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!
Sunday Worship starts at 10:00 a.m. beginning June 16th, 2019. We return to our 11 a.m. starting time after Labor Day.
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.
On Saturday, May 18th, New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will be participating in Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup by clearing roadside litter along New Hempstead and Old Schoolhouse Roads. Come join your church family, friends and neighbors as we joyfully help to beautify our community!
When: Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 9am – Noon (Rain date: Sunday, May 19th, from 1pm-4pm)
Where: Meet in the parking lot of New Hempstead Presbyterian Church. There will be coffee and friendly faces to greet you! All supplies will be provided free of charge.
Sign-up sheet is in the Colonial Room, or contact Karen Martin or Laura Metallo-Bidon for more information.
We are so pleased to be able to now livestream our worship services to our channel on YouTube! Just type in New Hempstead Presbyterian Church in the search bar at YouTube or click HERE to visit our YouTube Channel. You can also find previous Sunday worship services back to March 31, 2019. Tell your friends and family! We will include pdf files of the bulletin with the worship service on …Continue reading →
New Hempstead will be celebrating Holy week with a Palm Sunday luncheon following worship, a service on Maundy Thursday, a joint worship service with Germonds church on Good Friday and two services on Easter Sunday with a pancake breakfast in between.
Worship at 11 AM Fellowship luncheon after Worship
Worship at 8 PM in the Sanctuary with Eucharist
Worship at 7:30 PM at Germonds Presbyterian 39 Germonds Road, New City
Sunrise service, 8 AM Murchison Hall Pancake breakfast around 9 AM in Murchison Hall Worship Service 11 AM in the Sanctuary
Holy Humor Sunday
During the Easter season, we rejoice that Christ is risen and laugh because he has conquered death. Join us at 11 AM for a joyous funny time of Worship.
Our next rotation at the Warming Center is coming up on Monday, April 15 to Wednesday, April 17. Appropriately enough, this is during Holy Week. We will be serving dinner to our homeless neighbors from 6-8:45 PM at Building D of the Yeager Center in Pomona. The signup sheet is posted in the Colonial Room. If you have questions, see Pam Fink.
From Pastor Knight-Whitehouse: Lent is often a time of “giving something up”: candy, alcohol, etc. Or it is a time of “taking up”: practicing kindness, spending more time in prayer. Perhaps this Lent you might want to think about letting go of things that are unnecessary: worry, fear, short temper, procrastination. Once you spend 6 weeks letting go of these things, you may find that life is better without them. …Continue reading →
Wednesday, March 6 marks the beginning of the season of Lent. Please join us at 8 PM in the Sanctuary for a Worship Service with Communion and the Imposition of Ashes. Ashes are made by burning last year’s palms from Palm Sunday, and the prayer intention cards from Advent. …Continue reading →