Our “Peace & Global Witness Offering” this year will benefit Soup Angels of Nyack. They provide free, nutritious, home-cooked dinner to anyone who needs a meal, no questions asked. Additionally, 25% of this Offering will go to the PC (USA) for global peacemaking initiatives. Give generously, now through October 1st, and promote the peace of Christ in our own community and around the world.
It’s almost back-to-school time, and many children in our local schools won’t have the basic supplies needed to start the year off right. Our church is part of the East Ramapo community, where the need is especially great. We’re collecting school supplies, with a focus on Grades K-3, to help meet the need at Summit Park Elementary–our neighborhood school.
Purchase the following items and bring them to church by August 27th. If you are still looking to donate, please contact Laura Bidon directly. Not able to shop? Donate $20, indicating it’s for school supplies, and we’ll do the shopping for you.
Shopping List: New Backpacks (appropriate for grades K-3); Pencils; Crayola Crayons (24-box count); Crayola Washable Markers; Glue Sticks; Child Scissors (blunt edge); Marble Composition Notebooks.
Thank you for supporting our local students and our local schools!
Our food drive for the ‘People to People Food Pantry’ continues through the summer months. The need for food is greater than ever during the summer months, when children are out of school and may not receive the breakfast and lunchtime meals they get there during the school year.
Recommended summer food items include: peanut butter, jelly, breakfast cereal, mac and cheese, apple sauce…anything that a young person might eat for breakfast or lunch. Bring your non-perishable items to Church each Sunday, or make a monetary donation marked for the Food Pantry. Your donations will be delivered directly to People to People.
In recent years, our church has advertised in the Pride Rockland Directory of LGBTQ+ friendly organizations. This year, we are taking it a step further. We are participating with a booth at Rockland Pride in Nyack on Sunday June 11.
Set up begins at 9 AM and the official event is from 11 AM to 5 PM with the parade starting at 11:30 AM.
While there will be a worship service that day, we are asking for some to arrive early and help meet any early arriving attendees. (You can watch the service on our YouTube channel later, at your convenience.)
For those who attend the worship service, please come over after and help provide a strong presence. Wear your NHPC tee shirt if you have one. The sections of Broadway and Main Street with booths will be closed off to traffic, but parking at metered spots on Sundays is free in Nyack.
For those who attend NHPC, there will be a signup sheet in the Colonial Room. For any others reading this post, please stop by and say hello if you will be in Nyack during the event.
NHPC has many exciting events coming up! Please mark your calendars for:
May 17th, 2023 (Wednesday) — Trip to Stonecrop Gardens, near Cold Spring, NY. Admission is $15 per person. Bring a bag lunch. We’ll meet at the church at 10am and carpool, returning by mid-afternoon. Please sign-up in the Colonial Room, or contact Howard Whitehouse of the Fellowship Committee.
June 3rd, 2023 (Saturday) — Our Annual Tag Sale returns, from 9am-2pm! Always a hit with the community…housewares, furniture, books, clothing and other treasures to be explored. Food/baked goods, too! Spread the word, and get your donations ready. Contact Syenni Lucas for more information and to sign-up to help.
June 11th, 2023 (Sunday) — Join us at Rockland Pride Sunday, from 11am -5pm. Details to follow…or contact Lois Simmons of the Mission Committee for more info and to sign-up.
We’re hosting a community cleanup again this year, in partnership with Keep Rockland Beautiful. The date is Saturday, May 6th, from 9am to noon. We will be cleaning up New Hempstead Road from the PIP overpass to Route 45.
Pre-registration is required, so if you’d like to participate go to http://www.KeepRocklandBeautiful.org to register before May 6th.
All equipment and supplies will be provided on the day of the cleanup. Be sure to wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, a hat, work gloves and work shoes. We’ll be meeting in the church parking lot.
Come help us be God’s hands in the community…and bring a friend!
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 Christmas, for distribution in January. 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.
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 13th. Bring in perishable items (turkey and loaf of bread) on Sunday, November 20th (or contact us to make other delivery arrangements). You can also sponsor a basket, and we’ll do the shopping for … Continue reading →
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!
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.