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 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 are required for indoor worship. 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.
In conjunction with Holy Cow Consulting, our congregation has developed a Congregational Assessment Tool (CAT Survey) to identify the strengths of our church, and highlight priority areas for the future.
The CAT Survey is now available. You should have recently received a web link from Jane Craig Sebok, to complete the assessment. Paper copies will also be available at the church, or will be mailed to you if we don’t have your email address.
Please take 30 minutes to complete the survey. It’s your opportunity to share your experiences and priorities for our congregation.
On Sunday, March 6th, a representative from Holy Cow Consulting will join us in person to interpret the survey results for us. A special luncheon will also be available on that date. Be sure to join us in person or virtually.
The State of New York is mandating mask wearing for all indoor events; New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is complying with that order.
There will be a Blue Christmas service on Tuesday, December 21st at 8:00pm; it will be both in-person and live-streamed on YouTube.
There will be an in-person Christmas Eve service on Friday, December 24th at 8:00pm; it will also be live-streamed on YouTube:
Feel free to bring your family members and guests.
Mask wearing and hand sanitizing upon entry is required.
You will be asked if you are feeling well and if you have been exposed to Covid-19 in the past 10 days. If you are not feeling well or have come in contact with Covid, please stay home and watch us on YouTube.
We will be using the balcony in an effort to maintain some social distance. Come early if you want a seat downstairs.
We will have a choir trio performing an anthem and singing the hymns. Please do not sing along with them.
We want everyone to have a healthy as well as joyous Christmas.
We will not be holding a worship service on Sunday, December 26th. We invite you to enjoy the Presbytery service on YouTube.
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is collecting winter hats, gloves, and socks for homeless and marginally housed individuals in Rockland County. Bring purchased items to Church by Sunday, December 19, 2021. The Collection Bin is located inside the front door of the Church. Donated items will be distributed to individuals in Rockland County, in partnership with the Salvation Army Food truck in Spring Valley and other local programs.
Can’t shop? Monetary donations are gratefully accepted, and we’ll do the shopping for you! (Be sure to indicate hats/gloves/socks on your check).
Remember our neighbors in need throughout the winter months. A little warmth can go a long way….
On Sunday, November 21 immediately following Worship, the congregation of the New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will meet in the Sanctuary to hear the report of the Nominating committee and to consider a proposed change to the bylaws.
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Our tradition continues! New Hempstead Presbyterian Church has a long history of donating “Thanksgiving Baskets” to local families in need. Be sure to bring your non-perishable food items (see list below) to church by Sunday, November 14th. Bring in perishable items (turkey and loaf of bread) on Sunday, November 21st (or contact us to make other delivery arrangements). You can also sponsor a basket, and we’ll do the shopping for …Continue reading →
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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.