Monday, December 20, 2010

Week of December 19

Monday
▪Birthday People 7 pm
▪Safe Haven Sheltering

Wednesday
▪Choir 7 pm

Thursday
▪Morning Prayer 7 am

Friday
Christmas Eve
▪Family Service 5 pm
▪Candle Light Service 10 pm

Saturday
Christmas Day

Sunday
▪Worship 10 am

Office Hours - The church office will be closed Dec. 27 through 31. In Pastor Laura’s absence, you may contact Rev. Ruth Wainwright at 845- 735-6518 for pastoral care.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Week of December 12

Tuesday
▪ Ministries 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ Choir 7 PM

Friday
▪ Christmas Caroling 6 PM

Saturday
▪ Safe Haven Sheltering

Sunday
Fourth Sunday in Advent
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Deacons 11:30 AM
▪ Children’s Choir 11:30 AM
▪ Safe Haven Sheltering

Christmas Caroling - Join us for Christmas caroling on Friday evening. We will leave from the church at 6 PM. Laura Cunningham will have refreshments for the carolers at her home afterwards, 29 Kings Highway, New City.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Week of December 5

Tuesday
▪ Deadline for poinsettia orders

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Saturday
▪ Hanging of the Greens 9 AM

Sunday
Third Sunday in Advent
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Children’s Choir 11:30 AM
▪ Deadline for Salvation Army Angel gifts
▪ Christmas Open House

Deck the Halls -
The Deacons invite you to help decorate the sanctuary on Saturday at 9 AM. Bring gloves and wire cutters (if you have them) and help make wreaths to welcome Christmas.

Open House - Everyone is invited to the annual Christmas Open House hosted by Bob and Adele Schnell and Ruth Tesar on Sunday from 2 to 6 PM at the Schnell’s house, 74 Champ Ave., Pearl River.

Christmas Caroling - Join us for Christmas caroling on Friday evening, Dec.17. We will leave from the church at 6 PM. Laura Cunningham will have refreshments for the carolers at her home afterwards.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Week of November 28

Wednesday
▪ NPC Book Group 12 noon
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Friday
▪ Christmas Wrap Party 7 PM

Saturday
▪ WA Christmas Luncheon 1 PM

Sunday
Second Sunday in Advent
▪ Worship/Communion 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Children’s Choir 11:30 AM

NPC Book Group - The group will meet on Wednesday at 12 noon at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss Peace Like a River by Lief Enger. Please contact the church office to reserve a spot.

Christmas Wrap Party - The Rockland State Hospital gift wrapping party will be held on Friday at 7 PM in the parlor.

WA Christmas Luncheon - The Women’s Association invites you to its annual Holiday Lunch of soups, salads, and desserts on Saturday at 1 PM in the church parlor. Child care will be provided and you are invited to bring a friend. Please RSVP to the church office (845-735-4565) so we know how many people to expect.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Week of November 21

Monday
▪ Interfaith Thanksgiving Service 7:30 PM
▪ Safe Haven Sheltering

Tuesday
▪ Safe Haven Sheltering

Thursday
Happy Thanksgiving!
▪Morning Prayer 7 AM

Friday
Church office is closed.

Sunday
First Sunday in Advent
▪Worship 10 AM
▪Sunday School
▪Exploring Faith Group 11:30 AM
▪Children’s Choir 11:30 AM

Pastoral Coverage - Laura will leave on Wednesday to spend Thanksgiving with family in Virginia and will return on Saturday. In her absence, Ruth Wainwright is on call for pastoral emergencies.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Week of November 14

Monday
▪ Birthday People 7 PM

Tuesday
▪ WA Board Meeting 9:30 AM
▪ Session 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM
▪ Community Network for Career Development, St. Stephen’s Church, 7 PM
▪ Deadline for December newsletter.

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Reign of Christ Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Deacons 11:30 AM
▪ Exploring Faith Group 11:30 AM
▪ Children’s Choir 11:30 AM
▪ Safe Haven Sheltering

The Good News - The deadline for submitting newsletter information and articles to Barbara DeVries is Wednesday. You may contact Barbara at (845) 735-4261 or bdved1@aol.com.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - This year’s service will be held at 7:30 PM on Monday, Nov. 22, at Beth Am Temple. Come and join in the sharing of community worship. If you are interested in singing with the choir at the service please see Karen Schmidt.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Week of November 7

Tuesday
▪ WA Circle Meeting 9:30 AM
▪ Ministries 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
The office is closed in observance of Veterans Day.
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ WA Circle Meeting 11:30 AM
▪ WA Circle Meeting 7:30 PM

Sunday
▪ Taize Worship Service 10 AM
▪ Second Sunday Breakfast
▪ Sunday School
▪ Exploring Faith 11:30 AM
▪ Children’s Choir 11:30 AM
▪ Youth Group at Tappan Reformed Church 5 PM

Early Thanksgiving - Brook Church in Hillburn will serve its annual pre-Thanksgiving Dinner from 5-7 PM on Friday. Donation is $10.

