What's New -- Upcoming Opportunities

Grow Deeper With God & Others

Bible Verse for November & DecemberPsalm 9.1
"I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds." 
Sunday, 12/16 -- 10 am -- Advent 3.
Sunday, 12/16 -- 11 am -- Christmas Cookie Exchange. Bring six baggies of six cookies each -- and six cookies to share at Hospitality!
Sunday, 12/16 -- 4 pm -- Dinner Gathering with Washington Shores before The Messiah, Red Lobster, 3552 E Colonial Dr, Orlando 32803. On-your-own meal to connect with WSPC friends before the oratorio.
Sunday, 12/16 -- 6 pm -- The Messiah at Park Lake Presbyterian, 309 East Colonial Drive, Orlando 32801. Featuring Jones High School Alumni Chorus and Community Choir. Free.
Sunday, 12/23 -- 10 am -- Hawaiian-themed Advent 4 worship, followed by Hangin' o' the Greens. Our friends from Halau Keleookaiwa will join us.
Monday, 12/24 -- 4:30 pm -- Christmas Eve worship with communion and service of shared light.
Sunday, 12/30 -- 10 am -- Regularly Scheduled Worship.
Sunday, 1/6/2019 -- 10 am -- Worship with Communion and Star Word Selection.
Sunday, 1/13/2019 -- 3 pm -- Chartering Service of Worship. Please note: This 3 pm service will be our only service on this day, as we welcome well-wishers from across Central Florida Presbytery. At this service, Hope will be constituted as an incorporated congregation and Nancy will be installed as pastor by a commission of Central Florida Presbytery. Linger after worship for a cake and punch reception.

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.
Til Sunday, 12/30 -- Matching Fund for Volunteer Service. 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.
Til Monday, 12/31 -- Advent Conspiracy: Fill the Ark through gifts to Hope for Heifer International. We've set a goal to raise a $5K Heifer Ark -- encouraged by a matching gift for the first $1.5K. An ark secures "two of every kind of animal" which Heifer offers -- all of which will be shared with a recipient who pays it forward to others. Make your check to Hope with memo line: Ark.
​Monday, 1/7/19 -- 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
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

Have Fun

Sunday, 12/16 -- after worship -- Christmas Cookie Exchange