The Rev. Sonja Tillberg Maclary
Our pastors meet together for study and discussion on the first Tuesday of each month, from September – June. Our togetherness as a conference in 2019 focused around events to discern a call for our next Bishop.
We are blessed to have a wonderful and dedicated team of faithful pastors and lay people serving as disciples and apostles!
We Are Church Together
The Hudson Conference started using the theme “We Are Church Together” in our communications, starting in 2016, to stress our unity as one church and one body in our Lord Jesus Christ. Several congregations in the Conference are also actively engaged in sharing ministry together, either as a parish or as ministry partners. Together, the Hudson Conference is strong in mission support to the ministry of the wider church.
St. John's Lutheran and First Lutheran, combined, provided the lead financial gift for the 2019 Habitat for Humanity of Dutchess County/Thrivent "Faith Build" participating with a total of 23 other area congregations, including Third Lutheran, Rhinebeck, providing financial support, and another seven also contributing hands-on construction assistance, noon meal preparation for volunteers at the work site, and prayer support.
Members of Christ’s Lutheran Church, Woodstock, put the final touches on a mural by Dominican-American Artist (and CLC Council Vice President) Julia Santos Solomon. The mural, titled, “Woodstock Visual Peace,” was installed on the side of the Parish Hall in the summer of 2019.
The Lutheran Parish of Northern Dutchess supported the MNYS programs for youth and young adults in immigration detention centers by holding a fundraising luncheon in November 2019.