Interfaith Thanksgiving Service - This year’s service will be held at 7:30 PM on Monday, Nov. 22, at Beth Am Temple. Come and join in the sharing of community worship.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Week of October 31

Tuesday
▪ WA Election Day Bake Sale

Wednesday
▪ NPC Book Group 12 noon
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ Helping Hands Benefit Gala

Sunday
▪ Worship/Communion 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Exploring Faith 11:30 AM
▪ Children’s Choir 11:30 AM
▪ Youth Group at Tappan Reformed Church 5 PM


NPC Book Group - The group will meet on Wednesday at 12 noon at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss Widow’s War by Sally Gunning. Please contact the church office to reserve a spot.

Helping Hands -
The annual Helping Hands Benefit Gala will be held on Thursday at the Pearl River Hilton. Tickets are $80 per person ($35 is tax deductible). See Ruth Wainwright for tickets.

Early Thanksgiving - Brook Church in Hillburn will serve its annual pre-Thanksgiving Dinner from 5 - 7 PM on Friday, Nov. 12. Donation is $10.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Week of October 24

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM
▪ Community Network for Career Development, Good Shepherd Church 7-9 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Exploring Faith 11:30 AM
▪ Children’s Choir 11:30 AM
▪ Youth Group at Tappan Reformed Church 5 PM

All Hallows’ Eve - Faith is contagious - what person gave you yours? Sunday is All Hallows’ Eve, the day before All Saints' Day, and we would like it to have a special "saintly" spin. Come dressed as someone whose faith has shaped or inspired your own. It may be someone you know personally, someone from the Bible, or a historic or public figure. Caution - you never know when your own faith might be spreading to someone else!

Election Day Bake Sale - On Tuesday, Nov. 2, the Women’s Association will hold a day-long bake sale as the NPC Great Hall serves as a polling site for the election. We need baked goods and volunteers to help that day. Please sign up in the narthex on Sunday if you can help.

Helping Hands - The annual Helping Hands Benefit Gala will be held on Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Pearl River Hilton. Tickets are $80 per person ($35 is tax deductible) and donations of auction items are welcome. See Ruth Wainwright for details.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

This Week at Nauraushaun

Tuesday
WA Circle 9:30 AM
Ministries 7:30 PM

Wednesday
Choir 7 PM

Thursday
Morning Prayer 7 AM
WA Circle 11:30 AM
WA Circle 7:30 PM

Sunday
Worship10 AM
Sunday School
Deacons 11:30 AM
Exploring Faith 11:30 AM
Children’s Choir 11:30 AM
Youth Group at Tappan Reformed Church 5 PM

Becoming Part of Nauraushaun - You are invited to the first Exploring Faith session to discuss your spiritual journey and membership at Nauraushaun Church at 11:30 AM next Sunday with Pastor Laura.

Annual Food Drive - NPC volunteers will collect food for the Salvation Army Food Cupboard from 10 AM - 5 PM on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the ShopRite of Pearl River. Please sign up outside the church office if you can give one hour to help.

Helping Hands - The annual Helping Hands Benefit Gala will be held on Thursday, Nov. 4, at the Pearl River Hilton. Tickets are $80 per person ($40 is tax deductible) and donations of auction items are welcome. See Ruth Wainwright for details.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Week of October 3

Wednesday
▪ NPC Book Group 12 noon
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Saturday
▪ Retreat for Deacons and Elders

Sunday
▪ Worship10 AM
▪ Blessing of the Animals
▪ Second Sunday Breakfast 8 AM
▪ Love God, Love Neighbor 8:15 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Children’s Choir 11:30 AM
▪ Youth Group at Tappan Reformed Church 5 PM

NPC Book Group - The group will meet on Wednesday at 12 noon at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. Please contact the office to attend.

Love God, Love Neighbor from The Clearing - The group will meet at 8:15 AM next Sunday to continue the exploration of loving God and those around us more deeply.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Week of September 26

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

World Communion Sunday/Peacemaking Offering
▪ Worship/Communion 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Children’s Choir 11:30 AM
▪ Youth Group at Tappan Reformed Church 5 PM

Coffee and Fellowship -Please sign up to be a greeter or coffee hour volunteer outside the church office. Tasks have been simplified in the spirit of ‘more hands, less work.’

