Habitat for Humanity of Rocklandwill be this year’s recipient of our Peace & Global Witness Offering (formerly known as the Peacemaking Offering). Not only does Habitat help Rockland families achieve the dream of home ownership, but did you know their office is located in Murchison Hall? This offering is a great way to support our community partner and help Rockland families achieve their dream. Make checks payable to New Hempstead Presbyterian Church, and indicate “Peace & Global Witness,” or use the special envelops that can be found in your church pew, by Sunday, October 13th, 2019.
Pentecost is Sunday, June 9th, and again this year our Pentecost Offering will be dedicated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Multipurpose Center in Spring Valley. Your gifts will directly benefit children of our community who may not otherwise have the opportunity to attend the Center’s Summer Program. The Summer Program provides academic enrichment, field trips, music and fun in a safe and caring environment. Please give prayerfully and generously to the Pentecost Offering, and don’t forget to wear red on Sunday!
Special thanks to the Center’s Executive Director Nathan Mungin III and his wife Laura for worshiping with us last Sunday, and sharing stories of some of the families who benefit from our gifts. When our children thrive, our community thrives!
On Saturday, May 18th, New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will be participating in Keep Rockland Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup by clearing roadside litter along New Hempstead and Old Schoolhouse Roads. Come join your church family, friends and neighbors as we joyfully help to beautify our community!
When: Saturday, May 18th, 2019 from 9am – Noon (Rain date: Sunday, May 19th, from 1pm-4pm)
Where: Meet in the parking lot of New Hempstead Presbyterian Church. There will be coffee and friendly faces to greet you! All supplies will be provided free of charge.
Sign-up sheet is in the Colonial Room, or contact Karen Martin or Laura Metallo-Bidon for more information.
Our next rotation at the Warming Center is coming up on Monday, April 15 to Wednesday, April 17. Appropriately enough, this is during Holy Week. We will be serving dinner to our homeless neighbors from 6-8:45 PM at Building D of the Yeager Center in Pomona. The signup sheet is posted in the Colonial Room. If you have questions, see Pam Fink.
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is once again a proud sponsor of the Unity Celebration, a community event honoring the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This annual event celebrates the life of Dr. King by showcasing community groups, performers and speakers who carry on Dr. King’s dream to create the beloved community. Doors open at 3:00pm on Monday, January 21st, 2019, at Ramapo High School, located at 400 Viola Road, Spring Valley, NY. Stop by and visit us at the NHPC table!
The Deacons are collecting toys this Christmas season for the annual Marine Corps Reserve’s “Toys for Tots” drive. Toys do not need to be gift wrapped; however they must be new and in original packaging. Toys will be distributed to needy children between the ages of infant to 15 years old. A collection box is located in the Colonial room until mid-December
Next session is Wednesday, September 19 at 3 PM in Murchison Hall. Contact Nancy Jacobs for more information. On a recent Wednesday, a group of us met at Murchison Hall (Carmen, Sylvia M., Pam, Lona, Lori K.W., Karen M, and Karen’s granddaughter!), for the purpose of cutting bed sheets to fit the cages of the resident/adoptable cats at the HiTor Animal Care Center (Shelter). Among the eight of us, …Continue reading →
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church will be receiving the One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018. The One Great Hour of Sharing is the oldest of our special offerings and supports three major mission projects of the Church: Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Self Development of People Presbyterian Hunger Program For more information, see the PC(USA) website: http://specialofferings.pcusa.org/oghs.html …Continue reading →
Did you know that SOCKS are the most needed, but least donated, article of clothing for homeless people?
New Hempstead Presbyterian Church is hoping to “Warm Up the Winter” by collecting winter hats, gloves and socks for our homeless neighbors. Remember the needy of Rockland County as you do your Christmas shopping this year. Bring purchased items to Church in December. They will be distributed to guests of Helping Hands and to clients of the Salvation Army Food Truck in Spring Valley. Contact Laura Bidon with any questions.
Help make Thanksgiving a little brighter for a needy neighbor. New Hempstead Church has a long tradition of donating “Thanksgiving Baskets” to local families in need. Be sure to bring your food items to church on Sunday, November 19 so that we can distribute them before Thanksgiving. You can also sponsor a basket, and we’ll do the shopping for you. We’ll need volunteers on November 19 to shop and assemble the baskets.