On behalf of Family of New Paltz, we'd like to share a thank you for your generosity in supporting Project H.O.P.E. during 2022.

Through your support, Family of New Paltz was able to provide food assistance to those in need, especially during the holiday season when the need is acutely felt.  Family provided 246 families with Thanksgiving meals, 76 families with Christmas meals, and Christmas gifts for 322 children and teens!

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you a Joyous and Merry Christmas from Redeemer, New Paltz!
Please click on the above image to hear a newly composed Advent and Christmas song by Pastor Tobias Anderson.

The article entitled, Science Says Celebrating Holidays Could Make You Happier, is from “Blue Zones”, a group I subscribe to.

The article said in part,

“Holidays are a time to celebrate. While it may be stressful to bake that extra batch of cookies for the bake sale, cart the family around to the neighbors’ holiday parties, and find the perfect gift for the person on your list who has everything, those who celebrate something are generally happier than those who don’t celebrate anything.”

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A New Sign? More partners utilizing God's House at Redeemer (aka the building)? A Renewed Sense of Purpose and Mission?

One of the things to which I'm giving a lot of my pastoral time and energy these days is the joyful task of working alongside Rich Carroll, Gwen Feldt, Erich Markert, and Julie Andrew as part of the Sustainable Solutions for Sacred Sites Team ("S4" for short). Together with a coach named Pastor Laurie, we are developing a plan for utilizing God's House at Redeemer (aka the building) to support good people doing great things in New Paltz and the Hudson Valley.

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What is a ministry focused on housing? What can one person do? These are questions that came to me as it became clearer that my ministry is to be focused on housing for those unhoused and affordable and workforce housing for those struggling to continue living in New Paltz and Ulster County.

I believe that housing security is not only a basic human right, but is foundational for a stable and healthy society.

But what does God say about housing?

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