Special Guest on Sunday, August 21st

Pastor Lori will be away for continuing education on Sunday, August 21st.  In her absence, Toney Earl, Jr. will be our special guest at worship that day.  He’ll be sharing his personal story, and telling us more about the work of his organization–MADE (Making a Difference Everyday)–bringing hope and change to formerly incarcerated individuals. All are welcome!  Join us Sunday at 10AM.

Visit Us at the MLK Day Celebration – Monday, January 18th

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.

Safe Haven at NHPC – January 27, 28 & 29, 2016

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.

“Warm Hands…Warm Hearts” Holiday Glove Drive at NHPC

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.

Youth Group Organizing Thanksgiving Baskets – November 22

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.

NHPC Supports Church World Service Refugee Re-Settlement Program

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