Service & Outreach Opportunities

Serving our community has been a part of Hope’s mission since we were planted as a church in 2005. This legacy continues still today as the first 11% of our budget every year is dedicated to our outreach ministry. Through this ministry of service, Hope provides many opportunities for our members to reach into our community with the Hope of Jesus.

Outreach meetings are held the third Thursday, every other month, via Zoom. 

Contact Nancy Roberts for a Zoom invite at outreach@hope-brevard.org. Our next meeting will be September 15 @ 6:30 p.m.

  • Ministry of the Month

    The Ministry of the Month for August is The Children’s Hunger Project, a familiar ministry to many folks at Hope and residents of Brevard County. The existence of TCHP goes back to the fact that many students who   receive food at school during the week have few food resources at home on the weekends; proper nutrition is the foundation for school success, and weekend food helps prepare children to be more successful learners on Monday mornings. Over 50 per cent of Brevard public school students receive free and/or reduced-price breakfast and lunch during the week, but the TCHP backpack program is designed to provide a pack of food for the weekend for hungry children. The program started about ten years ago with one school serving 27 children and has grown to 46 schools serving over 2400 children. New news for them is that they have moved to Shah Center to End Childhood Hunger at 26 Forrest Ave. in Cocoa. Volunteer opportunities (including packing meals) and various fundraising events are listed on their website at thechildrenshungerproject.org., and you may be interested in getting on their mailing list.

  • Hands On Hope

    On Saturday, August 6, our Hands on Hope group will be helping at Trinity Lutheran School to prepare the school grounds for the new school year. We will be joining members of our sister churches Faith Viera and Faith Lutheran in Merritt Island from 9 a.m. to noon. The school is located at 1330 S. Fiske Ave., Rockledge, The signup sheet is on the narthex table, and we ask that you please consider joining our multi-church work force. For more information, please contact Leslie Heumann.

     

  • Sherwood Teacher Breakfast

    Hope is hosting a back-to-school breakfast for the Sherwood staff on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at Hope. This will be a great time to meet the folks from Sherwood and have them in our building to acquaint them with who we are at Hope. Please check the sign up sheet in the narthex to see how you can help with food items and also with serving. Please consider being a part of this activity and welcome the staff to Hope. Contact Kathy Burrier or Nancy Roberts if you have questions.

  • Baker's Blessings on the Road

    Bakers’ Blessings are a great way to be Hope in our community, and this month’s cookies are going to the staff at Johnson Middle School. Cookie bakers make 2 1/2 dozen cookies and then bag and label them for distribution to local agencies; the sign-up sheet in the narthex provides more details.   Cookies are due at church on August 21. Nancy Sutter is in charge of this ministry, and questions should be directed to her.

  • Hope for the Homeless

    For the month of June, 22 bedsheets and 1 18-pk of washcloths were purchased with a Thrivent Card for Daily Bread. For July and August, Daily Bread has requested small, medium and 2xl shirt and medium and large boxers. Tori will shop for these items and drop them off as soon as Thrivent cards arrive.

  • Food on the First

    Food on the First will be collected on August 7. The Genesis Food Pantry has had to cut back on some of the items given out to needy families, and they really could use your donations. For   August, they are especially in need of cereal, Hamburger Helper, and Cehf Boyardee. Plastic bags are always needed as are dozen egg cartons. See Nancy Sutter if you are interested in volunteering and/or have questions about the pantry.

  • Pink Beading Ministry

    Please note a change in the schedule for the pink beading group. They will meet on Aug. 12 from 6-7 p.m. in the fellowship hall. They make beautiful bracelets for cancer patients, and 30 bracelets are given out each month at the Health First Breast Cancer Center. Contact Janet Duddy for more details.

  • Fleece Blankets

    Fleece blankets are coming in August, and the fleece kits with instructions will soon be available in the narthex. This year at least a part of the blankets will be going to The Haven for Children, and the remainder will be going to Greenwood Place. Thanks to Nancy Sutter for coordinating this project.

  • Sweater Ministry

    If you are a knitter or crocheter, Hope’s Sweater Ministry needs you! We have a group that stitches sweaters and hats for Native Americans in northern Minnesota, and we can use more folks to help with this project. See Linda Miller for details and yarn.

  • Mission Trip Meeting

    Our mission trip planning committee will be taking a bit of a hiatus until late fall or very early 2023. In the meantime, the group will continue to explore options for Hope’s mission trip for 2023, and we will need to wait for the list of 2023 trip opportunities. We have discovered some excellent resources and resource people and will make use of them when we resume the discussion. Mission trip fundraisers will continue so that we will be ready for this great adventure. If you have ideas or suggestions, please contact Pastor or Gary Rezeau.

  • Hope Cares

    This is our final month to assemble our Fidget Mats.  We have given away around 25 of the 55 kits, not counting ones that have been made from home materials.  Four facilities are using our fidget mats, as well as individuals, and Faith Place at Faith ‘Viera’. Thank you so much to all of you who made this possible. The remaining kits are “ready to go,” simple to sew up with a machine and just a little handwork. Please grab a kit, sew them up and bring them back.  If you know of an individual that could use one, please let us know. Deaconess Lois Diebel and Phyllis Derda.

  • Additional Community Support

    • Operation Christmas Child
    • Brennity Independent Living
    • Children's Hunger Project
    • Daily Bread, The Sharing Center, Genesis Food Pantry
    • Family Promise of Brevard
    • Habitat for Humanity
    • Hygiene Care Kits
    • LCMS and LWML
    • Pregnancy Resource Center
    • Seven AA Groups