We’re gearing up for the 222nd General Assembly, happening June 18-25, 2016 in Portland. Special guests Tom Hay, director of operations and associate stated clerk for Office of the General Assembly (OGA) and Moderator Heath Rada (via video conference) will be available at Bellevue Presbyterian Church on Tue., Jan. 19 from 12:00-2:00 PM for in-depth discussion. Learn more & register now.
Please also remember to send your elder commissioners to our January 19 stated meeting (Tuesday @ 5:00 PM at Lake Burien Presbyterian Church), where Tom Hay will facilitate the General Assembly discussion at our meeting.
Other important details and deadlines:
- If your session would like to present overtures or concurrences to presbytery, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Background: The councils of the church use overtures to bring recommendations and matters of concern to the whole church. The overtures may ask the assembly to take a particular stance, initiate (or eliminate) a program or change the constitution. When two councils send essentially the same overture, the second council’s overture is considered a “concurrence” of the original and allows for the rationale of the second overture to be added to the first.
- Because of the deadlines for the different types of overtures and concurrences and the Seattle Presbytery meeting schedule, overtures and concurrences that propose changes to the Book of Order or that have financial implications must be emailed to the Stated Clerk by December 11, 2015 in order to be considered for the January 2016. All other overtures may be emailed to the Stated Clerk by March 8, 2016 to be considered for the April 2016 presbytery meeting.