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 May 19 @ 6:30 p.m.

  • Ministry of the Month

    Hope’s Ministry of the Month for May is Trinity Lutheran School. Located at 1330 S. Fiske Blvd. in Rockledge, Trinity is the only LCMS K-8 school in Brevard County. Their mission is “sharing God’s Word and Jesus’ love with our community.” The school began in 1959 with a single preschool class; they have grown to the current K-8 grades and now serve around 150 students. They are accredited through the stringent criteria set by the National Lutheran School Accreditation. Students have opportunities to participate in STEM, art, sports, and a top notch music program. For more information, visit their website at trinitylutheranrock.wixsite.com. In recent years they have received much support from Faith Viera, and Hope outreach is investigating ways for our congregation to support them as a part of our desire to be Hope in our community.

  • Mission Trip Meeting

    The mission trip planning committee will meet on Thursday, May 5, at 7 p.m. to continue discussion on a number of possible mission trip destinations. Everyone with an interest in Hope’s mission trip in 2023 is welcome to take part! For a Zoom invitation, contact Gary Rezeau or Pastor James.

  • Lutheran Emergency Response Team

    A L.E.R.T. (Lutheran Emergency Response Team) training class will be offered at Faith Viera on Saturday, May 21 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a wonderful opportunity to receive training which will be useful here in our own community and in other areas where disasters may occur. Participants must be between the ages of 14 and 80. Registration is done online, and the deadline is Saturday, May 7.  The registration fee of $35 will be paid for by Hope outreach for all who complete the course. If you have questions, please see Nancy Roberts.

  • Baker's Blessings on the Road

    Bakers’ Blessings on the Road for May will be going to the staff at Pineapple Cove Academy. The signup sheet in the narthex gives all the details. If you enjoy baking cookies, this is a great opportunity to share them with others in our community; only 2 1/2 dozen cookies are requested of each baker. The Bakers’ Blessings stickers for the individual cookie bags are on the table; cookies are due at church on May 15. Check with Nancy Sutter if you have questions.

  • Hope for the Homeless

    There are wallet sized shopping lists available in the Narthex for those who would like to pick and choose items for Daily Bread on their routine shopping adventures. On Saturday April 30th we had our Daily Bread representative Jeff Njus join us for our LWML meeting.  He had a short message for us from Daily Bread.  They are always so gracious and appreciative of all the donations each month. 

     

    I was able to gather some information via the 2021 Impact Report regarding the amazing things Daily Bread has done in our community.  Daily Bread assisted 147 people to relocate to a housing opportunity.  There were 36,417 meals feeding the hungry, 11,400 showers taken, 35,645.83 hours volunteered, no cost prescriptions given and 7,320 emergency housing nights for those in need.  Daily Bread helps with food services, fresh start services, housing support, employment services, healthcare services and transitional support.  There are so many ways you can help in our community.  You can volunteer at the dining hall, outreach center or warehouse, donate items or monetarily give or partner as a landlord and provide permanent housing opportunities.

     

    The month of March Hope donated 57 hygiene items, 3 bags of clothes, 1 package tide pods and 1 sheet set.  A $250 Thrivent card was used to buy 10 packages of women’s underwear and 4 packages of men’s underwear.  In April we decided to purchase 38 packages of 18 count wash clothes via the Outreach funds as the Daily Bread was in dire need having had to cut large towels down to make do. In addition, 77 hygiene items, 1 bag of clothes and 7 additional packages of wash cloths were donated by Hope members.  A Thrivent Card will purchase $250 worth of flat sheets and small blankets for the month of May.   As always thank you so much for your generosity and support for our community.

  • Food on the First

    Please know that your donations for Food on the First are very much appreciated by the Genesis Food Pantry. And, please be reminded that plastic bags, dozen egg cartons, and cloth grocery bags can be donated all month, and they are in great demand at the pantry. If you have an interest in volunteering at the pantry, please see Nancy Sutter.

     

  • Pink Beading Ministry

    The pink beading workshop will be held on Friday evening, May 6 from 6-7 p.m. Besides creating beautiful bracelets for cancer patients, the group has a good time of fellowship. All are welcome! Contact Janet Duddy if you have questions or would like beading kits to work on at home.

  • Loving Stitches

    Loving Stitches is starting work again after a short hiatus. The “Take-Home-and-Sew” kits for our Fidget Mats project are out in the Narthex and ready to be sewn. Each kit will have all you need to make the mat (except for thread) and instructions.  When you take a kit, please sign the sheet with how many kits are taken and check it off when you return it. Over the next few weeks, just drop-off the completed fidget mats in the tub and take another if you want to do more. If you need to have one delivered to you so that you can participate, give us a call.  Pick up the finished project can be planned as well.  We have made 25 fidget mats! Most of those have been delivered to a memory care facility or individual people. Thank you for helping with this project or letting others who may be interested know about it.  Many people struggling with dementia will be blessed.  Any questions, contact Deaconess Lois, 321-536-0430 or Phyllis Derda, 321-508-8980.

  • 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.

  • Sweater Ministry

    The Sweater Ministry ladies have been working hard all year to produce sweaters for Native Americans in northern Minnesota. They were shipped in late November to ensure they can be used this fall and winter. If you are a knitter or crocheter (or would like to learn!) interested in becoming a part of this ministry, contact Linda Miller.

  • 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