The Messenger

May 21, 2020
We continue to participate in worship from home!  Visit  our church website or watch on Facebook @QuestChurchOcoeeFL . Be sure to share the message with your friends!

Pastor's Devotional...
May 21, 2020

“We have…hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19
Psychiatrist, writer and TV personality, Dr. Dale Archer from New Orleans worked with victims of hurricanes Katrina and Rita as well as the great recession.
“I quickly found that there were two types of physical survivors: psychological victims and psychological survivors. I realized that the mindset had nothing to do with money, education, how much was lost, or how many loved ones died.”
Here are the two types of people that I see:
  • Psychological victims: these individuals are passive, pessimistic and look to the past. They ask, “Who will help me?” They despair and are all consumed by their loss, refusing to help themselves.
  • Psychological survivors: these folks are active, optimistic and look to the future. They ask, “How can I help myself?” They grieved but continued to persevere and fight too.”
His findings are consistent with the Scriptural truth of Romans 5 where Paul speaks of actually rejoicing in suffering because, with the Spirit’s comfort, strength and guidance, the result is not just victimization but new endurance, character and a deeper sense of hope in God’s provision.
Dr. Archer soon discovered that his primary responsibility to such patients was to teach them how to develop and be fed by hope; “…to turn the victim mindset into a survivor mindset and that meant restoring or instilling hope.” (Read next week what this process involved in his professional treatment.)
Prayer: Holy Spirit, I am one of those who “know and love the Lord and are called according to His purpose.” My hope is anchored in His power and faithfulness. May it always sustain me to persevere creatively in tough times! In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Staying Connected

  • Our Deacons and Elders on our Member Care Team continue to reach out to those who may need assistance through phone calls and emailing. If you or know someone that needs errands run, food delivered, etc. please contact the office 407-293-3696 or email Bryan at 
  • view weekly sermons on our Website or on  Facebook @QuestChurchOcoeeFL
  • Send your giving through "snail mail" or go to our website and click on the "Giving" tab at the top of the Banner. You'll be redirected to our online giving service where you can set up a recurring gift or one time donation. You can also contact your financial institution and sign up for "Electronic Fund Transfer" at no cost to you or Quest.
  • If you have a prayer request, go to the Quest Church website by clicking this link scroll down to "prayer request"  link.


Marie Outing (Johnny Outing Jr.'s grandmother)
Brenda Mottlau
Osvaldo (Ozzy) Fraticelli (Quest bongo player)
Al Hammond
Angela Steward (Keston Dyal’s mother)
Quest is planning a food distribution here at Quest on Saturday, May 30th from 9am-12pm.
We will need help packing the boxes on Tuesday, May 26th at the Southeastern Food Bank located at 655 N Kissimmee Ave, Ocoee, FL 34761. If you are interested in helping pack or distribute on that Saturday, please contact Dirke
Kids Church is using Zoom on Sunday’s for our Kindergarten through 4th graders at 2:30pm.  It’s a fun time of chatting and catching up with a brief lesson and prayer.  If you haven’t received an email about it and would like to join us please reach out to Ms. Allison    
I would love to see the fun and creative ways you are staying busy and active! Send your pictures to us and we will post them to The Messenger.
With the safety for everyone and uncertainty of when large groups will be able to meet again, Quest Church has made the difficult decision to cancel Blast summer camp this year.  Your children and you will truly be missed and look forward to when we can gather again for Fun Friday’s.  Hoping and praying for everyone’s health and safety during this time.  Ms. Allison
Youth are meeting via Zoom where we discuss our week, have a brief lesson and have a weekly challenge so try to make it weekly so you can be in on the fun.  If you haven’t received an email and would like to join us please email Ms. Allison  Keeping you and your families in pray during this difficult time.  I look forward to planning a fun event once things return to normal!
We would like to take this moment to honor the Class of 2020 and pray for the Lord to bless them as they look to the future.
Brock Lenci
Ocoee High School
In addition to high school,  Brock has been attending Orange County Technical College in the
Automotive Technician program for the last two years as well as has working 40 hours a week as a shift manager at a local restaurant. His plans after graduation are to continue his education at Orange County Technical College. He also plans on opening his own business in the future.


Timothy Diaz
Ocoee High School
Timothy has been a dual enrollment student at Valencia for the past year and will continue to fulfill his Associates of Arts Degree at Valencia in the fall, then transferring to UCF to pursue a music performance major. His love of music carried him through 4 years in the marching, jazz and symphonic band; being drum major in his Senior year. 

We are continuing the Revelation Bible Study on Tuesday evenings utilizing the ZOOM platform; a live, interactive way to meet while we practice "social distancing". Contact Dirke by clicking this link  to get the invite code.

Check out the Quest Men's group meeting via Zoom! There were at least 15 men that participated. If you are interested in joining the men, and be encouraged in your faith and deepen your relationships with other men of faith, contact Drike at for more information.

God's Everyday girls are meeting through Zoom! Join other women of all ages as they learn practical biblical truths while laughing, praying and growing together. Contact Reda for the code to join!
May Calendar
Be sure to check our website or Facebook for any updates on groups/events!
If you or someone you care for is immunity challenged in any way by age or health related issues, please stay home. If you need support, please call the Church office Monday-Friday 8am-4pm 407-293-3696 or email Pastor Bryan at
Sermons will be posted to our web site: and also to Facebook @QuestChurchOcoee

Did you know...
Giving online is easy and allows you to set up automatic recurring contributions and view your complete online giving history from anywhere you have access to the internet. Simply follow these easy steps:
1. Visit the church website at
2. Click on the “Giving" tab at the top of the page.
3. Click on the profile button
4. Follow the onscreen instructions to create an online profile and to schedule your recurring contributions.
Scan this QR CODE                                                         

with the QR Code app from the App store and be taken directly to  our giving site, Vanco.
  If you have any questions, please call the church office .

-You can also mail in your offering to Quest Church, 9600 West Colonial Drive, Ocoee FL 34761

-Another giving option is to contact your financial institution and inquire about setting up "Bill Pay" or "EFT" which comes straight from your financial institution to the church at NO COST to you or Quest Church.
Where do you fit? What are your strengths? What are your gifts? If you are having trouble answering any of these questions, take this online Spiritual Gifts Assessment test
I hope you enjoyed The Messenger! Contact Michelle Diaz at for questions or comments.

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9600 West Colonial Drive
Ocoee, FL 34761
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