Everyone who shares interest in understanding and improving our common life as Presbyterians is urged to attend a special half-day event at:

New Covenant Church
916 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203

January 20, 2018
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Lunch: $8.00/person

The focus of this event will be an in-depth conversation about questions and concerns arising from the recent synod committee (SARC) report.  Facilitating this conversation will be the Rev. Laurie Ferguson PhD.

We will not debate the report.  Rather we will take a good look at the SARC’s assessment of positive aspects in our presbytery life — and also discuss some of the more challenging observations.  Our Staffing Process Advisory Team (SPAT) hopes that honest and fruitful conversation will help to clear up misconceptions, clarify certain issues, and lay groundwork for movement into the future God intends.

Dr. Ferguson is well-versed in church systems and dynamics.  She comes to us highly recommended.

Child care will be available.  Lunch will be provided by the host congregation at a cost of $8.00.

You may register for this event below up until Tuesday, Jan. 16. (After that, feel free to walk on and bring your lunch.)  Alternatively, you can leave a phone message with the presbytery office: (518) 273-4991.

**Click Here to Register**


Ted Wright, Honorably Retired.  Ted recently rejoined Albany Presbytery, having served previously as pastor at the Presbyterian United Church of Schaghticoke from 1978-1982.  Since then he has pastored congregations in Langhorne, PA, and Gaithersburg, MD, and worked for PC(USA) World Mission in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique.

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The purpose of the Albany Presbytery Blog is to share information, tell stories, and promote the mission and ministry of the presbytery, synod and beyond. While the breadth of this medium is intentionally broad, it is not a platform for opinion pieces related to business coming before the presbytery unless designed as part of an initiative to provide a diversity of viewpoints at the direction of the presbytery. Exceptions to this policy may be brought to the presbytery officers who will determine appropriateness of submissions.