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Serving God with Energy, Intelligence, Imagination, and Love

The Presbytery of Northern New England (PNNE) is a mid-council of the Presbyterian Church (USA).  PNNE consists of all the ministers and churches in New Hampshire, Maine, most of Vermont and northeastern Massachusetts.  A formal description of the PNNE boundaries is found in the PNNE Bylaws, Article I.C.

At the end of 2021, 28 PNNE member congregations and one fellowship reported 2,259 members.  More PNNE statistics are available on the PCUSA statistics page for PNNE.  You can view a list of our churches on our CHURCHES page.  A significant strength lies in our approximately 115 active and retired Ministers of Word and Sacrament.  The PNNE is one of the 19 presbyteries in the Synod of the Northeast.

PCUSA Mid-Council Relations

Upcoming Events

  • Polity, Benefits, and Mission Conference, October 9–12

  • Moderators’ Conference 2023, November 9–11


Joint Confirmation 2023/2024

Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church

New England GLOW

October 2023 - May 2024


          Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church and New England GLOW are teaming up to offer a regional confirmation class this year.

          We will be using the "Changing the World: Confirmation for the Missional Church" curriculum.  Joint confirmation class will run from October to May.  We will meet regularly on Zoom throughout the year.  We will have three in person half day retreats (~November, February, and May) (location TBD).

          We will complete one Faith in Action project with mentors from home congregations/communities.  We will complete one Faith in Action Project as a whole group.

          This class is open to any youth age 13 and up who would like to participate.  Leadership will be shared across participating church communities.  We are still working out the details so keep an eye out for updates!

          Click here to register.  Registration deadline is Friday, October 20, 2023.  "Changing the World: Confirmation for the Missional Church" was published by the Presbyterian Outlook.  Find more information here.  For more information contact Jen at eMail.


Our purpose is to inspire, equip, motivate, and encourage small Churches and to provide rest and refreshment for the Clergy and Lay Leaders of those Churches.

The Presbytery of Northern New England

invites you to attend a Service of Ordination for


Joseph Welker V


                        as Minister of Word and Sacrament

                        Sunday October 15, 2023, 4 p.m.


East Craftsbury Presbyterian Church (<-- Church website)

1773 E. Craftsbury Rd (<-- Map location)

Craftsbury, VT  05826


Clergy are requested to wear robes and red stoles


Dinner Reception to follow

Brassknocker Farm, East Craftsbury Rd

(Just down the street from the church)


RSVP to Elsie Hurt via eMail or (802) 525-1338



Coach Training Scholarships, at least $500, and more if needed.
Training starts October 16-18
The training:
The cost:


Synod of The NE - Come To The Table 2023

October 20-22, 2023

In the Synod of the Northeast, Come to the Table is a time when we gather every other year, embracing the opportunity to learn, grow, and be inspired by the transformative missional and ministry innovations unfolding across our region.  In the year 2023, the theme that guides our hearts and minds is "When Did We See You?: Removing the Blinders."  As we gather at this sacred table, we embark on a collective journey to expand our vision, to remove the blinders that hinder us from recognizing the divine presence in one another and the world around us.

Silver Bay YMCA Retreat Center

87 Silver Bay Rd. Silver Bay, NY 12874


This year’s Come to the Table will open with dinner followed by worship.  We are delighted to announce that The Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace (left), PCUSA Co-Moderator, will preach and serve Communion.  After worship we will engage in a session called “Q&A with the Co-Moderator.”


Keynote Speaker: Rev. Felecia LaBoy

Founder and Lead Coach at The Orchestrated Effect, LLC

Lead Pastor/Life Coach at First United Methodist Church


Confirmed Workshops

  • Paralyzed by Anxiety - Rev. Dr. Terrlyn Curry Avery

  • Discerning Welcome: A Reformed Faith Approach to Refugees - Rev. Dr. Ellen Clarke Clemot

  • Substance Abuse and Narcan Training - Pat Osterhoudt

Join the Presbyterian Peacemaking Program on March 4–15, 2024, to experience the region of
encounter its diverse people, explore its rich history and complex current situation and engage with those who seek its peace.  Apply online through Oct. 20, 2023.


PCUSA General Assembly 226 (2024)

April 16 - July 4, 2024, Salt Lake City, UT

  • April 16–26  2-Hour Introductory Committee Gathering to be scheduled by Committee members.  Committee Leadership will schedule this gathering in early April and let you know when to be available.

  • June 10–14  2-Hour Second Committee Gathering to be scheduled by Committee members

  • June 25–27  Hold these dates for Online Committee Meeting Participation

  • June 28  Travel Date for Young Adult Advisory Delegates (YAADs) and anyone needing longer travel times 

  • June 29  Travel Date and Evening Welcome Reception

  • June 30–July 4  Plenary Sessions in Salt Lake City, Utah


Ongoing Care for Ukraine


Composer and conductor John Rutter writes: "‘How can a composer respond to a global tragedy? By writing music is the most obvious thing. Like everybody, I’ve been shocked and dismayed by the events of recent days, and the first thing I wanted to do was write some music that would respond in my own way." Thus was born this new setting of A Ukrainian Prayer —


Боже, Україну храни

Дай нам силу, вірі, й надії

Отче наш, Отче наш


A literal translation of the text is:

Good Lord, protect Ukraine.

Give her strength, courage, faith, hope. Amen.

Read more from Rutter.  The score is available for free by submitting this form.  You are welcome to duplicate the score for the sole use of your own choir.  You may like to make a donation to a Ukrainian relief charity, perhaps equivalent to the approximate cost of the copies had you purchased them.  If you wish, you are free to make an audio or video recording of the piece without a special license to do so.

For every contribution to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, 17% of designated gifts are allocated for PCUSA operational services, and the remaining 83% goes directly to the emergency response, in this case to organizations working directly with those fleeing Ukraine.  Gifts can be made online, by calling (800) 872-3283, by texting PDAUKR to 41444, or by check made payable to Presbyterian Church U.S.A. with "DR000156-Ukraine" on the memo line.

Mail to: Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), P.O. Box 643700, Pittsburgh, PA 15264.

The church is to be a community of faith, entrusting itself to God alone, even at the risk of losing its life.

The Book of Order

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