NPC Book Group - The group will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 6, at 12 noon at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. You may sign up to attend outside the church office.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Week of September 19

Monday
▪ Birthday People 7 PM

Tuesday
▪ WA Board Meeting 9:30 AM
▪ Session 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ WA Circle 11:30 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Children’s Choir 11:30 AM
▪ Youth Group at Tappan Reformed Church 5 PM

Peacemaking Offering - On World Communion Sunday, Oct. 3, the Peacemaking Offering will be shared. The funds raised go to our denomination to support a variety of mission projects throughout the world and locally.

Save the Date - Current elders and deacons are asked to circle Saturday, October 9, on their calendars as a tentative date for an Officers’ Retreat. Further details will be announced shortly.

Child Care - The church is in need of a babysitter for Sunday mornings. If you know a caring and qualified person for this paid position, please contact the office.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Week of September 12

Tuesday
▪ WA Morning Circle 9:30 AM
▪ Ministries 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM
▪ Community Network for Career Development (CNCD)
at Good Shepherd Church 7-9 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ WA Evening Circle 7:30 PM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Deacons 11:30 AM
▪ Youth Group at Tappan Reformed Church 5 PM

Back to School - Sunday School and Youth Group will begin on Sunday.

Sunday Child Care - The church is in need of a babysitter for Sunday mornings. If you know a caring and qualified person for this paid position, please contact the office.

Save the Date - Current elders and deacons are asked to circle Saturday, October 9, on their calendars as a tentative date for an Officers’ Retreat. Further details will be announced shortly.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Week of Sept. 6

Wednesday
▪ NPC Book Group 12 noon
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Blessing of the Backpacks
▪ Second Sunday Breakfast 8 AM

Back to School - Get the school year off to a great start by bringing your backpacks to worship next Sunday for a special blessing. Sunday School and Youth Group will begin on Sunday, Sept. 19.

NPC Book Group - The group will meet on Wednesday at 12 noon at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss Lying Awake by Mark Salzman. Please contact the church office to reserve a spot.

Child Care - The church is in need of a babysitter for Sunday mornings. If you know a caring and qualified person for this paid position, please see contact the office.

Welcoming Nauraushaun Nursery - For the second year the Women’s Association and the Deacons will provide coffee, tea and baked goods for the parents of incoming NNS students. If you can serve or provide baked goods on Sept. 13, 14 or 15, please sign up outside the church office. For additional information, contact Joan Yeaton.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Week of August 8

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM

Office Coverage - Susan Marose will be on vacation next week (Aug. 16 to Aug. 20). If you can fill in one day from 9 AM to 1 PM, please contact the church office.

Favorite Hymns - On Sunday, August 29, there will be a Hymn Sing. If you have a particular hymn you would like to hear that day, please jot the title on a piece of paper and place it in the collection plate for consideration.

Trotter’s Museum Outing - You are invited to the annual WA Summer Outing on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Trotter’s Museum at Goshen Race Track for a guided tour followed by lunch. Contact Carol Boyatsis for additional information or sign up outside the church office. There will be carpooling from the church parking lot at 9 AM.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Week of August 1

Wednesday
▪ Christmas in August Party at RPH 6:30 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Love God, Love Neighbor Group 8:30 AM

Love God, Love Neighbor - All are invited to join Laura and members of the Clearing group (Sarah Chauncey, Kathleen Fahmi, Juli Schaefer, and Jim Uleman) at 8:30 AM on Sunday to explore ways of loving God and loving our neighbors.

Favorite Hymns - On Sunday, August 29, there will be a Hymn Sing. If you have a particular hymn you would like to hear that day, please jot the title on a piece of paper and place it in the collection plate in the upcoming weeks for consideration.

Trotter’s Museum Outing - You are invited to the annual WA Summer Outing on Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Trotter’s Museum at Goshen Race Track for a guided tour followed by lunch. Contact Carol Boyatsis for additional information or sign up outside the church office.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Week of July 25

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship/Communion 10 AM

Summer Help - Please sign up outside the church office to provide refreshments or teach Sunday school.

Trotter’s Museum Outing - You may sign up outside the church office to attend the annual WA Summer Outing on Saturday, Aug. 21, to the Trotter’s Museum at Goshen Race Track. All women and men of NPC are invited to the event, which includes a tour and lunch. Contact Carol Boyatsis for additional information.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Week of July 18

Monday
▪ Birthday People 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM

Summer Help - Please sign up outside the church office to provide refreshments or teach Sunday school during the summer.

Trotter’s Museum Outing - Please sign up outside the church office to attend the annual WA Summer Outing on Saturday, Aug. 21, to the Trotter’s Museum at Goshen Race Track. All women and men of NPC are invited to the event, which includes a tour and lunch. Contact Carol Boyatsis for additional information.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Week of July 11

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM

Update - Laura Cunningham is away on study leave until July 15, and on vacation from July 16-24. Please contact Rev. Ruth Wainwright (845-735-6518) with any pastoral emergencies during this time. Rev. Chris Shelton will preach on Sunday.

