In Spring Valley on Saturday, August 6, starting at 10:30 AM, there will be a solidarity walk for peace and justice for communities of color. People of all faiths, cultures and ages who wish to strengthen the fight against injustice … Continue reading
Our deacons will be hosting a table at the Spring Valley Community Resource Day this Saturday, July 16th. It will be an afternoon featuring community agencies, international cuisine, live performances, games and more! Noon until 4 pm. on East Church Street in Spring Valley. Stop by our table and say hello!
Update: a second vigil has been scheduled in Nyack for Thursday. The Village of Nyack in collaboration with the Rockland County Pride Center will hold a candlelight vigil at 6 p.m. June 16. Meet at Nyack’s Village Hall and walk in solidarity with our … Continue reading
Mary Wollstonecraft said, “It is Justice, not charity, that is wanting in this world.” For years, the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church and its members have provided charity for the homeless of Rockland County, often through Helping Hands of Rockland County, … Continue reading
New Hempstead Church is a proud sponsor of the 6th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Unity Celebration. The event takes place this year at Ramapo High School (400 Viola Road), on Monday January 18th. It’s a day of remembrance and celebration, featuring food, entertainment and inspirational speakers. Doors open at 3:00pm. Come visit us at our table, and learn more about our outreach and service to the local community.
We’ll be hosting our next Safe Havens in Murchison Hall on January 27-29th, and are in need of volunteers to help cook and serve dinner on those evenings. We also need overnight chaperones for those nights. Contact Pam Fink or Laura Metallo-Bidon if you’re available to help out. We’re also in need of toiletries to provide to our guests — personal size items are best. Drop them in the bin in the Colonial Room. Remember your neighbors in need by volunteering or donating to this effort.
We are collecting MEN’S GLOVES to be delivered to clients of the Salvation Army Canteen Food Program in Spring Valley. Men’s gloves are most in need, since most of the individuals served by the Canteen program are young immigrant men looking for work. Purchase a pair of warm winter gloves and bring them to Church by Sunday, December 13th, so they can be delivered in time for Christmas. Contact Laura Bidon with any questions.
Our Youth Group is carrying on the proud NHPC tradition of assembling Thanksgiving Baskets for distribution to families in need this holiday season. Whether you can contribute an entire “basket,” a few items from the list, or prefer to make a monetary contribution, all donations are welcome! Be sure to bring your donations to church by Sunday, November 22nd so that we can distribute them in time for Thanksgiving. Items needed include: Stuffing mix, boxed potatoes, gravy, canned vegetables, canned sweet potatoes, corn bread mix, cake/brownie mix, cake frosting, applesauce, canned cranberry sauce, canned soup. Bring frozen turkeys and bread no earlier than November 22nd, so we can store them safely.
Your votes have been counted, and we are proud to announce that the Church World Service (CWS) office in Jersey City will be the recipient of our local portion of the ‘Peace & Global Witness Offering.’ The CWS Refugee Re-Settlement Program works around the world, and locally in Jersey City, New Jersey, to provide assistance to men, women and children fleeing violence and persecution in their home countries. They were recently featured in an article in The New York Times. Read it here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/14/nyregion/syrian-refugees-in-jersey-city-are-among-few-to-start-new-life-in-us.html?_r=0
Have you completed your Mission Survey yet? Responses from these surveys will determine who receives our local portion of the ‘Peace & Global Witness Offering’, and which mission activities we participate in for the coming year. Drop your completed survey in the box in the Colonial Room, or give it to Laura Bidon, Mission Chair, no later than Sunday, October 11th. Let your voice be heard!