The Deacons are collecting toys this Christmas season for the annual Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” drive. Toys do not need to be gift wrapped; however they must be new and in original packaging. Toys will be distributed to … Continue reading
Next session is Wednesday, September 19 at 3 PM in Murchison Hall. Contact Nancy Jacobs for more information. On a recent Wednesday, a group of us met at Murchison Hall (Carmen, Sylvia M., Pam, Lona, Lori K.W., Karen M, … Continue reading
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
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
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
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!
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is once again a proud sponsor of the Unity Celebration, 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 16th at Ramapo High School, located at 400 Viola Road, Spring Valley, NY. Stop by and see us at the NHPC table!
Thank you to all our volunteers who shopped, cooked, served and provided overnight chaperone for our recent Safe Haven nights at NHPC. Thanks to your efforts, over 25 homeless men and women had hot meals and safe, overnight shelter on the cold nights of December 28-30th. Special thanks to our friends from Germonds Presbyterian Church, who provided meals and served our guests on Thursday night!
It has already been a tough season for our homeless neighbors. Already, several have been hospitalized with bouts of pneumonia–just one of the health hazards of life on the streets. NHPC is proud to partner with Helping Hands Interfaith Coalition of Rockland County, to provide warm meals and overnight shelter to men and women in need. Helping Hands also offers other support services to assist in ending the cycle of homelessness–case management, housing and job search assistance. Learn more about Helping Hands at http://www.helpinghandsofrockland.org.