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.

Hope is 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. Since 2012, we have given away more than $738,200 – 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 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, cafeteria, Lake Nona Middle School, 13700 Narcoossee Road, Orlando 32832

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

  • Hope eradicates $3,458,639 in medical debt for residents of Orange and Seminole counties! Hope's February $12,500  donation to the nonprofit RIP Medical Debt erased medical debt for 2,188 neighbors. Recipients will begin receiving letters in early April. Thanks to all who contributed to our 2022 campaign to bring relief to our neighbors.   
  • Spring Chicken Fling on Sunday 4/16 -- Two components: Chick Olympics -- Register your team for $20 to fund a starter flock of chickens through Heifer International, and compete in three challenges with your rubber chicken slingshot! Snack Cluck-Tacular -- bring a chicken- or egg- themed treat (could be shape, design, or name only). Four winners (from the Amazing Treasure Chest of Mostly Useful Prizes): Olympic champ, Best Chicken Team Name, Most Distinctive Treat, and Best Treat Name (last three determined by vote). 
  • Hope Scholars - See the 2023 essay questions in the pdf handout below. One-page essays are due by Easter morning at 11 am. Since 2012, Hope has awarded 55 college scholarships totaling $70,810.
  • Two Easter Services -- 10 am service and 7 am sunrise outside at Saint Cloud Presbyterian Church (Nancy preaching). Hope and Saint Cloud Pres have shared Easter sunrise service every non-Covid year since 2011. 
  • Hope Scholars Golf Scramble  & Online Silent Auction -- Sat 5/6 at Eagle Creek Country Club.  4th annual scholarship fundraiser.  Register as an individual, foursome or partial team. Players,  sponsors, silent auction items,  and volunteers needed. See CharityGolfToday.com/hopescholars . You may also join for lunch only. 
  • Yard Give -- throughout March! If you wish to re-home items, bring them to worship in March. Hopesters may "shop" items and take whatever they like at no cost and without obligation. Some may wish to donate something to Hope Scholars, perhaps an equivalent of what they might have spent on the item at a yard sale. 
  • As of 3/1/2023, Hope's Kiva Lending Team has given 1,165 microloans in 82 nations, totaling $29,685. To learn more about Kiva's extraordinary mission, visit kiva.org. To join Hope's Lending Team, click the button below.