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!
Come Worship with us, experience our hospitality and find your spiritual home with us. Sunday Worship starts at 11:00 AM (through Fathers Day).
Our safety protocols are revised frequently observing all local guidelines. Please review our policies for in-person worship. As of May, 2022, masks are recommended for indoor Worship and required for singing.
The New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is a member of the Presbyterian Church USA PC(USA).
On September 11, we’ll return to our standard worship service hour at 11 AM. That means it’s time for the church’s annual “Welcome Back” luncheon! Lunch will start immediately after worship and will be held on the Great Lawn (weather permitting). Grill Master Percy Crockett will be cooking hot dogs and hamburgers, but the congregation will need to supply the side dishes, salads and desserts. There will be a signup sheet in the Colonial Room for everyone to indicate what you’ll be bringing.
We’re holding an old fashioned ice cream social and movie night at 7PM on Saturday, August 13th! Build your own sundae, then settle in at 8PM to watch “Minions,” a light-hearted movie. If the weather permits, we’ll gather on the lawn outside Murchison Hall; otherwise inside. Bring your friends and family!
Now that school is out for the summer, many children are not getting breakfast or lunch through the schools, and the demand at food pantries is even higher than before. We are doing a food drive here at church this summer and ask that you consider a food donation of breakfast and lunch foods, items such as: boxed cereal, peanut butter, jelly, muffin or pancake mix, pop tarts, apple sauce, breakfast bars, oatmeal, syrup or any non-perishables. Shop the summer sales! Donations can be dropped off at the church on Saturday mornings, between 9am and noon, or on Sundays during worship service. All donations will be delivered to the People to People Food Pantry.
Give with joy…Your donations will directly benefit local families in need!
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is hosting a Musical Picnic on Saturday, June 18th, from 4pm – 7pm (or thereabouts) at Murchison Hall. We’ll start the fun with a picnic potluck dinner from 4-5pm, serving hamburgers and hot dogs hot off the grill. Please bring cold food–chips, salads, desserts–to share. After we eat, we’ll have a selection of local musicians performing. It will be a casual, social event on the north lawn, indoors if raining. Voluntary donations will be gratefully accepted! Invite your friends and family!
Many thanks to Nathan Mungin III of the Martin Luther King Multi-Purpose Center in Spring Valley. Nathan and his wife Laura recently joined us in worship and spoke of the important work being done at the Center, particularly with the children of Rockland County.
Our community’s youth have been heavily impacted by the pandemic. Social isolation and missed classroom time have taken a toll. On a national level, many young people are experiencing depression and social anxiety, which can lead to violence.
What can you do?
Give to our Pentecost Offering on June 5th. Your gifts this year will go to the MLK Center, to help them continue their important work creating a “beloved community” for our children.
Please pray for all our young people, and give generously to the Pentecost Offering.
The Session has called a Congregational Meeting for Sunday, May 29 in the Sanctuary after Worship. The Congregation will hear the report of the Nominations Committee and conduct an election of officers. All members are encouraged to attend and vote.
The Fellowship Committee invites everyone to join in an inspirational rock painting activity on Saturday, May 21st at 2pm in Murchison Hall. The idea is to paint inspirational words, phrases, pictures or designs on rocks. The painted rocks will eventually be placed around our Little Free Library (coming soon!), as small gifts for those wishing to take one. No particular artistic talent is needed for this event–an inspirational word or phrase is all that’s needed! Rocks and painting supplies will be provided.
Hallelujah! Our tradition returns! This year, we will be enjoying a Palm Sunday Potluck Luncheon. As in the past, it will be in Murchison Hall, after the Sunday morning worship service. For safety purposes, we ask you to please bring a COVERED dish to share. Volunteers will be serving the food and drinks. Join us — all are welcome!