What's New -- Upcoming Opportunities

Grow Deeper With God & Others

Bible Verse for January: John 13.34
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Jesus says] "I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another.”  
Ongoing -- Noon -- Pray for Hope. Session invites you to set a daily alarm to pray for Hope's leadership team, outreach and witness -- and for God's drawing the people God desires to be part of our small but mighty congregation.
Throughout January -- Star Words available. For all who were not able to attend on Epiphany Sunday, Star Words will be available for drawing throughout the month. Pick a slip of paper from the basket -- and use the biblically themed word as a lens for considering the year ahead.
Sunday, 1/26 -- 11:15 am -- Annual Meeting with Ministry Review and Look Ahead. We'll elect a Nominating Committee, vote on Nancy's 2020 Terms of Call, review 2019 and look ahead to 2020.

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.
Throughout January -- Per Capita Donations. Hope will contribute $19.25 per person listed on the member role as of 1/2019 (figures are compiled a year in arears). Throughout January, the session invites all members to cover the cost for themselves and -- if possible and desired -- for another member facing financial hardship. Per capita fees evenly divide the load among all Presbyterians nationwide to fund facets of Presbytery, Synod and General Assembly expenses -- which have a direct and positive impact on Hope's ministry.
All February -- Broken to Beautiful: Donate small home electronics in need of repair (lamps, clocks, toasters, coffee makers, etc.) to Christian Sharing Center. Volunteers there will repair items for sale in the thrift shop which supports families in crisis -- or will salvage materials from items which cannot be easily repaired.
Monday, 2/3 -- 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, 2/9 -- After Worship -- Prepare and Serve Lunch for Families at Ronald McDonald House.
Saturday 3/28 -- Set-Up for Sunday Tour de Cure Event for American Diabetes Association.
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