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.

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"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."
(from the New Way Forward)

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The Presbytery of Geneva voted today on a motion commending the Synod of the Northeast - PCUSA on our efforts to diversify the Synod Assembly and the Synod Commission, and encouraging our work on that effect.

To date, 14 presbyteries have approved the bylaws and standing rules and one presbytery approved a motion of commendation. There have been no down votes. The Synod Leadership is looking forward to knowing of the votes and conversation of all 22 presbyteries as they continue to strategize ways to secure the presence, voice and vote of young adults and of those leading gospel communities, particularly those that gather and serve minoritized peoples, who have not standing in presbyteries as congregations.
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Synod Leadership and Mission Teams disappointed by GAPJC decision encourage Synod community to continue to seek ways to include diverse voices not traditionally welcomed to mid-councils as presbyters. Please, find below their statement in English, Korean and Spanish.

To download letters on pdf - synodne.org/the-leadership-mission-teams-of-the-synod-of-the-northeast-statement-concerning-the-r...
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Synod Leadership and Mission Teams disappointed by GAPJC decision encourage Synod community to continue to seek ways to include diverse voices not traditionally welcomed to mid-councils as presbyters....

A planning team for church-wide conversations on race, ethnicity, racism and ethnocentrism appointed by the #GA221 #Mod are meeting through tomorrow in Queens, NY.
Among those assembled, our very own Rev. Larissa Kwong Abazia (NYC) #GA221 #ViceMod, Sera Chung (Inq., Elizabeth) PMA Staff, and Rev. Amaury Tañón-Santos (Elizabeth) #SynodNE Networker.
We welcome them to our region, and pray for their conversations, planning and leadership.
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