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Grow Deeper With God & Others

Bible Verse for February: John 13.34
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 Lent, Wednesday 2/26  to  Saturday 4/11 -- Lenten Devotional Reflections for Adults, featuring "A Way Other Than Our Own" by Walter Brueggemann. Freddy Velez and Lynne Plew lead one in-person reflection group and Hilde and Fred Seiler lead the other. Nancy leads an online reflection option.

Throughout Lent -- Lenten Reflections on D365 App & Online Devotional for Young Adults
Friday, 2/28 -- 9:30 am to 2 pm -- A Quiet Day Apart, San Pedro Spiritual Retreat Center, 2400 Dike Road, Winter Park 32792. Join Nancy for a quiet, personal retreat on the first Friday in Lent. San Pedro offers 200 acres of walking trails, a stunning chapel, labyrinth, outdoor stations of the cross, and quiet benches in shade or sun. Meet at 9:30 am outside Mary Mother of God Chapel. Our group will then sign in & Nancy will share brief orientation, prayer & reflection aids, group logistics, and informal worship. Nancy will coordinate a lunch plan with all who sign up. Free participation + optional lunch cost.
Sunday, 3/1 -- 10 am -- Worship with communion.
Thursday, 3/5 -- 6:30-9:30 pm -- "Long Time Coming": A 1955 Baseball Story Film Presentation & Panel Discussion, Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Avenue, Winter Park. The story of an all black team playing an all white team in Orlando in 1955. After the showing of the film, there will be a panel discussion with four of the original players. Call 407-628-1824 for more info. Free.
Sunday, 3/15 -- 12:30 pm -- Session meeting at Gibbons home.

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.
All February -- 'Used or Broken to Beautiful' Electronics Drive: Donate gently used electronics or those in need of repair (lamps, clocks, toasters, computers, coffee makers, etc.) to Christian Sharing Center. They'll take anything that plugs in! Volunteers there will prepare items for sale in the thrift shop which supports families in crisis -- or will salvage materials from items which cannot be easily repaired.
Ongoing -- Donate to Widen the Audience for the Film 'Marching Forward.' Donations will help pay for copyright clearance of music in the film. Visit MarchingForwardFilm.org, and press the Donate link. It will take you to the Nicholson School of Communication and Media Giving Page. Select "Film and Mass Media" from the drop-down menu, and type "Marching Forward" into the comment box. Please do not give anonymously. Producers must provide a list of supporters for public television rules. The film tells the story of two Orlando band directors in the segregated South who used music to unite their community. One director, James "Chief" Wilson of Jones High School, was a longtime member of Washington Shores Presbyterian.
Monday, 3/2 -- 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 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