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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 →
The work of the Church continues, even throughout a pandemic! Your 2021 financial pledge to NHPC is more important than ever, as is your commitment to give of your time and talents. Stewardship Sunday is November 8th. Return your pledge card in person, or send it by mail using the self-addressed stamped envelope you should have received in the mail. And don’t forget to complete and return the Time & Talent Commitment Card as well! Contact Jane Craig Sebok with any questions, or if you haven’t received these materials. We hope you’ll remember what the church means to you, as you prayerfully consider your commitment for the upcoming year–both the money you can pledge and the talents you can share with your church family.
The New Hempstead Presbyterian Church has been holding Sunday services outdoors since mid-July. With the weather turning colder, the Session has made the decision to move the service inside the church Sanctuary, with certain COVID-19 protocols in place and observing all local rules. We will continue to stream the service live on YouTube so that you may continue to enjoy the service from your home. If you decide to attend …Continue reading →
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!)
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!