Thank you to all our volunteers who shopped, cooked, served and provided overnight chaperone for our recent Safe Haven nights at NHPC. Thanks to your efforts, over 25 homeless men and women had hot meals and safe, overnight shelter on the cold nights of December 28-30th. Special thanks to our friends from Germonds Presbyterian Church, who provided meals and served our guests on Thursday night!
It has already been a tough season for our homeless neighbors. Already, several have been hospitalized with bouts of pneumonia–just one of the health hazards of life on the streets. NHPC is proud to partner with Helping Hands Interfaith Coalition of Rockland County, to provide warm meals and overnight shelter to men and women in need. Helping Hands also offers other support services to assist in ending the cycle of homelessness–case management, housing and job search assistance. Learn more about Helping Hands at http://www.helpinghandsofrockland.org.
Join us at 8:00pm on Christmas Eve as we share the beauty and wonder of Christmas at our traditional Candlelight Service. All are welcome!
Kristin is preparing the 2017 directory. If your contact information has changed: name, address, email, phone, please contact the office. Also, if your email address has changed, contact Bob Philhower so you will continue to receive the newsletter.
On December 28–30, New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will again be hosting Safe Haven—providing a hot meal and overnight shelter to homeless men and women of Rockland County. To make their holiday season a little bit brighter (and warmer), we’re collecting … Continue reading
Thanksgiving has come and gone, but for 50 needy Rockland families the holiday was a little better. Through donations from our congregation and the St. George Church, we were able to assemble 50 Thanksgiving baskets complete with turkeys. On November 20, six of us shopped at ShopRite for the basket items. Seeing the mountain of food that we were buying and hearing the reason why, one kind shopper even gave us a $20 donation. Once we got back to the church, we made an assembly line to pack the bags with food. Since the turkeys had to be kept cold, Percy donated the use of his van to store the turkeys – a freezer on wheels since the night temperature was fairly cold.
On Monday morning, Carmen came to the church with a bag of bagels and her list of basket recipients. The baskets were ready to go and by 11 AM, they had all been picked up. Thanks to everyone who contributed donations, shopped, assembled the baskets, and distributed them. You made a difference to our neighbors in need.
Baskets awaiting distribution
Our Thanksgiving basket makers
Donated Thanksgiving turkeys
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 20 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 20th to shop and assemble the baskets. Contact Laura Bidon with any questions, or Carmen Bermudez if you know a family in need.
There will be a panel discussion on the newest edition to our PCUSA Book of Confession, the Confession of Belhar from 2-4 PM on Sunday, November 6 at Germonds Presbyterian Church. This statement of faith came out of the apartheid-era … Continue reading
Pastor Lori will be blessing the animals at 4 PM on Saturday, October 22 in the Sanctuary. Members, neighbors, and friends are invited. Bring your small animals (n cages or on leashes, please) to the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church for … Continue reading
3 PM will be tea time on Saturday, October 22 as Mothers, Daughters and Sisters will join in the Colonial Room for a special afternoon of food and fellowship. All women are invited to attend…we’ll all adopt you into the … Continue reading
On Sunday, October 2, we will be worshiping and celebrating World Communion Sunday at Haverstraw Central Presbyterian Church. Join us there at 10 AM (yes, 10 AM), as we get to know our neighbors and continue our discussion of opportunities … Continue reading
We will be having our annual Welcome Back Luncheon on Sunday, September 18th following worship. Bring a dish to share, or just bring yourself and a friend. All are welcome!