Summer Help - Please sign up outside the church office to provide refreshments or teach Sunday school during July and August.

Trotter’s Museum Outing - Please sign up outside the church office to attend the annual WA Summer Outing on Saturday, Aug. 21, to the Trotter’s Museum at Goshen Race Track. All women and men of NPC are invited to the event, which includes a tour and lunch. Contact Carol Boyatsis for additional information.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Week of July 4

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ TaizĂ© Worship 10 AM

Update - Laura Cunningham will be away on study leave from July 5-15 and on vacation from July 16-24. Please contact Rev. Ruth Wainwright (845-735-6518) with any pastoral emergencies during this time. Chris Shelton will be leading worship next Sunday and preaching on July 18. After worship on the 18th, he will also report back and lead a discussion on actions at the General Assembly.

Summer Help - Please sign up to provide refreshments or teach Sunday school during July and August outside the church office.

General Assembly - The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) is meeting in Minneapolis through July 10th. Delegates from all of the presbyteries will discuss issues ranging from the church’s stance on peace in Israel and Palestine to changing our Book of Order to become more inclusive in ordination standards. You are invited to keep our larger church in your prayers, and to follow updates at: http://www.pcusa.ord/ga219/ or http://www.presbyterianwelcome.org/index.php/news-feed.

The Good News - The church newsletter will be going electronic this fall. If you have friends or family members who would like to receive the newsletter, please send us their email addresses.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Week of June 27

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM

General Assembly - The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA) meets July 3-10 in Minneapolis. Delegates from all of the presbyteries will meet to discuss issues ranging from the church’s stance on peace in Israel and Palestine to changing our Book of Order to become more inclusive in ordination standards. You are invited to keep our larger church in your prayers, and to follow updates at: http://www.pcusa.ord/ga219/
or http://www.presbyterianwelcome.org/index.php/news-feed.

Love God/ Love Neighbor Group from the Clearing - Laura and members of the Clearing group (Sarah Chauncey, Kathleen Fahmi, Juli Schaefer, and Jim Uleman) are meeting this summer to explore loving God and loving our neighbors - friendly strangers right in our neighborhoods - more deeply. We plan on meeting regularly and sharing ways of engaging both God and those around us. Upcoming dates will be announced.

The Good News - The church newsletter will be going electronic this fall so if you have friends or family members who would like to receive The Good News, please send their email addresses to the church office.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Week of June 20

Monday
▪ Birthday People 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Deacons 11:30 AM

Helping Hands Sock Swap - Do you need low-cut men’s socks? Due to an over supply of low cuts and a need for longer crew length socks, Ruth Wainwright has announced a “sock exchange.” Next Sunday you can trade a new pair of crew socks for a new pair of low cuts.

Love God/ Love Neighbor Group from the Clearing - Laura and members of the Clearing group (Sarah Chauncey, Kathleen Fahmi, Juli Schaefer, and Jim Uleman) are meeting this summer to explore loving God and loving our neighbors - friendly strangers right in our neighborhoods - more deeply. We plan on meeting regularly this summer, and sharing ways of engaging both God and those around us. Upcoming dates will be announced.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Week of June 13

Tuesday
▪ WA Board Luncheon 12 noon
▪ Session 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Annual Church Picnic

Love God/ Love Neighbor Group from the Clearing - Laura and members of the Clearing group (Sarah Chauncey, Kathleen Fahmi, Juli Schaefer, and Jim Uleman) are meeting this summer to explore loving God and loving our neighbors - friendly strangers right in our neighborhoods - more deeply. Upcoming dates will be announced.

WA Lunch -The Women’s Association Board invites all the women of the church to its end-of-year meeting and lunch at 12 noon on Tuesday at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt. Please contact Carol Boyatsis to reserve a spot.

Annual Church Picnic - The potluck picnic will be held on Sunday after worship. If you have not signed up to bring your favorite dish, please do so outside the church office.

Monday, June 7, 2010

Week of June 6

Monday
▪ Career Network at St. Stephen’s 7:30 PM

Tuesday
▪ Ministries 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Saturday
▪ Helping Hands Run

Sunday
Music Sunday
▪ Love God/Love Neighbor Group 8:15 AM
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School

Helping Hands - There will be a Helping Hands run on Saturday and men’s underwear in all sizes is needed. Please contact Ruth Wainwright for information.

Love God/ Love Neighbor Group - Laura and members of the Clearing group (Sarah Chauncey, Kathleen Fahmi, Juli Schaefer, and Jim Uleman) invite anyone interested to join us this summer to explore loving God and loving our neighbors - friendly strangers right in our neighborhoods - more deeply. We plan on meeting regularly to share ways of engaging both God and those around us. Our first meeting will be on Sunday at 8:15 AM, before worship.

