Your taste buds will sing THE OPERA after you’ve tried it! This gluten-free dessert has precisely 8 delicious layers where you can taste rich chocolate, espresso and coffee butter cream between the light fluffy layers of cake. After scooping into these silky layers, you hit the chocolate crunch at the bottom. The top of the Opera sparkles with glitter and you can see the word Compass piped in cursive chocolate letters. YUM!
When you dine at Compass, you help rescue victims of human trafficking! Compass gives its proceeds towards the mission! Compass is all about COMPASSion!
The Southwest Avocado Salad is my absolute favorite at Compass! I enjoyed salads pretty much every time I visited the café for the past two weeks! There is more in the café than just salad. There are exquisite cakes and a variety of coffee to choose from ☕️ There are also sandwiches, parfaits and macaroons too!
Personally I chose salad because I wanted to better my health. Not that it’s bad, I can still enjoy some cake & caffeine but one reason Compass is bringing out some healthier options is so we can feel strong and be strong! It’s a Word that God spoke to His people this year! These salads are delicious and loaded with more than just lettuce! There is an apple pecan salad with grilled chicken, chicken cesar, and southwest avocado with corn chips and grilled chicken. It’s already prepared for you which helps makes healthy living easy!
Summertime has started in New York! Read about the fantastic upcoming events along with some helpful summer tips!
Freedom Concert This Saturday!
Got your tickets yet? It’s a great deal compared to other concerts/shows! All proceeds goes towards the church building! There will be no crowded arenas or theaters here! HopeNYC’s spacious yard gives you plenty of room to dance! No overpriced snacks here! Great quality food cooked fresh by Hopers ready for you ahead of time at 6pm! I didn’t even mention the artist yet! Incredible voices and ingenious lyrics. Celebrate freedom with your family here THIS SATURDAY JUNE 30th! Contact the phone number on this flyer for tickets or purchase with eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hopenyc-freedom-concert-tickets-46306966383
(Vacation Bible School)
Happens at Hope every year around August!
It’s an exciting FREE 2 days for kids filled with fun, learning, games, music, prizes, and an amazing experience! Last year’s theme was a safari. What will our building transform into next? Details and dates to come!
There are several baptisms through the year at HopeNYC but always one at the beach. It’s such a special and memorable way to get baptized Hopers get to enjoy a beach day afterwards along with a possible volleyball tournament. Details and date to come!
Now here are some summer tips!
Sunscreen: Applying your sunscreen indoors is important! This stuff is SLOWLY absorbed by your skin. Allow up 15 minutes before stepping outside to ensure protection! It’s definitely important to have on when the sun is at its peak between the hours of 11am-2pm
Freebies & discounts:
- Brooklyn Botanical Garden is free on Friday mornings!
- Long Beach is free after 6pm to relax, walk around, wet your toes, photograph, and play beach games! Read about the last time I went!
- The met museum in Manhattan takes a donation of your choice 25 cents and up from students!
- The Aquarium has discounted tickets right now because it’s other exhibits are under construction! The ticket includes a cool 4D movie!
- Bryant Park has fun free juggling lessons all week long! Follow @Bpjugglers
Photographers: Look into a polarizing filter! It will make your landscape photograph clearer and help everything in your image to be the proper color. Rivers, oceans and sky can loose it’s beautiful blue tone from yellow sun rays but a filter will bring out those blues much more!
These are the tips! I hope you enjoy and hope to see you the Freedom concert
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