I remember sitting down hearing that yesterday at HopeNYC’s Father’s Day service and I agree! But I must mention that they learned from the best 👆🏽 In fact all of us do! At HopeNYC, your problem is our problem and your victories and achievements is our celebration! Over the years of attending, I see that the men of God here look out for their church family. Always aiming to encourage, give, teach and intercede in prayer for other sons and daughters. Yesterday, many celebrated their fathers, relatives and father figures and highly exalted their Heavenly Father. The one responsible for all good fathers. There were gifts, testimonies, dances, and more! It was such a good time! Many Hope Kidz spoke out in a video how they felt about their dads. WARNING ⚠️ some are cute and some are funny!
My recent Instagram Post: Reading the book of Ephesians 💻#Read #Bible #Ephesians #Cookie #Coffee #Outside #Summer #Compass
Last night many accepted the challenge! I am sitting right outside of Compass Cafe starting it off reading on the mac with some coffee & munching on a Jodi Bake cookie! For the next two Hope Day services: We will be digging deep into the book of Ephesians. I am so excited. Excited to fall in love more with Christ and find fresh new things in these love letters written by Paul 🖊 Now the challenge: Read the entire book of Ephesians every day for three weeks with a pencil! Why? God is about to speak!
Need to fall back in love with Christ? ❤️ Are you a new believer or know a new believer? The book of Ephesians is a great place to open the Bible & get started! This new series is a great time to make your first visit at HopeNYC Church! Summer at Hope is starting & it’s usually so suntastically awesome. So much that I think we end up having much more fun than vacation goers ✈️
Sunday services: 10:30 AM
Hope day Wednesday services: 7 PM
Tomorrow right outside in front of our building: HOMESTRETCH! See dozens of beautiful amazing testimonies get encouraged like never before!
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!
Have you ever tried this pumpkin spice latte? I encourage you to visit Compass Coffee and grab this latte for fall 2016! Very genuine autumn taste and smell. The spices relaxes you while the coffee wakes you.
This cafe is an amazing must-see fall destination. The decor, the desserts, the atmosphere, the aroma…I can see that they take fall seriously! Pencil in your visit to this cafe to your activities list right between hay rides and apple picking because it’s worth the visit. Every beverage, dessert and item purchased here goes towards helping children in different countries get clean drinking water.
Compass Coffee: 142-82 Rockaway Blvd Jamaica New York 11436
It’s Award Winning, famous and an irresistible 5 star dessert! These are Jodi Bakes popular pumpkin bars! It’s a favorite in the neighborhood around fall! When the word gets out, these are in high demand! It’s an original comforting recipe that can only be found at Compass cafe’! I got a lot of good things to say about these pumpkin bars!
You gotta try it! You can get yours with or without the diced walnuts on top. The walnuts adds a great taste and crunch to the cake which is loaded with pumpkin flavor! The frosting is sweet and has a wonderful milky vanilla taste. Although its sweet you will still want to eat it all because its such a good combo with the pumpkin cake and walnuts! Plus it’s an original recipe made with care! I can taste it! You can find these pumpkin bars at Compass cafe. They provide the perfect environment for you to relax, work, have meetings, tutor a child, do homework, read a novel and much more! I work there all the time on my laptop doing a lot of photo and video editing and some writing and wordpressing! Plan your visit one day! The smell of the place is so much like fall with the scent of pumpkin pie candles. The pumpkin bar is the first of many fall treats the cafe is going to have! Stay tuned for more blogs/vlogs and plan your visit to 142-82 Rockaway blvd Jamaica New York 11436. You could also type HopeNYC in the GPS or tell Siri ” Directions to HopeNYC” and you will see Compass cafe!
Hours: Monday-Friday (Except Wed) 8am-7pm
The best part of all! Every drink, dessert, item you purchase at Compass cafe goes toward helping children in foreign countries get clean drinking water!
You don’t have to wait til you get home to enjoy a milo. Compass cafe serves it hot & ready! They also do the unthinkable! MILO FRAPPE’S! Cleverly & carefully created in the blender! It’s cold, refreshing, chocolatey and satifyingly sipped by chocolate lovers. Topped with whipped cream and sprinkled milo, who can refuse? Milo at Compass is enjoyed by kids. Many times I see them happily running down the stairs after a HopeNYC service trying to tippy toe and talk to the baristas & place their order. Milo is also a favorite amoung the adults. It’s my favorite drink! Milo is more than just a satisfying beverage with rich chocolate taste! It is high in calcuim & it benefits you with energy. Not getting enough vitamin B? It’s choc full of it! Lactose intolerent? It’s just as enjoyable with soy milk. Milo is just one of great beverages at Compass cafe. Whether you want it hot or cold. With regular, skim or soy, have this wonderful drink made for you at Compass cafe. I don’t know any other place that would take your typical homemade drink to the next level.
