What's New -- Upcoming Opportunities

Grow Deeper With God & Others

Bible Verse for June: 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.
Ongoing, Short-Term -- Research Study for Caregivers and Persons with Memory Loss. In partnership with the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, AdventHealth is conducting a research study on the role of the arts in improving community health. The objective is to use the performing arts to build caregiver resilience and reduce caregiver stress. The study includes an 8-week class that will provide performing arts instruction to both the caregiver and the care recipient. This fun and interactive class meets for one hour each week. Classes will take place at the AdventHealth School of the Arts located at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Transportation will be provided for those who may need it. AdventHealth seeks to ensure that community members throughout Central Florida can participate. Call 407-303-7365 or visit caregiverstudy.com for more information or to enroll.
Tuesday, 6/25 -- 6:30-8 pm -- Book Club for Inspired by Rachel Held Evans, Panera Bread, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827. Bring your insights and questions.

Thursday, 7/11 -- 7 pm -- Hope Gathering.

Tuesday, 7/23 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Eat & Walk Lake Nona. Join us for dinner at a Lake Nona eatery, followed by a walk in the neighboring community. Location to be announced.

Tuesday, 8/6 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Eat & Walk Lake Nona. Join us for dinner at a Lake Nona eatery, followed by a walk in the neighboring community. Location to be announced.

Tuesday, 8/20 -- 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.

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.
Throughout July -- Nominate Education or Arts Non-Profits for the 2019 Hope Prize.  The winner will receive the larger of 1/10 of July offerings or $1K plus a certificate or plaque. Winner will be determined by congregational vote across the first three weeks of August.
Monday, 7/1 -- 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
Sunday, 7/28 to Friday, 8/2 -- Second Youth Mission Trip to Savannah, Georgia with YouthWorks. Led by Christina G for middle or high school girls.
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