WA Lunch -The Women’s Association Board will hold its end-of-year meeting and lunch at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 15, at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt. Please contact Adele Schnell to reserve a spot.

Annual Picnic - The church picnic will be held after worship on Sunday, June 20. This year’s picnic will be potluck. Families with last names from A to L are asked to bring a main course dish; those from M to Z are asked to bring a salad or dessert. There is a sign-up sheet outside the church office. Please specify what dish you plan to bring.

Save the Date - The annual Women's Association Summer Outing is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Harness Racing Museum in Goshen. All women and men of NPC are invited to the event, which includes a tour and lunch. More information will follow.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Week of May 30

Tuesday
▪ Women’s Day of Spirituality 9:30 AM

Wednesday
▪ Book Group 12 noon
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship/Communion 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Walk to Feed the Need 1:30 PM

NPC Book Group - The group will meet at 12 noon on Wednesday at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss Sarah’s Key by Tatiana DeRosnay. Please sign up outside the church office to reserve a spot or call the church office.

Walk to Feed the Need - Nauraushaun will join Germonds Presbyterian Church for the walk next Sunday, June 6, at 1:30 PM at Kennedy Dells Park in New City. See Kathleen Fahmi or Mary Lee Wainwright for details.

Helping Hands - There will be a Helping Hands run on Saturday, June 12, and men’s underwear in all sizes is needed. Please see Ruth Wainwright for information.

Love God/Love Neighbor Group from the Clearing - Laura and members of the Clearing group (Sarah Chauncey, Kathleen Fahmi, Juli Schaefer, and Jim Uleman) invite anyone interested to join us this summer to explore loving God and loving our neighbors - friendly strangers right in our neighborhoods - more deeply. We plan on meeting regularly this summer, and sharing ways of engaging both God and those around us. Our first meeting will be Sunday, June 13, at 8:15 AM, before worship. Let Laura know if you are interested!

Annual Picnic - The church picnic will be held after worship on Sunday, June 20. This year’s picnic will be potluck, rather than hot dogs and hamburgers. Families with last names from A to L are asked to bring a main course dish; those from M to Z are asked to bring a salad or dessert. There is a sign-up sheet outside the church office.

Save the Date - The annual WA Summer Outing is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 21, at the Harness Racing Museum in Goshen. All women and men of NPC are invited to the event, which includes a tour and lunch. More information will follow.

Monday, May 24, 2010

This Week at Nauraushaun

Monday
▪ Career Network 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School

Day of Spirituality - All women are invited to a day of peace and renewal in the time honored tradition of Celtic spirituality from 10 AM to 2 PM on Tuesday, June 1, at Stony Point Center. This event is sponsored by the Women of the Hudson River Presbytery. Please contact Carol Boyatsis for registration information.

Love God/ Love Neighbor Group from The Clearing - Laura and members of the Clearing group (Sarah Chauncey, Kathleen Fahmi, Juli Schaefer, and Jim Uleman) invite anyone interested to join us this summer to explore loving God and loving our neighbors - friendly strangers right in our neighborhoods - more deeply. We plan on meeting regularly this summer, and sharing ways of engaging both God and those around us. Our first meeting will be Sunday, June 13, at 8:15 AM, before worship. Let Laura know if you are interested!

Annual Picnic -
The annual church picnic will be held after worship on Sunday, June 20. This year’s picnic will be potluck, rather than hot dogs and hamburgers. Families with last names from A to L are asked to bring a main course dish; those from M to Z are asked to bring a salad or dessert. Lemonade and iced tea will be provided. There is a sign-up sheet outside the church office.

Walk to Feed the Need - Nauraushaun will join Germonds Presbyterian Church on the Walk to Feed the Need on Sunday, June 6, at 1:30 PM at Kennedy Dells Park, located on North Main Street in New City. Call Kathleen Fahmi (845-623-4247) or Mary Lee Wainwright (845-425-3249) for details and to register for the event.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Week of May 16

Monday
▪ Memorial Fund Meeting 4 PM
▪ Birthday People 7 PM

Tuesday
▪ WA Board Meeting 9:30 AM
▪ Session 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ WA Circle 11:30 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Installation of Officers
▪ Sunday School

Day of Spirituality - All women are invited to a day of peace and renewal in the time honored tradition of Celtic spirituality from 10 AM to 2 PM on Tuesday, June 1, at Stony Point Center. This event is sponsored by the Women of the Hudson River Presbytery. Please see Carol Boyatsis for registration information.

