We look forward to seeing you at Hope East Queens! Here are some frequently asked questions that you may find helpful:
What time does the service start?
Our service begins at 10:30 am and goes on until about 11:45 am. We have free snacks, tea and coffee available at all times. You may also feel free to stick around the church afterwards for a time of fellowship.
Is there any parking in the area?
On Sundays street parking on Bell Blvd., Bayside is free. However, we do have a limited parking lot available on a first come first serve basis; entrance is on 42nd Avenue (just look for our signs).
What happens on a regular Sunday morning?
Our Sunday church service begins with a time of singing worship (contemporary worship songs), which we invite you to participate in without any pressure, fear or manipulation. After a brief time of intermission where we greet one another, one of our pastors will give a message on the Word of God (our messages are taught so that the Scripture is applied to our lives). We then usually close with a short time of prayer and worship.
Are there any programs for children?
We believe that the message of God's love for us through his son Jesus is for all ages. We currently have a preschool ministry for kids 2-5 years of age. Each class has Bible study and activities time. We are still in the process of creating an elementary ministry for children that are 6-11. For more information, please click here.
What should I do during the offering time?
Every Sunday gathering we have time for people to consider giving to Hope Church NYC. If you are new here, please do not feel obligated to give anything. Giving is for those who have committed to our church and feel led to support the mission and values that we stand for. The offering goes towards serving the neighborhood of Bayside, Queens and the city of New York, various missions works, our local missional communities, staff salaries, and other costs associated with running a church service such as rent and supplies.
What should I do during Communion?
We practice Communion on the first Sunday of the month. Communion is a time for us as a community to remember what Christ has done for us on the cross. We do this by having people come forward to receive bread and wine (grape juice) which reflects Christ's last supper with his disciples before his death and resurrection. If you are a visitor coming to church for the first time, please do not feel obligated to join in this. Otherwise, one of the pastors will give clear direction as to how to take it and who should take it each and every time.
How should I dress?
You will fit in whether you are dressed casually or in a suit.