CURRENT

“Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully, administering grace in its various forms”
– 1 Peter 4:10

We want to empower you to best fulfill God’s calling on your life through using your gifts to uplift, inspire and serve others. We desire to work together to fulfill our scriptural calling in three important spheres…in the local church, our community and in the world.

Below you can read about some of the great opportunities for you to use your gifts at H2O! 

In addition we’ve developed a great way for you to serve locally with some incredible organizations that are making a difference in Orlando…through our Current Events.

Click on the tabs below for more details on how you can serve in each of these important areas!

There are many existing ways to serve at H2O church. Below is a list of ways to serve at H2O. If you’d like more information about where or how you can serve, contact Andy Sloan via email at andy@h2ochurch.org or text him at 513-504-0846

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY & SUNDAY SERVICE

If you have a heart for serving kids and families we’d love to have you consider being part of our Splash Children’s Ministry Team…we have opportunities in every age range, from caring for infants, to helping lead our 5-8 year olds, or just assisting some of the other leaders. Thanks to our volunteers our kids are in capable hands, and that makes it possible to provide a great experience for the kids during service!

CAFE TEAM

We know you can’t function in the mornings without your cup of joe. That’s where the H2O Cafe and our Coffee Bar come into play… so If you’re a barista at heart, let us know! We also have an AMAZING spread of snacks at the H2O Cafe for free each Sunday from 10:30-11AM all because we have some amazing volunteers who either BAKE/MAKE food, or BUY something delicious to share with everyone so we can hang out and fellowship together before church. If this is your area, let us know…we’d love to have you be part of this important team.

LOAD TEAM

People continually tell us how much they enjoy the couches and coffee tables and the vibe at The Abbey….and we agree…what most don’t know is that we have a team of folks who roll up their sleeves and make this happen every Sunday morning. Being at this temporary location at The Abbey, we have a lot of work every single week to get the room just right. So…if you’re more of a ‘manual labor’ kind of person, we would love to have you join in with us for set up and tear down. You’ll enjoy meeting some great people and get a little excercise for a good cause…and even learn some cool stuff without even trying. So come on…join the team! Contact Jim at jim@h2ochurch.org for more info.

HOSPITALITY TEAM

Hello! See that wasn’t so hard was it? :-)Those fun people who greet you at the door on Sundays, are part of our Hospitality Team. They also fold the bulletins, help usher people to their seats and sneak donuts from the H2O Cafe when nobody is looking.

CONNECTION TEAM

This goes beyond your basic “Hello!” and takes it further. We feel it’s crucial to help people get connected and help them to be known…we think that all of us want to be more than just another face in the crowd…so the Connection Team helps people to connect with H2O throughout the week.

WORSHIP TEAM

It’s music to our ears, when we find out there’s more musical talent out in the church that we didn’t know about. No more hiding in the shadows, let us know what ya got! We’d love to have you be part of the worship team!

SOUND/TECH TEAM

Speaking of music to our ears…that music sounds good because we have some talented people behind the scenes making it happen…I mean they can make ANYBODY sound good:-) As part of the Sound/Tech Team you can learn about expensive sound gear and how to turn things up to 11. Seriously…our sound experts can teach you some really cool stuff!

PROPRESENTER TEAM

This team of servants help run our visuals for Sundays which helps us remember and engage with the worship and teaching. We realize that we all learn from hearing AND seeing…and thanks to our ProPresenter team…we get to see alot of engaging things on Sundays. If you’re interested in helping out running the slides on Sundays, this is your gig.

Serving locally in Orlando is a main component of Current. Below is a list of organizations in Orlando that H2O has partnered with and served at in the past. This list contains a variety of types of services, some of which are smaller organizations that we can allow us to maximize our impact. For more information or questions, contact Lisa at lisa@h2ochurch.org

Orlando Children’s Church

OCC busses in hundreds of children each week for a meal, for teaching and worship time together. They also get to attend a small group with peers, enjoy a craft and play fun games so they can interact.

United Against Poverty

Formally known as the Community Food & Outreach Center this helps those to break the cycle of poverty by offering hunger relief, crisis care, transformative education, and employment training opportunities.

Christian Sharing Center

A church-based organization that assists the poor through financial assistance, counseling & training, medical assistance and supplies.

The Mustard Seed

Local furniture and clothing bank

contact info: 407-875-2040 or linnette@mustardseedla.org

Clean the World

Recycling of products from local hotels to send to countries in need

contact info: 407-574-8353 press #2

Samaritan Village

Transitional program for women

contact info: 407-282-2252

Habitat for Humanity, ReStore Orlando

Building homes for the financially challenged & an operational furniture bank

contact info: 407-648-4567 x220

Quest

Provide camps, skills and job training for people of all ages with disabilities

contact info: 407-218-4369

Straight Street

Feeding the homeless and providing hope & job skills training

contact info: info@straightstorlando.com

Give Kids the World Village

Serving children with terminal illness

contact info: 407-396-1114

Green Up Orlando

Making community improvements in Metro Orlando

contact info: 407-246-3504 or janice.rahill@cityoforlando.net

Harbor House

Safe home for sex trafficking & addiction victims

contact info: 407-886-2244

House of Hope

Providing skills, training and mentorship for at risk teens

contact info: 407-843-8686

A Gift for Teaching

Providing supplies for teachers 

contact info: 407-318-3123

Second Harvest Food Bank

contact info: mortiz@feedhopenow.org or website: shfbcf.volunteerhub.com

Orlando Union Rescue Mission

contact info: 407-422- 4855

Provide training, housing and accountability for the homeless

Serving internationally is another way the bible calls us to serve. H2O currently partners with the places listed below. To learn about these organizations and how to serve with them, contact Amanda at kenya@h2ochurch.org

FOOD FOR THE HUNGRY

Food for the Hungry (FH) is a Christian organization serving the poor globally since 1971. They reflect the love of Christ in short-term emergency relief and long-term work to end world hunger. FH is Christ centered, child focused, cherishes culture and is innovative and relational. In FH partner communities, the village leaders set the agenda and participate and drive the programs in their community. Over 90% of the staff in FH are citizens in their respective countries of employment. Their mission is to walk with churches, leaders and families in overcoming all forms of human poverty by living in healthy relationship with God and His creation.

H2O partners with FH in the community of Parkishon, Kenya. One of our primary methods of supporting this community is through sponsoring children to go to school. Many of our H2O members have actually been in the homes of the families that they have financially supported over the years in Parkishon! Please email kenya@h2ochurch.org for more information.

MISSION TRIPS

H2O is proud to partner with Food for the Hungry in a Community to Community (C2C) relationship with the community of Parkishon, Kenya. Parkishon is a very rural community in Marsabit County in north central Kenya. The primary tribal groups in the area are the Samburu and Rendille. Among the issues plaguing Parkishon are lack of healthcare, lack of water, and low school enrollment, especially for girls. Since H2O began their C2C partnership with Parkishon in 2007 we have seen tremendous improvement in the quailty of life in the villagers.

H2O typically sends a team to Parkishon every other summer. Our next planned trip is in summer of 2016, with a possible final trip in 2017.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

Each year, H2O collects donations of shoe boxes filled with helpful items including necessities, toys, crafts, etc. and they are sent to children in need all across the world through Samaritan’s Purse.

Click Here to find more information about Operation Christmas Child.

SERVICE TIMES

Sundays at 9:15 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.


WHERE WE MEET

@ The Abbey
100 S. Lake Eola Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801

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In the open lot adjacent to Church Street & Pine Street

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Clothes. That’s about it. Some might look good. Some of us not so much:-) Just be yourself.