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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

Celebrating Martin Luther King

“Now there is a final reason I think that Jesus says, "Love your enemies." It is this: that love has within it a redemptive power. And there is a power there that eventually transforms individuals. Just keep being friendly to that person. Just keep loving them, and they can’t stand it too long. Oh, they react in many ways in the beginning. They react with guilt feelings, and sometimes they’ll hate you a little more at that transition period, but

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From the Executive Minister's Desk

New Year…New Beginnings

Dear RSNY Church Family and Friends, As your Synod Executive Minister, I am thankful to God for the amazing blessings of our Synod and Classes – there have been many, and for this I am grateful. Our office has punched beyond in assisting Classes and Consistories in providing workshops for learning opportunities for church growth resources, polity development, learning RCA's global impact in Mission Services, empowering RCA's diverse leadership, Pastoral referrals, promoting Racial diversity conversations in Classes sessions and structuring for spiritual renewal

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