What's New -- Upcoming Opportunities

Grow Deeper -- Extra Learning Opportunities

August, September & October Verse of the Month: Luke 11.9-10 (NIV)
[Jesus said], “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.” 
Dig Deeper for all ages -- Sundays, 11:25 am - Noon. 
Sunday, 10/15 -- 10 am -- Mrs. Christina Ganley preaching.
Tuesday, 10/17 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Chapters 5-7 of Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey, at Starbucks (by Valencia College), 12278 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando 32827
Sunday, 10/22 -- 10 am -- Rev. Pamela Masten preaching.
Friday, 10/27 - Saturday, 10/28 -- Cornanza Lock-in and Gleaning Event for Middle School and High School Youth. Deadline to Register: Monday, 10/22. Youth will have a lock-in Friday night at First Presbyterian, Apopka with Games, Corny Joke and “Glean on Me” Contests, Vespers, and Free Time. Saturday morning, participants will glean at Long & Scott Farms; after shared lunch groups can go through the Corn Maze and Activity area. Visit (copy and paste) http://www.cfpresbytery.org/pyc.html for registration packet and more details.
Tuesday, 11/7 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Chapters 8-11 of Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey, at Starbucks (by Valencia College), 12278 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando 32827
Tuesday, 11/21 -- 6:30 - 8 pm -- Bible Doing, Chapters 12-13 of Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey, at Starbucks (by Valencia College), 12278 Narcoossee Rd, Orlando 32827
Monday, 2/5/18 - Tuesday, 2/13/18 -- Mission Trip to El Centro Presbytery of Cuba. This will be the fourth mission trip by Central Florida Presbytery to Cuba. Space is limited to 25 people (with an effort to maximize representation among congregations) with two important orientation meetings in the 3 months before the trip. Estimated basic cost is $1,100 -- which includes roundtrip airfare from Florida to Santa Clara; Cuban visa and exit tax; lodging, food and transportation in Cuba. For more info, email or call one of the two team leaders: Ken Lasseter (ken.lasseter@yahoo.com or 407-810-9123) or Pat Zinn (pezinn@bellsouth.net or 321-848-1051). Application deadline is 10/6. Deposit of $150 is due 10/13.

Reach Wider -- Extra Service Opportunities

**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.
Friday, 10/27 - Saturday, 10/28 -- Cornanza Lock-in and Gleaning Event for Middle School and High School Youth. Deadline to Register: Monday, 10/22. Youth will have a lock-in Friday night at First Presbyterian, Apopka with Games, Corny Joke and “Glean on Me” Contests, Vespers, and Free Time. Saturday morning, participants will glean at Long & Scott Farms; after shared lunch groups can go through the Corn Maze and Activity area. Visit (copy and paste) http://www.cfpresbytery.org/pyc.html for registration packet and more details.
Saturday, 10/28 -- 10 am to 2 pm -- National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, at various locations. Dispose safely of old or no-longer needed prescription drugs: care for the earth while caring for others. After 10/1/17 visit deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/ to find a location near you.
Til Tuesday, 10/31 -- Complete Five Marlow 'Help Your Neighbor' Grants!
​Monday, 11/6 -- 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
Til Sunday, 11/12 -- Bring Unwanted Halloween Candy. Candy will be used to stuff Christmas stockings for students at Mollie Rae Elementary. Donations will be combined with others via a team at Windermere Prep. This will be our 4th annual contribution to this effort. Mollie Rae students also benefit from our stuffed Easter eggs each Lent.
Sunday, 11/12 -- Day of Service. Join us for our 5th annual Day of Service -- meeting in teams to serve the community in lieu of our regularly scheduled worship format. Watch for more details.
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.

Have Fun

Saturday, 10/21 -- 10 am - 1 pm -- Green Meadows Farm ​& Pumpkin Patch Children and Families Event, 1368 South Poinciana Blvd., Kissimmee 34746. Deadline to Register: Friday, October 13th.  Tammy is coordinating this field trip for Hope and other members of Central Florida Presbytery. For more info or to register online go to: http://www.cfpresbytery.org/connect.html
Thursday, 12/7 -- 8 pm -- Annie, Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant Street, Winter Garden 34786. Join Hopesters for an evening of live musical theater. Contact Marcy to advise of your interest and to get group rate.