By now, you should have received your June copy of The Carriage Stone. My column for that, about hope, is still relevant (and I think always will be, till hope is fulfilled when the reign of God comes “on earth, as it is in heaven”). The events of the last week have compelled me to speak to you again, my beloved congregation. I doubt there is anyone in …Continue reading →
Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, We know that our God is good and faithful—all the time. We also are all aware of the potential dangers posed by the novel corona virus-19. In the interest of the health of the congregation, and the communities we live in, the Session of New Hempstead Presbyterian Church decided in a called meeting last night, March 12, 2020, that our worship would be …Continue reading →
Our Race & White Privilege study group will meet next on Wednesday, March 11th at 7:30pm in the Colonial Room. We’ll be discussing Michelle Obama’s book, Becoming. Come join us for discussion and courageous conversation.
The Race and White Privilege book discussion group is restarting this Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30 in the Colonial Room. We meet monthly on the second Wednesday to discuss books which address racism past and present. This Wednesday, we are finishing our study of Friday Black. All are welcome. …Continue reading →
Our book discussion group exploring race and white privilege will resume on September 4th at 7:30pm in the Colonial Room. We will be reading “Friday Black” by author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, who is originally from Spring Valley and a graduate of East Ramapo Schools. All are welcome to join us in timely and thought-provoking conversation.
Pauline Mattis and the Christian Nurture and Spiritual Growth committee have chosen a new book for the children’s Sunday school. Growing in God’s Love: A Story-Bible is a fun book which introduces the children to the classic Bible stories in a way that we have found keeps their attention. Pauline will be distributing a schedule of which stories are covered in which weeks, and parents are welcome to purchase the book to reinforce the learning at home.
Join leaders and friends from across the Hudson River Presbytery for an exciting day of learning on Saturday, March 16th at Stony Point Center! Opening Worship and Keynote Speaker is Rev. Aquellah Ligonde, Pastor at Far Rockaway Presbyterian Church and Consultant with Youth Ministry Architects. Workshop topics include Storytelling and Youth Spiritual Formation, Anti-Racism Training, Social Media and your Church, and many more. Tuition is FREE! Lunch is available for $15. All are welcome, whether you’re a church member, officer or friend of any Hudson River Presbytery congregation. For more information and to register, go to http://hudrivpres.org.
In the November 2017 issue of The Carriage Stone, Shama Omer wrote “We have a responsibility to stand up for those who made sure there would be grass and soil for us to walk on. What an honor it is to live on this land, we must acknowledge that privilege and those who are paying dearly for us to have it.” As a form of solidarity and aid for the …Continue reading →
We will begin a new Bible study Sunday, January 7, after coffee hour. We will gather with our coffee in the sanctuary and spend an hour or so in Holy Conversation around the Gospel of Mark. This is not instead of Ed Garcia’s study in his home; it is in addition to it! Mark’s Gospel is the shortest, and it would be great (though not necessary) if we all read …Continue reading →