Connected to Kenya

Connected to Kenya We are helping a community in rural Kenya, and they are inspiring us with their resilience and leadership for their community and the whole United Methodist Church. Over the last four years, NPUMC has contributed to windows for a clinic, a well for clean water, an agricultural project, a church building, and

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Repair Cafe

Repair Cafe The New Paltz Repair Café is back! After suspending operations for over 2 years due to COVID, our church hosted them on our lawn in May 2022.  The Repair Café is a wonderful organization that provides volunteers to fix broken things so that they don’t end up in the land fill and they

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Mitten Tree

Mitten Tree One of the heartwarming (and head, neck and hand warming) sights at the corner of Grove and Main streets in New Paltz is the mitten tree. For years during cold winter months, the mitten tree has been festooned with handmade hats, scarves and mittens created by members of the NPUMC community. Handmade or

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Free Fresh Food

Free Fresh Food is a pop up food giveaway that takes surplus goods and makes them available to anyone who stops by. There are no strings, no justification of need, no questions. It’s helping to reduce food waste. It’s ecumenical. Currently it’s at New Paltz UMC one Sunday, Redeemer Lutheran Church two Sundays, and St.

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Prayer Blanket Ministry

Prayer Blanket Ministry The New Paltz United Methodist Church Prayer Blanket Ministry is our rendition of the more widely known Prayer Shawl Ministry. A prayer blanket is knitted or crocheted in squares by many members of our church and then stitched together to form a blanket. Prayers of blessing, healing, hope, and thanksgiving are woven

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Eloise McKnight Trust

Eloise McKnight TrustGrants The Eloise McKnight Trust provides grants for mission, ministry, service and outreach. Eloise McKnight’s primary aim in creating this trust was to “encourage our mission and ministry at the growing edge of faith, service and outreach in Christ’s name.” She “affirmed the unique mix of spiritually biblical foundation, sense of mission and

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Joan & Vinnie Gallagher Project

Reuse… Rescue… and More… An active mission in the New Paltz area is driven by the passion of Joan and Vinnie Gallagher. Joan shares with us the vital role they are playing, helping folks in need in a variety of ways. The New Paltz United Methodist church has an informal partnership with the New Paltz

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