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

A Call to Prayer and Action

June 19, 2015 The Synod of the Northeast PCUSA Leadership and Mission Teams lift in prayer all those suffering in the aftermath of the murders of our African American brothers and sisters in Charleston, SC. The Synod of the Northeast Mission and Ministry Commission...

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The Harlem Council of Presbyterian Churches is hosting a worship service of prayer and remembrance for the 9 assassinated at Emmanuel AME in Charleston, their families, and for the Black church burnings that happened in the ensuing weeks.

Sunday, July 19
2:00pm
Church of the Master - 81 – 82 Morningside Avenue
New York, NY
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We invite the Synod community to pray for the Rev. Lukata Mjumbe and his family as they mourn the sudden passing yesterday of his sister, Sydney-Chanele Dawkins. An impassioned advocate for the arts, Sydney-Chanele was 47 years old.

The Rev. Lukata Mjumbe serves the Synod as the Co-Chair for the Working Group on Race, and is the executive director for the The Urban Mission Cabinet, Inc. (New Brunswick Presbytery) and Co-Chair for the United Mercer Interfaith Organization - UMIO
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