Synod of the Northeast

We understand our Synod as a regional community of PCUSA presbyteries and their congregations committed to serving as supportive mutual partners. It is the responsibility of this regional community to walk alongside its presbyteries, offering the kinds of resourcing presbyteries are unable to provide alone. The Synod exists to serve its presbyteries through resourcing, guidance and the ability to gather partners on a larger scale. Drawing upon its regional size and diversity, the Synod provides valuable resources and opportunities for its presbyteries. The Synod also provides creative and less encumbered space for innovation. With governance simplified and without the intense relational and governance demands faced by most presbyteries, the Synod can be a place where creativity might be allowed to flourish.

Our Missionial Purpose

We are a regional community of presbyteries and congregations learning to respond to God’s call to become agents of divine justice, transforming the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in the Northeast into a community of hospitality and welcome for all. We recognize that we have not always lived into the gift of our great diversity. We have not always fully welcomed all those within the communities we serve, including people of different racial or ethnic identities, economic classes, genders, abilities, sexualities, immigration statuses, or those who are marginalized in other ways. Finding deep joy in our differences, we commit to equipping the saints for a courageous and steadfast witness of love and hope; learning, growing, worshiping and working together.

Recent News

Elizabeth Presbytery Stated Clerk Position

Stated Clerk Position As Elizabeth Presbytery moves from ‘regulatory’ to ‘relational,’ we’re looking for a Stated Clerk who will bring creativity and flexibility to the implementation of our polity.  As we re-purpose the presbytery to strengthen congregational...

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Our sisters and brothers from The Presbytery of Elizabeth have two open searches for presbytery staff - Stated Clerk and Communications Coordinator. Please, share widely!

Stated Clerk:
As Elizabeth Presbytery moves from ‘regulatory’ to ‘relational,’ we’re looking for a Stated Clerk who will bring creativity and flexibility to the implementation of our polity. As we re-purpose the presbytery to strengthen congregational mission, we want governance that’s life-giving. As we experiment and learn, imagine and innovate in order to cultivate healthy congregations focused on discipleship and mission, we seek a Stated Clerk who will help us discern how our policies and processes may serve this mission, in addition to keeping our records in order. At a time of high anxiety and conflict in congregations, mid councils and throughout the PCUSA, we seek someone whose passion for people as well as polity builds relationships of support, accountability and trust, in service to our witness to Jesus Christ.
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Communications Coordinator:
Elizabeth Presbytery seeks part-time Communications Coordinator. Excellent writing/editing/proofreading and verbal communication skills required. Publish monthly e-newsletter; maintain and expand social media presence and Word Press web-site. Provide tech support for meetings. Use expertise with Mac and Windows compatible software for word processing, database management, presentations, and social media. Previous experience with non-profit preferred.
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