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 second Thursday of each month via Zoom. 

Contact Nancy Roberts for a Zoom invite at outreach@hope-brevard.org.

  • Ministry of the Month

    Our outreach Ministry of the Month for December is The Haven for Children. The program goal for The Haven for Children, Inc. is to nourish and protect the children in its care and guide them toward positive self-growth. These children are victims of child abuse and neglect, and frequently they have special emotional and developmental needs resulting from abusive family situations. The children often have few or no personal possessions when they arrive at The Haven—one of the reasons we chose to make the lap blankets for them each year. There is a Thrift Shoppe benefitting The Haven in Indian Harbour Beach, and other ways to help, including a Needs and Wish List, can be found on their website thehavenforchildren.com.

  • Operation Christmas Child

    Runners and walkers, take note: the Fight Hunger 5K is scheduled for January 15, 2022, and Hope’s team, “Hope to Finish,” needs participants! The race is popular local one and will be held at Viera High School beginning at 8 a.m. Hope is a Silver Star Sponsor for the event, and as such, the entry fees for our first ten team members have been paid. Hope will also pay for additional Hope entries in support of this fundraiser for The Children’s Hunger Project. If you are interested in joining the Hope team, contact Jackie or Nancy Roberts for registration information.

  • Guardian Ad Litem

    Thank you for your overwhelming support of the Guardian ad Litem angel tree gifts! The unwrapped gifts are due at church by Sunday, December 5, but we can accept them until Dec. 8th. Be sure to attach the angel card to the gift and remember “your child” in prayer. If you have questions, please see Linda Miller or Nancy Roberts.

  • Baker's Blessings on the Road

    Bakers’ Blessings for December will be for our own Hope shut-ins. Check out the details on the sign up sheet in the narthex and help bring Christmas cheer to those who are not able to worship with us in person.

  • Hands On Hope

    Hands on Hope will be in action on Dec. 16th serving a Christmas dinner for the men at the CITA Mission. If you can help serve the meal, please sign up on the sign up sheet in the narthex. See Dave Roberts if you have questions.

  • Hope for the Homeless

    Thank you all who have donated to our Hope for the Homeless partnering with Daily Bread. We were able to donate 28 Sweater/Hoodies and 51 bars of soap for the month of November. There were also 26 additional hygiene items collected and 19 individual cracker packs. For December, we will be purchasing sleeping bags via a Thrivent card/ outreach funds and would like for Hope members to donate Q-Tips (best purchased via the dollar tree). We will continue to collect gently used jackets/ sweaters and hoodies (Adult size men and women only) throughout December. Hotel toiletries are also collected monthly. I was told today that roughly 50 people per day use their showering facilities which amounts to 350 hygiene kits being used a week (soap, shampoo, conditioners, etc.). They will always be in need of these items. Thank you all for your generosity and your continued efforts to reach out and give Hope to our community. 

  • Sweater and Jacket Collection

    Our collection of gently used sweaters and jackets for Daily Bread will continue through December. Please check your closets for warmer clothing that you no longer need; there is likely someone who could use it and who would appreciate it.

  • Habitat for Humanity

    Groundbreaking for the Habitat Faith Build home is tentatively scheduled for January 29, 2022. The home will be located near the West Melbourne post office. The future homeowner, Lazitia, has a   special needs adult daughter, a teenaged granddaughter, and a son who is a college student. Hope is a Faith Build partner, and we plan to be involved in 2022 with onsite work and lunches in additions to monetary support.

  • Pink Beading Ministry

    The pink beading group will meet on Friday evening, Dec. 3, from 6-7 p.m. Last month we had a record number of participants, and we are hoping that the interest continues. If you would like to learn how to make these beautiful bracelets for breast cancer patients, come join in the group for productive fun and fellowship.  Contact Janet Duddy if you are interested in learning more about the group and/or if you would like bead packets to work on at home.

  • Genesis Food Pantry

    December donations for Food on the First will be due on Dec. 5. The Genesis Food Pantry is in need of cereal, canned tuna, canned chicken and Hamburger Helper. Monetary donations, plastic bags, dozen egg cartons, and grocery totes are always appreciated.

  • Reverse Advent Calendar

    The Reverse Advent Calendar begins on December 1, and it provides suggestions for food donations for each of the 24 days of Advent before Christmas. The final collection will become our Food on the First collection on January 2nd. The calendars can be picked up in the narthex.

  • 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.

  • Hope Cares

    Hope Cares is a program that matches needs of Hope members with the resources that are most helpful. This program is a way to help us bless and serve others with our time and talents. Hope Cares is also there to help in a time of need. Those involved can bring meals, give rides to church or other places, share greeting cards, or visit those who are in need. Hope has helped many people through this program with visits, meals and transportation. If you would like to bless others in this way or you know someone in need of assistance, contact Deaconess Lois Diebel or talk to Pastor.

  • 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