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 →
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.
(OK, just resource, but maybe others will add more) Stop & Shop has special early morning hours for older shoppers at risk from Coronavirus. https://www.wcvb.com/article/stop-and-shop-grocery-store-special-hours-high-risk-coronavirus-high-shoppers/31676833 …Continue reading →
Bring a new pair of warm, winter socks to church onSunday, February 16th. All donated hats, gloves and socks will be distributed to needy Rocklanders the following weekend. Remember our neighbors in need. A little warmth goes a long way….
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 in January and February; the Collection bin is located in the Colonial Room. 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. Remember our neighbors in need throughout the winter months. A little warmth can go a long way….
The Presbyterian Church is a connectional one, connected to other Presbyterian churches by similar faith and government. The Per Capita is a fee that our church pays to be part of that connection. The Per Capita goes to supporting the work of Hudson River Presbytery, The Synod of the Northeast, and the General Assembly. This year, our church’s fee is $38.80 per member, for a total of just under $3000. …Continue reading →
Donations to our “Adopt a Habitat Family” are due this Sunday, December 15th, to allow time for the Deacons to shop, wrap and deliver gifts in time for Christmas. Contact Laura Metallo-Bidon with any questions.
Habitat of Rockland helps local families achieve their dream of home ownership. And this year, you can help two Habitat families as they celebrate a Merry Christmas in their very own homes! This holiday season, New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will be “adopting” two families who have recently moved into homes built or renovated by Habitat for Humanity of Rockland. Each family has two young children and will benefit greatly this …Continue reading →
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church has a long tradition of donating “Thanksgiving Baskets” to local families in need, and we will be continuing that tradition again this year! Be sure to bring your food items to church on Sunday, November 24th so that we can distribute them before Thanksgiving. You can also sponsor a basket, and we’ll do the shopping for you–a full basket costs $40. Be sure to indicate …Continue reading →