What's New -- Upcoming Opportunities

Grow Deeper With God & Others

Bible Verse for April: 1 Corinthians 16.14
Let all that you do be done in love.
Sunday, 5/5 -- 10 am -- Worship with communion. Rev. Dr. Dan Williams preaching.
Sunday, 5/12 -- 10 am -- Student Led Worship for Mother's Day. High school senior Elise Eckhoff preaching.
Wednesday, 6/19 -- 7 pm -- Emmanuel the Movie, Regal Waterford Lakes 20, 541 North Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828. Second of two-night showing for this powerful 90-minute documentary about the legacy of the Emmanuel Nine -- people of Mother Emmanuel AME Church who were gunned down in June 2016 by a young white supremecist. Produced by Steph Curry and Viola Davis. Also showing Monday 6/17 at 7 pm. Group tickets available. For more info, visit:  https://www.fathomevents.com/events/emanuel-2019 
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.

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 notify Suzanne Eckhoff, our Volunteer Service Coordinator, or Nancy Graham Ogne.
Throughout Lent -- Contribute to Hope Scholars, our annual collection for college scholarships awarded to in-house applicants and one senior at Oak Ridge High School -- an at-risk school connected to Hope by our pre-history. Since 2012, Hope has awarded 33 scholarships totaling more than $31K.
Throughout Lent -- Yard Give for Hope Scholars. Bring items (or pictures of larger items) you no longer want or need on Sundays to the designated area near Hospitality. Hope "shoppers" may claim anything they want without obligation -- though, if desired, they may make a donation to Hope Scholars. Designate checks or cash for Hope Scholars via the offering.
Saturday, 4/27 -- 7:30 am - 10 am -- AIDS Walk Orlando benfitting the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park, 99 N Rosalind Avenue, Orlando 32801. $25 per person. Once again, we will join Jen Walton on team "Dirty Curtie" in memory of her dear friend Alcurtis. Visit aidswalkorlando.org to register.
Saturday, 4/27 -- 10 am to 2 pm -- National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. National Take-Back Day is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs -- ensuring drugs do not wind up in the wrong hands or damage the earth. The last Take-Back Day brought in more than 900,000 pounds of unused or expired prescription medication (a total of nearly 11 million pounds since Fall 2010!). To find the location nearest you, visit https://takebackday.dea.gov/
Sunday, 4/28 -- 11:15 am -- Design 'Coaster Poster' Sets after worship. We will make single-use 'Poster Coasters' to alert restaurant wait staff to "skip the straw." We will have drawings for simple Earth Care gifts through April.
Friday, 5/3 -- 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm -- Building Bridges & Breaking Bread Banquet with Presentation on Ramadan and International Dinner, Center for Peace, 1021 N. Goldenrod Road, Orlando 32807. Our neighbors at the Islamic Center of Central Florida have invited us as a gesture of good will. Participation is free but requires registration at  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-bridges-and-breaking-bread-banquet-2019-tickets-60007196139
Saturday, 5/4 -- 10 am - 3 pm -- Volunteer at Animal-versary at Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge, 10525 Clapp Simms Duda Road, Orlando 32832. Serve with our neighboring non-profit, just 2 miles from Hope, and earn hours toward our annual Matching Fund.
Monday, 5/6 -- 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, 6/8 -- 8 am - 10 am -- 8th Annual Beach Cleanup, Pelican Beach at Satellite Beach, 1525 Florida A1A, Satellite Beach, FL 32937. Once again, many will stay overnight Friday, gathering for a meal Friday evening and for Saturday brunch.
Wednesday, 6/19 -- 7 pm -- Emmanuel the Movie, Regal Waterford Lakes 20, 541 North Alafaya Trail, Orlando, FL 32828. Second of two-night showing for this powerful 90-minute documentary about the legacy of the Emmanuel Nine -- people of Mother Emmanuel AME Church who were gunned down in June 2016 by a young white supremecist. Produced by Steph Curry and Viola Davis. Also showing Monday 6/17 at 7 pm. Group tickets available. For more info, visit:  https://www.fathomevents.com/events/emanuel-2019 
Friday, 6/21 -- Time To Be Announced -- Unveiling of Orange County Historical Marker, acknolwedging racial terror lynchings -- Orlando's Heritage Square -- citing the 1920 Ocoee Massacre, during which dozens of African-Americans were murdered for attempting to vote. Equal Justice Initiative found Bryan Stevenson is expected to attend.
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