in April 2023. Thanks to all who contributed to our 2022 campaign to bring relief to our neighbors.  
  • As of 7/1/2024, Hope's Kiva Lending Team has given 1,261 microloans in 82 nations, totaling $31,955. To learn more about Kiva's extraordinary mission, visit kiva.org. To join Hope's Lending Team, click the button below.