It seems that you can’t listen to the news without reports of more violence, especially violence involving guns. For four Sundays in March, we will be studying “Gun Violence and Gospel Values”. This is a denominational resource guide written to start a conversation around the relationship between our Christian Values and the havoc wrought in our nation by the abuse and misuse of firearms. We will meet in the sanctuary … Continue reading →
Sunday, March 2, the Rev. Margery Rossi will lead worship and preach. After worship, she will conduct a workshop on “Rediscovering our Spiritual Gifts.” Rev. Rossi lead this workshop for the Elders and Deacons in the fall, and it was a fun, enlightening event. God has blessed each one of us with gifts and skills. When we discover what those are, we find our place for joyful service in Christ’s … Continue reading →
We’re planning an Inquirers class for some time in November. Ed Garcia will be leading sessions on the history of the reformed tradition, the theory of Presbyterianism and what it means to be a Presbyterian. At the end of the class, those who aren’t members of New Hempstead will be invited to join if they would like. The class can also be useful as a refresher for long-time members who … Continue reading →
Sunday School will be starting up again on September 8th. See Pauline Mattis for details. Adult Bible Study with Ed Garcia will also be starting on September 8th and will meet at Sunday mornings at 9:30am in the Colonial Room. Anyone is invited to participate.
The Church School children will be leading Worship on Sunday, June 9. Thanks to Pauline Mattis, Syenni Lucas and all of the other instructors who teach our children. Also, thanks to the parents who help out and who support the program. After Worship, we will have a covered dish luncheon which will be, weather permitting, on the church lawn. … Continue reading →
On January 8th members of our youth group joined with members of the joint youth group in preparing dinner for Helping Hands at the Stony Point United Methodist Church. This is the fifth time we’ve participated in this program. As you all know, Helping Hands is a program for feeding and sheltering the homeless in Rockland County. Our church will be housing the clients of Helping Hands on three nights … Continue reading →
The final total weight of food donations to the People to People food pantry for 2012 came to 1,142 pounds, a new record. Thank you all for your generosity. No good deed goes unpunished, so we’re aiming for an even higher weight in 2013. And so the YG has designated February to be Italian Food month. We are encouraging donations of boxed pasta and jars of pasta sauce. Of course, … Continue reading →
The Monday night discussion group has undertaken as study of the Beatitudes from the Sermon on the Mount. Anyone is welcome to join us any Monday at 8 PM in the Colonial Room for lively conversation.