1580 Route 376
Wappingers Falls
NY 12590
(845) 462-0810



The Congregational Care Committee serves to supplement the spiritual and physical well being of our church members. The Parish Health Ministry strives to provide education and support programs to help members maximize their physical and emotional health and well-being. Parenting classes offer the opportunity to hone spiritually based skills and spend time with other parents. The Shepherd Program puts members in touch with other members who might be in need of support or assistance- especially with providing meals during times of illness or distress. Stephen Ministers are lay providers of spiritual and emotional support. They are assigned one to one with care receivers. The Souper Supper Servers have frozen meals on hand for families who are experiencing those unexpected moments that occur in life. The J.O.Y. program provides several social outings and gatherings per year.

As a whole, the Congregational Care committee works to meet the unique needs experienced by our members, recognizing that we are spiritual, physical and social beings.

Parish Health Ministry

The Parish Health Ministry is part of the Congregational Life Council. Click here to view the Parish Health page.

Stephen Ministry
Click here to view the Stephen Ministry Page

The Shepherd Program

"They will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked and sick or in prison, and minister to you?.' Then he will answer them, 'Truly, truly I say to you, as you did it to the least of these, you did it to me.'"

To help foster a caring community at New Hackensack, our church has a Shepherd Program. Our church families are grouped into 15 different Shepherd areas each with Shepherd leaders. People in the Shepherd area are called upon to help meet a families needs when there is a serious illness , a death, a new birth, etc. They might help with cards, calls, meals, a funeral reception, etc. As members of God's family we are able to carry out Jesus' teaching to care for each other in very practical ways.

Members of the Congregational Care Council
Mary Lou Grott (Parish Health Nurse),  Peggy Long (chair),  Kathy Bennett, Sue Kimmerle, Bill Bogle and Jackie Carey