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The Regional Synod of New York includes classes and congregations that are urban, suburban, and rural; large, medium, and small; black, white, Asian, Hispanic, and multiracial; progressive, moderate, and conservative—as well as those that don’t comfortably wear such labels. United in and through Jesus’s saving love, we rejoice in the diversity of our family of faith and we delight in the inclusive message of the Gospel. We honor Scripture as authoritative and divinely inspired, even as we recognize that we may have differences in faithful interpretation. Recognizing that our love is our response to God’s love and our grace a reflection of God’s grace, we welcome all.

STORY OF THE WEEK

Addressing Disability Stigma by Leading Personally

Breaking Barriers is the quarterly newsletter put out by the Disability Concerns ministries of the Reformed Church in America and the Christian Reformed Church in North America. To read the entire winter newsletter, click here. Below is a story written by Gerri Yoshida from Japanese American United Church in New York City. Mana Hashimoto and I started working together in 2014 to find new performance opportunities for her as a blind choreographer and dancer. This led to my profound respect and enthusiasm for

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From the Executive Minister's Desk

Lenten Message: “Already/Not Yet”

I have been thinking lately about the phrase, “already/not yet.” It’s a phrase I learned my very first week of seminary in my New Testament class. The professor, Dr. Jim Brownson [1], was one of the most influential people on my journey to ordination. He taught our class about the nature of God’s kingdom or reign as already/not yet; it has already come to earth with the person of Jesus Christ and it has not yet come in its fullness --

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