It’s hard to believe, but this fall we are celebrating our Fifth Annual Homecoming. The word “homecoming” takes on far greater significance for us this year. The celebration, to be held November first to the third, will mark the one year anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and the arrival of more than thirty families who came to live with us, some for as long as three months.

So this year, we are giving thanks for abundance – and for the way that we have deepened our work and our commitments here in Rockland County over the past year.

  • On Friday night, our multifaith resident Marie Elena Ortiz is coordinating our second evening of ten minute plays on issues of social justice.

  • On Saturday from 10 to 3:30, the Center and Library for the Bible and Social Justice will hold a symposium called “Birmingham and the Bible” that will mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington.

  • On Sunday, from 12:30 to 2:00, we will host a "Celebrate Abundance" Harvest Meal, inviting friends from all over the Hudson Valley and beyond to commemorate the one-year anniversary of our "Sandy Shelter" and recognize our farmers who are increasing our capacity for radical hospitality.

  • Also on Sunday, Penguin Rep Theatre will host a play reading of Miracle on South Division Street – a favorite of Kitty’s and Rick’s – as a way to honor the Ufford-Chase’s work and celebrate the partnership between Penguin Rep and Stony Point Center.

Come for one event or for all four! Let us know if you’re from out of town and would like to arrange for a place to stay. For more information and to register for events, visit our upcoming events page.

Abundance, strengthening relationships, and celebrating our shared work of building strong communities: That’s what Homecoming is all about.