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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Holy Week ~ 성주간

"Al encontrar un gran regocijo en nuestras diferencias, nos comprometemos a preparar a la/os santo/as para un testimonio valiente y constante de amor y esperanza; aprendiendo, creciendo, adorando y trabajando junta/os".
- del Propósito Misional del Sínodo del Noreste

"우리의차이점안에서심오한기쁨을발견함으로써우리는용감하고견고한사랑과 희망의증인이되도록성도를온전케하는데에전념한다; 배우며,성장하며,예배하며 함께 일하기."
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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 Missional Purpose of the Synod of the Northeast
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From the Moderator of the Synod Commission:

My great thanks and thanksgiving for all those serving Christ through the #SynodNE Mission and Ministries Commission during our meeting in Albany this weekend. I appreciated your faithfulness and hard work and how it will bless our Synod and our communities. May you be blessed this Holy Week!

-- Rev. David Ashby
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The Commission also approved supporting:

through the Innovation Fund
- Prision Ministry and Social Witness (Second Church, Elizabeth, The Presbytery of Elizabeth)
- English Schools Building Bridges (Urban Mission Cabinet, Presbytery of New Brunswick)
- Underwood Park CrossFit (A New Worshipping Community, Albany Presbytery)
- El Buen Pastor Church (Yonkers, Hudson River Presbytery)
- Movie Ministry (First Church Ogdensburg, Northern New York Presbytery)
- Transformation through Leadership Development (a joint project of the presbyteries of Boston and Northern New England)

through the Mission Fund
- Synod's Hispanic/Latino(a) Caucus - for leadership development event on December 2015
- Synod's Korean American Caucus - for pastoral leadership development event

through the Peacemaking Fund
- Scholarships for members throughout the Synod to attend Ecumenical Advocacy Days (to-date, four scholarships available)

through the Ecumenical Cabinet
- added support (in collaboration with the appropriate Episcopal dioceses) for the New York State Council of Churches Director of Social Witness position

on other business
- To support 4 African American young adult leaders to participate of Princeton Seminary's Black Theology and Leadership Institute
- To support 4 Hispanic/Latina(o) young adult leaders to participate in the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast

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The Synod Commission approved a third Synod Network:

NORTHERN NEW YORK COMMITTEE ON MINISTRY NETWORK
a gathering of mutual learning and resourcing of COM mission currently between Albany Presbytery, Presbytery of Northern New York, and Presbytery of Utica.

Seed money was granted, and encouragement for conversation with neighboring presbyteries was prescribed.

We invite other presbyteries throughout the Synod to consider the cultural and social particularities they may share with neighboring presbyteries that would merit the coming together of COM mission and work.
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