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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.


Patricia Sealy: Nonprofit Founder Helps Children with a Parent in Jail

This article was published by NY1 on Tuesday, May 28 to name Patricia Sealy the New Yorker of the Week. Click here to watch a news clip on Sealy.   Patricia Sealy has always had a soft spot for children, especially those who have a parent in prison. "It is really traumatic for a child to witness a parent being arrested and removed from the home, not knowing where they are and when they are going to see them again," Sealy says.

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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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