About Hope Church

 We are a Christ centered community of Faith,
led by the Holy Spirit to share God's love with others.

Hope's worship style is a relaxed blend of traditional and modern elements, all united in bringing glory to God while binding us in friendship with each other. We are a friendly  church committed to spreading God's word across the whole Fort Myers - Estero-Three Oaks area through invitation and Mission involvement.

Working Towards a Brighter Future

Hope United Presbyterian Church

7470 Hickory Drive

Fort Myers, FL   33967

t. 239-267-3331

HopeChurch@HopeUnitedChurch.net

Hello from Hope Church. We are glad you found us. Please join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30. You will be warmly welcomed upon your arrival.  Dress is casual. Anything from shorts, to jeans, to your “Sunday best” will fit right in.

  

We invite you to join us for coffee and conversation after worship. You will have an opportunity to meet our pastor, our director of music, and members and friends who worship with us every Sunday.

  

This friendly little church is very mission-oriented and there will be plenty of opportunities to serve our Lord and your community in a small way or a BIG way.

Come, join us. We “Hope” to see you soon

 
 

Kevin was born in Leesburg, Florida where he was baptized at First Presbyterian Church. His family moved to Sarasota when he was five, where his parents, sister, and their families still live. His family attended Pine Shores Presbyterian where he was very involved in the life of the church and made his profession of faith.  During his second year of seminary, Kevin was blessed to meet Kim, a lifelong Presbyterian and a "Georgia Peach," who was an attorney and worked outside of Atlanta.  After graduation in 1992, Kim and Kevin married and answered the call to serve two yoked churches in Greensburg, Kentucky.  The couple thrived while serving the Lord in Kentucky, and began a family - two children, a daughter and a son. For the next sixteen years Kevin balanced his life as a husband, father and minister.  Through those years he was blessed to lead a wonderful congregation and to be very involved in the Dade City Community, where he set an example to spread the Christian

faith outside the walls of the church through service and fellowship.
Together, Kim and Kevin like walking and attending sporting

events.  They faithfully attended the Bucs' home games for

years, although there has not always been a lot to cheer

about!  Today Rev. Morris rises to new challenges in building

the body of Christ through service at Hope United

Presbyterian Church, leading us as we follow the Lord

together.

Rev. Kevin Morris

Pastor

 

Meg Daradanova, 

Office Administrator

     Meg works hard to keeps our office running smoothly: including daily office tasks, weekly worship publications, and monthly financial reports. She is the person you will talk to if you call us, and the person to contact if you need to publish an item in the weekly Bulletin! She also likes donuts. 

Meg and her husband Nick, moved from Bulgaria to the United States more than 20 years ago for their graduate studies. Since then, they've had two children (Sophia, 15 and Kallin, 9), and lived in Oklahoma, New York, and now, Florida. Meg contributes to the Estero community by volunteering for Junior Achievement in Estero schools, and being active in Three Oaks Elementary's PTO. In her spare time she drives Kallin to swimming, cooks, reads and tries (not very successfully) to maintain a couple of houseplants.

Penny Pritt, 

Director of Music

     Our music program is directed by Penny Pritt, and includes four choral groups from trios to choir, and from traditional to contemporary and barbershop quartet. She employs the diversity of musical talent in the church to provide a diverse and excellent program of music.

The spirit of Hope Singers offer special presentations on the Sunday before Christmas, a concert in mid-winter, and an Easter musical each year. Penny invites all who are interested in music to come and sing or play their instrument in the program.  
Choir practice for "The Spirit of Hope Singers" meet on Tuesdays @ 6:30pm. Come and join a great group of Christians in glorifying God through song. 

Missions Make a Difference

 Mission and Outreach at Hope United Church

 

Our statement of faith, "We at Hope church are a Christ centered community of people led by the Holy Spirit to share God's love with others," guides and directs our plans for outreach and mission.   We are actively helping such agencies as : Mision Peniel in Immokalee, Interfaith Caregivers of South Lee county, Our Mother's Home, Echo, Peace River Presbytery projects and others as they are identified.  

Our outreach also extends to our men and women in the military through care packages, cards and messages as well as providing a monthly support and fellowship group for veterans.

 

 "And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us."

Romans 5 : 5

Garden of Fellowship

The Garden of Fellowship continues to be a blessing to the community in need and to those willing to work and serve. With the help of many volunteers, various vegetables are grown and donated to the local food bank. The excitement and enthusiasm for the vegetable garden project continues.  Among other vegetables, every year, the Sweet Potato harvest is blessed with a wonderful bounty!
                     Interfaith Charities of South Lee County
The churches of South Lee County cooperate in assisting the hungry through Interfaith Charities of South Lee County. They provide assistance with food, financial and legal issues, and a variety of other needs.  Our members serve on their board and in the distribution of services. 

Operation Christmas Child

Operation Christmas Child is a project of the international relief organization. Samaritan's Purse. Our mission is to provide partners around the world with shoe boxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine and disease; and to children on Native American reservations in the U.S. 
Please contact the church office for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to find new strategies for dealing with this challenge. Volunteer Opportunities is something that we take very seriously, and our team is working each and every day to make a positive impact. Contact us to learn more about our commitment to this cause.

Mision Peniel in Immokalee

Hope United Church is a partner with Mision Peniel in Immokalee, a mission of Peace River Presbytery. Led by Rev. Miguel Estrada, the mission provides material assistance and meals to the migrant population, while ministering to their spiritual needs. Every Friday over 600 meals are served. We assist Rev. Estrada in ministering to the workers, preparing a hot meal, distributing clothing and handing out toiletries.

Fundraising

At Hope United Church, fundraising is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in this area. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support. During the fall/winter season, we offer a parking lot flea market to local vendors.

We have developed a program called 5 on the

5th, which means that each month there is a 5th Sunday all are encouraged to give 5 of something to a mission project selected by Session.  This could be 5 quarters, 5 dollars or 500 dollars.  

“Hope” is the thing with feathers -

That perches in the soul -

And sings the tune

without the words -

And never stops -

at all...

 

Emily Dickinson

 

Contact

Hope United Church

7470 Hickory Dr
Fort Myers, FL 33967

239-267-3331

 

 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

Romans 15 : 13

"Act as if what you do

makes a difference.

It does"

William James

 

 A prayer chain is a way for people to gain assistance in prayer for any serious and pressing problem. It is also a way for any person to act on God's command to love one another (John 13:34-35). Many people cannot engage directly in ministry but we can all pray. Prayer is a way for us to reach out of ourselves, to put aside our loneliness and pain for the sake of another. Jesus teaches us that if we agree on anything and ask in faith it will be granted (Matthew 18:19). "I tell you, ask and you will receive..." (Luke 11:9, Matt. 7:7).
  
Our prayer chain is available to everyone. 

Please call the church office  239-267-3331 with requests and also if you would like to participate.

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