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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

Vision 2020 Team Continues to Move Forward

As the Vision 2020 Team, we met for a third time on November 15 and 16 at a retreat center in Chicago, Illinois. We did so with the awareness that, while many in the denomination are supporting and praying for us, some have voiced concern about our process and wondered if there is a predetermined outcome to our work. However, that is far from true. As we gathered together, it was clear that the group contains a wide variety of

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From the Executive Minister's Desk

Merry Christmas to you and yours from the RSNY

Wartime Christmas Joyce Kilmer, 1886 - 1918 Led by a star, a golden star, The youngest star, an olden star, Here the kings and the shepherds are, Akneeling on the ground. What did they come to the inn to see? God in the Highest, and this is He, A baby asleep on His mother’s knee And with her kisses crowned. Now is the earth a dreary place, A troubled place, a weary place. Peace has hidden her lovely face And

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