Communion Training for Albany Presbytery by Holly Cameron & Sam Jackling

Through the years, Committee on Ministry has been responsible to help congregations who do not have a Teaching Elder available to officiate at communion.  Often in these cases, Ruling Elders are trained and approved by the presbytery to officiate, so the worshipping community can still celebrate the sacrament. As we began to discuss responsibilities under the new committee structure, this is a … [Read more...]

Introducing Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañón-Santos, At-Large Member, Albany Presbytery

We are delighted to welcome Rev. Dr. Amaury Tañón-Santos to the Albany Presbytery.  Amaury is currently serving the Church as the Synod Networker for the Synod of the Northeast and is moving to the Capital Region.  Being new to our area, we took a moment to connect with him. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, etc? I was born and … [Read more...]

We Welcome Rev. Donna Frischknecht Jackson Back to Albany Presbytery

We were delighted to welcome Rev. Donna Frischknecht Jackson back to Albany Presbytery during the Presbytery meeting on February 4, 2017.  Donna was a previously a member of Albany Presbytery and we wanted to catch up and share more about her for everyone. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, etc? I grew up in the hustle and bustle of … [Read more...]

Second Annual Convention of Northeast Presbyteries by Arthur Fullerton

Though the normal response to an invitation to a Synod meeting might be "What sin have I committed to be punished so?", in fact the Synod of the Northeast Second Annual Convention of Presbyteries was a great opportunity for fellowship and learning about what some of our fellow presbyteries are doing to embrace 21st century ministry. We had representatives from 21 out of 22 presbyteries in … [Read more...]

We Welcome HR Rev. Ted Wright Back to Albany Presbytery

We were delighted to welcome Rev. Ted Wright back to Albany Presbytery during the Presbytery meeting on February 4, 2017.  Ted was a previously a member of Albany Presbytery and we wanted to catch up and share more about him for everyone. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, etc?   After brief stints in Williamstown, Kingston, and … [Read more...]

Introducing Rev. Henry Kim, New Senior Pastor – Brunswick Church

We were delighted to welcome Rev. Henry Kim as the new Senior Pastor for the Brunswick Church in Troy NY. Being new to our area, we took a moment to connect with Henry and learn a little more about him. You can also read the email introduction written by Rev. Elizabeth Shen O'Connor here. Before we get started, can you tell us a little bit about where you grew up, any siblings, etc?  My … [Read more...]

Tend My Sheep: Service of Installation for Rev. Annie Reilly by Rachel Mastin

Rev. Annie Reilly was installed as a pastor at the Presbyterian-New England Congregational Church​​​​​​​​​​ on Sunday, February 26, 2017. You can listen to Rachel's message online: Tend My Sheep: Service of Installation for Rev. Annie Reilly Today we’re reading a portion of the story that happens when Jesus appears to some of the disciples after he has risen. Just after daybreak, he appears … [Read more...]

Ideas on using Canoeing the Mountains in your Ministry

"For many Christians throughout the world today, the death of Christendom in the West simply means that there are more brothers and sisters joining them at the margins, more shared experience within the greater church, more equality of leadership roles, more valuing of previously ignored voices and more opportunities for shared witness to a world that is profoundly in need of the gospel.  In other … [Read more...]

Reflections from the Feb 4th Presbytery Meeting at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Albany

Please share this information with all those interested in the work and opportunities happening in the Albany Presbytery. You may use the following URL to embed the directly into your communications: https://albanypresbytery.org/reflections-feb-4-presbytery-meeting/ The 311th Stated Meeting of the Albany Presbytery was held on February 4, 2017 at the New Covenant Presbyterian Church, Albany. … [Read more...]

Response to Albany Presbytery Memo: Rev. Nancy Talbot, Synod Stated Clerk, Synod of the Northeast

In response to a letter sent to the SARC from some officers and leaders of Albany Presbytery, Rev. Nancy Talbot, Synod Stated Clerk, Synod of the Northeast sent the following letter: Response to Albany memo   Previous communications include: What is a SARC? : The Synod of the Northeast Letter from Some Officers & Leaders of Albany Presbytery to the SARC: 12/28/16 Response … [Read more...]