HopeNYC’s Billboard is up!

It’s up by the Van Wyck Expressway! I believe this will be Queens’ Largest Christmas Celebration!

THE GREATEST GIFT OF ALL

HopeNYC’s Christmas Parade will be on SUNDAY DECEMBER 3RD AT 5PM

See thousands of lights in one night! Observe

some of most remarkable parade floats ever created with dazzling detail and stunning beauty! Enjoy lively Christmas music 🎶 characters and The Hope dancers!

End the night with Queens’ largest tree lighting finale at HopeNYC Church! 🎄

The Route: 131 street to 143rd on Rockaway Blvd! This parade is going to be spectacular, FREE and a must see for you and the whole family! Come get a good spot and stay for the tree lighting finale🎄Spread the word and save the date!

DECEMBER 3rd www.HopeNYC.com or Like the church on Facebook for more info!

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 🍪

Breakthrough

There’s been a song constantly in my spirit since Sunday. I’ve heard about it and typically enjoy the band but never really listened to this particular song. I Youtubed it and it has really started to just grow on me, speak to me, and really prophecy. It has done the same to others at this very point in time. This is it:

Breakthrough. What a good and needed word to hear right now. I actually witnessed a breakthrough at last night’s Hope day service at HopeNYC. God spoke about breakthrough and before the night was up, the congregation got healed! He wanted to minister to everyone. From the person who had cancer cells down to the person who caught the common cold. Some got healed instantly and some progressively. I can testify that I’ve been getting better by the hour! Jesus is a healer and it is His will that YOUR LIFE is healed!

Breakthrough is the truly word right now and I encourage you to visit HopeNYC to see what God is doing here.

Hope day Service: Wednesdays at 7pm BREAKTHROUGH, PRAYER, DEEPER STUDY IN THE WORD

Sunday Service: 10:30am  REVIVAL THIS SUNDAY MAY 21st!

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Compass Cafe is opened an hour before service and a little bit after so be sure to sip or snack on something good! All proceeds goes towards helping victims of human trafficking and providing clean drinking water for people in other countries. BRAND NEW! Milkshakes & Sundaes are here just before summer!

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Win a shiny new bike and a fantastic Easter weekend  

We are less than 2 days away from HopeNYC’s 9th annual Easter egg hunt! FREE ADMISSION and there will be 10,000 candy filled eggs out in the field! It’s going to be wonderful time at Baisely Pond Park in Queens this Saturday April 15th! Register your children at 10am before the hunt & get their Easter baskets ready! 

Good Friday Service Tommorow- At HopeNYC 6pm! Life changing message, remembering The Lord and washing of the saints feet! Awesome time for a pedicure!

Rise up Easter Service – Exciting live Broadway like production with sermons, singing and dancing!FREE & FREE gifts for first time guest! It’s HopeNYC! You can pick the 8:30am or the 11:00am service! Your choice!

The Chowder Champion

Whats your favorite chowder? I discovered mine today!

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I’m estatic about this fall season. The breeze, silent streets, pumpkin spice, and the new warm soups and chowders at Compass cafe! Jodi Bakes has made phenomenal desserts but her soups has already made a huge impression!

Many of the Compass customers, baristas, HopeNYC attendees including myself all enjoy the soups and have only good things to say. Not only are we satisfied, we are eager to know what tomorrow’s soup of the day will be.

Today’s was  ham and potato chowder. It was so good that I ran away refusing to give a gulp of this chowder to my husband that kindly asked to try it. It was a beautiful thick white creamy chowder with vibrant specks of color from the minced vegetables inside. There were also generous chunks of potato and ham. It was a nice heavy filling satisfying soup. The taste was incredible and packed with flavor. I say come to Compass Cafe for their delicious well-known coffee but grabbing a soup this fall is a must! If you choose to stay, they will serve it you in an adorable burgandy soup crock with a handle.

Compass Coffee:  142-82 Rockaway Blvd Jamaica New York 11436

Nearest Buses: The Q40 and Q7

Parking: YES

Hours:

  • Monday-Friday (Except Wed) 8am-7pm
  • Wed:- 8am-2pm
  • Sunday- Closed

All Proceeds at Compass Cafe goes towards fighting human trafficking and providing clean water across the globe. For more information visit www.HopeNYC.com and www.ZionProject.org  

 

