September 2016

Greetings to all of our Hope Family,

Thank you for being a part of the family of Hope.  Pastor Jason is currently in a sermon series "Parables of Jesus" and it has truly been a blessing to me and others.  Each Wednesday night in Life Groups we delve deeper into the sermon and make applications for us personally and as a group.  Going deeper into these parables and applying a KINGDOM MINDSET really changes your outlook on life, especially people.  The people we come across at the store or beach become more than workers or other attendees ... they have become people that God has a heart for.  The implications for me have been to slow down, talk to them, respect them, and listen to them if they are willing to talk.  Yes, it takes a little more time, but God is blessing those times that I get to be with people He cares about.  We are also excited to share silver crosses that say "God Loves You" with people as we talk with them.  If you would like to have some crosses to share with others, please let us know.  And don't forget to share your stories with us as you pass them out.  Pastor Jason's sermons can be found on our website,, and on our Facebook page,  If you like our Facebook page you can watch the services anytime and catch them live on Sunday at 8 and 10:15.   The picture is from last Sunday when we had some rain and met in the pavilion instead of on the beach.  If it had rained harder we would have been inside.

Giving Thanks for a Terrific Summer

Hope was blessed with a great summer full of activities, visits from new and old friends, and continued support for our growing ministry.  We love when God provides us with opportunities to make new friends and that happened a great deal this summer through both of our services.  Being re-united with old friends also brings great joy to us.  We just love to see God bring you back to worship with us. 

We are thankful for so many of our volunteers that helped to make our Mother's Day and Father's Day lunches so delicious and special.  After that we were blessed with a great deal of volunteers and a mission team coming from Alabama and Mississippi to help us host VBS for 55 children.  What a wonderful week that was sharing Jesus' love with others. 

We have been blessed with lots of volunteers helping in the office, around the property, and working on a feasibility study for starting a Preschool. 

Coming this Fall...

Sunday, September 25th1 - 4 pm - Youth Day @ the Bay

The Steinbergers are excited to host a fun day on the bay for all the youth and families. The day will include fun activities like swimming, tubing, paddle boarding and more. Each family is asked to bring a dish to share. Drinks and main course will be provided. Please RSVP by Thursday, Sept. 22nd to the office, 850-267-0322 ot

Monday, September 26th @ 12:30 - Ladies Lunch & Pool Party

All ladies are invited to attend a fun afternoon of food and fellowship at the home of Kristie Scheler. Don’t forget your suit! The pool and hot tub will be warmed up. Each lady is asked to bring an appetizer, salad, or dessert. Please RSVP by Sunday, Sept. 25th at

Thursday, September 29th @ 5:30 pm Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

What a blessing the volunteers are at Hope. We are thankful for each one of you for your service at Hope and the community. Mark your calendars now for a dinner to honor and thank you. It will be a night you don’t want to miss. Please RSVP by Sunday, September 25th at

Tuesday, October 4th9:00 am - 11:30 am - MOPS

What a blessing it has been to see so many young moms learning together about Jesus and themselves.

Saturday, October 8th9 am - 1 pm - Angel Wrap Work Party

Join us for an opportunity to make special wraps for Sacred Heart Hospital’s Birthing Center. All skill levels are needed from cutting to sewing. Please bring with you scissors, white thread, and a sewing machine if you have one. 

Sunday, October 9th12:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Growth Track: Membership 101

God has an exciting purpose for your life and the Hope Growth Track is designed to help you connect with that purpose and the Hope family.  In the Growth Track you will learn what it means to be a part of the Hope family, understand our foundational truths, discover your spiritual gifts and talents, and have the opportunity to connect with a Hope ministry team. 

Sunday, October 9th4 pm - 6 pm - Confirmation:10 Commandments Pt 1

SaturdayOctober 15th6:30 am - 1:00 pm - Deep Sea Fishing Trip

Join us for an adventure aboard Olin Marler’s Tropical Winds as we wrangle in some of the season’s best catch. This 6 hour trip is only $85.00 and this includes your tip. All you need to bring is your lunch, sunscreen and plenty of water. Pay when you sign up.

Sunday, October 16th12:30pm - 2:30 pm - Growth Track: Membership 201

SundayOctober 16th4pm - 6pm - Confirmation : 10 Commandments Pt. 2

TuesdayOctober 18th9:00 am - 11:30 am - MOPS

Saturday, October 22nd @ 3:00 pm - Shrimp & Fish Fry w/ Bonfire

Join us for an afternoon of fun as we enjoy some fellowship around a bonfire and enjoy some tasty fried fish and shrimp. Please bring your favorite side and dessert to share and your own chair and drink. Paper products will be provided.

Sunday, October 23rd12:30 pm - 2:30 pm -Growth Track: Membership 301

SundayOctober 23rd4pm-6 pm - Confirmation : 10 Commandments Pt. 3

Monday, October 30th - Halloween Outreach @ the Gleerups

Sunday, November 6th12:30 pm - 2:30 pm -Growth Track: Membership 401

SundayNovember 6th4pm-6pm - Confirmation: 10 Commandments Pt. 4

Join us in praying for:

We would like to invite you to join us in praying for the outreach opportunities we have this fall, that God would help keep us focused on His Kingdom and not our own, staffing needs, and funding and staffing for a Preschool.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Kristie Scheler
Director of Community Life
852-267-0322  church