I lost at Monopoly

TONS of food, good music, dogs, dancing, games and the most awesome view of fireworks from the neighborhood at night. I can definitely say my fourth of July was well spent! As I walked in helping Jay deliver a large tray of chicken empanadas, we saw tables lined up with endless entrees! Pork chops, BBQ Chicken, homemade bread, pelau, turkey burgers, grilled fish, chicharon, macaroni pie, and much more! I saw people playing twister, table tennis, ludo, poker and volleyball. I sat with a group for a monopoly game. It didn’t go so well for me…I went to jail three times and had to pay somebody’s rent for almost every turn. I did come into plenty of money but it was hard to purchase properties that wasn’t already taken during my arrest. Overall I had fun loosing with good (competitive) friends. Speaking of that, two adorable friends joined us for the picnic.

Later on, we danced the night away in the church parking lot celebrating freedom!

Find a Good Father 

“There are good fathers at Hope! ”

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 ūüĎÜūüŹĹ 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 ‚ö†ÔłŹ some are cute and some are funny!

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!

Breakthrough

There’s been a song constantly in my spirit¬†since Sunday. I’ve heard about it and typically¬†enjoy the band¬†but never really listened to this¬†particular song. I Youtubed it and it has really started to just grow on me, speak to me, and really prophecy. It has done the same to others at this very point in time. This is it:

Breakthrough.¬†What a good and needed¬†word to hear right now. I actually witnessed a¬†breakthrough at last night’s Hope day service at HopeNYC. God spoke about breakthrough and before the night was up, the congregation got healed! He wanted to minister to everyone. From the person who had cancer cells down to the person who caught the¬†common cold. Some got healed instantly and some progressively. I can testify that I’ve¬†been¬†getting better by the hour! Jesus is a healer and it is His will that YOUR LIFE¬†is healed!

Breakthrough is the truly word right now and I encourage you to visit HopeNYC to see what God is doing here.

Hope day Service: Wednesdays at 7pm BREAKTHROUGH, PRAYER, DEEPER STUDY IN THE WORD

Sunday Service: 10:30am  REVIVAL THIS SUNDAY MAY 21st!

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Compass Cafe is opened an hour before service and a little bit after so be sure to sip or snack on something good! All proceeds goes towards helping victims of human trafficking and providing clean drinking water for people in other countries. BRAND NEW! Milkshakes & Sundaes are here just before summer!

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3 Days to Celebrate! 

What are you doing next week? One of the most significant days to ever happen just to honor The Savior Jesus, The Word at beginning and one who sacrificed His Life to save the world ūüĆé If there are no plans, I encourage you visit HopeNYC for an amazing Good Friday service: NEXT WEEK April 14th 6pm. Visit the HopeNYC website for information, directions, weekly services and additional upcoming events. 


This Good Friday service will have an amazing Word for you. There’s worship in music, the holy communion, gifts for first time guests and washing of the saints feet (amazing yet optional) The opportunity to do what Jesus did when He washed the foot of His disciple. Just look around, pick someone in the room or a friend. Towels and buckets will be provided. 


Bright and early on Saturday morning! It’s time to have fun at HopeNYC’s 9th annual Easter egg hunt! Everyone’s invited to spend a sunny morning with us at Baisely park while kids ages 1-9 explore with their easter baskets hunting around 10,000 colored candy-filled eggs. Finding a gold or silver egg gives them an amazing opportunity to win a bicycle or scooter along with some other fantastic prizes. Going home with dozens of eggs filled with candy is good enough for me ūüėÄ The best part is, Admission is free! 


The Priest, Pilate’s wife, and Peter! What went on in their minds after witnessing the most horrific mind-blowing scene in all humanity. Come see their view of the situation in a production where the story begins right at the start of service at 8am. Too early for you? Catch the 11am service! This broadway style yet Holy Spirit annointed production is filled with a life-changing message, dance, and an atmosphere that will take you back to the past where it all happened. If you are in New York make your way to Rockaway blvd for an exciting Easter service. 

Best gathering for Young Adults

Imagine having group of people you can connect, be real¬†and go places with.¬†This pretty much sums of the Lift Off Young Adult Ministry at HopeNYC Church! It’s an exclusive ministry for 20 somethings both single and married!¬†This fun ministry meets¬†once a month and it just celebrated its¬†2017 launch yesterday at Compass Caf√©. At Lift Off, there’s fellowship, great food, new friends, hot topics, and outings! 20 somethings enjoy¬†coffee in the winter then¬†mocktails in the summer.¬†It’s a great place for young adults to mingle and get connected. Yesterday we enjoyed sliders, wings, s’mores dip and coffee! We got to know each other through games, plan our next meeting and talk about good real things!¬†There’s a ministry for every age group at HopeNYC!¬†

 

CONGRATULATIONS

What would you do with a prized box of cupcakes all to yourself that contained all of your cravings?

