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 Sunday at 11:00AM.
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).
Recent news updates:
Kristin is preparing the 2017 directory. If your contact information has changed: name, address, email, phone, please contact the office. Also, if your email address has changed, contact Bob Philhower so you will continue to receive the newsletter.
On December 28–30, New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will again be hosting Safe Haven—providing a hot meal and overnight shelter to homeless men and women of Rockland County. To make their holiday season a little bit brighter (and warmer), we’re collecting … Continue reading
Thanksgiving has come and gone, but for 50 needy Rockland families the holiday was a little better. Through donations from our congregation and the St. George Church, we were able to assemble 50 Thanksgiving baskets complete with turkeys. On November 20, six of us shopped at ShopRite for the basket items. Seeing the mountain of food that we were buying and hearing the reason why, one kind shopper even gave us a $20 donation. Once we got back to the church, we made an assembly line to pack the bags with food. Since the turkeys had to be kept cold, Percy donated the use of his van to store the turkeys – a freezer on wheels since the night temperature was fairly cold.
On Monday morning, Carmen came to the church with a bag of bagels and her list of basket recipients. The baskets were ready to go and by 11 AM, they had all been picked up. Thanks to everyone who contributed donations, shopped, assembled the baskets, and distributed them. You made a difference to our neighbors in need.
Baskets awaiting distribution
Our Thanksgiving basket makers
Donated Thanksgiving turkeys
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 20 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 20th to shop and assemble the baskets. Contact Laura Bidon with any questions, or Carmen Bermudez if you know a family in need.
There will be a panel discussion on the newest edition to our PCUSA Book of Confession, the Confession of Belhar from 2-4 PM on Sunday, November 6 at Germonds Presbyterian Church. This statement of faith came out of the apartheid-era … Continue reading
Pastor Lori will be blessing the animals at 4 PM on Saturday, October 22 in the Sanctuary. Members, neighbors, and friends are invited. Bring your small animals (n cages or on leashes, please) to the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church for … Continue reading
3 PM will be tea time on Saturday, October 22 as Mothers, Daughters and Sisters will join in the Colonial Room for a special afternoon of food and fellowship. All women are invited to attend…we’ll all adopt you into the … Continue reading
On Sunday, October 2, we will be worshiping and celebrating World Communion Sunday at Haverstraw Central Presbyterian Church. Join us there at 10 AM (yes, 10 AM), as we get to know our neighbors and continue our discussion of opportunities … Continue reading
We will be having our annual Welcome Back Luncheon on Sunday, September 18th following worship. Bring a dish to share, or just bring yourself and a friend. All are welcome!
Pastor Lori will be away for continuing education on Sunday, August 21st. In her absence, Toney Earl, Jr. will be our special guest at worship that day. He’ll be sharing his personal story, and telling us more about the work of his organization–MADE (Making a Difference Everyday)–bringing hope and change to formerly incarcerated individuals. All are welcome! Join us Sunday at 10AM.
In Spring Valley on Saturday, August 6, starting at 10:30 AM, there will be a solidarity walk for peace and justice for communities of color. People of all faiths, cultures and ages who wish to strengthen the fight against injustice … Continue reading