Reflections from the September 30th Presbytery Meeting at the United Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam

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-sept-30-presbytery-meeting/ The 314th Stated Meeting of the Albany Presbytery was held on September 30, 2017 at the United Presbyterian Church of Amsterdam. … [Read more...]

Reflections from the June 6th Presbytery Meeting at the Northville United Presbyterian Church

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-june-6-presbytery-meeting/ The 313th Stated Meeting of the Albany Presbytery was held on June 6, 2017 at the Northville United Presbyterian Church.  Below … [Read more...]

Reflections from the March 29th Presbytery Meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls

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: http://albanypresbytery.org/reflections-march-29-presbytery-meeting/ The 312th Stated Meeting of the Albany Presbytery was held on March 29, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church, Glens Falls. … [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...]

Reflections from the Nov 16th Presbytery Meeting at the United Presbyterian Church of Cambridge

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-nov-16-presbytery-meeting/ The 310th Stated Meeting of the Albany Presbytery was held on November 16, 2016 at the United Presbyterian Church of Cambridge, … [Read more...]

Allowing the Holy Spirit to Lead Us in “The New Way Forward” by Commissioner Larry Greenwold

Attending the recent Assembly of the Synod of the Northeast was a new experience for me.  I had previously served as a Theological Student Advisory Delegate (TSAD) at the 2000 General Assembly, so I had some idea how a national governing body did its work.  I thought attending a Synod meeting would be the same but more focused on regional issues.  I was right but also very wrong. My fellow … [Read more...]

The Synod has been in Transition for Five Years Now by Synod Assembly Commissioner Susan Strang

The Synod has been in transition for five years now, and we are seeing the wonderful fruit of the "New Way Forward." Where many were planning the  Synod’s end, there has instead been a new vision rising. Now we are living into the plan for broader inclusion of those of every racial identity, economic class, age, or ability. Fostering relationships, pulling together networks of people with shared … [Read more...]

Reflections from the Oct 1 Presbytery Meeting at the Korean Presbyterian Church

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: http://albanypresbytery.org/reflections-oct-1-presbytery-meeting/ The 309th Stated Meeting of the Albany Presbytery was held on October 1, 2016 at the Korean Presbyterian Church in Schenectady, NY. … [Read more...]

A NEW DAY, A NEW STRUCTURE by Albany Presbytery Officers

The Transition Plan adopted by the Presbytery Council called for the creation of several teams to work on various aspects of our transition.  The Staff & Structure Team was assigned to present a plan for changes to the Presbytery structure.  This Team was composed of the Presbytery Officers and the members of the Council’s Personnel Committee. The Staff & Structure Team began by … [Read more...]

Serving as a Young Adult Advisory Delegate (YAAD) by Samantha Brewer

From the left: Robert Lyons (Prospect Hill [Iowa] Presbytery), Zachary Caloritis (Gennessee Valley Presbytery, Synod of the NE), Cassandra Laughlin (Washington [PA] Presbytery). This picture was taken right after 06-09 was finished on the floor. I will be completely honest, I expected to come to General Assembly and be a quiet observer on the committee and plenary floors. If you know me, you know … [Read more...]