This ministry is only for Singled Young Adults between the ages of 20-29 years old! (Singled as in not married) It’s an exclusive ministry, many times younger kids & older adults try to invade but we kick them out 🙂 We meet every month & talk about what matters! We have Hot Topics, A cozy atmosphere, mocktails, great food, desserts, games, great conversation, worship, & always a fun time in fellowship together. For more info on the ministry check out Lift Off’s First Post!
The blog is written by dedicated believers & Lift Off leaders who genuiely love serving The Lord Jesus Christ! ( I help write some of these too)
Even on a bright sunny Saturday morning in New York City, there are still places to go & plenty to do! The travelers commuting that morning didn’t realize that Jesus would stop them right in their train tracks from just having another ordinary subway ride. Just as if Jesus would let them continue their weekly routine without making Himself known someway…. He will!
On Saturday morning, that way was through a group of evangelist consisting of different ages & special gifts. They rode the tracks with boldness as they queued the entry music for Jesus. He is the Savior of the whole world & indeed a soon-coming King! These people prepared the way by testifying about the deep hard things in their lives that was triumphed by Jesus! Testimonies ranged from depression, alcohol addiction & dying in the ICU. These situations were so impossible to get out of but they stand here today to tell the story. People were amazed at the joy they were filled with. The group went from train to train spreading hope through dancing, sharing their stories, singing, playing the guitar & speaking the good news that Jesus died for them! When Jesus saves the subway, it’s no ordinary ride!
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!
It has been a couple of weeks since I have posted something & I do miss my pals here on wordpress. I have been seeing your new posts in my emails. Instresting, reads, interesting titles, interesting photos & interesting mini sermons (For the those writing faith blogs). As the new mails flood my inbox I admire your detication & commitment for your blogs! If you are writing something to inspire & help make a significant change in the lives of others, I hope your audience grows in numbers & those around the globe will notice your blog.
An update on HopeNYC
HopeNYC, How has it been? These past couple of weeks has been so far some of the most amazing ever! Just being filled up with the word on Wenesdays. Being full of fire & enery with the teens on Friday. Seeing the colors of dancers & the finely dressed people worshipping on a Sunday. I am just so glad to be apart of this church & know the friends I met there. Sometimes living life isn’t easy …. even being a christian & striving to follow our perfect Lord & savior gets real challeging at times too but going to HopeNYC to grow, worship, learn, pray, work, praise, testify love, fellowship… It really lightens the LOAD & helps me more to trust God to remove it, break me through it & make it all better. Many have testified that they have needed hope & they found it at HopeNYC. If any of you bloggers get to visit New York City, I urge you to visit at least one services. I visited the Famous Statue of Liberty, Toys R us & been to Time Square so many times but they all can’t compare to ONE visit at HopeNYC Church. You won’t be a stranger at all because you will surely feel at home.
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
Last Wednesday what was suppose to be a 1 man demonstration turned into a baptism! As we dug deeper into the topic of baptism, many got the opportunity to do it again with changed motives or for 1st time! Everyone went in the water to put things to death. Strongholds & keep-backs that needed to go! That night so many strongholds were buried beneath the water & everyone came up delivered, liberated & changed. Everyone desired what God had in store! I know I do!
Watch this video of what happened that night & read the different perspectives in who Jesus is to them.
WildFire has launched for 2015! These are the teens of HopeNYC & they have an action packed awesome time every Friday at 7pm! They serve Jesus & set the city ablaze with a passion for His name! Teens are affected here at Wildfire every week. They walk into a fun & lively atmosphere where everyone fellowships, play bizarre games, have nachos & hear a life changing message. Teens leave feeling free, happy, encouraged, & on fired for Jesus! This past Wildfire, Gospel artist Sir Hall came & ministered. His music was incredibly empowering, encouraging & just Amazing! The teens & adults in the room danced wildly & worshiped the Lord. For the rest of the night there were also group dances, Bible trivia with buzzers, crazy games, live Dj, Birthday cakes………Bottom line, it was a big night & successful launch! If you know some teens in NYC….WildFire is definitely the Best spot for ages 13-19.
WildFire starts a new series tomorrow called Roller Coaster!