Located at 484 New Hempstead Road, near the intersection of Route 45, in New City, New York, we are a diverse congregation of about 100 members serving central Rockland County. We are joined in our belief that the church is called to be the continuing presence of Christ in the world, and we live out this belief by tending to the spiritual needs of our members and friends, and by working together for the health of our community and the world. Under the leadership of our Pastor, Rev. Dr. Lori Knight-Whitehouse, our mission in the local community continues to grow. We are an inclusive congregation. All are welcome here!
Sunday Worship starts at 10:00 AM and will be outdoors, weather permitting. Prelude starts at 9:55!
We will worship in person or if you prefer, join us at our YouTube channel. The associatedchurch bulletins are available. You can also find most recent service video on YouTube by searching by date and New Hempstead Presbyterian Church
Worship continues with recently revised safety protocols in place and observing all local guidelines. Please review our policies for in-person worship (updated for 2021 outdoor Worship services). Masks and social distancing are required for people not fully vaccinated and are optional for fully vaccinated people. We will also continue to stream on YouTube, so you can choose whether to attend in person or virtually.
The Church meets for Worship each Sunday at 11 AM from the first Sunday after Labor Day in September through the second Sunday in June, and at 10 AM for the summer weeks in between.
Pentecost is Sunday, May 23rd. This year, your gifts to the Pentecost Offering will directly benefit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Purpose Center in Spring Valley. Help is always needed, but especially now, as the Center gears up for its summer program. You can help ensure that local children have safe, fun and educational experiences this summer. Give to the Pentecost Offering!
Welcome to the New Hempstead Community Cleanup! Yes! We are coming together for this year’s community event. When: Saturday, May 1, 9 am – 12 pm (Rain date: May 8) Where: New Hempstead Presbyterian Church Want to Participate in the New Hempstead Community Cleanup? Register yourself (or your team) on the New Hempstead Community Cleanup form on the Keep Rockland Beautiful website Advanced registration is required. All cleanup events will …Continue reading →
You may recall that last December the church furnace gave up for good and needed to be replaced, at a cost of $11,000. The furnace was replaced and the money was paid. A call went out to our members and friends, asking you to consider making a contribution to offset that cost. Given the church’s finances in the middle of the pandemic, a new furnace just was not in the …Continue reading →
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Our church is participating in the One Great Hour of Sharing mission offering as we do each year, and traditionally we have contributed our money directly for the PC(USA)’s work in Disaster Assistance, the Hunger Program, and the Self-Development of People. This year your Mission Committee wants to mix it up a bit, continuing to give to the national program but also directing some of our funds to the Presbyterian …Continue reading →
Our Easter Season of worship services and activities is going to look a bit different this year due to COVID 19 safety concerns. Specifically, reservations for the Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday services are required. To make one you can leave a message on the office machine (845-354-2372), by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, or signing up in the narthex.
Palm Sunday — Since we are still only allowed 25 people at a time in our sanctuary, there will be a sign up sheet posted in the Narthex for you to use. The service will also be streaming on our website, as usual. Due to COVID concerns, we will not be having our usual pot luck luncheon. Link to: Anthem Video.
Maundy Thursday — This will be a hybrid service as we have been doing for several months now — some people worshiping in church and some virtually. Starts at 7:30 PM.
Good Friday — The service will be provided on our website by the Hudson River Presbytery. Starts at 7:30 PM.
Easter Sunday — As mentioned above for Palm Sunday, there will be sign up sheet in the Narthex. And again, sadly, there will not be an early service and breakfast or an Easter Egg Hunt. Worship starts at 11 AM.
Despite these circumstances, we can still joyfully and safely celebrate our risen Lord together!
In His Name, Sue Rentz, Chair of Worship, Music and the Arts
Ash Wednesday is February 17, 2021. New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will be observing Ash Wednesday with a service at 7:30 PM in the Sanctuary which will also be streamed to our YouTube channel. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no imposition of ashes and we will not be celebrating Eucharist.
There will be a meeting of the congregation and the corporation of the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church on Sunday, February 21 in the Sanctuary and virtually over Zoom at 12:30 PM following Worship. Details will be sent in an email. All members are urged to participate. Copies of the annual report will be available in advance. Earlier this year, the Congregation voted to amend our bylaws to allow virtual and …Continue reading →
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Copies of the pastor’s sermon can be found on the Member’s Bulletins page on our website. If you are a member and need the password to access this area of our website, send a request to: email@example.com
Thank you, congratulations and welcome to Patty Coar, Nancy Jacobs and Kyle Smith who were ordained and installed as new Elders today with a virtual laying-on of hands. We are all fortunate that you have been called by God to serve our congregation with your leadership.
Please Join us for a Virtual Christmas Eve Worship Service December 24 at 8 p.m. There will be special music and Eucharist along with other traditional offerings. The service will be on our YouTube channel. Click for Link to Christmas Eve Service on YouTube Longest Night Service We will hold a “Longest Night” Worship service on December 21 at 7:30 PM. Christmas isn’t always the joy-filled season that our culture …Continue reading →