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.

Stephen Ministry
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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.

Transportation Assistance
If you have a need for transportation to a medical appointment or church event,  please call Sue Kimmerle.  We are also updating our Transportation Volunteer List - if you are able to assist in this vital ministry for our church family and friends, please sign up at the Information Desk in the Gathering Area.  Questions or concerns may be directed to the church office.  Please also indicate the days/times you may be available.  Thank you in advance!

Medical Equipment Loan Closet
The church has a variety of medical supplies which can be borrowed on an as-needed basis. Most of the equipment is now stored in the closet by Room 7. For more information, or to get a form to check out equipment, contact the church office.

Members of the Congregational Care Council
Peggy Long (chair),  Kathy Bennett, Amy Martin and Sue Kimmerle