Northeast Grant Announcements

Dear Presbytery Leaders, Blessings as you move into the Lenten season.  My name is Sarah Henkel and I recently joined the Synod of the Northeast team as Grants Coordinator. I am writing with a few updates and reminders regarding the next round of applications to the... Read more

Peacemaking Book Reviews

Climate Church, Climate World – How People of Faith Must Work For Change, written by Jim Antal. Published by Rowan & Littlefield, 2018  Reviewed by Larry Deyss: Why is the church responding to the issue of Climate Change? The answer is given at the beginning... Read more

Moderator’s Musings 2/27

MONTHLY MUSINGS OF THE MODERATOR March!  Seasons change. Lent.  Eagerly I look for indications that SPRING will soon appear in melting massive snow piles,  tiny bits of green peeking out of the earth and on trees.  It will happen and soon just not yet.  We are on a... Read more

Memo: Sexual Harassment Prevention Training

Each year New York State requires employees of churches, including ministers, as well as ministers serving in an approved ministry, to take a training class on avoiding and proactively responding to sexual harassment. The program Albany Presbytery uses is created by... Read more

Good News For Mission Lovers

Good News for Mission Lovers How does your congregation serve the wider region? Even if you don’t offer a food pantry, soup kitchen, VBS, or 12-step group, you probably have been sharing in the valuable work of Albany Presbytery’s six Mission Partners. Together they... Read more

A miracle, perhaps.

The first of April, 2011. That is when it began. I have always been taught and perceived that miracles were more of an instantaneous happening. An event that defied the laws of the secular world, of science, of common sense… and relatively instantaneous in nature. The... Read more

Moderator’s Musings 1/30

2021 MEETING THEMES It has become a recent custom of Albany Presbytery Moderators to choose a theme or their term of service. I will follow that new custom with the ideas below knowing that unforeseen change may alter my intentions. Exemplification of each theme will... Read more