What's New -- Upcoming Opportunities

Grow Deeper -- Extra Learning Opportunities

March & April Verse of the Month: 2 Corinthians 4.16 & 18
So we do not lose heart ... because we look not at what can be seen but at what cannot be seen; for what can be seen is temporary, but what cannot be seen is eternal.
Dig Deeper for all ages -- Sundays, 11:25 am - Noon. 
Reflections from 'One Brief Word' During Lent -- Week 1, ''The Summer Day' by Mary Oliver at https://board.net/p/Lent2018HopeOneBriefWordWeek1; Week 2, 'Rise Early' by Macrina Wiederkehr at https://board.net/p/Lent2018HopeOneBriefWordWeek2 ; Week 3, "Kindness" by Naomi Shihab Nye at https://board.net/p/Lent2018HopeOneBriefWordWeek3 ; Wk 4, "A Maxim" by Carl Dennis at https://board.net/p/Lent2018HopeOneBriefWordWeek4 ; Week 5, "Little Summer Poem Touching the Subject of Faith" by Mary Oliver at https://board.net/p/Lent2018HopeOneBriefWordWeek5 ; Week 6, "Pew 13, Seat 7" by Michael Guillebeau at https://board.net/p/Lent2018HopeOneBriefWordWeek6 ; and Week 7, "The Visit" by Patricia Lunetta Gould at https://board.net/p/Lent2018HopeOneBriefWordWeek7
Sunday, 4/15 -- 11:25 am - 1 pm -- Confirmation Class. Confirmation students join Nancy, Michael Eckhoff and Heather Ramsier on the picnic tables outside for review, lunch, faith story and session 5. 7th grade and up may participate.
Sunday, 4/22 -- 11:25 am - 1 pm -- Confirmation Class. Confirmation students join Nancy, Michael Eckhoff and Heather Ramsier on the picnic tables outside for review, lunch, faith story and session 6. 7th grade and up may participate.
Sunday 4/29 -- 10 am -- Beatles-Themed Coffeehouse Worship.
Sunday, 4/29 -- 11:25 am - 1 pm -- Confirmation Class. Confirmation students join Nancy, Michael Eckhoff and Heather Ramsier on the picnic tables outside for review, lunch, faith story and session 7. 7th grade and up may participate.
Sunday, 5/6 -- 11:25 am - 1 pm -- Confirmation Class. Confirmation students join Nancy, Michael Eckhoff and Heather Ramsier on the picnic tables outside for review, lunch, faith story and session 8. 7th grade and up may participate.
Sunday, 5/13 -- 10 am -- Confirmation Sunday. We'll worship and confirm students as active members of the church. No Dig Deeper on this day.
 

Reach Wider -- Extra Service Opportunities

**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.
All Year Long -- Document volunteer hours with non-profits or schools to qualify your organization for Hope's $5K Matching Fund. Submit hours to Suzanne Eckhoff, Volunteer Service Coordinator, or Nancy; hours should be documented on letterhead with signature or on a formal organization printout.
Saturday, 4/21/2018 -- Paws for Peace Walk, Blue Jacket Park, 2501 General Rees Ave, Orlando 32802. A fun and leisurely stroll for pets, their families, and friends to raise awareness about domestic abuse and its effect on pets and their owners. The walk benefits Paws for Peace Kennel at Harbor House.
​Monday, 5/7 -- 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
Saturday, 5/19 -- Global 6K for Water to Benefit World Vision. Sign up on your own, and listen for details at church about where to meet if you'd like to walk, run, bike or roller blade with others. To register, visit https://www.teamworldvision.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donordrive.event&eventID=921
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, 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.