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2015 "God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday
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Back to School is how we are Getting Back to Community

From backpacks to blessings, throughout the Metropolitan New York Synod, teachers, administrators, students, and parents are all finding ways to mark...

2015 ELCA Youth Gathering

Rise Up, Together

When 30,000 youth and leaders meet up in Detroit, MI for the ELCA Youth Gathering, you have to expect there will be stories to tell after.


Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 06, 2015
  • End Racism Sunday @ (All Day Event)
    Event details
    September 06, 2015
    All Day Event
    ELCA congregations and members to participate in "Confession, Repentance, and Commitment to End Racism Sunday"
Wednesday, September 09, 2015
  • Interim Pastors meeting @ 12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Event details
    September 09, 2015
    Time:12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Location: MNYS office, New York, US-NY -US-NY

    Interim pastors from across the synod meet regularly for support and conversation.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
  • Gathered Strategy Committee meeting @ 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Event details
    September 12, 2015
    Time:10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
    Location: MNYS Office, New York, US-NY -US-NY

    As part of the strategic plan, the Gathered Committee works to ensure word and sacrament ministry is provided in the metropolitan New York area.
  • Sent Strategy Committee meeting @ 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    Event details
    September 12, 2015
    Time:12:00 PM - 01:30 PM
    As part of the strategic plan, the Sent Strategy works to network congregations, ministries, and leaders to proclaim the gospel while responding to specific societal needs and issues.

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Our synod is the regional expression of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. There are nearly 200 congregations across New York City, Long Island, and seven upstate counties. The Rev. Dr. Robert Rimbo serves as our bishop. As Lutherans, we are worshipping God, helping friends and neighbors, celebrating diversity, feeding the hungry, working for justice, and advocating for peace. Join us!

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