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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.


Do you want to serve on an RCA commission?

Dear partners in ministry, My team has a responsibility to fulfill, and we need your help! As the moderator of the RCA’s Commission on Nominations, I urge you to consider serving the RCA through membership on one of its commissions, agencies, or boards. In addition, I ask that you encourage others to prayerfully consider doing the same. To be considered for service on a commission next year, you'll need to complete a profile form and email it to Laura Tarbous at as soon

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From the Executive Minister's Desk


We begin Lent in the wilderness, in the desolation of the desert in a world broken by sin. It begins there as a reminder that Jesus is transforming this world by his presence in and with it. Lent begins in the wilderness so that by the time we see Jesus enter into hell and death itself on the cross, we will have a firm sense that somehow – by a grace and a power we cannot imagine – he will

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