Christmas parties, home decorating and holiday baking are all the fun festivities for the season but nothing compares to the happy moment where a child unwraps a present on Christmas morning with their brand new toy inside. Some children will not get this moment.
Across the globe, countless children will spend Christmas without getting even one present! Several Hopers visited Haiti and Zimbabwe, along with a few other Caribbean countries and witnessed the children using empty plastic bottles and the objects we typically throw in the recycling bins as their only toys.
LAST CHANCE FOR HAPPINESS!
Giving any one of these children their very first toy would make me happy this Christmas! HopeNYC has a Toy Drive each year and everyone gets the opportunity to give! This Sunday is THE LAST CHANCE to give as the drive ends!!! If interested, you can give in-person or on the HopeNYC app! This year, the toys will be going to Zimbabwe, Trinidad, Guyana and Jamaica! This is how to make a happier Christmas…for them!
You be Happy Too!
Everyone enjoys themselves at HopeNYC’s Christmas Parade in December! The lights, music, spectacular floats, Queen’s largest-tree lighting! Stay tuned for more info!
2. HopeNYC’s Christmas Treat! It’s all about kids! Gifts, great food, games, hot chocolate, Santa clause and prizes! Stay tuned for more info!
3. Compass Cafe’ Feels good around the holiday time with their décor, fireplace and cozy chairs. Enjoy hot beverages both now for autumn and the holiday season! Hot chocolate, milo with whipped cream, pumpkin spice, and different teas!
Imagine! The crowd cheering you on! You go home with sweet victory holding a basketful of candy you can chomp on for weeks! You spend an unforgettable sunny Saturday in the park with your friends and family!
Those are what the kids are going to experience! HopeNYC’s 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt is happening this Saturday at 10am SHARP! It will be held at Baisely Pond Park and it’s just for ages 1-9 years old! Parents! Bring them to the park on time for registration! FREE ADMISSION & PRIZES!
There will be 20,000 candy-filled eggs!
The child that finds the gold egg will win a bike! The child that finds the silver egg will win a scooter!
There are prizes! Also the sure excitement of taking home dozens of candy-filled eggs!
So many has been blessed over the years! We can’t wait to see this year’s winners!
HopeNYC is preparing to make this the best Christmas ever…for children overseas.
Build an Ark was the theme of HopeNYC’s 2017 Toy Drive! Hopers picked up a hammer and worked together to raise the funds to provide tons of toys (possibly an Ark-full)
I noticed the genuine cheerfulness in giving until the drive was over. Putting a smile on a child’s face has always been an important mission at HopeNYC. A child may be receiving their first toy this year. The toys will be off to the Caribbean this Christmas: Trinidad, Guyana, Jamaica, and Belize! High quality popular brand new toys. As someone would say “Toys you would buy for your own children.”
What makes this year even more exciting is that some of the Hopers will be going to the
countries to distribute these toys in person.
Special gifts were given to every participant of the Toy Drive so they won’t forget the time they got to Build An Ark.
Are you thrilled about next Tuesday? We’re going to celebrate and the kids are going to have a blast! Every October! Many of us at HopeNYC look forward to it:
Bring your children and dress them up for this fun occasion! The adults enjoy dressing up too! There are fantastic prizes for the best costumes and sweet treats for everyone! Come dressed up as anything lighthearted, good, not wicked and very creative!
Come out NEXT TUESDAY OCTOBER 31ST FOR HALLELUJAH NIGHT AT 6:30-9:30PM!
Visit www.HopeNYC.com for more info about the church and Like HopeNYC on Facebook! HopeNYC is located on 142-82 Rockaway blvd Jamaica NY 11436
Listen and obey the voice of God! We have heard it before but I never expected to get the message talking with Noah about his daily life struggles or riding in through the safari in a giant jeep or hearing it all in one Hebrew word! SHEMA is an original divine God-given idea for VBS 2017. The excited staff dressed up in costume to be bible characters, safari explorers and animals for the children! It was indeed a bible safari of a lifetime! The songs surrounding the theme were original and created by Hopers! I was so happy there was a CD so I can enjoy the songs when it was all over. The kids learned a mighty amount of things this weekend! They also had tons of fun with crafts, games and the bounce house! Not only did they learn about the word of God but their faith was put into action! The kids wrote encouraging letters to other children in Zimbabwe while putting together care packages. The kids also took their relationship with Jesus to the next level and got baptized (In the Jordan river after a skit with Jesus and John the Baptist!) SHEMA was life-changing and amazing! I can definitely say that VBS has never been done like this before! Watch the video for a glimpse of what happened. Photos are below!
This SHEMA VBS package is available for sale to any church looking for an exciting theme to use for their VBS! Contact HopeNYC!
HopeNYC Kidz has a BRAND NEW Youtube Channel! Follow them for music videos, skits, puppet shows, baptisms, additional VBS clips and more!
This upcoming Sunday is HopeNYC’s annual HOPE REVIVED CONCERT featuring some of THE BEST GOSPEL ARTISTS! Positive, Eddie Neblett, Emrand Henry, CrossPower Movement and DJ Mark Xclusive! Tickets are just $20 and there will be a fun afternoon of food and games before the concert!
Need revival? HopeNYC has two upcoming conferences September! Register and experience a time of refreshing!
Recap: VBS stands for Vacation Bible Study, It’s just for Kids ages 4-10 & HopeNYC does it every year! Each VBS has a different theme!
BLAST OFF was VBS 2014 at HopeNYC Church! This incredible fun-filled weekend just ended & all the lucky little ones left with hope in their hearts, lots of wisdom, joy & back packs full of school supplies! Yes FREE BOOK BAGS! The children really enjoyed this year’s space themed VBS! The realistic NASA ship, The Blast Off T-shirts, Special space guest: Astronaut Reggie, The space monkeys, The create your own rocket station, Asteroid toss game, & tons more! The kids also got pizza, snow cones, face paint, prizes & a chance to go wild in the bounce house! Most importantly they learned about Almighty God & what Jesus has done for them through interesting stories & demonstrations (including a 4D movie) . They had fun learning songs & dance of praise…Yes in 3 Days! The children also got the chance to do a mission. They brought blank sketchers sneakers to life by adding gems & stickers. They decorated these shoes so nicely then filmed a short video… All for children in Panama with no shoes. It warmed my heart to see each kid raise their hand saying they wanted to go there one day. The Hope team will be flying there in September to distribute the wonderful shoes these kids made! VBS this year was out of this world! The most important lesson learned this weekend was to love eachother. The Hope kids showed love to kids in Panama they may never meet! They loved the new friends they have made in VBS, & we have even gotten cute reports that they “kissed their mommies at home” I was honored to be a crew leader & really enjoyed spending time with these kids. Scroll down & check out these cute pics of what happened at HopeNYC this weekend! 🙂