Stories

Vivian and Carl Yettru

An interview by Margaret HoweNovember 2021 I first met Vivian and Carl on a summer Sunday morning in our sanctuary – in the middle of worship.  This lovely couple came to church expecting service to begin at the time listed on the church website.  Guess what – we were in summer worship time and never …

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Helen F. Karsten Education Wing

It was three short years ago that we celebrated Play School’s 50th year and it’s founder, Helen Karsten!  Helen’s vision for a quality, community preschool program was realized in 1968 and continues to this very day.  Our program is still guided by the principles Helen set forth.   You can read the history here. We …

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Knitting Together – The Story

With yarn and conversation and scripture We are still knitting and stitching…. by Margaret Howe, November 2020 It has been one year! As I said on the first flyer for Knitting Together, I always wanted to be part of a faith based knitting group – so I decided to  start one.  I did and it makes me …

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Black Diamond Dinner Story

The NPUMC Black Diamond Dinner has served roast beef, mashed potatoes, and pies to the New Paltz community on Election Day for over 90 years. Originally held to purchase “black diamonds” – coal – to heat the church, this annual dinner continues to be an important fundraiser for NPUMC. The New Paltz United Methodist Church …

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Joan & Vinnie Gallagher Project

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 Recycling Center to promote …

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Lee Pritchard

Lee Pritchard, our music director since 1998, is a man of many talents and many interests. During this time we have not been able to gather in the sanctuary, Lee’s Wednesday hymn-a-longs have been a treat. Lee decided to have the Wednesday hymn-a-longs to offer something to supplement our streaming Sunday morning worship. On many …

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