It’s a Bible Safari! (Parents Please Read)

FOR KIDS AGES 4-10! 
One FREE fun-filled weekend: SHEMA! 

HopeNYC transforms into a Bible Safari! It’s going to be fantastic experience with fun indoor and outdoor games! Singing and dancing to special original theme music 🎶 Arts and crafts!   Food and snacks and tons more to explore 🚍 This VBS is on August 25th and 26th then bring the whole family to church on Sunday August 27th at 10:30am!

Blog Blessing 

To You! Sips of Hope Group members, Facebook friends and WordPress readers today.  

I pray that you will have a ridiculously awesome day that will be much smoother and easier than expected. I pray for progress and plenty to be accomplished each passing hour. I pray for triumph over your challenges that will not only be a moment of sweet victory but a victory that will last forever. I heard that gratitude is one of the best feelings ever. I pray that you would experience gratitude in a very real way. I pray that you will remember every good thing that has ever happened to you and each precious person placed in your life. I not only pray that you will be helped but you will help someone today. Making the difference you never thought you’d make. Praying for stress, depression, fear and every expectation for a bad day to clear out so your thoughts can be clear with peace and simply good things. Praying that today will be one of your best days. Have a blessed day in the name of Jesus! The God of Hope. 

Minions on the Mega Screen

HopeNYC had its first ever drive-in movie! 

It was an amazing experience and I definitely want to do it again. Despicable Me 2 was the movie on the mega screen! 




The night was perfect! There were movie boxes with tons of snacks! Coffee and goodies were available at Compass! Where else can you enjoy an iced latte at the movies? What made the night perfect were these minion themed cake pops made for the occasion by Pint Sized Bites 



The special movie boxes from Compass made the experience better! It contained: popcorn, a Jodi Bakes chocolate chip cookie, candy box of your choice, a corn dog, bag of chips, can of soda and finally your choice of  popcorn chicken with fries or a meatball sub! It’s a movie meal! And it wasn’t expensive at all 💵 



I’m not a soda drinker at all but I got a bottle of water instead 💦  

The screen was mega! Here’s a pic of it during the day! 

This drive-in movie was tons of fun but there was a purpose! Of course proceeds in Compass went towards helping victims of sex trafficking and providing clean drinking water to impoverished countries but the very inexpensive movie tickets helped raised funds for the Hope Kidz ministry to have an awesome 2017 VBS along with other kids in the community or anywhere 🌎  It is fast approaching and YOUR KIDS ARE INVITED! This will be an ideal, joyful, and life-changing weekend for kids ages 4-10!  FREE ADMISSION! 

Reggae Night Part 2 

Yes it happened again but this time there was more! We all enjoyed the evening breeze with sweet Reggae music & spicy flavor! Jerk chicken wings with fries & mango chow! 


After I’ve had some, I decided to cool things down with a tall delicious Oreo milkshake! Too tall! I had to share! 


 Ladies played an intense game of ludo while men competed in a close round of dominoes! 

It’s not reggae night without singing along and grooving the Jamacian way! Check out the rest of the pics on: The Compass Facebook! Endless summer nights continues every Friday this summer at 7pm! 

New York’s Best Kept Secret

Looking for a place for fun Friday evenings 🌇 and great coffee ☕️? Need somewhere to hold a meeting with your group or cozy spot for a  coffee date? ❤️ Maybe you just want to step out of the chaos of life and relax or get some work done in peace. I know a secret! In fact many New Yorkers know! 

Compass Coffee is the jewel of Rockaway Blvd & New York’s best kept secret. 
For more details, videos & reviews go to: http://www.Facebook.com/CompassCupofHope



Happy 5th of July!

The party isn’t over! The celebration of freedom still continues with patriotic colors and a cake to cut. The Freedom Cake is back at Compass! Fans had happily reunited with the cake this weekend. Just like last year, it’s going fast! Many are in love with the cake because of it’s eye-catching trio of colors on the surface and in the slices. WE are also fond of the delicious fresh homemade vanilla taste. You may find yourself back at the job today but you can continue celebrating with a satisfying slice! It tastes like a celebration any day after July 4th🎉 

Red white and blue inside the slices

I lost at Monopoly

TONS of food, good music, dogs, dancing, games and the most awesome view of fireworks from the neighborhood at night. I can definitely say my fourth of July was well spent! As I walked in helping Jay deliver a large tray of chicken empanadas, we saw tables lined up with endless entrees! Pork chops, BBQ Chicken, homemade bread, pelau, turkey burgers, grilled fish, chicharon, macaroni pie, and much more! I saw people playing twister, table tennis, ludo, poker and volleyball. I sat with a group for a monopoly game. It didn’t go so well for me…I went to jail three times and had to pay somebody’s rent for almost every turn. I did come into plenty of money but it was hard to purchase properties that wasn’t already taken during my arrest. Overall I had fun loosing with good (competitive) friends. Speaking of that, two adorable friends joined us for the picnic.

Later on, we danced the night away in the church parking lot celebrating freedom!

Free Frappes in Church  

I got a free sip of one of the most ordered cold beverages at Compass. After such a GOOD word and amazing service today at HopeNYC Church, we were all treated to a free sample of the caramel frappe! So refreshing and satisfyingly sweet after a sermon about abolishing anxiety.  Where else can this happen?

After a sip, many of us rushed straight downstairs to the café for a bigger size. It was beyond delicious.
This beverage is popular all year round! Yes even in the winter! Kids love it just as much as the adults!

Do you like Reggae? 

Sunset, breeze and reggae right on Rockaway Blvd! Just a few photos of what endless summer nights look like on Fridays evenings at Compass! This past Friday was Reggae night! There was some dancing, relaxation, and great conversation! People sipped fresh cold fruit juices and great-tasting frappes out in front of Compass’ seating area. There were delicious desserts from Jodi Bakes and a taste of Jamacia. Enjoy endless summer nights at Compass every Friday this summer at 7pm! 

Jamaican sweet bread 🍞
Beef pies

Where am I?

Sitting at here at Compass looking to see what’s new! I saw fresh baked Cheese Danishes by Jodi Bakes and the first ever COOKIE CAKE  🍪 at Compass. I also tried the new creation! Creme Brûlée Cheesecake!


A very pretty and petite cheesecake with a torched golden surface topped with cream and a fresh raspberry. All sitting on top of a tasty crispy brown crust. The creamy, fruity, crust  flavors made such a complete and outstanding combo. It was so delicious and made a memorable impression on my taste buds. It made people want more. It was nothing ordinary. In fact, it didn’t taste like anything in New York but all the way in Europe as if I were sitting at a Paris Café. 

Compass is on a mission to help provide clean drinking water to impoverished countries  💦 and help victims of human trafficking! Every cup of coffee ☕️ Cake 🍰 Thing 🎁  you purchase goes towards the mission and helps make the world better 🌎

 Compass is located on 142-82 Rockaway Blvd, Jamacia NY 11414! Follow Compass on Instagram or Facebook at http://www.Facebook.com/CompassCupofHope

She sparked the idea of a Missions coffee shop 💡
Seriously Yum!
Sparkly Macaroons ✨
Brand New Cookie Cake at Compass 🍪 For Birthdays and Special Occasions 🎈Made by Jodi Bakes!
Apple turnovers

Cheese danishes and a pile of cookies 🍪