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!
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.
Elder Ed Garcia will lead a Summer Adult Bible study starting June 23rd, from 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. every Sunday morning. Excited? Come study!
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.
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church celebrates with two Easter services:
- 8:00AM Sunrise Service in Murchison Hall, followed by Pancake Breakfast;
- 11:00AM Worship in Sanctuary, followed by our Annual Easter Egg Hunt for children.
Join us for one, or both, services. All are welcome!
Join leaders and friends from across the Hudson River Presbytery for an exciting day of learning on Saturday, March 16th at Stony Point Center! Opening Worship and Keynote Speaker is Rev. Aquellah Ligonde, Pastor at Far Rockaway Presbyterian Church and Consultant with Youth Ministry Architects. Workshop topics include Storytelling and Youth Spiritual Formation, Anti-Racism Training, Social Media and your Church, and many more. Tuition is FREE! Lunch is available for $15. All are welcome, whether you’re a church member, officer or friend of any Hudson River Presbytery congregation. For more information and to register, go to http://hudrivpres.org.
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is once again a proud sponsor of the Unity Celebration, a community event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This annual event celebrates the life of Dr. King by showcasing community groups, performers and speakers who carry on Dr. King’s dream to create the beloved community. Doors open at 3:00pm on Monday, January 21st, 2019, at Ramapo High School, located at 400 Viola Road, Spring Valley, NY. Stop by and visit us at the NHPC table!