Service Times

Worship: We gather Sundays at 10 am in the cafeteria at Lake Nona Middle School, 13700 Narcoossee Road, Orlando 32832 with a Zoom option for those who worship remotely. Due to the ongoing pandemic, we observe safety protocols, with color-coded bands to convey distancing preferences. Masks are optional as of 11/15/21.

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

Join us for worship in-person at 10 am at Lake Nona Middle, or participate via simulcast Zoom. Send a "Contact Us" form to receive a Zoom invitation. For in-person protocols see below.
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Advent Conspiracy: Hope seeks to raise $3,000 this Advent to forgive $300,000 of medical debt. Copy & paste this URL to give to the Hope-specific campaign: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/campaign/a-nation-that-cares/hopenona?

This is part of RIP's "A Nation that Cares" campaign of churches to forgive a half billion dollars (!!) of medical debt during Christmas week. This campaign also kicks off Hope's separate goal to raise $10,000 for RIP during 2022 for our 10th birthday year. Raising $10K would allow Hope to designate a local zip code in which to forgive $1 million worth of medical debt. Our session humbly requests that should we reach our $3,000 Advent goal, participants designate gifts by donating directly through Hope (in-plate or online with RIP designation on the Memo line or envelope) so we can begin chiseling away at our 2022 goal. You can't do it wrong! Through this online Advent tool and our year-long goal in 2022, we seek to bring freedom to the captives -- in Jesus' name!

Worship Update & Videos

Hope is conducting in-person Sunday worship at 10 am at Lake Nona Middle School -- employing protective protocols for all who gather in person. Masking is optional, though we humbly urge all who have not been vaccinated -- or who do not otherwise feel comfortable -- to continue masking. We continue to encourage physical distancing; collect contact info at sign in; refrain from passing items or providing snacks; and conduct a somewhat shorter service. Hope provides red, yellow or green silicone wrist bands so each worshiper can convey preferences: No physical contact please (red); elbow bumps OK (yellow); or hugs accepted (green).

We simulcast worship via Zoom worship. To receive the Zoom link, please submit a "Contact Us" form under the "Connect" tab.

Friends, these are still strange times. Though many of us see and speak to each other in person -- or even hug or bump elbows if comfort permits -- we do not yet connect in familiar non-COVID ways. We trust that day will come again and seek grace with each other as we  navigate the shallow water of COVID-protocol connections.

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

Below you'll find the recording of the most recent Zoom simulcast sermon. Find a library of services dating back to April 2020 under the tab "Videos."
As of 11/1/2021, Hope Pres has provided 1,059 microloans in 82 nations (totaling $26,975) 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.