What's New -- Upcoming Opportunities

Grow Deeper With God & Others

May & June Verse of the Month: Psalm 20.7 (NIV)
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Dig Deeper Sunday School for all ages -- on hiatus till September 2018.
Friday, 6/22 - Sunday 6/24 -- Ichetucknee Springs Tubing & Camping Retreat for Senior High and MidHi Students with the Central Florida Presbytery Youth Council (PYC). 
Tuesday, 6/26 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Book Club: Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore and How 4 Acts of Love Will Make Your Church Irresistible by Thom & Joanie Schultz. Location to be finalized.
Sunday, 7/1 -- 10 am -- Worship with Communion.
Thursday, 7/5 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Eat & Walk Lake Nona, location TBD -- followed by walk through the surrounding neighborhood.  Occasional midweek gathering for all. We meet for dinner at a Lake Nona eatery; afterward, all who wish will log a couple miles in a Lake Nona community. Invite friends and join us to be visible and prayerful in our community!
Thursday, 7/26 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Eat & Walk Lake Nona, location TBD -- followed by walk through the surrounding neighborhood.  Occasional midweek gathering for all. We meet for dinner at a Lake Nona eatery; afterward, all who wish will log a couple miles in a Lake Nona community. Invite friends and join us to be visible and prayerful in our community!
Sunday, 7/29 -- 11:30 am -- Discernment Council Meeting, location TBD.
Sunday, 8/5 -- 10 am -- Worship with Communion.
Thursday, 8/9 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Eat & Walk Lake Nona, location TBD -- followed by walk through the surrounding neighborhood.  Occasional midweek gathering for all. We meet for dinner at a Lake Nona eatery; afterward, all who wish will log a couple miles in a Lake Nona community. Invite friends and join us to be visible and prayerful in our community!
Sunday, 8/12 -- 11:30 am -- Out to Lunch! At Drive Shack, Lake Nona.
Tuesday, 8/21 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Book Club, Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone by Brene Brown. Location TBA.

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.
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.
Sunday, 6/17 -- 10 am -- Reaching Wider Segment about Hosting International Students from Spain 7/5 - 7/30. Hear from a representative of Education First about the opportunity to welcome a student (ages 14-18) for several weeks of immersion.
​Monday, 7/2 -- 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
Saturday, 7/14 -- 8 am - 10 am -- Annual Pelican Beach Cleanup in Satellite Beach, 1525 Highway A1A, Satellite Beach, FL 32937. Some Hopesters will travel to the area Friday & stay overnight. Shared meal options: Friday dinner at a local restaurant; Saturday brunch at Sun On The Beach restaurant.
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.