In 2016 the Synod was pleased to contribute a total of $699,798 to ministries and gospel communities within our geographic boundaries.

We contributed $329,100 to Innovation Fund recipients and $100,000 to our Mission Partners. $70,600 was given to campus ministries.

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

Jump to: Innovation Grants — Synod Mission Partners — Campus Ministry Grants — 2016 Funding per Presbytery

 

ADK Church WoW
$20,000
Presbytery: Albany

ADK Church WoW is a New Worshiping Community based in the Adirondack Mountains and serves those who have been without connection to a Christian community that is radically inclusive, focusing primarily on LBGTQI and persons with intellectual disabilities.
 

Congregational Leadership Support
$8,000
Presbytery: Albany

This Innovation Grant underwrote Albany Presbytery's adaptive leadership experiment for nine months with Pnuematrix Consulting. Six congregations and six apprentices to these congregations participated and their book study was so well-received it was expanded to the entire presbytery.
 

South End Neighborhood Tutors
$6,405
Presbytery: Albany

South End Neighborhood Tutors benefits the highly mobile immigrant population within the bounds of Albany Presbytery, addressing a literacy rate very low among children in South End Albany.
 

Rural & Migrant Ministry
$15,000
Presbytery: Albany

The Rural and Migrant Ministry acts to overcome the prejudices and poverty that degrade and debilitate people within rural New York. The Innovation Grant supported their efforts to reach out and empower a greater number of rural women of color who are socially and geographically isolated.
 

Unity Cross Fit
$929.50
Presbytery: Albany

The driving force behind the foundation of Underwood Park CrossFit is their inclusion of a worshiping community in their gym. The worshiping community combines spiritual practices and workouts in a unique format that allows pursuit of fitness to open to something deeper.
 

Boston Food Justice Young Adult Volunteer Program
$20,000
Presbytery: Boston

This program is specially designed to partner with young adults with a desire to spend a year engaged in mission service, spiritual formation, vocational discernment, and food justice advocacy. The Innovation Grant helped to provide housing for the YAVs and to compensate a chaplain to provide consistent pastoral support.
 

Shared Resource Presbyter
$20,000
Presbyteries: Boston/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.
 

Transformation through Leadership Development
$20,000
Presbyteries: Boston/Northern New England

The Presbyteries of Boston and Northern new York stimulate congregational transformation through the development of strong leaders, both lay and clergy, with collaboration between presbyteries, shared missions and congregations.
 

Prison Ministry and Social Witness Project
$15,000
Presbytery: Elizabeth

Second Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth Presbytery used synod funds to begin this project serving the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated and their families.
 

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

The New Creation Family Life Center of Iglesia Presbiteriana Nuevas Fronteras Presbyterian Church envisions a holistic family life enrichment ministry that is faith-based in its approach while recognizing the family as an essential bio-psychosocial-spiritual-cultural unit.

The Nyack Project
$6,000
Presbytery: Hudson River

The Nyack Project is a new worshiping community that weaves people together focusing on the intersection between the arts and faith. 

Ministerio Hispano el los Moriches
$929.50
Presbytery: Long Island

This ministry provides a bridge of spiritual care and social services to the Spanish-speaking immigrants communities in Moriches, Long Island.
 

Abundant Grace Dinner Church
$20,000
Presbytery: Monmouth

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

Genesis Center
$20,000
Presbytery: Monmouth

The Genesis Center is a non-profit Christian service and resource center. Their mission is to equip and strengthen the needs of pastors, educators, leaders, volunteers and church members of all denominations. The Synod's Innovation Grant supported staffing and free introductory memberships.
 

Sisters in Spirit at Bloomfield College
$10,000
Presbytery: Monmouth

Sisters in Spirit is a theological and vocational exploration support group for women who are interested in pursuing the study of theology in seminary or graduate school and who are interested in church leadership.
 

