Reflections from the Synod’s Come To the Table Event by Scott DeBlock

I want to give a huge shout out and affirmation to the Synod’s Come To the Table Event held at Stony Point Center a few weeks ago! Over 150 Presbyterians gathered for a time of worship, reflection, and learning. As a new sojourner in this land of Presbyterians, it was great to see how the Synod of the Northeast is coming alongside presbyteries and congregations in new and exciting ways! From … [Read more...]

Presbyterian Women: Synod of the Northeast Triennial Gathering by Charlotte Hasselbarth

From Fri, Aug. 18 – Sat., Aug. 19, the Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast Triennial Gathering will be at The Desmond Hotel and Conference Center in Colonie. The theme is "Houehold of Faith" based on the scripture: "...you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God's people and also members of his household..." ~Ephesians, chapter 2:17-21 Who is the … [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...]

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...]

What is a SARC??? The Synod of the Northeast

A request from several members of the Albany Presbytery (letter dated August 3, 2016; snail mailed sent to the attention of The Rev. Nancy Talbot) was received by Synod office August 11, 2016.  At the referral of the Synod Stated Clerk, The Synod of the Northeast Mission and Ministries Commission on September 16, 2016 considered the request and voted to establish a Special Administrative Review … [Read more...]

“Serendipitous”: PW in Synod of the Northeast promote new PW Manual the fun way by Maxine G. Hunter

From Charlotte Hasselbarth~ Maxine Hunter from the Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse is the Moderator of Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast.  Everyone who attended the Presbyterian Women in the Synod of the Northeast Leadership Enhancement Workshop and Annual Business Meeting at Christ the King Spiritual Center in Greenwich, NY received a copy of PW Manual, A Guide for Groups and the … [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 August 8th Special Called Presbytery Meeting

  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 this information directly into your church communications: http://albanypresbytery.org/reflections-august-8-special-called-presbytery-meeting A special meeting of the Albany Presbytery was held on August 8, 2016, at the Malta … [Read more...]