Our Links

Our National & Regional Church Connections

  • Presbyterian U.S.A. – our denomination, which is growing more missionally-minded www.pcusa.org
  • Central Florida Presbytery – our 10-county denominational region comprised of more than 70 congregations www.cfpresbytery.org

Some Cool Resources for Your Faith

  • Bible helps -- translations, online concordances, dictionaries, commentaries, etc. www.biblestudytools.com
  • Divine Mentor Life Journal -- links to daily Bible passages + excellent, simple resources for personal growth by journaling Scripture, Observations, Application, and Prayer (SOAP) www.lifejournal.cc
  • Pray-as-you-go -- 10-13 minute daily podcast by Jesuits in the UK with scripture, music and prompts for reflection. Especially cool if you like an Egnlish accent! www.pray-as-you-go.org/
  • Online Devotional for Youth -- excellent and accessible www.d365.org/back2school/

Offering a ‘Hand Up’

  • Fuel My School – Shop online and pump money into your local school – at no cost to you! Search on www.fuelmyschool.com and type in your school’s name. When the icon appears, click the button “Shop School Mall.” Vendors will donate a portion of sales directly to your school (the page is updated monthly).
  • Kiva – Lend as little as $25 to alleviate poverty. Kiva leverages the internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions to create opportunity around the world. Join our lending team here or learn more at www.kiva.org .
  • The Hunger Site – click daily and sponsors will provide food to those in need. Alternate tabs support books for literacy, free mammograms, food and care for animal rescues, meals for homeless and hungry veterans, therapy for children with autism, child healthcare, and protecting wildlife habitat. www.thehungersite.com
  • Presbyterian Disaster Assistance – joining Presbyterians worldwide to respond to emerging disasters. PDA has responded to hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquakes and disasters of every form. http://pda.pcusa.org
  • Compassion International – send letters, exchange photos, offer encouragement in Jesus’ name to kids in the Two-Thirds world, while providing modest financial support (as an individual, family or group) to help support basic needs www.compassion.com

Streamlining Your Efforts

  • When Is Good – Stop wasting time with back-and-forth emails to confirm a meeting time. Use this simple tool, allowing all participants to “paint” their availability on a calendar of possibilities. www.whenisgood.net
  • Take Them a Meal – Simplify meal coordination for others with this helpful aid. Save time, keep all providers on the same page! www.takethemameal.com

Stimulate Your Mind & Imagination

  • Free Online Courses, Cultural and Educational Media -- including more than 700 free online courses from the world's top universities -- including Harvard, Yale, MIT, Oxford, UCLA, Stanford, UC Berkeley and Cambridge. Available in various free media. www.openculture.com
  • Free Rice – build your vocabulary (in English or another language), learn chemistry, art or other subjects – accumulating rice for hungry people through sponsors of the World Food Programme for each correct answer you get. Get smarter, help heal the planet! Join our team here or fly solo at www.freerice.com.
  • Ted Talks – short, riveting, insightful talks by some of the world’s great thinkers. www.ted.com
  • The BioLogos Forum – Science and faith in dialogue, pioneered by Francis Collins, the noted physicist/geneticist who led the Human Genome Project and is also a devoted Christ-follower www.biologos.org
  • Good Reads – share what you’re reading and recommend with others whom you choose. www.goodreads.com

Healthy Heart

  • Charity Miles -- Download the free smart phone app, create an account and choose your charity. Find and join the Hope Presbyterian at Lake Nona team to multiply our impact! www.charitymiles.org
    Map My Walk –
    Log your walks, runs or biking to track your efforts. Learn tips about fitness and nutrition – and log your intake, if you wish. Simple and fun to use www.mapmywalk.com
  • My Fitness Pal - Map food and exercise to monitor progress toward a healthier lifestyle www.myfitnesspal.com