Welcome to the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church

Located at 484 New Hempstead Road, near the intersection of Route 45, in New City, New York, we are a diverse congregation of about 100 members serving central Rockland County.   We are joined in our belief that the church is called to be the continuing presence of Christ in the world, and we live out this belief by tending to the spiritual needs of our members and friends, and by working together for the health of our community and the world. Under the leadership of our Pastor, Rev. Dr.  Lori Knight-Whitehouse, our mission in the local community continues to grow. We are an inclusive congregation.  All are welcome here!

Worship is at 11 AM,  through Sunday, June 10, 2018.

Come worship with us, experience our hospitality and find your spiritual home with us.

The New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church USA PC(USA).


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Thanksgiving Baskets 2017

Help make Thanksgiving a little brighter for a needy neighbor.  New Hempstead Church has a long tradition of donating “Thanksgiving Baskets” to local families in need. Be sure to bring your food items to church on Sunday, November 19 so that we can distribute them before Thanksgiving.   You can also sponsor a basket, and we’ll do the shopping for you.  We’ll need volunteers on November 19 to shop and assemble the baskets.

Here’s the list:

  • Turkey
  • Stuffing mix
  • Boxed potatoes
  • Gravy
  • Canned vegetables (2-4 cans)
  • Canned sweet potatoes/yams
  • Corn bread mix
  • Cake/Brownie mix
  • Cake frosting
  • Applesauce
  • Canned cranberry sauce
  • Soup (2 cans)
  • Loaf of bread

 

Baskets awaiting distribution

Baskets awaiting distribution

Our Thanksgiving basket makers

Last Year’s Thanksgiving basket makers

Donated Thanksgiving turkeys

Donated Thanksgiving turkeys

 

Peacemaking Offering to Benefit “Habitat for Humanity of Rockland”

Our Peacemaking Offering this year will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Rockland, in support of its efforts to give low-income families an opportunity for home ownership in Rockland County. Habitat has already built houses in Haverstraw, Hillburn and Spring Valley, and they’re currently working to renovate a home in Haverstraw that will soon be ready for occupancy.  Special thanks to Executive Director Keith Albert and his wife Joanne who joined us in worship on Sunday, October 1st, to tell us about the good work Habitat is doing in our community!

All Are Welcome Here!

Our mission calls us to tend to the spiritual needs of members and friends, worship inclusively, and work for justice in our community.  Living our mission, New Hempstead Presbyterian Church proudly supports the Rockland County Pride Center.  Click on the photo below to see our ad in the Center’s 2017-2018 edition of the “Pride Guide.”

New Hempstead Presbyterian Church

Race & White Privilege Discussion Group Resumes in September

On Wednesday, September 6th at 7:30pm, Pastor Lori will resume our discussion group on race and white privilege. The group will be reading and discussing “The Star Side of Bird Hill” by Naomi Jackson and “Between the World and Me” by Ta Nehisi Coates.  Contact Pastor Lori with any questions and plan to join us for thought-provoking and enlightening discussion. Guests are welcome!

Pentecost Offering to Support the Children of our Community

Members and friends of our congregation were recently asked to select a local agency to be the recipient of our annual Pentecost Offering.  Your votes have been counted, and the winner is…..too close to call!  As a result, your Pentecost gifts will be shared equally by the Center for Safety & Change (formerly Rockland Family Shelter), Nyack Center and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center in Spring Valley.  All three organizations work to support families and nurture children in our community.  What a great way to let our Pentecost spirit shine in the community! It’s not too late to give!

Spring Tag Sale, June 3

Our Annual Spring Tag Sale will be held on June 3, from 9 AM til 2 PM!

There is a huge variety of items on display: furniture, books, appliances, clothing, toys, games and household items of every description. Also, baked goods and grilled foods will be available for munching.

Grab the kids and come visit.

We’re at the corner of New Hempstead road and Route 45.
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