Sand Hills Community Wellness Center
$6,405
Presbytery: New Brunswick

Innovation Funding supported Grace Presbyterian Church’s mission of this center to provide programs that enhance the growth of mind, body and spirit.
 

Urban Mission Cabinet, Inc. English School
$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 an effective, replicated adult English as a Second Language (ESL) education program.
 

Jan Hus Esperanza
$18,000
Presbytery: New York City

Jan Hus Esperanza is a new justice-forward worship service in English and Spanish, embracing the breadth of vulnerabilities in New York City. 
 

Not So Churchy
$10,000
Presbytery: New York City

Not So Churchy, a 1,001 Worshiping Community, is an intimate worshipping community in New York City that creates open and healing spaces for those previously turned away by the church. In particular they serve LGBTQ communities.
 

Presbyterian Church Shekinah Fellowship
$20,000
Presbytery: Northern New England

Shekinah Fellowship provides immigrant Latino, and in particular Brazilian, communities with worship in their native language and tradition, as well as social services to help them navigate life in the United States.
 

Misión Presbiteriana Nueva Vida
$15,000
Presbytery: Palisades

Misión 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 Palisades Presbytery.


PIM - Presbyterian Immigrant Ministry
$12,500
Presbytery: Southern New England

PIM has formed and nurture nine new worshiping communities of incarcerated immigrants in three prisons located in eastern Massachusetts by providing trained, tri-lingual (English, Portuguese, and Spanish) worship and Bible study leadership.

 

Bloomfield College Campus Ministry
$40,000
Presbytery: Newark

Bloomfield College’s College Chaplaincy and Director of Spiritual Life provides opportunities for constructive dialogue via interfaith and inter-cultural programming, and the providing of a safe space for reflection and the development of a sacred consciousness for social responsibility. 
 

Parity
$20,000
Presbytery: New York City

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.

Mission at the Eastward (MATE)
$20,000
Presbytery: Northern New England

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.

 

 

Albany

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

Union College-Campus Protestant Ministry
$1,667

University of Albany-Cornerstone Protestant Campus Ministry
$1,667
 

Genesee Valley

Brockport SUNY-Interfaith Campus Ministries
$2,500

Nazareth College
$2,500

University of Rochester-Genesee Area Campus Ministries/Eastman
$10,000
 

Genesee Valley

Eastman Campus Ministry
$5,000
 

Long Island

Long Island United Campus Ministry, Inc.- Umbrella
$8,000
 

New Brunswick

Rutgers Protestant Campus Ministries
$7,000

Westminster Foundation at Princeton
$7,000

Northern New England

Maine Christian Association
$1,000

Plymouth State University-United Campus Ministry
$900

University of New Hampshire-United Campus Ministry
$1,700

Vermont Cooperative Christian
$2,000


Susquehanna Valley

Cornell-Protestant Cooperative Ministry
$2,500
 

Susquehanna Valley

Cortland SUNY-Campus Ministry
$2,500

Delhi (SUNY) Campus Ministry
$2,500

Ithaca College-Protestant Campus Ministry
$2,500


Western New York

ConneXion Campus Church (legally Campus Church Coalition)
$8,000

 

We provide support to our member presbyteries in numerous ways. One of those ways is through funding to help support local, innovative, and emerging ministries within their geographic region. We also provide presbytery support for particular and urgent circumstances. 

Albany
$64,035

Boston
$60,700

Cayuga-Syracuse
$3,600

Elizabeth
$38,100

Genesee Valley
$25,000

Geneva
$2,700

Hudson River
$10,900

Long Island
$9,700

Monmouth
$48,300

New Brunswick
$51,205

New York City
$52,200

Newark
$6,400

Newton
$6,400

Northern New England
$107,000

Northern New York
$5,000

Palisades
$19,700

Southern New England
$18,500

Susquehanna Valley
$12,900

Utica
$1,400

West Jersey
$10,500

Western New York
$12,700