Walk to Feed the Need - Nauraushaun will join Germonds Presbyterian Church on the Walk to Feed the Need on Sunday, June 6, at 1:30 PM at Kennedy Dells Park, located on North Main Street in New City. Call Kathleen Fahmi (845-623-4247) or Mary Lee Wainwright (845-425-3249) for details and to register for the event.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Week of May 9

Monday
▪ Career Network 7:30 PM

Tuesday
▪ WA Circle 9:30 AM
▪ Ministries 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ WA Circle 7:30 PM

Saturday
▪ Spring Work Party 9 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Congregational Meeting
▪ Sunday School
▪ Deacons 11:30 AM
▪ Discussion Group 11:30 AM

Spring Cleaning at NPC – An indoor/outdoor work party is planned for Saturday beginning at 9 AM. Contact Carolyn Russell for additional information.

In the Season of Resurrection - Attorney Carolyn Strassberg will discuss estate planning and elder law concerns on Sunday at 11:30 AM in the parlor.

Afternoon Concert - Karen Schmidt will be joined in concert by trumpeters Peter Piacquadio and Chris Melito and violinist Shelby Yamin at 2 PM next Sunday, May 16, in the sanctuary. General admission is $10, $8 for seniors and students. There is no admission charge for children under 12.

Stay Connected - The Good News, our NPC newsletter, will be online this fall. “Going green” will allow the church to save paper, energy and money! If we do not have your email address, please send it to us at npcpearl@verizon.net. Those who are not online will still receive their copy by mail, and paper copies will be available at church.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Week of May 2

Wednesday
▪ Nauraushaun Book Group 12 noon
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Saturday
▪ Helping Hands Food Drive 9 AM-5 PM
▪ WA “Hi” Tea 2 PM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Second Sunday Breakfast
▪ Sunday School
▪ Children’s Choir
▪ Discussion Group 11:30 AM

In the Season of Resurrection - On Sunday, attorney Carolyn Strassberg will discuss estate planning and elder law concerns at 11:30 AM in the parlor.

NPC Book Group - The group will meet at 12 noon on Wednesday at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss The Lacuna by Barbara Kingsolver. Please sign up outside the church office to reserve a spot or contact the church office.

Women’s Association Tea - All the women of Nauraushaun and their friends and neighbors are invited to a “Hi” Tea from 2 to 4 PM on Saturday. Enjoy an array of sweets and savories as you socialize with old and new friends. Child care will be provided. Please RSVP to Carol Boyatsis. This is a free event.

Help Needed - Two people are needed for the 1 to 2 PM slot of the Helping Hands food drive at at the Pearl River ShopRite on Saturday. If you can help for one hour, please contact the church office (735-4565).

Walk to Feed the Need - Nauraushaun will join Germonds Presbyterian Church on the Walk to Feed the Need on Sunday, June 6, at 1:30 PM. The walk location has been changed to Kennedy Dells Park, located on North Main Street, New City. Call Kathleen Fahmi (845-623-4247) or Mary Lee Wainwright (845-425-3249) for details and to register for the event.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Week of April 25

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship/Communion
▪ Sunday School
▪ Discussion Group 11:30 AM

In the Season of Resurrection -On Sunday Laura Cunningham will discuss composing an ethical will – a piece where you may share the values and memories you hope to pass on to your loved ones – and planning memorial services at 11:30 AM in the parlor.

Helping Hands - A food drive will be held at ShopRite of Pearl River on Saturday between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM. If you can help for one hour, please sign up outside the church office.

Save the Date - In celebration of Germonds Presbyterian Church’s 150th anniversary NPC will be taking part in the Walk to Feed the Need around Rockland Lake at 1 PM on Sunday, June 6. See Mary Lee Wainwright for more details about this mission project.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Week of April 18

Monday
▪ Birthday People 7 PM

Tuesday
▪ WA Board Meeting 9:30 AM
▪ Session 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Children’s Choir
▪ Discussion Group 11:30 AM
▪ Career Network 4 PM

In the Season of Resurrection - Mimi Hoffman of Rockland County Hospice will discuss how hospice can enhance end-of-life issues for the patient and the family at 11:30 AM on Sunday in the parlor. Upcoming discussions will feature Laura Cunningham and attorney Carolyn Strassberg.

Children’s Choir - Practices will resume on Sunday following worship.

Keep Rockland Beautiful Clean Up - You are invited to join other volunteers for a few hours to clear debris in the watershed area of Nauraushaun Creek on Sunday at 1 PM. To learn more you may contact Sona Mason at 735-0151 for meet-up locations or visit http://www.keeprocklandbeautiful.org/.

Helping Hands - A food drive will be held on Saturday, May 8, between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM. If you can help for one hour, please sign up outside the church office.

Save the Date - In celebration of Germonds Presbyterian Church’s 150th anniversary NPC will be taking part in the Walk to Feed the Need around Rockland Lake at 1 PM on Sunday, June 6. See Mary Lee Wainwright for more details about this mission project.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Week of April 11

Tuesday
▪ WA Circle 9:30 AM
▪ Ministries 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Saturday
▪ Memorial Service 3 PM

Sunday
▪ Worship
▪ Sunday School
▪ Deacons 11:30 AM

Memorial Service - There will be a service at 3 PM on Saturday to celebrate the life of Larry Swift, father of Michie Palaia.

