The local portion of this year’s Peacemaking Offering will benefit “Homes for Heroes of Rockland County,” a not-for-profit organization that is working to build affordable housing for homeless and disabled veterans on the former Camp Shanks site in Tappan, NY. Fifty-two apartments – all handicapped accessible – are planned for the 14.5-acre site. Eight apartments have already been constructed, and were dedicated on Veteran’s Day last November. The second phase calls for 20 additional apartments to be built. You can help support this effort by giving generously to the Peacemaking Offering, through October 5th. Thank our veterans by giving them a home!
Climate change poses an enormous threat to God’s creation, and people of faith must respond. Several members of NHPC will be participating in the People’s Climate March in NYC on 9/21/14. This is an opportunity to stand with people from different faith traditions to let world leaders know we are watching as they meet in NYC to develop a plan for addressing climate change. Contact Mission Chair Laura Bidon or Pastor Lori for more information.
Vacation Bible School is just around the corner (August 4th-7th)! Once again this year, VBS is asking for donations of school supplies to benefit People to People’s “Back to School with Dignity” Program. You can help a child who might not otherwise have a successful start to the school year. Drop off donations in the Colonial Room at NHPC or bring them to VBS at Germonds Church — all basic, new school supplies are needed and greatly appreciated.
The youth group reminds the congregation to give generously to the food drive. School will be out for the summer starting in June and running until the beginning of September. Many children take advantage of the free or reduced-rate breakfast … Continue reading
The youth group and the mission committee have designated that the local portion of this year’s Pentecost offering will go to support Club Venture, a program of Camp Venture. Club Venture takes place on Saturday afternoons and offers respite to … Continue reading
The Church is praying for and collecting donations to help the efforts of Presbyterian Disaster Assistance in providing relief to the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. The Typhoon left many dead and hundreds of thousands displaced. Place a check, clearly marked … Continue reading
Most people agree that bunnies are cute. And baby bunnies are absolutely adorable. So every year, people buy bunnies for their children for Easter. The bunny grows and lives in a cage, sometimes outdoors, sometimes in an out-of-the-way part of … Continue reading
It must be November because this is the month when we start collecting food for the Thanksgiving Baskets food drive. Last year we collected enough to provide 33 baskets to those that would otherwise go without on Thanksgiving. This year … Continue reading
Once again this year, NHPC is proud to partner with Helping Hands of Rockland County to provide Safe Haven for our neighbors in need. Volunteers will be needed on these dates to prepare and serve dinner, and to provide overnight … Continue reading
How can we be peace-makers, rather than just peace-wishers? Your gifts to the Peacemaking Offering on October 6th, 2013, will support peacemaking activities at all levels of the Presbyterian Church (USA). Our local share of the offering will support the … Continue reading