It all started with a volleyball circle on the sand. There was a setting sun, a ceaseless cool breeze, crashing waves, and a blue sky that swirled with purple, pink & vivid yellow streaks. It was a beautiful clear sunny day in New York but indeed a great evening for outdoor worship.
As golden hour approached, the 20 somethings including myself took a seat and prepared for some special set-aside time with The Lord. We spent minutes talking about Him and where He brought us out from but there was an important question to be answered!
If given the chance, what are some things you would tell your younger self ?
It’s a great question and an important one to ask yourself! Are any answers coming to mind?
On our beach blankets and chairs, Brian strummed the guitar and everyone started singing. Ice cream afterwards topped off this wonderful summer evening!
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!
SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE!
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!
WildFire Teen Ministry has hosted the weekend of a life-time experiencing the intensity of God’s presence at HopeNYC for their youth conference! There was an amazing word from guest speaker: Pastor JC Worley! Guest artists, games, prizes, surprises, worship and more! Take a look! If you enjoyed the video and all the photos below, give it a THUMBS UP and subscribe for more SIPS for more hopeful events like this!
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A weekend of In10City
Listen and obey the voice of God! We have heard it before but I never expected to get the message talking with Noah about his daily life struggles or riding in through the safari in a giant jeep or hearing it all in one Hebrew word! SHEMA is an original divine God-given idea for VBS 2017. The excited staff dressed up in costume to be bible characters, safari explorers and animals for the children! It was indeed a bible safari of a lifetime! The songs surrounding the theme were original and created by Hopers! I was so happy there was a CD so I can enjoy the songs when it was all over. The kids learned a mighty amount of things this weekend! They also had tons of fun with crafts, games and the bounce house! Not only did they learn about the word of God but their faith was put into action! The kids wrote encouraging letters to other children in Zimbabwe while putting together care packages. The kids also took their relationship with Jesus to the next level and got baptized (In the Jordan river after a skit with Jesus and John the Baptist!) SHEMA was life-changing and amazing! I can definitely say that VBS has never been done like this before! Watch the video for a glimpse of what happened. Photos are below!
Two very strange things are happening this weekend!
One! Compass Cafe has always closed at 7PM every single day… NOW it’s going to be opened after-hours every Friday this summer for fun-filled themed evenings. Strange! I know! This Friday is Karaoke Night 🎤 Come out or stop by after work! Bring a friend or the entire family! You can showcase your singing skills and hear other voices 👂 Mingle and meet new friends here and enjoy the sips and fresh baked yummies at Compass! Milkshakes, frappes, sundaes, juices, tea, cakes, sandwiches and more! Not to mention the fabulous houseblend here ☕️ and coffees from around the world 🌎 You can also keep cool with stuff from the fridge like Jodi Bakes original tres leches cake and scream pie. The best part! It will be sunset 🌅 not dark yet! What an awesome start for summer 2017 😎 Karaoke night begins at 7pm THIS FRIDAY 🎶
Compass Coffee 142-82 Rockaway Blvd, Jamacia NY 11436
Second! HopeNYC is not having church in the church this weekend 😮 They will have CHURCH IN THE PARK to kickoff the new sermon series: SHINE ON! It’s out of the ordinary and going to be a fantastic experience! Live music 🎶 Powerful Preaching 🎤 Free gifts 🎁 and more! It’s going to be a suntastic service and YOU ARE INVITED! Bring your friends and family THIS SUNDAY at 10:30am, Baisley Park!
The fun doesn’t stop there! Right after SHINE ON, International day begins! Remember I mentioned it in one of my previous blogs? This is the event where you get to try different foods from around the world! Also see beautiful cultural decorations, play games, win prizes, join raffles and learn fun facts about other countries. This Sunday at HopeNYC Church after SHINE ON! Same Address: 142-82 Rockaway Blvd, Jamacia NY 11436
Starts at 1pm
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Look for HopeNYC International Missions Facebook Page
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A Small Taste in pics of Compass After-Hours