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!
“Welcome Back” Potluck Luncheon will take place on Sunday, September
22 after Worship. It’s a great way to
welcome church family and friends as we settle back into our Fall
schedule. Bring a dish to share, and
bring a friend or two! Sign-up in the
The Fall Tag Sale is scheduled for October 5th from 9-2. We will need many hands (and donations!) for a successful event. Please put this and the setup date of October 4th on your calendars. The sign-up sheet will be posted in the Colonial Room. Our rain date is October 12th. Donation drop-offs can be brought to the church on Saturdays, September 14 and 28, between 9 and noon, or …Continue reading →
Our book discussion group exploring race and white privilege will resume on September 4th at 7:30pm in the Colonial Room. We will be reading “Friday Black” by author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, who is originally from Spring Valley and a graduate of East Ramapo Schools. All are welcome to join us in timely and thought-provoking conversation.
Saturday, August 10th is the next monthly open mic/coffee house at New Hempstead. This is the longstanding Stony Point event, just moved a few miles and run by the same excellent people. Good folks, good music, good coffee and snacks. Sign up starts at 6:30pm; music from 7:00 to about 10pm. Join us in Murchison Hall. You’ll have a good time!
We had a very successful SPRING TAG SALE on June 1! Many thanks to the 16 people who came to help organize and set prices on the Friday prep day, and the 25 people who helped set up, sell and clean up on Saturday, 14 of which worked both days. It was also important to have many donated items to sell, so a shout-out of thanks to all who donated …Continue reading →
Pauline Mattis and the Christian Nurture and Spiritual Growth committee have chosen a new book for the children’s Sunday school. Growing in God’s Love: A Story-Bible is a fun book which introduces the children to the classic Bible stories in a way that we have found keeps their attention. Pauline will be distributing a schedule of which stories are covered in which weeks, and parents are welcome to purchase the book to reinforce the learning at home.
Plans are underway to build a Memorial Garden in the Great Lawn at NHPC. The garden will include a brick patio, featuring the same type of memorial bricks as the ones used in the front walkway to the church. Memorial bricks are for sale at $50 each. If you’d like to purchase a brick, order forms are available in the Colonial Room. There is also a sketch of the proposed garden on display in the Colonial Room. Please contact Mark Zacheis if you have any questions.
Pentecost is Sunday, June 9th, and again this year our Pentecost Offering will be dedicated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center in Spring Valley. Your gifts will directly benefit children of our community who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the Center’s Summer Program. The Summer Program provides academic enrichment, field trips, music and fun in a safe and caring environment. Please give prayerfully and generously to the Pentecost Offering, and don’t forget to wear red on Sunday!
Special thanks to the Center’s Executive Director Nathan Mungin III and his wife Laura for worshiping with us last Sunday, and sharing stories of some of the families who benefit from our gifts. When our children thrive, our community thrives!
Our popular Spring Tag Sale returns this year on Saturday, June 1st. You’re sure to find great deals, great food and great company. Bring a friend! Volunteers are needed to help. Contact Barbara Zacheis for details, or sign-up in the Colonial Room.
Have you done your spring cleaning? If you have items you’d like to donate to the Tag Sale, you can drop them off on May 25th between 9am and noon, May 26th after church, or May 31st between noon and 7pm. Please do not leave items outside at other times, as they may get ruined. No winter items, please.