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2018 Synod Assembly

Hi Friend,

We are looking forward to next month's Synod Assembly and Pre-Assembly gatherings, and we don't want you to miss out!

The registration deadline is tomorrow, Friday August 24, so if you haven't already, register now to join us.

For more information on both events, see below or visit our website.

See you in September!

Nancy Talbot
Synod Stated Clerk


On Thursday and Friday, September 20-21 we will once again be hosting Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing & Training to facilitate a seminar on race and dismantling racism.  

This event is open to everyone in the Synod community, regardless of whether you're attending the Assembly itself or not. This seminar will be valuable to both those who have attended Crossroads trainings before and those who have not. This seminar will take prior participants deeper while also introducing newcomers to foundational materials. 

We all come to anti-racism work with different backgrounds and experiences. The Synod invites you to bring those varied perspectives with you, knowing that our shared experience will be richer with your presence. Click here to register now.

Synod Assembly

The Synod Assembly itself will take place September 21-22, beginning Friday at noon and concluding Saturday at 2:00pm.

The Assembly is an open meeting, and anyone is welcome to attend, though participation varies somewhat depending on your role:
  • Commissioners and Young Adult Advisory Delegates (YAADs) are officially elected by their presbyteries and the Synod will pay for their travel, lodging, and meals.
  • The Synod will also cover expenses for official Synod Mission & Ministries Commission members who were not also elected as Assembly Commissioners by their presbyteries.
  • Presbyteries will bear the cost for their leaders/staff to attend.
  • Observers will pay their own way.
More information about the Assembly schedule and special guests will be coming soon!  Click here to register now.


Participant Fees
There is no participant fee for either event -- the Synod is pleased to sponsor the Crossroads Anti-Racism seminar and to host the Synod Assembly!

The Synod is subsidizing meals for the pre-Assembly event and is providing lunch and dinner at a discounted rate for participants.

Assembly meals are provided free of charge to Commissioners/YAADs and Mission & Ministries Commission Members. All other attendees may purchase tickets.

All pre-Assembly participants will pay for lodging on Thursday night (unless commuting).

Synod Assembly lodging expenses differ by participation role.

For both events, there are a very limited number of single rooms available. We expect most people will share a room with another attendee. If you would like a single room, it is essential that you complete your registration as soon as possible.

Registration will close on August 24. To ensure we have room to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend, please complete your registration as soon as possible.

In Conclusion

The Synod Assembly Design Team is hard at work preparing for our time together this fall! We are doing our best to ensure that this Assembly will continue to embody the commitments we adopted in New Way Forward.

Be on the look out over the coming weeks for information about the docket and other Assembly materials. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Nancy Talbot, the Synod's Stated Clerk. We look forward to seeing you at Assembly!

The Synod Assembly is our biannual Synod-wide fellowship gathering for celebration, business, and visioning.

Held in even-numbered years, it meets opposite of Come to the Table, which is our Synod-wide fellowship gathering for celebration, learning, and growing.

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The Desmond Hotel
660 Albany Shaker Road
Albany, NY 12211


Thursday & Friday
September 20-21, 2018
1:00pm - noon

Synod Assembly

Friday & Saturday
September 21-22, 2018
noon - 2:00pm


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