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 now through June 14, 2020. The Church meets for Worship each Sunday at 11 AM from the first Sunday after Labor Day in September through the second Sunday in June, and at 10 AM for the summer weeks in between.
It is going to be a very different Holy Week and Easter this year, but worship will go on. Currently, services are being put together from many different churches in Hudson River Presbytery (including New Hempstead!) There will be what I think of as “patchwork worship”: different parts of the service read, performed, or preached by different folks in the presbytery. There will be a service for Maundy Thursday, Good …Continue reading →
My Dearest Congregation, On Thursday, March 19, I woke with a fever of 100.1. I called my doctor, who listened to my symptoms and said it sounded like I had a cold with a secondary infection. He prescribed antibiotics. By Monday, March 23, I still felt, I still felt bad and was running a temperature (~99.) I called my Dr. again, and he said it sounded as if I was …Continue reading →
I don’t know it you’ve seen the picture of the priest in South America—his church is empty (as is our right now.) But not quite. He has pictures taped along all the pews—pictures of his congregants and their families. This way, when he is saying Mass, he is reminded of his congregation; that they are in some mysterious way present even if not physically, and that they will be together …Continue reading →
(OK, just resource, but maybe others will add more) Stop & Shop has special early morning hours for older shoppers at risk from Coronavirus. https://www.wcvb.com/article/stop-and-shop-grocery-store-special-hours-high-risk-coronavirus-high-shoppers/31676833 …Continue reading →
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, We know that our God is good and faithful—all the time. We also are all aware of the potential dangers posed by the novel corona virus-19. In the interest of the health of the congregation, and the communities we live in, the Session of New Hempstead Presbyterian Church decided in a called meeting last night, March 12, 2020, that our worship would be …Continue reading →
Our Race & White Privilege study group will meet next on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30pm in the Colonial Room. We’ll be discussing Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. Come join us for discussion and courageous conversation.
Our Fellowship Committee will be showing the film “A Passage to India” on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 4:30 PM in the Sanctuary. Join us for an evening of exploration into the culture and history of India, as well as the social and racial consequences of colonialism. It’s sure to be a thought-provoking event. Note: this film deals with mature subject matter, and may not be appropriate for children.
Bring a new pair of warm, winter socks to church onSunday, February 16th. All donated hats, gloves and socks will be distributed to needy Rocklanders the following weekend. Remember our neighbors in need. A little warmth goes a long way….
There will be a meeting of the congregation and the corporation of the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 23 in the Sanctuary immediately following Worship. All members are urged to participate. Copies of the annual report will be available in advance. …Continue reading →