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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.


Remembering 9/11

I remember 9/11/01 as if it was yesterday.  I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing.   I remember the memorials in the subways,  I remember  passing all the homes with make-shift wreaths on doors signifying that someone in that home had died as a result of the assault on our country.  I remember crying for weeks and months. While it was one of my saddest moments, it was also one of my proudest...             It was a

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From the Executive Minister's Desk

Updates from General Synod

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Grace, peace, and blessings! Many of us who attended General Synod this year knew that due to COVID and the long-awaited Vision 2020 decision on the table this Synod would be different from all other Synods.  Not knowing what to expect, many of us arrived with curiosity, reservations, and fears...yet hopeful that the Holy Spirit would move giving wisdom and guidance. And that is exactly what happened!  It was noted, that as delegates sought the blessing

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