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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

The 4th of July…Reflection and Celebration!

The 4th of July is America’s day to Celebrate Her independence...it’s Independence Day!  The day represents freedom, liberty and the birth of a nation, a celebration that goes back to the 18th century and a federal holiday since 1941. Along with many Americans, my family and I have celebrated the day with family gatherings of barbecues, concerts, and parades.  And let us not forget the fireworks...Macy’s has promised the biggest show ever this year! As we continue our tradition of

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From the Executive Minister's Desk

Planning and Resting…

Greetings Regional Synod of New York Family, Can you believe we are more than halfway through July? Some of you are planning for reopening in September and some of you are praying and seeking alternative methods in worship by social media. In my conversations with Ministers, I am hearing that some ministers  are meeting to plan big events for worship opportunities, Christian Education, and many exciting activities in the life of the church, especially  reconnecting with members and friends.  I am thankful

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