Church Supervision Surveys

Thursday, 28 December 2017 by

“In This Together For Good” Taskforce on Supervision Survey A year ago, Albany Synod hosted a summit of sorts, a gathering of executive committees of all the classes in our region. We discovered that all our classes share a common challenge: all are challenged by the work of supervising churches with no installed pastor. In

Specialized Transition Minister Training

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 by

If you are a pastor with membership in one of the classes of the Regional Synod of Albany, there is scholarship money available to you for Specialized Transition Ministry training through the Interim Ministry Network. Applications for scholarships are due on December 1, 2017 by mailing the form to the Synod office. Download the application: STMScholarshipApp_2017

Enneagram and Ian Cron

Thursday, 17 August 2017 by

You’re invited to two special events for individuals and groups to go deeper with the Enneagram with speaker and writer Ian Cron. Friday October 6, doors at 4:30pm Your registration for this event includes dinner at 5:00pm followed by a presentation on Enneagram basics with Ian Cron. Saturday October 7, 9am-4pm We will start our

Faithwalking 101 in Schoharie

Thursday, 09 March 2017 by

Faithwalking 101 comes to Schoharie NY, May 6-7, 2017 The Faithwalking Retreat is a weekend retreat that focuses on the work of personal transformation that leads to missional living. This intense and impactful time introduces you to the foundational values and skills of living as a disciple of Jesus at all times and in all places of your everyday life.

Feb. 6  2017 Leviticus 19:34: “The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 10:17-19: “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord

Direct Link to the FAQ

Tuesday, 27 September 2016 by

Frequently Asked Questions about the 2016 proposed amendments to the Book of Church Order, an educational tool by the Regional Synod of Albany, is available here: 2016-general-synod-faq

Beginning and Beyond 2016

Wednesday, 14 September 2016 by

It’s that time of year again when new-to-their-call pastors from around Albany Synod come together for three days at Camp Folwer to learn, fellowship, and retreat. Letters have been sent out inviting and encouraging all those pastors who have been in their current call for three or fewer years to join us at Camp Folwer.

Conflict Happens..So Make It Useful!

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 by

A Healthy Communication Workshop For Elders, Deacons, Church Leaders, Pastors, Christian Educators, Members of Personnel Committees and Pastoral Relations Committees and anyone who wants to improve their communication skills. Event Workshops Include: Getting Out of the Parking Lot, Off the Internet, and Into the Same Room! -Understanding Group Dynamics- The Bible Says WHAT?!? -Scriptural Study

Officers’ Letter

Tuesday, 19 July 2016 by

Rev. Nancy Ryan, President, and Rev. Kent McHeard, Vice-President of the Regional Synod of Albany have written a letter to the synod in light of the culture and outcomes of the General Synod meeting of 2016. This letter was emailed, mailed, and posted on Facebook. In case you missed it, or would like another copy,

Regional Synod Meeting

Tuesday, 10 May 2016 by

The Regional Synod met on May 1 and 2 at Camp Fowler. It was a very good meeting, punctuated by the early spring chill of the mountains, delicious local food, and refreshing worship. Here is the workbook, including reports from the executives and committees. The minutes of this meeting will be made available in June.