What's New -- Upcoming Opportunities

Grow Deeper -- Extra Learning Opportunities

November & December Verse of the Month: Psalm 143.8
Let me hear of your steadfast love in the morning, for in you I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
Dig Deeper for all ages -- Sundays, 11:25 am - Noon. 
Sunday, 12/17 -- 4 pm -- Longest Night/ "Blue Christmas" Service at Oviedo Presbyterian Church, 2405 Lockwood Blvd., Oviedo 32765. For many, the holidays spur feelings of melancholy -- made more challenging by the real or imposed giddyness of the season. Join members and friends of Hope and Oviedo Pres as we create an annual safe space for those who need to acknowledge their sadness.
Sunday, 12/24 -- 10 am -- Christmas Eve Worship with Communion. This will be our only Christmas Eve service.
Sunday, 1/7/18 -- 10 am -- Worship with Communion
Sunday, 1/7/18 -- 11 am -- Church Birthday Celebration and Potluck after Worship. Bring a dish to share and a Six-word Story for the church's 6th Birthday -- countdown one year to charter!
Sunday, 1/28/18 -- Celebration of Ministry. Annual meeting and report after worship -- featuring Cereal Sunday! We'll have a variety of cereals to share and invite all who wish to bring boxes of cereal for a local food pantry.

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.
By Sunday, 12/24 -- Submit volunteer hours for non-profits or schools to receive funds from 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.
Til Sunday, 12/24 -- Reverse Advent Collection for People Newly Arrived from Puerto Rico.
Til Sunday, 12/31 -- Advent Conspiracy -- Raising Funds to Purchase One Farm Bundle ($1,300) and One Grain Bank ($1,500). Give alternative Christmas gifts and accomplish lasting good. Contribute through Hope toward the cost of these items -- to be provided via the Presbyterian Giving Catalog -- and receive a form which affirms your gift in honor of another. For more info, see presbyteriangifts.org
​Monday, 1/1/2018 -- 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, 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.
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.