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 … 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
Back by popular demand! Stop by our Fall Tag Sale for great deals, great food and great company. Bring a friend!
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
Our annual “Welcome Back” Luncheon is Sunday, September 17th! Join us for good food and fellowship, immediately after worship. Bring a dish to share, and bring a friend!
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!
Our “Memorial Walkway” was dedicated on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Thanks to Karl Witte, his family, his scout troop and the scouting parents for their help.
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!