The Kids are Busy!

School is not the only thing this week on the minds of the kids at HopeNYC. They have been busy helping victims of human trafficking! Creating over 60 candy-filled boxes! Taking charge of a breakfast menu! Supporting the ministry! Prepping for a 2018 launch event!

Kids have a blast at HopeNYC church. They

learn, pray, grow and play but also take care of their ministries. HopeKidz and Tweens help kids grow in Christ all year round in the most exciting creative ways. They’re constantly aiming to make each year better than the last. They also make new kids feel welcomed and at times make it their mission to help others across the globe.

Sending over some shoes & toiletries over the past summers.

Hope Kidz

This week, Hope Kidz created love boxes just in time for Valentine’s Day! They were brightly colored, beautifully wrapped and filled with chocolate! Hope Kidz provided the perfect presents for your loved ones and supported their ministry financially!

HopeNYC Tweens

The Tweens ministry is exclusively for kids ages 10-12. They meet every Friday at 6pm for fellowship, worship, games, prizes, food & The Word! They also plan trips & have fun video contests!

They are launching with their first meeting tomorrow at 6pm! After a fantastic service they are serving up breakfast on Sunday at Compass: Ham and cheese sliders with tater tots! They successfully sold tickets over the week and all proceeds are going towards rescuing victims of human trafficking and providing clean drinking water to impoverished countries.

I’m just typing in amazement! Being a weekly attendee at HopeNYC, I see their enthusiasm, faith and passion in what they do! This has been a busy week but they’re going accomplish a lot this year!


142-82 Rockaway Blvd, Jamaica NY 11436

Sunday Service (And Children’s church) – 10:30am

Wednesday Prayer and Deliverance – 7:00pm

Friday for Tweens – 6pm

Friday for Teens 7:30pm

I ALMOST skipped breakfast this morning!

I was rushing out of the house getting ready for a fantastic Sunday service at HopeNYC. Time was ticking & there was still quite a few things to do in the short remaining 15 minutes I had left. I definitely couldn’t get it all done if making breakfast was one of them.

Did I skip breakfast just to get to church in time?

No! Because the church had the breakfast!

The Compass Café part of the building to be exact! They were serving up an excellent Trini breakfast that rescued my appetite! It tasted great & I was surely satisfied. Only a simple $5 gets you the breakfast and goes back into Compass’ mission: to provide clean drinking water to impoverished countries and help rescue victims of human trafficking. My breakfast this morning went towards helping someone and there’s nothing more filling than that.

In the weeks to come they will be serving all kinds of breakfasts on Sunday morning inspired by different places. (I personally can’t wait for Tex Mex and southern breakfast)

Today’s breakfast was two bakes, fried aloo ( potato) and corn beef.

Do you feel a Connection?

HopeNYC Church has been home to hundreds of New Yorkers! There’s been countless reports of miracles and lives changed from attending weekly. Friendships are formed and many feel a real connection. Not only in the relationships…

At HopeNYC, you could really learn a lot about who you are in Christ and the calling of God upon your life. Many people are surprised to see what they’re good at. It’s most exciting to discover your skills, spiritual gifts, and purpose, Plus! Get connected to a ministry that’s right for you! There’s are ministries for all ages and different interests! (Ushering, Evangelism, Media, specific age groups, cleaning, Missions, music, etc)

HopeNYC is known as a place home where people family members can be real, be child-like and have fun as they work together for the kingdom. Many has felt the connection here. Hopers indeed found major success and breakthrough in their spiritual lives as well as their homes and work-place! How on earth can a person’s life get this rewarding? Many say it’s Jesus!

Each year in January, HopeNYC puts together an extraordinary expo to help people get connected in ministry. It’s coming up this Sunday! Members and new attendees are excited to SIGN UP 🖊 You gotta see how it all went down LAST YEAR!

It’s going to be a great year! I hope it’s going to be a great year for you too those who are reading this.

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Christmas Time with Compass!

The best place to experience the fall atmosphere has now transformed into the perfect spot for the Christmas season! ❄️

Compass during Christmas time is cozy!

Sit on on the couch and stay warm by the fire place. Also sip one of the warm beverages including Compass’ rich hot chocolate and milo!

Creative 💡

Be the original gift-giver and find some quaint wonderful items here. Also find the gear necessary to prepare for the holidays like serving trays, pretty cookie tins, chocolates, cake holders, gravy bowls, teapots, mugs and more items to make serving your guests quite fun!

You will find the best ornaments around!

Handmade personalized beautiful Christmas tree ornaments!

Here’s a commercial from last year of the different kinds!

(Some items may not be available this year. No Fall festival this year)

The store looks beautiful! Come see it for yourself! The Q7 and Q40 stops here! Come visit at 142-82 Rockaway Blvd Jamacia NY 11436

Opens Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8am -7pm

Opened on Wednesdays from 8am-2pm!

