The annual Blessings of the Pets will be held at New Hempstead Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Oct 10 at 2 PM, outdoors on the Great Lawn (weather permitting). Please bring your pets on leashes,or in carriers. (We don’t want any mishaps: New Hempstead Road is very busy!) …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.
Our Race & White Privilege discussion group will meet on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at 7:30pm on the Great Lawn, weather permitting. We will be reading Ibram X. Kendi’s book How to Be Anti-Racist. Bring a lawn chair, a mask and be ready for thoughtful and lively discussion (socially-distanced, of course!).
NHPC recently welcomed our newest member through a socially-distanced baptism! To see the Baptism of Patricia Grace Crockett (from July 18), go to our Members Bulletin page HERE. If you need the password, email Barbara Z at: email@example.com.
We will be holding outdoor worship services beginning Sunday, July 12th on the Great Lawn (weather permitting). We will continue to stream on YouTube, so you can choose whether to attend in person or virtually. Either way, join us at 9:55 for the Prelude! In case of bad weather, service will be live streamed only. The Session has put together a set of policies for in-person worship: https://nhpchurch.org/COVID-19restart2020.pdf. Masks and social distancing will be required. You will also be asked some screening questions regarding covid-19. There will be no singing and no spoken responses. Please read the full set of policies before you attend. Join us in worshiping the Lord, either in-person or virtually!
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 →