After Service Snack

The oatmeal cream pie tonight was delish & FREE! It was crunchy creamy & compact! Not to mention the rich great-tasting center that’s totally Jodi Bakes! I wish I can have it for breakfast tomorrow morning! After today’s life-changing Hope-Day service, it certainly made the perfect after-service snack! 

Hope Day Service- Wednesday’s at 7pm HopeNYC Church  

Sunday Service- Every Sunday 10am

Compass Cafe Cup of Hope: On a mission to help victims of human trafficking & impoverished countries in need of clean drinking water! Making the world better one cup at a time! 142-82 Rockaway Blvd. Check out the other blogs on this page to learn more! Follow this & my YouTube channel!

Kisses from Kids

I got a box of kisses ūüėė after an incredible service at HopeNYC!

In fact! The box was all over the building! Hope Kidz ministry gave a ūüćęsweet gift back for supporting! They’re going to do great things this year! If you have or know any kids, visit Hope Kidz on Sunday morning! This is the most exciting children’s ministry I’ve ever seen! The teachers are loving and caring. I often see kids doing fun arts and crafts. They sit at the tables excited with their bibles. I’ve seen them over the years growing ¬†as they learn more about The Lord and His Word. I’ve even seen cool prizes being given out! HopeNYC services are on Sunday mornings at 10:30am.

 

HopeNYC Super Bowl Party

HopeNYC had its annual Super Bowl party! We viewed the game on a super-sized screen fit for a football fan.

Not into the game? Just the wings, fellowship, cozy couches and great music by DJ Mark Xclusive made it SUPER! At half time things got spicy! There was a hot wing eating contest! These wings were drenched in ghost peppers, chili peppers, Habanero and much more heat!  The snack shop had a tall menu of game day specials: wings, burgers, fries, hotdogs, nachos, chicken tenders, chips, candy and soda! I crave the wings around this time of year and got my fix with Asian and habanero and buffalo!

Spicy! Sweet! Savory! Satisfying!

These were prepared here at HopeNYC and I can say these are the best wings I’ve ever had. Everyone had a good time here. Football fans, wing lovers, children, commercial watchers….Overall everyone had the ultimate game day experience!

Who did I root for? Originally I cheered on the Falcons  from the start but although they didn’t win, I went home with a valuable  important lesson.

No matter how bad things may look from the start even if it takes as long as halftime, things can change and you can win!

Spiritually: No matter how bad things look and how short you come, God can change everything in an instant for you. Keep going!

 

 

 

Hope at the movies

All of us enjoyed the comfy reclining seats the theater offered and the free slushy refill! At the end of the movie we prayed together.

I have a saying…

“The best movies are the ones about Jesus”

HopeNYC took over one of the AMC auditoriums & had a screening for the movie: Risen. The theater was blessed with long snack lines, hopers that supported the movie & new guests! Each brand new guest got to view the movie for free along with the person who brought them and they received a goodie bag with a big cookie, a HopeNYC Easter Service/ Good Friday/Egg hunt invite cards & colorful marshmallows. All of us enjoyed the comfy reclining seats the theater offered and the free slushy refill! At the end of the movie we prayed together. It was an amazing movie with a story told from a non believer/Roman’s point of view. This whole experience was not only so much fun it was evangelism. This is the best church in New York showing the love of Jesus.

 

Get Connected!

Yesterday was Connection Sunday!

It was such a fun day filled with ballons, giveaways, opportunities and more! It was set up EXPO STYLE! All of the ministries prepared a table where people can learn about it & get connected by simply signing up! We have all kinds of ministries! There’s a social media ministry, photography ministry, kids, tweens, teens, young adults, women and men’s ministry and so much more! Theres also a church van ministry, dance ministry, an event planning ministry, evangelism, intercessors, scholarships ministry, music ministry, local and abroad missions, ¬†Hope Ambassadors, media, administration, cleaning ministry and more! There was also a table for¬†Growth Groups¬†because they will be starting back soon! From chocolates, to pens, to necklaces, raffle tickets, fruit punch! There was alot of free stuff going around. HopeNYC is a very exciting church! It is also on the move to help this city and work for God’s kingdom. Working for God is the best! We are the hands and feet of Jesus but God is The Face!