Save the Date - In celebration of Germonds Presbyterian Church’s 150th anniversary NPC will be taking part in the Walk to Feed the Need around Rockland Lake at 1 PM on Sunday, June 6. See Kathleen Fahmi for more details about this mission project.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Week of April 4

Monday
▪ Safe Haven


Tuesday
▪ Career Network meeting 7 PM


Wednesday
▪ Nauraushaun Book Group 12 noon
▪ Nyack College Chorale 7:30 PM


Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ WA Circle 11:30 AM
▪ WA Evening Circle 7:30 PM


Sunday
▪ Worship
▪ Second Sunday Breakfast
▪ Sunday School
▪ Discussion Group 11:30 AM


NPC Book Group - The group will meet at 12 noon on Wednesday at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska. Please contact the office to reserve a spot.


Nyack Chorale at Nauraushaun - The Nyack College Chorale, under the direction of Joel Jameson, will perform its spring concert at 7:30 PM on Wednesday in the sanctuary. All are invited. The chorale recently presented the concert during a tour of England.


Save the Date – In celebration of Germonds Presbyterian Church’s 150th anniversary NPC will be taking part in the Walk to Feed the Need around Rockland Lake at 1 PM on Sunday, June 6. Contact Kathleen Fahmi for more details about this mission project.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Holy Week

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Maundy Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ Tenebrae service with communion 7:30 PM

Good Friday
▪ Labyrinth for meditation and prayer 1 to 5 PM

Easter Sunday
▪ Worship
▪ Children’s Egg Hunt

Holy Week - You are invited to join us on Maundy Thursday for a service of Tenebrae with communion. On Good Friday, the labyrinth will be open in the parlor for silent meditation, which is a special and moving way to observe this day.

Nyack Chorale at Nauraushaun - The Nyack College Chorale, under the direction of Joel Jameson, will perform its spring concert at 7:30 PM on Wednesday, April 7, in the sanctuary. All are invited. The chorale recently presented the concert during a tour of England.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Week of March 1

Monday
▪ Safe Haven guests

Tuesday
▪ Safe Haven guests

Wednesday
▪ Book Group 12 noon
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship/Communion
▪ Sunday School
▪ Living the Questions 11:30 AM
▪ Children’s Music 11:30 AM

NPC Book Group - The group will meet at 12 noon on Wednesday at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss An Altar in the World by Barbara Brown Taylor. Please sign up outside the church office to reserve a spot.

Office Substitutes - Thanks to all who have signed up to fill in for Susan Marose while she is away. There is just one slot left on Friday, March 12. If you can volunteer, please call or sign up outside the church office.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Week of February 21

Tuesday
▪ Session 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Saturday
▪ Nauraushaun Kids Unplugged Family Concert 10:30 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship
▪ Sunday School
▪ Living the Questions 11:30 AM

Nauraushaun Family Concert – Musician Kurt Gallagher will headline the Nauraushaun Kids Unplugged Concert from 10:30 to 11:30 AM on Saturday in the sanctuary. This performance is the first in a series of monthly family events to be sponsored jointly by Nauraushaun Church and Nauraushaun Nursery School. All children and families are invited. Juice and snacks will be served. Donation is $8 per family and proceeds will benefit the Jawonio Early Childhood Education Services.

Help with the Blood Crisis – Greenbush Presbyterian Church in Blauvelt is sponsoring a blood drive from 9 AM to 3 PM on Saturday in their fellowship hall. For additional information or to make an appointment, call (845) 359-4666.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Week of February 14

Tuesday
▪ Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner 6 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 6 PM
▪ Ash Wednesday Service and Imposition of Ashes 7:30 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship
▪ Sunday School
▪ Living the Questions 11:30 AM
▪ Deacons 11:30 AM

Shrove Tuesday – You are invited to join the church family at 6 PM on Tuesday for the annual pancake supper and Mardi Grad festival in the Great Hall. Kids and friends are welcome.

Ash Wednesday – Rev. Ruth Wainwright will conduct the Ash Wednesday service and imposition of ashes at 7:30 pm. Earlier in the day, all women of the church are invited to the Ash Wednesday Retreat at Stony Point Conference Center from 10:30 AM to 1 PM. For information, contact Adele Schnell.

