Our spring church cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday, May 5 from 9 AM to noon. Please come and help spruce up the church, both inside and out. A sign-up list is in the Colonial Room. Rain date is Saturday, May 12.
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will be receiving the One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. The One Great Hour of Sharing is the oldest of our special offerings and supports three major mission projects of the Church: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Self Development of People Presbyterian Hunger Program For more information, see the PC(USA) website: http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/oghs.html …Continue reading →
Holy week is almost upon us. The choir has been planning special music including for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. On Good Friday, the choir from Germonds church will join us. Palm Sunday Sunday, March 25 Worship at 11 AM in the Sanctuary Luncheon to follow Maundy Thursday Thursday, March 29 Worship at 8 PM in the Sanctuary The institution of the Lord’s Supper will be celebrated Good …Continue reading →
In the November 2017 issue of The Carriage Stone, Shama Omer wrote “We have a responsibility to stand up for those who made sure there would be grass and soil for us to walk on. What an honor it is to live on this land, we must acknowledge that privilege and those who are paying dearly for us to have it.” As a form of solidarity and aid for the …Continue reading →
We will begin a new Bible study Sunday, January 7, after coffee hour. We will gather with our coffee in the sanctuary and spend an hour or so in Holy Conversation around the Gospel of Mark. This is not instead of Ed Garcia’s study in his home; it is in addition to it! Mark’s Gospel is the shortest, and it would be great (though not necessary) if we all read …Continue reading →
Did you know that SOCKS are the most needed, but least donated, article of clothing for homeless people?
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is hoping to “Warm Up the Winter” by collecting winter hats, gloves and socks for our homeless neighbors. Remember the needy of Rockland County as you do your Christmas shopping this year. Bring purchased items to Church in December. They will be distributed to guests of Helping Hands and to clients of the Salvation Army Food Truck in Spring Valley. Contact Laura Bidon with any questions.
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 19 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 19 to shop and assemble the baskets.
Our Peacemaking Offering this year will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Rockland, in support of its efforts to give low-income families an opportunity for home ownership in Rockland County. Habitat has already built houses in Haverstraw, Hillburn and Spring Valley, and they’re currently working to renovate a home in Haverstraw that will soon be ready for occupancy. Special thanks to Executive Director Keith Albert and his wife Joanne who joined us in worship on Sunday, October 1st, to tell us about the good work Habitat is doing in our community!
Our mission calls us to tend to the spiritual needs of members and friends, worship inclusively, and work for justice in our community. Living our mission, New Hempstead Presbyterian Church proudly supports the Rockland County Pride Center. Click on the photo below to see our ad in the Center’s 2017-2018 edition of the “Pride Guide.”