 

 

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Youth Ministry
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Dance Ministry
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The Evangelism Table

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Social Media Ministry

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Social Media Ministry Cookies!

 

 

 

A Box of Help

Was there ever a time in your life where you just needed help?

In 2014, a brilliant ministry was birthed just to help! Help with what? Your needs if you just let them know!

The ministry just had their Christmas party last night and it was such a fun time in fellowship. They served food, raffled prizes, shared it’s 2015 acccomplishments, had an awesome dancer, special word of¬†encouragement and much more! This end of the year party made me more aware of it’s splendid accomplishments in helping others! The Helps ministry is tremendous! They have been known to help provide food to families (especially widows) in New York! During the 2015 Christmas season, families were blessed with a¬†box of help filled with food and cleaning supplies of every description! Plus the boxes were delivered to the familes! The Helps ministry has made life quite easier for Hope members. They have given out fruits, vegetables and bread randomly after many services this year. They have helped provided a way home for people when they did not have a metrocard or cab fare. The ministry has also provided and treated many ladies this year with a gift certificate to have their hair done by one of the best hairstylist in Queens. This ministry has been a great blessing to many and it’s only getting started! It is the best feeling in the world to get help when you need it.

 

 

Been there yet?

New York City ¬†is remarkable. Such a lively place filled with attractions, historical spots, good resturaunts, shops and more. I have lived here all my ¬†life but the greatest thing about this city started in 2009. One visit to HopeNYC Church is much sweeter than a trip to the midtown mega candy store. It’s a child’s dream come true during the ¬†Christmas season. The welcome ¬†you recieve through the doors is genuine and inviting. It’s not a hotel but the hospitality deserves 5 stars! The way the elders take your prayer requests makes you feel like you’ve called back up in the middle of the battle in your hardest situation. The church pours ¬†it’s heart out on the city when it feeds food to the hungry. The¬†ministries and growth groups are great places to find friends. Spouses also found eachother here too! The Big Apple is big with coffee but an outstanding place to get coffee is in the same building with HopeNYC! Right next door to the place we praise The Almighty God, Compass Cafe’ has branched out and while serving New Yorkers, it serves clean drinking water to children in foreign countries. Speaking of foreign countries, HopeNYC sends out hundreds of toys for Christmas each year! So many lives changed in and out of New York including my own! After living in this great city for all these years, nothing has changed my life like the way God changed it in HopeNYC.¬†You have not experienced the greatest thing in this city if you have not been there yet.

Sunday Service: 10:30am

Wednesday Night Prayer and Deliverance: 7pm

http://www.HopeNYC.com

 

Wedding Time

Have you ever heard sayings like these?

God’s timing is always right! ¬†God is always on time!¬†

Our timing is different than God’s timing!

Well for these three lucky couples, it was time! They were all in love and in it for the long run but as they courted, they kept their eyes on Jesus. The time was totally up to Him. With no long amounts of preparation and a 12 month period to plan¬†an elaborate exquisite wedding, these couples were unaware that 2015 would the year! This year, HopeNYC has celebrated 3 weddings back to back for 3 months! October, November and December of 2015. This was amazing, and it was not planned to be this way. ¬†God was doing something & guess what? I was one of the brides! I never thought I would walk out of 2015 married. If any of these couples can sum this up they wold be most likely to say ¬†Trust God’s timing!

He will give you the right person. If you desire to be married it will happen for you at the right time if you trust Him.

 

 

 

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 ūüôā

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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

 

How’ve you been?

Goodmorning! It is 8:15am!

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.

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PICTURE UPDATES

Growth Group Grads!   ( Groups started in this previous post https://cchtr3.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/the-body/)

Young and Fire Men
Young and Fired Men

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Baptism 2015

 

HopeNYC's 2015 Baptism
HopeNYC’s 2015 Baptism

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The HopeNYC Baptism Tub
The HopeNYC Baptism Tub

The Woman’s Meeting

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Church BBQ prep

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WildFire Teen Ministry

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Our Version of the Set me Free Skit by Casting Crowns
Our Version of the Set me Free Skit
by Casting Crowns

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