Welcome to the Hempstead Church, a United Methodist Church in the New York Area. Our congregation is a safe place for all people to worship regardless of race, creed, cultural background or sexual orientation. Our mission is to become a loving, caring, and compassionate community of faith as we reach out to share God’s love to every person we encounter in our faith journey. Therefore, wherever you are in your own faith journey, we invite you to discover among us God’s transforming love for your life!

The United Methodist Church of Hempstead (UMCH) is located at the corner of Washington and Front Streets, a main thoroughfare in the downtown/central business district in the Incorporated Village of Hempstead. The UMCH is surrounded by commercial corridors, Town Hall, District Court houses, public and Catholic schools of all levels, and a myriad of religious institutions.

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To be a loving and caring community of faith, connected to God and others, as we reach out to share God’s love t everyone, and empower one another through Jesus Christ.


We endeavor to become a healthy body of Christ, uniquely diverse and gifted to strengthen the future of our families and communities through nurture, outreach, and witness ministries – building on partnerships and other resources.


  • To connect the church in mission to the community and the world
  • To equip and transform people and places for God’s mission around the world.

  • Make disciples of Jesus Christ
  • Strengthen, develop, and renew Christian congregations and communities;
  • Alleviate human suffering; Seek justice, freedom, and peace.
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