Reaching Wider with Hope
November 10th, 2017
On Sunday 11/5, we welcomed Jennifer Helriggle, Vice President of Philanthropy for Shepherd's Hope to receive the 2017 Hope Prize.For the third year, Hope gave 1/10 of July donations to a non-profit s...
What Are You Doing for Jesus' Sake?
July 28th, 2017
For our fourth annual VBS on 7/27, leaders taught us the theme verse, "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God" (1 Corinthians 10.31). It's actually a life vers...
So Little Can Do So Much
April 29th, 2017
Just after Easter we heard from Debbie Scott-Robinson and her husband Paul, who spoke about Utange Orphans Charity and the way it meets concrete needs in Kenya. Debbie & Paul established the orphanag...
Grow Deeper During Lent
February 18th, 2017
Each year since we launched in 2012, Hope has offered Lenten Communities -- short-term electives designed to help us grow deeper with God and others. At least one of these offerings is always a "Virtu...
December 9th, 2016
This week our staff signed and mailed the 2016 Hope Christmas cards, with designs submitted by members of the Hope family. How fun to share these images and all they represent -- most notably the uniq...
Pray For One Another
October 1st, 2016
Scripture calls us to pray for one another and most of us, at least, are well-intentioned about it. We may especially offer prayers if we're aware of a crisis or sense a nudging from the Holy Spirit. ...
A Good And Unusual Season
August 31st, 2016
This Fall our congregation will engage several out-of-the-ordinary practices that will lift us out of our usual routine -- but which dovetail perfectly with our larger vision. On Sunday 9/18, we'll c...
Jesus As Our Standard
July 29th, 2016
This powerful meme circulates from time to time: "The holocaust was legal. Slavery was legal. Segregation was legal. If you use the state as a metric for ethics, you're going to have a bad time."It's ...
July 6th, 2016
On Tuesday 6/28 a group of Hopesters & friends gathered for the "Beautiful Together: A Journey Toward Hope" concert at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. What an amazing evening.More tha...
Let Your Light Shine
June 9th, 2016
Recently I stumbled on this photo from the finish line at Run Nona 2011. Just 10 weeks before we formally launched Hope Pres, the camera caught Tammy Strogis, our future Director of Children's Ministr...
Bringing Our Own Flair
May 25th, 2016
Last week, 12 women from the Hope family met for an evening of color and light at Painting with a Twist in Winter Park. Our own Sarah Allen, a professional artist, led our class -- teaching a roomful...
A Diverse Community
May 3rd, 2016
Each week before worship the team who arrives early to set up the space (chairs, banners, sound system, welcome & communion tables, hospitality, etc.) circles up to pray.Typically we pray for God's Sp...