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 11:00 AM and will be outdoors, weather permitting. Prelude starts at 10:55!
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.
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This summary sheet gives an overview of the policies and practices that New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will use going forward for in-person, outdoor and indoor church activities. The complete document may be found in the church office. This guidance has been designed to meet current New York State Dept. of Health and CDC guidelines (as of September 29, 2021). Please note that this information has been updated and replaces the …Continue reading →
Your gifts to this year’s Peace & Global Witness Offering (formerly the Peacemaking Offering) will benefit Habitat for Humanity of Rockland, to continue their work providing at-cost homes for eligible members of our community. Their work on the Hillburn home is nearing completion. Your gifts will help put the finishing touches on this project and ensure that it’s move-in ready for Latoya A. and her family, later this Fall. Home ownership is a positive, life-changing event for families, providing stability and security. Your gifts to the Peace & Global Witness Offering help make it possible. Please give generously, now through October 3rd, 2021.
Our Next Fellowship Event: We will be boating on a quiet lake in Leonia, NJ. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon (August 15th) with your brothers and sisters in Christ. This is a family event. Any child 5 years old or older can participate, 5-8 year olds may have reduced cost*
Where? Overpeck County Park Doing What? Boating. Kayak or canoe. $20/person rents you a boat, paddles, and life jacket (which you MUST wear)
Interested? Reservations necessary. Use signup sheet on the Colonial Room table, or contact* Nancy Jacobs, ASAP.
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