In 2015 the Synod was pleased to contribute $687,176 to ministries and gospel communities within our geographic boundaries.

If you are interested in contributing to the Synod and designate your gift to our projects of innovation, campus ministry and more, please contact our Synod Leader, Harold Delhagen.

Jump to: Innovation Grants — Campus Ministry Grants — Ecumenical Support — Synod Mission Partners — Special Projects — 2015 Funding per Presbytery

 

Abundant Grace Dinner Church
$5,000
Presbytery: New Brunswick

Abundant Grace Dinner Church gathers around the table to worship, creating an inclusive community to faithfully feed people under the banner of God. 

The English School of the Urban Mission Cabinet, Inc.
$25,000
Presbytery: New Brunswick

The English School of the Urban Mission Cabinet organized to provide urban ministry support to urban churches in New Brunswick Presbytery. It envisions its English school becoming the most effective, replicated adult English as a Second Language (ESL) education program in New Brunswick Presbytery and the Synod of the Northeast.

Good Shepherd Presbyterian Church
$25,000
Presbytery: Hudson River

The Nodine Hill Project, also known as the Common Good, has a vision to transform their church into a center of hope in the economically challenged community of Nodine Hill by systemically addressing the various ways in which residents are kept in poverty.

Mision Presbiteriana Nueva Vida
$4,000
Presbytery: Palisades

Mision Presbiteriana Nueva Vida is a Latin@ New Worshiping Community. Their vision is to establish an active outreach to the growing Latin@ population within the bounds of The Palisades Presbytery. 

Movie Ministry
$19,248
Presbytery: Northern New York

The First Presbyterian Church of Ogdensburg is excited about starting their “Movie Ministry” in a town that has no commercial movie theater. This project has generated excitement in the congregation, especially with younger families who are seeking new ways to get their friends involved in the church.

Prison Ministry and Social Witness Project
$25,000
Presbytery: Elizabeth

Second Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth Presbytery is starting a new project serving the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and their families.

Shared Resource Presbyter
$20,000
Presbyteries: Boston and Northern New England

The Presbyteries of Boston and Northern New England partnered to share a Resource Presbyter, helping them to maximize the reach of a single person to develop communications and programs to strengthen all of their congregations.

The Nyack Project
$12,500
Presbytery: Hudson River

The Nyack Project is a New Worshiping Community within Hudson River Presbytery.  The Rev. Abbie Huff is seeking to weave together a new community focusing on the intersection between the arts and faith.

Unity CrossFit
$20,000
Presbytery: Albany

Unity CrossFit offers the Hudson Falls area a single place where the human needs for connection, spirituality and physical health can be met with others striving to live into the fullest expressions of humanity in the bodies God has given us.

Tres Iglesias Presbiterianas
$16,667
Presbyteries: New Brunswick/Monmouth/West Jersey

 

Cross Cultural Pastor
$25,000
Presbytery: Hudson River

Through vibrant and committed cross-cultural relationships the Cross Cultural pastor will energize congregations to connect to the diverse stories of the people in their neighborhoods so that “walls become tables”. Models and practices for cross-cultural ministry are guided by the Rev. Henkel at White Plains Presbyterian Church.  Stories from several community-oriented initiatives, for example an English as Second Language program, the beginnings of a community garden, and the growing friendships between the three congregations that share space in the White Plains Presbyterian church building will be shared widely.

ERASE Racism Retreat
$2,000
Presbytery: Long Island

A group of faith leaders from across Long Island planned an interfaith retreat for high school age youth on racial justice.  The retreat was held October 11-12, 2015 at Camp DeWolfe in Wading River with programming designed and led by ERASE Racism, a Long Island non-profit focused on fostering systemic racial equality. 

Jan Hus Esperanza
$6,000
Presbytery: New York City

Jan Hus Presbyterian Church and Neighborhood House has shifted worship from Sunday to Tuesday, when the maximum number of people in the Neighborhood are available. Their vision is to use this tine to create a cooperative community of both the disadvantaged and privileged who glorify God through just hospitality. They will be strengthening their Sabbath experience with guest preachers and speakers who are known for particular social justice or community engagement work and Christian education. 

New Life Creation Family Life Center 
$20,000
Presbytery: Elizabeth

This project of the Iglesia Presbiteriana Neuvas Fronteras envisions a faith-based holistic family life enrichment ministry and recognizes the family as an essential biopsychosocial, spiritual and cultural unit. Their mission is to provide holistic quality life enrichment ministries to nurture intercultural and multilingual community members of all ages and in all stage of family life.

