New Hempstead Presbyterian Church has a long tradition of donating “Thanksgiving Baskets” to local families in need, and we will be continuing that tradition again this year! Be sure to bring your food items to church on Sunday, November 24th so that we can distribute them before Thanksgiving. You can also sponsor a basket, and we’ll do the shopping for you–a full basket costs $40. Be sure to indicate …Continue reading →
Habitat for Humanity of Rocklandwill be this year’s recipient of our Peace & Global Witness Offering (formerly known as the Peacemaking Offering). Not only does Habitat help Rockland families achieve the dream of home ownership, but did you know their office is located in Murchison Hall? This offering is a great way to support our community partner and help Rockland families achieve their dream. Make checks payable to New Hempstead Presbyterian Church, and indicate “Peace & Global Witness,” or use the special envelops that can be found in your church pew, by Sunday, October 13th, 2019.
We don’t have many opportunities to try new things with the support of our friends here at church. Let’s step out together as a group and try square dancing for a couple of hours. Friday, September 27 is the next Fellowship event. Meet here at the church at 7 PM, Friday September 27, to carpool to the dance hall together. Bring friends and family. The instructor is patient and fun. …Continue reading →
“Welcome Back” Potluck Luncheon will take place on Sunday, September
22 after Worship. It’s a great way to
welcome church family and friends as we settle back into our Fall
schedule. Bring a dish to share, and
bring a friend or two! Sign-up in the
The Fall Tag Sale is scheduled for October 5th from 9-2. We will need many hands (and donations!) for a successful event. Please put this and the setup date of October 4th on your calendars. The sign-up sheet will be posted in the Colonial Room. Our rain date is October 12th. Donation drop-offs can be brought to the church on Saturdays, September 14 and 28, between 9 and noon, or October 4 between noon and 7 p.m. Looking forward to another FUNdraiser!
Our book discussion group exploring race and white privilege will resume on September 4th at 7:30pm in the Colonial Room. We will be reading “Friday Black” by author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, who is originally from Spring Valley and a graduate of East Ramapo Schools. All are welcome to join us in timely and thought-provoking conversation.
Saturday, August 10th is the next monthly open mic/coffee house at New Hempstead. This is the longstanding Stony Point event, just moved a few miles and run by the same excellent people. Good folks, good music, good coffee and snacks. Sign up starts at 6:30pm; music from 7:00 to about 10pm. Join us in Murchison Hall. You’ll have a good time!
We had a very successful SPRING TAG SALE on June 1! Many thanks to the 16 people who came to help organize and set prices on the Friday prep day, and the 25 people who helped set up, sell and clean up on Saturday, 14 of which worked both days. It was also important to have many donated items to sell, so a shout-out of thanks to all who donated …Continue reading →
Pauline Mattis and the Christian Nurture and Spiritual Growth committee have chosen a new book for the children’s Sunday school. Growing in God’s Love: A Story-Bible is a fun book which introduces the children to the classic Bible stories in a way that we have found keeps their attention. Pauline will be distributing a schedule of which stories are covered in which weeks, and parents are welcome to purchase the book to reinforce the learning at home.