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We have a new home!

DEAR FRIENDS,

After years of planning and envisioning, the new home for Hope Church has become reality!

Our new facility is in the heart of Estero. It is a spacious building with plenty of room for worship, offices, meetings and celebrations! Our dedicated volunteers are still working on making it a home. We can't wait to welcome all our existing friends and meet new ones!

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About Hope United 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 lasting friendship. We are a friendly  church committed to spreading God's word across the Estero area through invitation and mission involvement. We love uniting in fellowship, and often organize gatherings and events. Independently and through our local Presbytery, we contribute to community organizations dealing with poverty and hunger. 

 
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Rev. Kevin Morris

Pastor

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. They 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, Shannon and Joshua. 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, move back to Florida, and become 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.

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Welcome to Hope Church! We are so glad you found us!

Join us for worship on Sundays at 9:30 AM. Come as you are: anything from shorts, to jeans, to your “Sunday best” will fit right in. Meet Pastor Kevin and all of our Hope Family: the members and friends who share their lives and love of God every Sunday. Our little church is mission-oriented with plenty of opportunities to serve our Lord and community in ways big and small.

Come, join us! We HOPE to see you soon!

 
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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, 17 and Kallin, 10), 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 cooks, reads and tries (not very successfully) to maintain a couple of houseplants.

“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

 

MISSIONS AND OUTREACH

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteer Team

Our main partners in mission are Interfaith Charities of South Lee and Mision Peniel. Both organizations harness faith into intrepid mission to help local families who deal with poverty every day. Even in these times of pandemic-related insecurity and turmoil, both organizations keep their services open and very active. Hope Church's members are well-known in these community organizations, and they have continued donating food, funds, and service during COVID-19 close-downs. If you wish to learn more about how to help, please contact us, or donate directly.

Our statement of faith guides and directs our plans for outreach and mission.  We try to help make life in our corner of Southwest Florida better for migrant worker families, and local citizens of low income by providing food, service and funding to community organizations that deal mainly with issues of hunger, housing equality, education, and sustainability. We are actively helping local agencies such as Mision Peniel in Immokalee, Interfaith Charities of South Lee, the Immokallee Fair Housing AllianceEcho, Cedarkirk Camp, and Peace River Presbytery projects. On a more global scale, Hope Church participates in worldwide offerings such as Christmas Joy, Operation Christmas Child, support for the Matanzas Seminary in Cuba and more. Our outreach also extends to our men and women in the military through care packages, cards and messages. We provide a monthly support and fellowship group for veterans.

 

"Act as if what you do

makes a difference.

It does"

William James

Contact Us: 
 

21115 Design Parc Ln
Estero, FL 33928

239-267-3331

hopechurch@hopeunitedchurch.net

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PRAYER CHAIN

 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 prayer requests and also if you would like to participate.

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 "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