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 with us every Sunday at 11 AM. Summer Worship is at 10 AM.
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:
Holy week is almost upon us. The choir has been planning special music including for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Good Friday, the choir from Germonds church will join us.
Palm Sunday Sunday, March 25
Worship at 11 AM in the Sanctuary
Luncheon to follow
Maundy Thursday Thursday, March 29
Worship at 8 PM in the Sanctuary
The institution of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated
Good Friday Friday, March 30
Worship at 8 PM in the Sanctuary
Germonds church will be joining us
Easter Sunday Sunday, April 1
Sunrise service at 8 AM in Murchison Hall
Pancake breakfast to follow
Worship at 11 in the Sanctuary
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will be receiving the One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. The One Great Hour of Sharing is the oldest of our special offerings and supports three major mission projects of … Continue reading
In the November 2017 issue of The Carriage Stone, Shama Omer wrote “We have a responsibility to stand up for those who made sure there would be grass and soil for us to walk on. What an honor it is … Continue reading
We will begin a new Bible study Sunday, January 7, after coffee hour. We will gather with our coffee in the sanctuary and spend an hour or so in Holy Conversation around the Gospel of Mark. This is not instead … Continue reading
Did you know that SOCKS are the most needed, but least donated, article of clothing for homeless people?
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is hoping to “Warm Up the Winter” by collecting winter hats, gloves and socks for our homeless neighbors. Remember the needy of Rockland County as you do your Christmas shopping this year. Bring purchased items to Church in December. They will be distributed to guests of Helping Hands and to clients of the Salvation Army Food Truck in Spring Valley. Contact Laura Bidon with any questions.
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:
- Stuffing mix
- Boxed potatoes
- Canned vegetables (2-4 cans)
- Canned sweet potatoes/yams
- Corn bread mix
- Cake/Brownie mix
- Cake frosting
- Canned cranberry sauce
- Soup (2 cans)
- Loaf of bread
Baskets awaiting distribution
Last Year’s Thanksgiving basket makers
Donated Thanksgiving turkeys
Back by popular demand! Stop by our Fall Tag Sale for great deals, great food and great company. Bring a friend!
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!
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
Our annual “Welcome Back” Luncheon is Sunday, September 17th! Join us for good food and fellowship, immediately after worship. Bring a dish to share, and bring a friend!