The Synod gathers every year to encourage the connection, fellowship, worship, and discernment of the leaders that make up our Synod. In the even years we gather in Synod Assembly — to affirm our connectional identity, to set goals and to handle necessary governance. In the odd years we gather at Come to the Table — to learn together about and be encouraged by the missional and ministry innovation being led by Presbyterians and other partners of our regional community.

We welcome you to Come to the Table 2019!

As we gather together to pray, to learn, to sing, to worship, and to enjoy the gifts of our shared community of the Northeast, our prayer is that we will feel a deeper connection to our call to experience unity in diversity. We are a community of 160,000+ Presbyterians that worship in 1,100+ congregations and gospel communities, organized in 22 presbyteries, in New England, New Jersey and New York. Yet, we are one in Christ who leads us.

This year, we’ll consider the moment in which we are living, remembering that each generation is born for their time with all of its challenges and possibilities. For Such a Time as This: Crisis, Change, Opportunity is the theme that will frame our time together—considering the ways in which each person’s perspective brings an interpretation to a particular circumstance and shapes each community’s response.

Our prayer and hope is that while we listen to what God is doing in your lives, in our communities, and in the world around us, we may be drawn together in the Spirit, inspired by one another’s passions and moved to deepen our shared witness to the God who is, and was and shall be.

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“And who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?”

Esther 4.14b, NIV 

(Jesus) said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do.”

John 6.6, NRSV