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Welcome to the 2016 Synod Assembly!

pre-assembly (optional) October 13 - 14, 2016
assembly: october 14 - 15, 2016

Registration deadline: October 4th at 5pm.
If you have any questions, please contact the Synod at (315) 446-5990.


13 – 14


This Crossroads Anti-Racism Organizing and Training Event will provide us with working definitions of concepts and critical terms in order to have a common language and understanding in our anti-racism journey. We will gain capacity-building tools and resources to work within our churches and presbyteries and to nurture a synod-wide movement to respond to racism.

Dates and Locations

October 13 from 1:30 – 6:30 at a local Albany church
October 14 from 8:30 – 11:30 at the Desmond Hotel


Assembly Commission members
Cost of hotel on Thursday night  is $61 for a  double room and $122 for a single room (very limited availability) and optional breakfast on Friday morning for $18. Dinner will be covered by the Synod on Thursday night. 

Travel, cost of hotel on Thursday night is $61 for a double room and $122 for single room (very limited availability) and optional breakfast on Friday morning  for $18. Dinner will be covered by the Synod on Thursday night.

14 – 15


Each presbytery may elect two Teaching Elders and two Ruling Elders as well as a Youth Advisory Delegate (between the ages of 17-22) to serve as commissioners. If you wish to be elected, contact your presbytery’s nominating committee, Presbytery Leader, or Stated Clerk. People may serve as a Commissioner for a maximum of six years or three two-year terms.

Date and Locations

October 14 starting at 12:00pm noon with lunch
October 15 ending at 12:00 pm with lunch


The Synod pays travel, lodging and meal expenses for Commissioners; YAADS; Synod Mission and Ministries Commission Members; and one elected delegate from Presbyterian Women and Racial Ethnic Caucuses. Travel, lodging and meal expenses of leadership/staff members designated by presbyteries will be covered by their presbyteries. All Observers, spouses and guests of people attending the Assembly will pay their own travel, lodging and meal expenses.  

Presbytery Leadership/Spouse/Guest/Observer Lodging and Meal Costs
Lodging (Price is per night, per person)
Single: $122 (very limited availability); Double: $61.00

Meals (Price is per meal. Costs set by the hotel)
Breakfast: $19; Lunch $27; Dinner: $38


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