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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.

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Helping your church respond to synod

From Christina Tazelaar, Director of communication, Reformed Church in America:   Welcome back after the holidays! (Hope you enjoyed Canada Day or the Fourth of July, North Americans! International folks, feel free to educate me about the recent holidays in your part of the world.) Last month was General Synod, where our esteemed representatives discussed, debated, prayed, and worshiped. They also voted. Hundreds of times. On lots of topics. I’ve been to a lot of synods, and this one spoke

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From the Executive Minister's Desk

Lent

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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