Resource Person for Congregational Leadership
$10,000
Presbytery: New York City

This individual will be a racial ethnic minority teaching elder serving as as a resource person working with the Executive Presbyter to identify and pursue resourcing of congregational leaders—particularly women and racial ethnic minorities—to engage their congregations in mission to and with New York City’s diverse urban population.

Stony Point Center
$40,000

The Stony Point Vision Grant was specifically designed to support Stony Point Center in building the financial capacity to be self-sustaining. 

Transformation through Leadership Development
$10,000
Presbyteries: Boston and Northern New England

These Presbyteries envision stimulating congregational transformation through the development of strong leaders, both lay and clergy, with collaboration between Presbyteries, shared missions and congregations.

Brockport SUNY-Interfaith Campus Ministry
$2,500
Presbytery: Genessee Valley

Cornell-Protestant Cooperative Ministry
$2,125
Presbytery: Susquehanna Valley

Delhi SUNY
$2,125
Presbytery: Susquehanna Valley

Ithaca College-Protestant Campus Ministry
$2,125
Presbytery: Susquehanna Valley

Long Island University Campus Ministry, Inc. (Umbrella)
$6,000
Presbytery: Long Island

Nazareth College
$2,500
Presbytery: Genessee Valley

Stony Brook Union-Protestant Campus Ministry
$2,000
Presbytery: Long Island

Troy Area United Ministries (Russell Sage and RPI)
$1,666
Presbytery: Albany

University of Albany--Cornerstone Protestant Campus Ministry
$1,666
Presbytery: Albany

University of Rochester--GACM Eastman Campus Ministry 
$13,000
Presbytery: Genessee Valley

Westminster Foundation at Princeton
$7,000
Presbytery: New Brunswick 

 

ConneXion Campus Church (legally Campus Church Coalition)
$8,000
Presbytery: Western New York

Cortland SUNY
$2,125
Presbytery: Susquehanna Valley

Hofstra University-Protestant Campus Ministry
$2,000
Presbytery: Long Island

LIU Post Interfaith Center-Protestant Campus Ministry
$2,000
Presbytery: Long Island

Maine Christian Association
$1,000
Presbytery: Northern New England

Plymouth State University-United Campus Ministry
$900
Presbytery: Northern New England

Trenton Area Campus Ministry
$7,000
Presbytery: New Brunswick

Union College-Campus Protestant Ministry
$1,666
Presbytery: Albany

University of New Hampshire-United Campus Ministry 
$1,700
Presbytery: Northern New England

Vermont Cooperative Christian
$1,500
Presbytery: Northern New England

Bloomfield College Campus Ministry
$40,000

Parity
$20,000

Parity is a faith-based LGBTQ-focused organization based in NYC, that creates open and nurturing spaces– physically and spiritually. They work and pray for reconciliation, within our communities and within ourselves, so that we can create a world where gender or sexual identity are not barriers to living the whole, full lives that we are called to by God.

 

MATE
$40,000

Mission at the Eastward is a dynamic, forward-looking family of Presbyterian churches and service ministries located in West Central Maine, inspired by Christ to worship and work, "reaching the last house on the last road" with God's gifts and graces so that they are exemplified, multiplied, and shared with others for the good of all.

 

Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Grants
$300,000

The Presbytery of Boston and The Presbytery of Northern New England were extremely hard hit by the severe winter storms of 2015. The presbyteries, both of which are served by Resource Presbyter Cindy Kohlman, contacted Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and the Synod of the Northeast to assist in the recovery. PDA issued grant funds on behalf of these presbyteries which were administered and distributed through the Synod of Northeast in close collaboration with the presbyteries, the affected communities and congregations, allowing them to continue their ministries without interruption as well as engage in long term recovery and resiliency work.

 

 

Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church
$165,225

As an act of racial reconciliation, the Synod of the Northeast cleared $165,225 of debt for the Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church during their 175th anniversary celebration, scheduled for Sunday, November 15, 2015. This one-time grant is in response to the ecclesiastical lynching of the Rev. William Robeson in 1901, who was pastor of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church and was outspoken in his advocacy for racial justice and is the result of a special committee that investigated the history of this act. Contributions towards this project are currently being received.

Please consider joining this act of reconciliation by making a contribution and indicating that you would like this to go towards this project.

 

Albany
$26,700

Boston
$22,200

Cayuga-Syracuse
$1,579

Eastern Korean
$1,200

Elizabeth
$46,700

Genesee Valley
$18,250

Geneva
$2,957.82

Hudson River
$64,300

Long Island
$15,700

Monmouth
$1,000

New Brunswick
$225,892

New York City
$16,500

Newark
$9,632

Newton
$1,700

Northern New England
$65,100

Northern New York
$19,248

Palisades
$5,301

Southern New England
$500

Susquehanna Valley
$16,500