Natasha was¬†the winner of the Sips of Hope Cupcake Giveaway! She received a dozen splendid Jodi Bakes cupcakes in all sorts of flavors¬†and colors! In her¬†prize box, contained¬†a variety of flavors:¬†peanut butter chocolate, cr√®me br√Ľl√©e, apple pie, pina colada, red velvet, vanilla and more.¬†Her reaction towards the cupcakes¬†was equivalent to¬†winning a gold bar!

Andre and Daniel were the runner ups and they received awesome prizes! ANYTHING THEY WANTED IN COMPASS! What a sweet deal! According to them,  best two items you can possibly find here are the coffee mugs and anointing oil.

I just wanna THANK YOU ALL for subscribing to my YouTube channel and reading the posts right here! Stay tuned for more blogs, videos and future giveaways!

Compass is on a mission! Proceeds from this shop goes towards providing clean drinking water to impoverished countries and helps end human trafficking through partnership with the Zion Project! For more information visit www.HopeNYC.com and www.ZionProject.org  If you enjoyed these blogs and vlogs  please like, share, share you thoughts, spread the word and lets support the mission. Compass aims to make the world a safer one cup at a time. 

 

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.

 

7 Fasting Benefits

Around the globe, many churches are corporately fasting to seek the face of God and devote the first of 2017 to Him. Some may go for a just few days while others go for 21 or even 40 days! Compass Cafe honors this sacrifice and helps fasters by introducing their new Daniel smoothie! A fresh purple smoothie that contains pineapple, mango, mixed berries, spinach and kale. The cafe also introduces their brand new fresh fruit cups and a snack bag of mixed nuts. These items are perfect for anyone doing the Daniel fast. For those on a complete water fast, Compass water bottles are available! Not to mention a fine variety of tea including my favorites: green and stress relief.

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Many fasters use this time to dig deep into The Word of God and read books¬†that will strengthen their faith. At Compass, you will find perfect reading space along with encouraging christian music, tables, couches, fireplace, not to mention The Song of Songs: Divine Romance¬†(The¬†Passion Translation) on the book shelf. This is the perfect setting for your studies. Journaling is a vital part of fasting. People write down their experiences, prayers, needs, visions and more! ¬†Compass cafe has a great variety of journals and I’m sure¬†you will¬†find the one that fits your personality. With the perfect study space, uplifting music, healthy¬†new menu options and friendly staff,¬†your fasting experience can be a little easier and sweeter at Compass Cafe (Never mind the coffee and cakes) You’ll get through it!

Did you know there are many benefits to fasting? I’ll give you seven!

These are a few of the many benefits taken from The Miracles Results of Fasting 

 

1. Revelations from God

2.Speedily answered prayers 

3.Deliverance from sinful or unhealthy habits

4.Loss of unwanted weight 

5.Slow down aging process 

6. Assists in curing mental and emotional disorders 

7. Longer Life

Hope Parade 2016

‘Twas the perfect Christmas night filled with joy, excitement, music and lights! Rockaway blvd was alive and filled with joy as HopeNYC kicked off the Christmas season! HopeNYC’s annual light Parade has awakened the neighborhood and grabbed the attention of thousands! After long days and nights of carving styrofoam, painting, glittering, motorizing moving parts etc, the finished floats strolled out spectacularly stunning the streets with it’s beauty from God’s glory. Each float revealed something significant and special about the king of kings! Even the very story books we read for Christmas came to life and told something glorious about His Story which is History!

The floats later made their way home to HopeNYC Church and the crowd eagerly followed! Then finally in plain sight appeared the largest Christmas tree Queens had ever seen! Thousands of bright vibrant dazzling lights. The finale began with hot chocolate and cookies galore that tasted just right. Right after, the celebration was followed by a sparkling performance by the Hope Dancers! The night officially ended as Caribbean gospel artist Eddie Neblett sang us out after singing songs all night from his Christmas album: The Birth of Savior (On iTunes) People got to take photos with the float characters and dancers after the tree lighting.   Family and friends also gathered for photos by the Hope Tree! We also could not miss the opportunity to take photos with Santa!

To see some phone footage, photos, live videos, posts and more from the parade just go on Facebook or Instagram and search for #HopeParade2016. Also LIKE HopeNYC on Facebook if you haven’t yet so you can catch the upcoming fun Christmas events and the Christmas and New Years service! 

It’s not just church is home! 

Sunday Services at 10:30am 

Wednesday Service at 7:00pm