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!
Indoor worship resumes, effective 10/25/2020, with safety protocols in place and observing all local guidelines.
We also continue to stream on YouTube, so you can choose whether to attend in person or virtually. Either way, join us at 10:55 for the Prelude!
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 83% 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.
The New Hempstead Presbyterian Church has been holding Sunday services outdoors since mid-July. With the weather turning colder, the Session has made the decision to move the service inside the church Sanctuary, with certain COVID-19 protocols in place and observing all local rules. We will continue to stream the service live on YouTube so that you may continue to enjoy the service from your home. If you decide to attend …Continue reading →
The annual Blessings of the Pets will be held at New Hempstead Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Oct 10 at 2 PM, outdoors on the Great Lawn (weather permitting). Please bring your pets on leashes,or in carriers. (We don’t want any mishaps: New Hempstead Road is very busy!) …Continue reading →
Your gifts to this year’s Peacemaking Offering will benefit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Purpose Center in Spring Valley. Throughout the pandemic, they have been active in meeting the needs of children and families in our community–providing large-scale food distributions, blood drives, COVID-testing and a successful summer youth program! Please give generously, now through October 4th, and help the Center keep Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream of the “beloved community” alive here in Rockland County.
Our Race & White Privilege discussion group will meet on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 7:30pm on the Great Lawn, weather permitting. We will be reading Ibram X. Kendi’s book How to Be Anti-Racist. Bring a lawn chair, a mask and be ready for thoughtful and lively discussion (socially-distanced, of course!).