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.
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.
Our fabulous Men’s Chior!
Dance by our Haitian brother Steven ( I can’t do these moves)
Crowding the altars. Prayer & Presents!
Children’s Church planting & placing flowers in a polka dot pot!
Moving Message by our Pastor
Mother’s Day was so awesome at Hope. God is the Face!
Easter Sunday! What a bright & sunny morning. The birds are chirping & the weather is warm. Most importantly! The Son has risen! What a fabulous day to dress up into a fancy suit or a floral dress. Such a magnificent morning to acknowledge Jesus & to go to church! After all you are filled with gladness & you are excited to hear that message!
So, you’re on your way to HopeNYC & finally you arrive! The first thing you see are the lovely girls dancing outside on the platform. Bright smiles, vibrant colors, golden make up, It really feels like Easter!
Going to church seems like a good idea, until you climb the stairs to find a boy sitting at the top dressed completely in black covered in ropes. His shirt says MISERY & his gloom grabs your attention.
You walk away wondering what his deal was & all of a sudden, an angry man charges right at you with a snarl but luckily he was tied up. Whats his deal? I don’t know but his shirt says ANGER.
You thought you got away from these maniacs but you gotta pass the metal fence before you get to the door of the church. All of a sudden you notice that you are being starred down by a girl with disconetent in her face. Her shirt says HATE.
You try walking away then another girl in ropes stands nearby. She actually runs frantic as she paces the floor in panic. Her shirt says FEAR.
You’ve finally made it inside. It’s all normal now. You just need to walk up the stairs & make it to the sancuary to grab yourself a seat. Maybe notify an usher to get rid of the loons hanging outside. All of a sudden DEPRESSION blocks your way up! She hides her face with her hair as she pities every piece of her life.
You ask yourself is it still Easter? Where are the colors? Where are the crosses? Where is the joy? You finally make it up to the beautiful & holy sancuary & then feel safe again. It is not to your surprise that it is already packed with people. In fact it is a full dark house. Where is the light? The place is dimmly lit! All of a sudden you hear whispers. You may or may not be eavesdropping but you can’t help but to hear mulpile conversations going on in the room. Conversations touching different topics like money, love, depression, death, stress, cancer, healing, faith, blessings, deliverance, miracles & more. Who is talking? By now, you think you’ve gone crazy because you hear voices. Well, You are not crazy! We all hear it! The voices were actually recorded by the young adults of HopeNYC (LIFT OFF) & their conversations were being played out loud on the speakers. Why? to scare? No to minister.
(I wish I can attach the mp3 audio file of the voices here but I need to have Premium account to do so)
As the voices stopped the service started. All of sudden, sounds began to play & a great voice began to speak, the lights came on at the command of that voice. The service was moving, startling & beautiful. It was assuring that everyone sitting on a chair that morning was at the right place at the right time.Throughout the service, there were light shows, videos, spoken words, dances & 10 min sermons. On stage the screen gave an imax-like experience & it showed beautiful images of the galaxy & gorgouse views of the NYC skyline. This was a HopeNYC service like never before! It all revolved around one simple question: How Big is Our God?
He is so big that His hand spans the universe.
He is so big that He can set everyone free! Remember MISERY, FEAR, ANGER, HATE & DEPRESSION?
God is so big that He assembles angels as the warriors of His mighty undefeatable army.
God is so big that every knee shall bow & every tounge will confess that He is Lord. Everyone on, above & beneath the Earth.
God is so big that words can’t describe Him.
God is so big that you can never stop making music for Him. You can always sing Him your own song.
God is so big that His burial & ressurection is known & celebrated worldwide.
God is so big that we can’t make a sound loud enough even if our voices united!
Now, there is another question: Why would The Big God of the universe want a relationship with us? It is just mind-blogging yet so simple. His love for You is bigger than you know!
If you want to see more photos of HopeNYC’s Easter service Go toHopeNYC’s Official Facebook Page & find the Easter Sunday! album right on the timeline or in photos. Also go to this page to find out what’s happening next at Hope!
Sunday Services -10:30am
Prayer & Deliverance Service (GOOD STUFF) – Wenesday night at 7pm
Brent has been an usher at HopeNYC for years. He also works with the equipment that allows the service to stream live on the web. Within a couple of months, he was diagnosed with cancer & then cured! HOW CAN THAT HAPPEN? The doctors said that the cancer was like a rock inside of the colon…. Jesus took that right out! Brent’s family, friends & HopeNYC members prayed for Brent’s recovery & Jesus healed him! During the time of his trial, God gives him special instructions.
THIS IS A TRUE STORY! Watch the video of his testimony!