“Warm Up the Winter” with Hats, Gloves & Socks for the Homeless

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.

Peacemaking Offering to Benefit “Habitat for Humanity of Rockland”

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!

All Are Welcome Here!

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

Race & White Privilege Discussion Group Resumes in September

On Wednesday, September 6th at 7:30pm, Pastor Lori will resume our discussion group on race and white privilege. The group will be reading and discussing “The Star Side of Bird Hill” by Naomi Jackson and “Between the World and Me” by Ta Nehisi Coates.  Contact Pastor Lori with any questions and plan to join us for thought-provoking and enlightening discussion. Guests are welcome!

Pentecost Offering to Support the Children of our Community

Members and friends of our congregation were recently asked to select a local agency to be the recipient of our annual Pentecost Offering.  Your votes have been counted, and the winner is…..too close to call!  As a result, your Pentecost gifts will be shared equally by the Center for Safety & Change (formerly Rockland Family Shelter), Nyack Center and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center in Spring Valley.  All three organizations work to support families and nurture children in our community.  What a great way to let our Pentecost spirit shine in the community! It’s not too late to give!

Jazz at NHPC – Sunday, Feb. 26th at 4pm

New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is proud to partner with the Rockland Symphony Orchestra for an exciting afternoon of music, featuring the Bill Crow Jazz Quartet!  Bill Crow is a premier jazz bassist who has played and recorded with many luminaries of the jazz world, including Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Goodman, and more.  Join us on Sunday, February 26th at 4:00pm for a cool afternoon of hot jazz!  General admission is $20; Seniors $15; Students $10; Children under 12 – Free. More info at: http://www.rocklandsymphony.org/

Annual Meeting – Sunday, February 19th, 2017

Due to inclement weather on February 12, the Annual Congregational Meeting of NHPC has been rescheduled to Sunday, February 19th in the Sanctuary, immediately following the worship service.  All members are urged to attend.  Those who are not yet members are also invited.

It’s Movie Time at NHPC! Saturday, January 28th at 3PM

Come join us for a fun afternoon of watching the movie “Secretariat.” Witness the spectacular journey of an incredible horse named Secretariat and the moving story of his unlikely owner, a housewife who risked everything to make him a champion. Refreshments will be provided!  Join us for fun, fellowship and an inspirational film from Walt Disney Productions.