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.
In the November 2017 issue of The Carriage Stone, Shama Omer wrote “We have a responsibility to stand up for those who made sure there would be grass and soil for us to walk on. What an honor it is to live on this land, we must acknowledge that privilege and those who are paying dearly for us to have it.” As a form of solidarity and aid for the … Continue reading →
We will begin a new Bible study Sunday, January 7, after coffee hour. We will gather with our coffee in the sanctuary and spend an hour or so in Holy Conversation around the Gospel of Mark. This is not instead of Ed Garcia’s study in his home; it is in addition to it! Mark’s Gospel is the shortest, and it would be great (though not necessary) if we all read … Continue reading →
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!
During Lent, we will continue our series of conversations on white privilege and racism by exploring the PCUSA’s response to racism. We will be joining with folks from Palisades Presbyterian, alternating locations, in weekly Wednesday evening discussions. The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) recognizes that the task of dismantling racism is a long-term struggle that requires discernment, prayer, and worship based action. As we move into the next millennium, congregations, presbyteries, and … Continue reading →
There will be a panel discussion on the newest edition to our PCUSA Book of Confession, the Confession of Belhar from 2-4 PM on Sunday, November 6 at Germonds Presbyterian Church. This statement of faith came out of the apartheid-era Reformed Church of South Africa. It was ratified by the General Assembly of the PCUSA last summer, after being accepted by a two-thirds majority of the Presbyteries of the denomination. … Continue reading →
The Youth Group is starting their fall season off with a trip to the Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo, NY on September 27. We’ll meet at the Church at 12:15, right after the service and during coffee hour, then ride together to Sterling Forest and the Faire. Each young person should bring $24 for ticket to the Faire plus spending money (discount tickets and coupons can be found on-line and at … Continue reading →
Out of the 320,000 Rockland residents, an estimated 30,000 face food insecurity, which means they do not always know from where their next meal is coming. The People-to-People food pantry is equipped to handle about half of this volume. The problem is especially acute in the summer months, when children are out of school. Children who take advantage of the free or reduced-rate breakfast and lunch programs in the schools … Continue reading →
Starting on Fathers day, June 21, our service will be starting at 10 AM in the morning. We take advantage of the cooler temperatures for our Worship together. As usual, a fellowship time will follow the service. Services will move back to 11 AM on September 13, the first Sunday after Labor Day. Sunday school, adult Bible study, youth group and choir practice will all be suspended for the summer, … Continue reading →
Ah, it’s finally warm! After a long winter, I am looking forward to a slower pace, sunshine, and a chance to catch up on some reading. This is perhaps my favorite column to write every year. It’s the one where I get to share with you all some of the books I have really enjoyed in the last year, in hopes that you might pick up one for your vacation … Continue reading →