About Us

WHO WE ARE

The Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse is a collection of the Presbyterian faith communities, representing thirty-six congregations and one new worship community in Central New York State. We are part of the Presbyterian Church (USA), a historic Protestant denomination, and have been a vital part of this region for more than 200 years. Our congregations are engaged in a wide variety of Christian mission and ministry in the communities in which they are located.

ASSOCIATION OF PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATIONS

We are an association of Presbyterian congregations who share in mission and ministry projects and programs.

located in upstate new york

A geographic region that encompasses four counties in upstate New York (Cayuga, Madison, Onondaga, and Oswego).

GATHERING OF MINISTERS AND ELDERS

A gathering of ministers and elder representatives for worship, study, conversation, and decision-making. The presbytery’s meetings presently occur four times a year, in Febryary, May, August, and November.

regional church council

The regional church council that supports and equips congregations, ministers, and church members; One of four councils in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The other councils are the Session (local congregation), the Synod (Synod of the Northeast), and the General Assembly (national church).

LEARNING

Studying God's Word together, growing in faith and faithfulness.

PRAYING

Holding each other and God's world up in prayer.

CONNECTING

Sharing our resources, our lives, our needs and our dreams.

SERVING

Joining hands, hearts and minds to serve God's people locally and around the world.
WE ARE A MEMBER OF THE

SYNOD OF THE NORTHEAST

The Synod of the Northeast is one of sixteen large, regional “mid-councils” within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), geographically covering New York, New Jersey, and all of New England. Within the Synod, there are twenty-two presbyteries (of which the Presbytery of Cayuga-Syracuse is one), about 1,000 congregations, and approximately 200,000 members. The Synod of the Northeast supports the mission and ministries of its presbyteries, and provides special support to several dedicated ministries: Ministry in Higher Education, Early Ministry Institute, Racial-Ethnic Ministries & Financial Aid for Studies