It is with a heavy heart that we inform you of a passing of Mrs. Sylvia Turner on Sunday morning, April 13th. Sylvia was the wife of Rev. Dr. Eugene "Gene" Turner. Gene served as the Synod Executive of the Synod of the Northeast from 1974-1992. Sylvia was a retired teacher from the Syracuse City School District.


Memorial Services:

Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2pm

Pebble Hill Presbyterian Church

5299 Jamesville Road

Dewitt, NY  13214



Cards and messages may be sent to:

The Rev. Dr. Eugene Turner

12 Bovington Lane

Fayetteville, NY 13066-9750

Presbytery Minutes Review

The Presbytery Minutes Review will be held, May 21-22 2014 at Stony Point Conference Center. Below you will find the check list .

Minutes Review Checklist

The Summit on Race

Summit On Race
The Synod of the Northeast
March 6, 2014
Union Theological Seminary

We have begun an exciting, challenging and hopeful journey to explore issues of race in our region. About fifty representatives of our presbyteries gathered on Thursday to begin this journey with reflections led by Dr. James Cone in the morning and then among ourselves throughout the afternoon.

The Regional Community of our Synod has set this work as one of its highest priorities for our future together. Our goal is to have gathered people with gifts and passion for these concerns in order that we might further develop ways to deepen these insights within the presbyteries and congregations of our region. In this brief time together we were able to begin the movement from personal reflections on race and white privilege to consideration on how these insights intersect with the new missional purpose within our New Way Forward.

The Missional Purpose of the Synod of the Northeast-
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.

For more pictures of the event, please check out our Facebook page

Synod Assembly Summary

Summary of 2013 Synod Assembly Meeting 

Click here to The New Way Forward document as approved by the Synod Assembly on October 20th, 2013.


Transitions Blog

18 Do not remember the former things, or consider the things of old. 
19 I am about to do a new thing;
  now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
  I will make a way in the wilderness
 and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19

In the spring of 2011 the Council of the Synod of the Northeast, PC (USA) embarked upon a journey that would focus upon discovering where and how God was calling us into our future together. In October of 2011 the Synod Assembly endorsed this journey and invited the Rev. Dr. Harold M. Delhagen to facilitate this process as the Synod’s Transitional Leader.  The process of facilitating this journey holds foundational values in biblical discernment, prayer, careful listening and transparency in communication. This blog placed in the center of the Synod’s website is one attempt to provide such transparency. Members of the Transitions Working Group will post their thoughts and observations as they move forward.  You are invited to participate in this gracious conversation by adding your comments, aspirations and creative suggestions. Welcome to the journey.

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One Simple Question

God has a dream for our congregations and presbyteries - a way we may be called to serve in response to a particular need within the regional community of the northeast...

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March 19, 2013  |   Share:

Synod Transitional Leader Report

The Synod Transitional Leader Report that was presented to the Synod Council on February 1, 2013 is now available for downloading.

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February 12, 2013  |   Share:

2013 Transition Benchmarks

The 2013 Transition Benchmarks are available for your information. There are two overall goals for Transition Working Group and they are: Overall Goals: 1. To present a detailed plan for living into the Synod’s new direction as affirmed by the S…

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This blog contains the highlights and actions taken at the 2012 Synod Assembly.

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Synod PJC Decisions 

SNE 2013-01 Decision and Order Rev. Seung Lee v Eastern Korean Presbytery
SNE 2013-01 Decision and Order Rev. Seung Lee v EKP-Korean Version 

SNE 2013-03 Decision and Order Mildred McGee, et al v New York City Presbytery

SNE 2013-02 Decision and Order Rev. Seung Lee v Eastern Korean Presbytery