Nauraushaun Family Concert – Musician Kurt Gallagher will headline the Nauraushaun Kids Unplugged Concert at 10:30 AM on Saturday, Feb. 27, in the sanctuary. This performance is the first in a series of monthly family events to be sponsored jointly by Nauraushaun Church and Nauraushaun Nursery School. All children and families are invited. Juice and snacks will be served. Donation is $8 per family and proceeds will benefit the Jawonio Early Childhood Education Services.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Week of February 7

Tuesday
▪ WA Circle 9:30 AM
▪ Ministries 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ WA Circle 11:30 AM
▪ WA Circle 7:30 PM

Sunday
▪ Worship
▪ Second Sunday Breakfast
▪ Sunday School
▪ Living the Questions 11:30 AM

Living the Questions– A new section of in this adult study series will be offered next Sunday at 11:30 AM in the parlor and will continue for an additional three weeks through March 8. We will explore how both modern biblical scholarship and science can enrich an active Christian faith journey.

Ash Wednesday Women’s Retreat – All women of the church are invited to an Ash Wednesday Retreat at Stony Point Conference Center from 10:30 AM to 1 PM on February 17. “Praying through Lent with Heart, Soul, Mind and Body” is the theme. Carpooling will be arranged. For additional information, contact Adele Schnell.

Holmes Summer Camp – If you are a parent or grandparent, you know that now is the time to think summer activities. Holmes Presbyterian Summer Camp is offering experiences for everyone from campers entering first grade to adults. Check the bulletin board outside the church office for information and brochures.

Nauraushaun Family Concert – Musician Kurt Gallagher will headline the Nauraushaun Kids Unplugged Concert at 10:30 AM on Saturday, Feb. 27, in the sanctuary. This performance is the first in a series of monthly family events to be sponsored jointly by Nauraushaun Church and Nauraushaun Nursery School. All children and families are invited. Juice and snacks will be served. Donation is $8 per family and proceeds will benefit the Jawonio Early Childhood Education Services.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week of Feb. 1

Wednesday
▪ Nauraushaun Book Group 12 noon
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship/Communion 10 AM
▪ Sunday School

Book Group – The group will meet at 12 noon on Wednesday at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo. Please call the church office to reserve a spot.

Give, Act, Pray for Haiti – Please visit www.pcusa.org online for continuing updates on the situation in Haiti. Financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR000064. Gifts can also be made by phone at (800) 872-3283 and checks can be mailed to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Week of January 24

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Friday
▪ WA Clean Up 9:30 AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Annual Congregational Meeting

Cleaning Day - All are invited to join the members of the Women’s Association at 9:30 AM on Friday as they do a seasonal cleaning of the kitchen and other areas of the church. For additional information, contact Carol Boyatsis.

Annual Congregational Meeting - Nauraushaun Church will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday immediately following worship.

Can You Help? - The Deacons are in need of volunteers to help present our coffee hour each Sunday following worship. If you can serve as host/hostess or provide baked goods, please contact Joan Yeaton.

Give, Act, Pray for Haiti – As the crisis in Haiti continues Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is responding through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA). For updates on the situation and the church’s response, please visit http://www.pcusa.org/ online. Financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR000064. Gifts can also be made by phone at (800) 872-3283 and checks can be mailed to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Week of January 17

Monday
The church office is closed in observance of Martin Luther King Day.
▪ Birthday People 7 PM

Tuesday
▪ WA Board Meeting 9:30 AM
▪ Session 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer AM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School

Give, Act, Pray for Haiti - Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is responding through Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) and is rushing an initial $100,000 from One Great Hour of Sharing and designated funds to provide immediate emergency relief to the people of Haiti. For updates on the earthquake and the church’s response, please visit www.pcusa.org online. Financial support for relief efforts can be designated to DR000064. Gifts can also be made by phone at (800) 872-3283 and checks can be mailed to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264-3700.

Annual Congregational Meeting - Nauraushaun Church will hold its Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, Jan. 31, immediately following worship. Copies of the Annual Report will be available for review on Sunday.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Week of January 10

Tuesday
▪ WA Circle: Lesson Five 9:30 AM
▪ Ministries 7:30 PM

Wednesday
▪ Choir 7 PM

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM
▪ WA Circle 11:30 AM
▪ WA Evening Circle 7:30 PM

Sunday
▪ Worship 10 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Deacons 11:30 AM

Monday, January 4, 2010

Week of January 3

Wednesday
▪ NPC Book Group 12 noon

Thursday
▪ Morning Prayer 7 AM

Sunday

▪ Worship/Communion 10 AM
▪ Second Sunday Breakfast 8 AM
▪ Sunday School
▪ Inter-Church Youth Group 4:45 PM

Youth Group - The junior-high youth group will begin meeting at Piermont Reformed Church this Sunday. We will meet in the NPC parking lot at 4:45 PM to carpool to Piermont.

Book Group – The group will meet at 12 noon on Wednesday at Mia Cucina in Blauvelt to discuss The Space Between Us by Thrity Umrigar. Please call the church office to reserve a spot.