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.
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!
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 needy children between the ages of infant to 15 years old. A collection box is located in the Colonial room until mid-December
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, and Karen’s granddaughter!), for the purpose of cutting bed sheets to fit the cages of the resident/adoptable cats at the HiTor Animal Care Center (Shelter). Among the eight of us, … 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 the Church: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Self Development of People Presbyterian Hunger Program For more information, see the PC(USA) website: http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/oghs.html … 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
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.”
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!