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Grow Deeper With God & Others

Bible Verse for February: Micah 6.8
He has told you, O mortal, what is good;
     and what does the Lord require of you
 but to do justice, and to love kindness,
     and to walk humbly with your God?
Tuesday, 2/19 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, 'Short Stories By Jesus' video series from professor Amy-Jill Levine, Panera Bread, 9607 Lake Nona Village Pl, Orlando 32827. Bill Smith leads.
Sunday, 3/3 -- 10 am -- Worship with communion
Tuesday, 3/5 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, 'Short Stories By Jesus' video series from professor Amy-Jill Levine, Panera Bread, 9607 Lake Nona Village Pl, Orlando 32827. Bill Smith leads.
Throughout Lent, Beginning Wednesday, 3/6 -- Lenten Communities. Experiment with one of our two digital offerings:
  1. Listening with Faith -- Podcasts to Grow On -- Join Russ & Marcy Kraft for a digital community considering a podcast each week. Whether the podcasts focus on a specific Christian theme/text or implicitly intersect our discipleship, we’ll explore implications for faith. Listen on your own time, then respond online to learn with and from each other.
  2. Prayer Expedition -- Wendy Scott-Penson and Nancy lead. Many of us harbor secret shame about prayer – fearing we either don’t do it “right” or often enough. For some of us, prayer feels stagnant – or it’s something we intend to do while rarely focusing on it. Regardless of our history or comfort level with prayer, let’s take a virtual prayer expedition together. Each week of Lent, we’ll receive a digital prompt for a prayer approach to sample. Try it once or several times & respond online so we can learn with and from each other.
Tuesday, 3/19 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, 'Short Stories By Jesus' video series from professor Amy-Jill Levine, Panera Bread, 9607 Lake Nona Village Pl, Orlando 32827. Bill Smith leads.

Reach Wider to Serve & Share God's Love With the World

**For many of these opportunities, you may also sign up at church. Community service hours may also be available.
If you have ideas for Service activities, please notify Suzanne Eckhoff, our Volunteer Service Coordinator, or Nancy Graham Ogne.
Throughout February 2019 -- Bring Donations for Pediatric Congenital Heart Association's Cath & Hospital Kits. Desired items include: Tissues (travel pack); travel size toiletry items -- shampoo, soap, lotion, chapstick, etc.; book/puzzle/coloring book; crayons/markers; hand sanitizer; socks; gum/mints; handcrafted items; and non-perishable snacks.
In February -- Donate to Faith & Law Lunch on Capitol Hill. Hope plans to sponsor a lunch for lawmakers and staff in May, focusing on human trafficking. Due to a seed grant, Hopesters are asked to raise only $750 of the $1,500 cost.
Monday, 3/4 -- 5 pm - 9 pm -- Eat at Five Guys Burgers and Fries (select locations) and 10 percent of sales benefit Second Harvest Food Bank. Visit http://www.foodbankcentralflorida.org/site/PageServer?pagename=events_fiveguys
Friday, 3/8 -- 5 pm - 8 pm -- Family Volunteer Night at United Against Poverty, 150 W Michigan St, Orlando, FL 32806. All ages join together to serve.
Saturday, 4/20 -- "SWINEth" Annual Pig Run 5K (and Donut Challenge!) -- Register on team "Hopesters" at https://www.active.com/orlando-fl/running/distance-running-races/the-swineth-annual-pig-run-of-lake-nona-2019 .
Saturday, 6/8 -- 8 am - 10 am -- 8th Annual Beach Cleanup, Pelican Beach at Satellite Beach, 1525 Florida A1A, Satellite Beach, FL 32937. Once again, many will stay overnight Friday, gathering for a meal Friday evening and for Saturday brunch.
Ongoing -- Marvis J. Marlow 'Help Your Neighbor' Grants. Hope regulars may apply for modest grants, allowing the church to partner with you as you perform acts of service for others -- driving a widow to appointments, mowing a lawn or planting a garden for a sick neighbor, building a treehouse for a single-parent family, performing an oil change for a college student, etc. For more info, click on the "What We're Doing" menu and select the "Marlow Grants" tab. Complete a brief application and submit it. Grants are in $25 increments and usually range between $25 and $150.For more info, visit the "Marlow Grants" page under the "Reaching Wider" tab.
Ongoing -- Box Tops for Schools. Collected for Lake Nona Middle School.

Ongoing -- Pop-Tops from aluminum cans. Collected for Ronald McDonald House (to pay its electric bill). RMH provides affordable housing for family members of hospitalized patients.

Ongoing -- Travel-size toiletries. Benefitting various agencies serving those in need.

Ongoing -- Microloans through Kiva. Find our team at: kiva.org/team/hope_presbyterian_church_at_lake_nona