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.

The New Way Forward

The work of discovering and facilitating a New Way Forward for the Synod of the Northeast has been in process since the Synod Assembly of 2011. The goal of this part of our New Way Forward is to reduce by approximately 50% the human hours and energy required for the governance work of the Synod.

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Beloved Friends,
As you may now I have been undergoing radiation therapy for the treatment of prostate cancer since the first week in January. As I finish these treatments on Friday I will need a couple of weeks of rest before resuming my work among you. I will return to work after March 15th. In this time while I am away please direct your calls and emails to our Synod Administrator Paula Terrell. I am grateful for the care and encouragement of our Synod Commission, Leadership Team and Personnel Committee who have all encouraged me to take this time to rest.

Please know that aside from fatigue I feel quite good and the prognosis is also very encouraging.

In Christ's Love,

Harold Delhagen
Synod Leader
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March 18, 2015
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