Mary Wollstonecraft said, “It is Justice, not charity, that is wanting in this world.” For years, the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church and its members have provided charity for the homeless of Rockland County, often through Helping Hands of Rockland County, and will do so again in March. Recently, two of our members have spoken out for Justice for the Homeless, through the Journal News. The link takes you to Laura …Continue reading →
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Have you completed your Mission Survey yet? Responses from these surveys will determine who receives our local portion of the ‘Peace & Global Witness Offering’, and which mission activities we participate in for the coming year. Drop your completed survey in the box in the Colonial Room, or give it to Laura Bidon, Mission Chair, no later than Sunday, October 11th. Let your voice be heard!
What you’ve known as the Peacemaking Offering has been transformed into the “Peace & Global Witness” Offering. This new Offering will have a greater global reach, more significant impact, and bring peace to people through Christ. The Peace & Global Witness Offering will be received on World Communion Sunday, October 4. How is my Gift Used? A gift to the Peace & Global Witness Offering enables the church to promote …Continue reading →
Join us on Sunday, September 20 as we kick-off the Fall mission season at NHPC. The theme of this special worship service is “Faith In Action.” We’ll be highlighting our varied ministries in the community, and honoring two of our very special mission partners: Helping Hands of Rockland County, and Stony Point Center. Representatives of those two organizations will join us on that day and we’ll present them with special …Continue reading →
The deacons are sponsoring an outreach table at the 1st Annual Spring Valley Community Resource Day on Saturday, July 11, 10-4. We are looking for volunteers to sit at the table and talk to folks. The event is at East Church Street & Main Street in Spring Valley. There will be other Community Agencies, Consular Services, International and Local Cuisine, Live Music. …Continue reading →