Don’t miss HopeNYC’s Christmas Parade This Sunday! It’s FREE! Come witness the biggest tree lighting in Queens!

I’m Bringing Dessert!

A tall tasty tower of treats from Compass Café with some Sweet insanity by Lisa!

I can’t wait to see the look on my family and friends‘ faces! Compass Coffee’s dessert towers has eclairs, triple threat brownies, pumpkin bars, pecan bread pudding, macaroons and lots more from Jodi Bakes! There’s also cake pops from Pint Sized Bites!

For my dinner hosts, I’m also bringing some Sweet Insanity by Lisa cookies! The cookies were primarily for us (me and my husband) but we wanted to share so others can enjoy a treat that came from another fantastic brilliant baker at HopeNYC.

We ordered two dozen in multiple flavors: cranberry white chocolate chip (My Fav), pecan sandies, chocolate chip, coconut cloud, chocolate chip and butterfinger! I️t would take several long paragraphs more to describe every detail of the delectably amazing taste of these cookies! Grab yourself a box one day, these cookies got what it takes to satisfy you!

As you see, some of the cookies are gone from the box. They were either eaten or set aside for giving. These are going WOW the crowd 😮

I️’m not sure if I will be able to record taste reactions later on which is why I️ post now in excitement!

I’m beyond confident that they’re going to love the desserts but after a good thanksgiving meal!

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Be sure to go make it to the parade! It’s coming up on December 3rd at 5pm. Come see spectacularly beautiful floats, Christmas characters, thousands of lights and Queens’ biggest Christmas tree lighting to end the night! There will also be hot chocolate, live music and the Hope express train 🚂 ! ALL FREE!

Have your biggest Thanksgiving celebration this year!

Looking to have a more grand Thanksgiving this year? Here are some keys to maximize your holiday experience! First off you would need to eat more, extend your family and of course, be thankful! This can get done in just one week! Here’s how!

Make room for the Thanksgiving Tower!

This is 10 times more than your typical Thanksgiving dessert! With this tower, you will get to enjoy your favorite classic: pumpkin pie….along an unbelievable variety the best desserts ever created! Check out this video! You will get brownies, cheesecake, cake pops, bread pudding, macaroons and much more! Plus this is shareable for friends, families, co-workers and groups! It’s going to be hard to make room for dessert this year! Proceeds from this Compass Café Purchase will go to providing clean water and rescuing victims of human trafficking!


Come spent time with the Hope family! They will love you and make you feel welcome as soon as you step inside! Church is the perfect place to be thankful and express that gratitude to God. The one who gave us everything we have. After service, come enjoy HopeNYC’s Thanksgiving feast! There will be plenty of food and friends which makes it a great pre-celebration to the big day!


Text a friend or get a fancy card from dollar tree wishing them a Happy Thanksgiving! Maybe a new friend you met on Big Sunday. It’s also fun to share your experience by taking photos of your thanksgiving tower and your day!

After this is all over, be on the lookout for HopeNYC’s Christmas Parade on Rockaway Blvd! This will be on Sunday December 3rd at 5pm! A great way to kick off your Christmas celebration!

HopeNYC’s Billboard is up!

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


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 or Like the church on Facebook for more info!



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 or Like the church on Facebook for more info!

What’s the Soup of Day?

New Yorkers are warming up as temperatures are dropping! Ridding their closets of rompers and casting aside cold shoulder tops to make room for tunics and snug sweaters!


Coffee, hot chocolate and teas are ideal ways to warm up this season! Compass Cafe’ has all those things including the #1 solution: SOUP!

Soups at Compass are ultra-delicious, hearty, made from scratch and served in adorable crock bowls on a knitted coaster (If you plan to stay)

Sadly, the soups are only here for a limited time but what’s exciting is that there is a different one every day served with bread on the side made from scratch by Jodi Bakes! One day it can be loaded baked potato soup served with buttermilk bread or a chicken taco soup with cornbread. There’s other exiting soups like pinto beans with smoke turkey, pasta fagoili, ham and potato chowder and more! If you have $5 in your pocket and want to warm up quickly with something satisfying and balanced, all you have you to do is come into Compass to find out: What’s the soup of the day?  

Loaded baked Potato Soup topped with scrumptious scallions and bacon bits served with a slice of buttermilk bread made from scratch by Jodi Bakes.
Chicken taco soup garnished with cilantro, crispy tortillas chips and cheese! This tasty soup is loaded with good veggies like beans and corn and it is served with a slice of fresh baked cornbread made from scratch by Jodi Bakes.


Hazel just brought out fresh-baked buttermilk bread!


There’s a new soup of the day every day! These are some of the best tasting soups you will ever find in NYC! Again made from scratch with great care so you can be nourished on the go! 

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

The Q7 and Q40 both stop right in front! Read more about the cafe’s MISSION HERE 

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.

HopeNYC has big plans for Christmas even in New York! Read my previous blog about the Christmas parade. Look out for info this upcoming month on or on the Facebook Page: