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Confronting racism through connection, commitment, courage

Our 2016 Synod Assembly set the stage for our work around anti-racism work and brought opportunities for celebrating our common mission.


Bridging secular and religious work

Get to know Ross Murray, the newest diaconal minister in our synod and his work with LGBT advocacy as GLAAD's Director of Programs.


Upcoming Events

Monday, June 27, 2016
  • Tanzania Companionship Committee meeting @ 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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    June 27, 2016
    Time:06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Location: MNYS Office, New York, US-NY -US-NY

    The Tanzania Companionship Committee works to enrich our companion synod relationship with the North Western Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
  • Synod Council @ 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
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    June 28, 2016
    Time:05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Location: Lutheran Social Services of NY, New York, US-NY -US-NY

    The Synod Council serves as the board of directors of the synod, in between meetings of the Synod Assembly.
Saturday, July 09, 2016
  • Gathered Strategy Committee meeting @ 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
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    July 09, 2016
    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.

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The Metropolitan New York Synod

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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