If Your Mom Had A Super Power, What would it be?

I just wanted to start off with a fun question. There’s no doubt that moms are powerful! Feel free to leave your answer in a comment if you’d like!

A very Happy Mother’s Day from Sips of Hope!

Sons, daughters, grandchildren, godchildren, church attendees, nieces and nephews! I encourage you all to make this one memorable for them.


Mother’s Day Tips With Special Invite!

This Sunday is Mothers day! It is also…

  • A day off from work!
  • Spring day!
  • Traffic day!
  • A church day!
  • Special day!
  • 4 days away!

Heres how to make it the best possible!

Tip # 1: Cook breakfast! Mother’s Day is only 1 day and you gotta make it special for her every waking moment you have! You may have plans to take her out to lunch or dinner later. Let her experience both a home-cooked meal and a chef’s dish.

Do it in 3 Steps!

  1. Decorate: Find fancy floral decorative dollar store dishes or expensive at-home tableware. Pull up a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY graphic on your tablet and leave it on the table. Flowers help too if possible.
  2. Quietly cook the favorites! What are they? Sunny side up eggs or a spinach omelet? Toast on the side or a stack of hot cakes? Bacon or parfait? 🥞🍞🥓🥪
  3. Add extras: Make a mini fruit platter with chocolate/nutella dip, basket of fresh baked biscuits, muffins, cinnamon rolls whatever she likes. She is not up rushing at 6am to go to work so this breakfast will be a special sit-down slow sweet moment.

Tip # 2 Pick your restaurant wisely! You don’t want to drive to Manhattan because both the Van Wyck expressway and 59th street bridge will be crowded (You’re welcome) You might want to be careful with chain restaurants because they are popular and will be packed! Try a place that is just a nice stroll away in your neighborhood. Somewhere that isn’t so well-known. You may be surprised about the food! You can also take the same approach as tip #1 and use food delivery if it’s too tough. Just don’t let her lift a finger and cook. If it is a nice day and you own a house with a backyard, BBQing her lunch on the grill is a fantastic option. Just make sure she is not doing most of the work to help you prepare.

Tip #3 Give her useful gifts! Most mom’s will prefer things that they’re going to use! I’m not suggesting a pot or state of art vacuum cleaner. Let her be excited to use the gift! Not work some more. Try a beautiful spring dress, make-up pallets, spa items, hair styling tools and products, gift cards, jewelry, journal, book by her favorite author, purses, a kit for her hobby, novelty kitchen items or perhaps a framed photo!

Blue Mason Jar that separates into measuring cups

Cute moon necklace for $5.99

Personal at-home nail dryer

Foot spa that vibrates for an amazing at-home foot massage!

Tip # 4 Acknowledge the women in your life! Take this important day to give your wishes to the other women in your life. The ones in your family like grandmothers, aunts, sisters with children and godmothers. Pastors are very important to be honored too! Give your wishes to anyone who is expecting. Reflect and think if there were any women who don’t possess children of their own or have children who aren’t living nearby but has done so much for you. Let them know they are loved and give them a gift 💝

Tip # 5 Bring her to HopeNYC’s Mother’s Day Service! After a wonderful breakfast, have your mother dress up and take her to HopeNYC! She’s in for a treat. As you enter, the ushers will make you feel welcome. Let her receive a blessing and hear an incredible well-needed message from The Lord just for her. She will get nice gifts and be loved all service long with a fantastic program planned. There is such a significant difference spending a mothers day at HopeNYC vs spending it at home. I can’t explain it.


Mom’s Crowning Moment

I love watching this video! Kids from HopeNYC describe their moms and wish them an early Happy Mother’s Day! Most of these parents attended yesterday’s dance where this video was first viewed. Hopers! Find your child or yourself or just hear all of them!

The dance was such a beautiful experience! Proceeds went towards HopeNYC’s International Missions Ministry who partnered with the ZionProject to help rescue sex trafficking victims. Some girls get trapped into it while some are sold by their own parents in an effort to provide for the other siblings in the family. Mothers were honored and treated like royalty last night at HopeNYC while giving towards the cause. Wildfire; the teen ministry of the church made the night into an elegant experience executing beautiful hospitality. Gentlemen escorted the mothers upstairs to their table. The girls attended to the needs of the guest and served the three course meal with the gentlemen joining in. There were gifts for every lady in the room; mom or not. There were special awards for our beautiful pastor, the lady crowned for mother of the year and gentleman of the night. There was also a crowning for best dressed. Entertainment was smooth! Reggae was performed live by Art Crawford and Eddie Neblett with DJ Mark Xclusive. The night could not have ended until the well-known reggae song: She’s Royal was played. It was all a wonderful night filled with entertainment, raffles, decorations, great food, exquisite gowns, dancing, relaxation, appreciation,  love, photos…. check out the pictures! Also stay tuned on the HopeNYC website and Facebook for their upcoming Mother’s day service!

She’s Royal Mothers Day Dance

Dinner, dancing, entertainment and more! A night fit for a queen: YOUR MOM!

Everyone is invited to this dance! It’s THIS SUNDAY April 30th at 3:30pm! It’s formal attire, there’s free gifts for all moms, great door prizes, comedy, delicious food and deserts and childcare will be available! There’s also a prize for the best gentleman of the night and more! Although this night is devoted towards giving the mothers the royal treatment, EVERYONE IS INVITED TO THIS EVENT!

PLUS Minister Eddie Neblett and DJ Mark Xclusive will be in the building!

Get your tickets TODAY at HopeNYC!

For info, directions and contact info, visit: www.HopeNYC.com

The event is also hosted by HopeNYC’s International Missions Ministry! Feel free to check out their Facebook page by clicking below and let know if you’re interested in attending or have any questions!

HopeNYC’s International Missions Facebook Page


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)


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