One of the founding beliefs at Hope Church is that much happens when we play together and talk with each other. Through activities, events and outings, children, youth and adults get to know each other, form relationships and be a support in times of crises and need.
To accomplish this important part in the ministries of Hope, the Fellowship Ministry plans various activities, events and outings that are of interest to various people. Typically these are either of a family or adult nature.
These include small and large groups, our Men of Hope Saturday Breakfast gathering, Young-at-Heart, Bent Halos, and other opportunities for fun and fellowship. We hope you will come and join us for one of our planned events.
Small and Large Group Events
Various small and large group events are planned throughout the year. These are excellent opportunities to get to know the Hope family and fellowship with one another.
Perkins’ Dinner – We join together for dinner on the first Saturday of each month at Perkins’ with 20% being returned as a donation to Hope Church.
Various Lunch and Dinner opportunities through the year: Columbia in Ybor, Der Dutchman in Sarasota, and others as idea arises.
Special Events – such as attending a Barbershop Show, going to watch the Rays on Presbyterian Day, etc.
Annual Pig Roast – One of the highlights of time at Hope is attending the Memorial Day Weekend Pig Roast at Cedarkirk Camp and Conference Center. After church the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend many in the church drive or carpool over to our Presbyterian Conference Center and enjoy the pool, a potluck with of course a PigRoast, hikes, rock-climbing wall, tubing, shark-tooth hunting, campfire, smores, you name it. Many tend to stay overnight and conclude the weekend on Monday at Noon. It is indeed fun for all.
Bent Halo Events – These are events for adults only. Such events include our Non-Progressive Dinner and other events that are best when enjoyed amongst fellow adults.
Men of Hope Breakfast
The Men of Hope love to gather together on the second Saturday of each month to make the best bacon, eggs and sausage around, eat together, fellowship and pray together and study God’s Word. Periodically throughout the year, about every other month, the Men of Hope gather with the Men of Mount Moriah to fellowship, pray together, and support one another. They also plan and organize our annual Hope-Mt. Moriah Mother’s Day Luncheon.
Young at Heart
Our Young-At-Heart group is a very active group of individuals that love to get together to eat, share and enjoy fun events and outings. Young-at-Heart is open to anyone. Although, this typically is a seniors group, they want it to be known that all are welcome and occasionally their members began attending well before they could call themselves a senior. Please come and enjoy.