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. Prelude at 10:55!
Our Furnace has been replaced! 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
Indoor worship in our sanctuary continues with safety protocols in place and observing all local guidelines. Please review our policies for in-person worship (updated for indoor Worship services). Masks and social distancing are required. 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.
Dear Church Family, Our Easter Season of worship services and activities is going to look a bit different this year due to COVID 19 safety concerns. 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. …Continue reading →
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. …Continue reading →
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 hybrid annual meetings during extreme times such as the present. We will be making the annual reports available electronically for our members to review before the meeting, and members may participate in the discussion and vote via Zoom.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org …Continue reading →
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. …Continue reading →
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 →
Our 2021 stewardship campaign is in full swing. Special thanks to those of you who have responded already. If you haven’t, please get your pledges in. So far we’re over 92% of the way towards our goal…
Now through Sunday, December 20th, our Deacons are collecting warm winter socks for our homeless neighbors and others in need. Our goal is to collect 150 pairs of socks, to “Warm the Soles” of individuals throughout Rockland County.
Why socks? Imagine spending your entire day outdoors, often in cold and wet weather…Imagine having no easy access to laundry, shower or bathroom facilities…and how much more difficult all this is during a pandemic. Imagine how good it would feel to have an extra pair of clean, warm socks at the end of a long day. It’s such a simple gesture, and can mean so much.
Our collection bin is inside the front door of the church, so be sure to bring in your socks by Sunday, December 20th. Monetary donations are also gratefully accepted, and we’ll do the shopping for you! (If you write a check, be sure to indicate “Socks” in the memo line.)
Contact Laura Bidon with any questions, or to arrange drop-off/pick-up at non-church hours.
Thank you for “Warming the Soles” of Rockland County!
Our tradition continues! New Hempstead Presbyterian Church has a long history of donating “Thanksgiving Baskets” to local families in need, and this year the need for a hearty Thanksgiving meal is greater than ever in our community. Be sure to bring your non-perishable food items (see list below) to church by Sunday, November 15th. Bring in perishable items (turkey and loaf of bread) on Sunday, November 22nd (or contact us …Continue reading →
The work of the Church continues, even throughout a pandemic! Your 2021 financial pledge to NHPC is more important than ever, as is your commitment to give of your time and talents. Stewardship Sunday is November 8th. Return your pledge card in person, or send it by mail using the self-addressed stamped envelope you should have received in the mail. And don’t forget to complete and return the Time & Talent Commitment Card as well! Contact Jane Craig Sebok with any questions, or if you haven’t received these materials. We hope you’ll remember what the church means to you, as you prayerfully consider your commitment for the upcoming year–both the money you can pledge and the talents you can share with your church family.