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Waffle Month

There’s a first time for everything and this was the first time I tried The Waffle at Compass Cafe’. It’s also the first time the cafe served actually waffles so I was excited to try it!  I got mine and indeed felt special!  That plated waffle looked like the spectacular delectable divine dish someone gets on their birthday at a good restaurant. I can see all the effort put into prepping,  making and topping my waffle beautifully. The nutella spread, sliced strawberries, and whipped cream. I looked at my husband’s order and saw that his waffle was topped with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream with caramel and mocha. A customer had one topped with bananas, strawberries, blueberries with whipped cram. As I looked at my friend Fanny, she ordered the waffle just plain. She still stated  that it was delicious! The waffle itself is a Jodi Bakes creation. Her very own special recipe for the perfect waffle batter! I personally don’t like going into cafe or restaurant getting the impression that an item on their menu was specially made by them when it’s really made by something I can eat at home or find in a corner store. Putting aside the Nutella and fruit toppings, my waffle was jumbo, golden, crispy on the surface, fluffy on the inside and fresh tasting. There was no way I can finish this myself but I did enjoyed the problem. The portion was generous!  We already know how yummy Nutella can be so you can imagine it made the waffle even better by adding a great chocolate flavor! Sweet creamy toppings on a delectable savory waffle! Savor it while you can! This is waffle month at Compass Cafe’!

 

Here are some actual pics of the waffles served here!

 

Check out my short blog at the actual cafe trying the actual waffle and a few other opinions!  Even hear a little from Jodi bakes herself! There are 5 different toppings to choose from including ice cream, fresh fruits and nuts! I chose nutella!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The HomeWrecker

You’ve probably had a jaw breaker but ever tried a home wrecker? It’s a crumbly, delicious satisyingly sweet pie with peaches! It is perfectly prepared & carefully crafted by Jodi Bakes. I asked for mine warmed up & served with whipped cream. As you would imagine, I loved it, enjoyed it, thought about having another slice by my last bite but lets see the reaction of someone important. Pastor Sharo, Senior Pastor of  HopeNYC!

 

Game Day

I’m thrilled about Super Bowl 50! Not to watch the game on my living room television but to go to an authentic Super Bowl party at HopeNYC! Let me tell you, the fans are crazy! The screen is giant! The wings are perfection! Nachos & Fries are the best! The family is huge! I’m more excited about cheering & praising my Savior on Sunday morning during service! Enjoy your Super Bowl Sunday, Cheer your favorite team on! Don’t diet lol

  

Cup of Hope

The mission is not to serve good coffee. It’s to serve clean drinking water!

This isn’t your ordinary coffee shop! Compass Cafe aims to help provide clean drinking water to children in countries like Haiti, Jamaica, Guatemala, and Trinidad. What sparked this amazing idea was little six year old Johanne from Haiti.

She was seen running barefoot for 3 miles along a stony riverbed. She returned home to no bed, no clothes but worse! No water! Compass Cafe’ was founded to help little Johanne and thousands like her . When a customer purchases a  Missions Blend, the proceeds from every cup goes back to the country where the beans were harvested to provide clean water systems. 

In Compass Cafe’, You are important! Everyone here enjoys the coffee, cozy seats, atmosphere, friendly baristas, and the declious and different desserts baked fresh everyday by Jodi Bakes. There are also other great tasting non-coffee beverages such as fresh warm apple cider, Milo with whipped cream, hot chocolate, juices also iced & hot tea! I have lived in New York my whole life and my opinion is that Compass Cafe’ is the best coffee shop around!

Compass Cafe is located at 142-82 Rockaway Blvd. Jamaica, NY 11436

 

 

Wow Moms

Mother’s Day came back around & HopeNYC was ready.

Our mission: To make sure no mother beneath the HopeNYC roof leave the premises unchanged, under-appeciated and empty-handed. There is only one person who’s up for the challenge and that’s Jesus!

At Hope we say something very special:

We are the hands & feet but God is the face. In fact, that is a very famous hashtag we hopers use so often; #GodIsTheFace

Every mom that walked through the door recieved a jumbo chocolate heart on a stick and beautiful button that says I’m a Hope Mom. They were also treated to a big breakfast.  The children’s ministry had a beautiful dance prepared.

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The teenagers performed a skit where one brave christian girl in school stands up to her peers & proudly states that her mother is her best friend. She leads by example & encourages her friends to celebrate mother’s day with their mothers. Not the boyfriend, not the gang of kids at the pizza shop, not with the Xbox and not at the nail salon. They go to church and  their moms feel loved because of the atmosphere Jesus created for them. The breakfast, the spoken word the “pretend church service”… This girl brought the families together.

The girl who is the example. That's me in the yellow  :)
The girl who is the example. That’s me in the yellow 🙂

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Our fabulous Men’s Chior!

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Dance by our Haitian brother Steven ( I can’t do these moves)

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Crowding the altars. Prayer & Presents!

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Children’s Church planting & placing flowers in a polka dot pot!

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Moving Message by our Pastor

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Demonstrating with characters Moses crossing the Red sea. We are parting sea.
Demonstrating with characters Moses crossing the Red sea. We are the parting sea.

Mother’s Day was so awesome at Hope. God is the Face!

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Service Times

Sunday Service – 10:30am

Wenesday night Prayer & Deliverance Service (Where we go deep in the Word of God) – 7:00pm

Friday night WildFire Teen Ministry– 7:30pm