Three of our church partner leaders joined our Young Supporters Community for a special panel last month.
At a recent Redeemer Downtown service, Tony Wong shared a Prayers of the People. Tony is a Downtown church member and also Director of Program Partnerships at Hope for New York.
Every year, HFNY hosts HFNY Sunday events and participates in Volunteer Fairs at our church partners. We asked our Church Partnerships team what encouraged them at the HFNY Sunday and Volunteer Fair events.
The Christian life exists under the Truth that, despite our circumstances, we live and move in a new reality of constant blessing.
There’s a beauty in coming together as a community into a space like His Toy Store to serve alongside another community over a common love for what God is doing in our city.
We have much to learn from Jesus' parable of the persistent widow about helping the unrepresented become represented by an advocate. For if a cynical judge will finally be responsive to a widow’s pleas, how much more responsive is the God who created and loves you.
Hope for New York volunteers are constantly thinking through how they can best serve their neighbors in need as a response to the grace shown by Jesus. Let these stories inspire you to pray through how God might want to use you to bring greater flourishing to this city.
While the practice of hospitality will involve friends and family, it casts its eye specifically toward the marginalized. Literally it is "the love of strangers" or "showing kindness to strangers."