What's New -- Upcoming Opportunities

Grow Deeper With God & Others

Bible Verse for August: Philippians 3.13-14
… [T]his one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus.
Dig Deeper Sunday School for all ages -- on hiatus till September 2018.
Sunday, 8/12 -- 10 am -- Worship in the Round. We'll meet in the entry hallway of Lake Nona Middle School, featuring unique assembly and a rich audio experience.
Sunday, 8/12 -- 11:45 am - 1:45 pm  -- Out to Lunch! At Drive Shack, Lake Nona, 7285 Corner Dr, Orlando 32827. Cost includes Drive Shack membership; munchies; all the soda, tea and lemonade you care to drink; indoor gaming area; unlimited Golf BayPlay; unlimited golf balls and rental clubs. Lots of kid-friendly games. Additional food and adult beverages available for purchase.
Wednesday, 8/15 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Movie & Discussion of Film "The Genesis of Exodus" at First Presbyterian Church of Apopka (sanctuary), 500 s. Highland Avenue, Apopka. As the debate continues over immigration policies, and stories of families at the U.S. border fill the news, many of us have questions: Why do women, men and children leave their home countries? What is the journey really like? What is a faithful response to the plight of these families? The Genesis of Exodus invites us into a conversation by telling real people's stories -- from the beginning. Also listed under Reach Wider.
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, Panera, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827.
Thursday, 8/30 -- 6:30 pm -- Eat & Walk Lake Nona -- Location TBD. Gather at a local eatery for dinner, followed by a walk in the surrounding neighborhood.
Sunday, 9/2 -- Worship with Communion.
Sunday, 9/9 -- After Worship -- Tailgate Potluck and Hope 101 with Q & A about Hope membership and the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Tuesday, 9/11 -- Central Florida Presbytery Quarterly Meeting, First Presbyterian Church, 724 N Woodland Blvd, DeLand 32720.
Sunday, 9/16-- 11:25 am -- Periodic, Inter-Generational Dig Deeper Sunday School for all ages.
Sunday, 9/23 -- 11:25 am -- Periodic, Inter-Generational Dig Deeper Sunday School for all ages.
Sunday, 9/30 -- 7 - 8:30 pm -- Nichole Nordeman Concert for Hope & Friends, location TBA. Marcy Kraft's application was selected as one of 10 national sites for Nordeman's "Home Tour." Nichole Nordeman has won multiple Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, including two awards for Female Vocalist of the Year. Marcy invites Hope and friends to attend.
Tuesday, 10/2 -- 6:30 pm - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Panera, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827.
Sunday, 10/7 -- 10 am -- Worship with communion.
Saturday, 10/13 - Monday, 10/15 -- Bus Trip with Washington Shores to National Memorial for Peace & Justice in Montgomery, Alabama.
Sunday, 10/14 -- 11 am -- Shared Worship at Washington Shores Presbyterian Church, 3600 Rogers Drive, Orlando 32805. Our third annual shared worship service, which alternates between congregations. Persons remaining in Orlando (not on the bus trip) will gather at WSPC. No worship at Lake Nona Middle School on this day.
Tuesday, 10/16 -- 6:30 pm - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Panera, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827.
Sunday, 10/21 -- 10 am -- Grace Notes Handbell Choir visits.
Sunday, 10/21 -- 11:30 am -- 'Mystery Date' Lunch Connections for all ages.
Sunday, 11/4 -- 10 am -- Worship with communion.
Tuesday, 11/6 -- 6:30 pm - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Panera, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827.
Sunday, 11/11 -- 11:30 am -- 'Mystery Date' Lunch Connections for all ages.
Friday, 11/16 -- 7:30 pm -- John Crist Comedy Tour, First Baptist Church, 3000 S John Young Pkwy, Orlando 32805. Tickets $20-25 each.
Tuesday, 11/20 -- 6:30 pm - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Panera, 9607 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando 32827.

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 -- 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 Friday 8/31 -- 2 Million -- Now 7 Million!! -- Steps for Change & GoFundMe Team Campaign to Raise $1,000 for The Bail Project. . Tally your daily steps via fitness band, smart watch or one of the free pedometers available at church. Log your step count on the shared Google doc sheet we'll post at the end of July. We seek, along with Washington Shores Presbyterian to log a collective 2 Million Steps for Change -- raising awareness for The Bail Project. To find the shared Step Tracker document, copy and paste this URL: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13nHz6WJ0jNnnsFd883dEDxL9PNDMubM0cLasPWgF3A8/edit#gid=1309257978 . To find our $1,000 joint GoFundMe campaign, copy and paste this URL: https://www.gofundme.com/2-million-steps-for-change. PayPal will issue year-end documentation for your tax-deductible contributions.
Sundays 8/5, 8/12 and 8/19 -- Vote for 2018 Hope Prize Recipient. Votes will be counted on 8/19. Every Hopester may vote. Kids, too!
Wednesday, 8/15 -- 6:30 - 8:30 pm -- Movie & Discussion of Film "The Genesis of Exodus" at First Presbyterian Church of Apopka (sanctuary), 500 s. Highland Avenue, Apopka. As the debate continues over immigration policies, and stories of families at the U.S. border fill the news, many of us have questions: Why do women, men and children leave their home countries? What is the journey really like? What is a faithful response to the plight of these families? The Genesis of Exodus invites us into a conversation by telling real people's stories -- from the beginning. Also listed under Grow Deeper.
Sunday, 8/19 -- Hope Prize Final Vote & Announcement. Votes will be counted at 10 am and announced during News of the Family.
​Monday, 9/3 -- 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
Throughout October -- Collect for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.
Sunday, 11/4 -- Bring Unwanted Leftover Halloween Candy for Use as Stocking Stuffers for At-Risk Kids.
Sunday, 11/18 -- 10 am to Noon -- Annual Day of Service. Serving our community in lieu of regularly formatted worship.
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