What's New -- Upcoming Opportunities

Grow Deeper With God & Others

Bible Verse for August: Psalm 84.10b-11
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
     than live in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
     he bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does the Lord withhold
     from those who walk uprightly.
Saturday, 8/24 -- 8:30 am - 12:15 pm, with Optional Lunch & Learn from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm -- Fresh Ideas Start Here (F.I.S.H.) Presbytery workshops for options to grow deeper, Wekiva Presbyterian Church, 211 Wekiva Springs Lane, Longwood, FL. Optional lunch & learn features Stephanie Fritz, associate director for Christian formation with the Presbyterian Mission Agency, on the topic, "Reimagining Sunday School." Cost is $7 without lunch or $14 with Olive Garden soup & salad lunch. Register and Pay On-line at: http://www.cfpresbytery.org/equip.html

Sunday, 8/25 -- 10 am -- Worship with Ordination & Installation of Hope's First-ever Session.

Tuesday, 8/27 -- 6:30-8 pm -- Book Club for Talking Across the Divide: How to Communicate with People You Disagree with and Maybe Even Change the World by Justin Lee, Panera Bread, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827. Bring insights & questions.
Sunday, 9/1 -- 10:30 am -- Step Challenge Begins with Walk (or Roll or Ride!) & Worship with Communion and Cookout -- with Friends from Washington Shores, Barnett Park, 4801 W Colonial Drive, Orlando. We'll gather for creative worship with communion -- followed by a traditional cookout of hot dogs, hamburgers, fish, potato salad, cole slaw, chips and drinks. As part of worship, we'll walk or ride to launch our month-long effort to raise awareness and funds for Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, a nonprofit providing grants to returning citizens who must pay fines in order to recover the right to vote. People are encouraged to walk if they're able (we'll have free pedometers for those who need them) -- or to log miles with wheelchairs, babies in strollers or possibly in a golf cart. Hope, Washington Shores and our extended circles aim to log a collective 1,000 miles per week (~8.5 million steps in September) on our shared Google Doc. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Rain plan: We'll gather at 10:30 am at Washington Shores Presbyterian, 3600 Rogers Drive, Orlando.
Tuesday, 9/10  -- 9:30am -- Central Florida Presbytery Quarterly Meeting, Ormond Beach Presbyterian, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach, FL 32176

Tuesday, 9/17 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Panera, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827

Sunday, 9/22  -- 10 am  -- Worship returns to cafeteria

Tuesday, 10/1 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Panera, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827

Sunday, 10/6 -- 10 am -- Hosting World Communion Worship with Washington Shores -- followed by packing Love In a Glove Box kits and Catered Lunch. Our fourth annual shared celebration of World Communion Sunday.
Tuesday, 10/15 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Panera, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827
Sunday, 10/27 -- 10 am -- Remembering the Saints Commemoration During Worship
Sunday, 11/3 -- 10 am -- Worship with Communion
Tuesday, 11/5 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Panera, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827
Tuesday, 11/17 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Panera, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827
Thursday, 11/28 -- Time To Be Finalized -- Thanksgiving Potluck Lunch for All, Oviedo Presbyterian Church, 2405 Lockwood Blvd, Oviedo 32765. Third annual Thanksgiving potluck lunch sponsored by Hope and Oviedo Pres.

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 share with Nancy Graham Ogne.
All Summer -- Take & Share Hurricane Preparedness Lists. These small handouts include items to have on standby for a hurricane and items to add when a hurricane threatens, with info about Hope. Share with neighbors and friends -- especially those who are new to Florida. Lists available at church.
Tuesday, 8/20 -- 6:15 pm to 8 pm -- Real Second Chance Town Hall, Ronald McDonald House at Nemours Children's Hospital, 1355 Nemours Parkway, Orlando 32827. Exploring the impact of returning citizens who've completed felony sentences, persons who've battled drug addiction, homeless persons or victims of abuse and how the community can take advantage of their talents to make Orlando a better place to live for all. Attendees will hear from leaders of the non-profit support program, new entrepreneurs and law enforcement representatives regarding successful reintegration into society. Free. To register for this event, copy and paste the url  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/second-chance-town-hall-lake-nona-tickets-66757845513 
Throughout September -- Steps for Change Group Pedometer Challenge. Together with Washington Shores Pres and friends from both congregations, we aim to average at least 2 million steps per week (~ 1,000 miles) to raise awareness and funds for Florida Rights Restoration Coalition. Funds will help pay fines and fees for returning citizens so they can complete their sentence, vote, and move forward with their lives. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. We will launch our combined effort on Sunday 9/1. Record daily step totals on our shared Google Doc and help us "proclaim good news to the poor, proclaim release to the captives .... [and] to let the oppressed go free."
Sunday, 9/1 -- 10 am -- Step Challenge Begins with Walk & Worship with Communion and Cookout -- with Friends from Washington Shores, Barnett Park, 4801 W Colonial Drive, Orlando. We'll launch our month of raising awareness and funds for Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, a nonprofit providing grants to returning citizens who must pay fines in order to recover the right to vote. Hope, Washington Shores and our extended circles aim to log 8.5 million steps on our shared Google Doc (~ 2 Million steps or 1,000 miles per week). The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Monday, 9/2 -- 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
Throughout October -- Collect for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
Sunday, 10/6 -- 11:15 am -- Packing 'Love In a Glove Box' Kits with friends from Washington Shores.
Saturday, 10/25 -- 9 am to Noon -- Serve at Clean the World. Newer location: 2544 E Landstreet Rd, Suite 600, Orlando 32824. Working together to purify and recycle soaps and other discarded hygiene products to save lives.
Sundays 11/3 and 11/10 -- Bring Unwanted Halloween Candy and UNICEF Donations.
Sunday, 11/17 -- 7th Annual Day of Service. Serving the wider community in lieu of regularly formatted worship. Details to come.
Saturday, 12/14 -- 7:15 am -- Reindeer Run at SeaWorld, 7007 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando 32821. Benefiting Advent Health for Children. Registration fee is $32 before 11/30; $32; $35 from 12/1 to 12/13; $38 - Race day at race site (IF SPACE AVAILABLE). Participation is limited to the first 3,700 runners & walkers. To register online, copy and paste url: https://events.hakuapp.com/3e866bf69de74e3bdde5
Saturday, 4/25/20 -- 8 am -- Hope Scholars 4-Person Golf Scramble, North Shore Golf Club, 11507 N Shore Golf Club Blvd, Orlando 32832. Shotgun start. The 1st annual golf scramble promises fun and prizes for a good cause. Profits benefit the 2020 Hope Scholars effort, the church's 9th annual scholarship campaign. (See the Hope Scholars tab under "What We're Doing" pull-down menu.) Since 2012, Hope Scholars has provided 38 undergraduate scholarships totaling more than $38K to in-house applicants and one faculty-selected senior at Oak Ridge High School, an at-risk school whose purchase of a now-closed Presbyterian Church provided funds that helped launch Hope. Participant fees and other details to come.
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