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The mission of Seattle Presbytery is to participate, in word and deed, in God’s transforming work through the Gospel of Jesus Christ: †by strengthening the witness and mission of our congregations and members and by building strong partnerships with each other and the larger Christian community.

Post-GA bulletin inserts available

Post-GA bulletin inserts available

Seattle Presbytery

2016 “What happened at General Assembly?” post-GA bulletin inserts

May 13, 2016 by The Presbyterian Outlook

What will they hear? Who will tell them?

Give your church members a fast, accurate and fair account of what happened at the General Assembly.  We’ll explain how the assembly voted on the most significant issues – from new denominational leadership to the world’s concerns.

You can provide them with a summary of the news in a bulletin insert the day after the assembly adjourns prepared by the award-winning Presbyterian Outlook news team. Download it and print as many as you need.

The PDF is just $20 for congregations with less than 250-members and $30 for congregations greater than 250-members.

Learn more.

Also available:

Assembly in Brief - 222nd General Assembly (2016)

Assembly in Brief, the popular bulletin insert-size summary of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) is now available as a free download. The insert is chock-full of information about the Assembly, complete with color photographs. Assembly in Brief is a partnership between PNS and the Office of the General Assembly. It relies heavily on the writing and photography staff of the General Assembly Communications Center.


  • “The Hope in Our Calling”
  • History2: Two women elected Co-Moderators
  • Belhar added to Book of Confessions
  • ‘A new Directory for Worship
  • Commission created to deal with PC(USA) structural issues
  • Move to divest from fossil fuel companies defeated
  • Two-state solution for Israel-Palestine reaffirmed
  • With an apology, assembly vows to keep children safe
  • ‘Regret’ expressed for harm to LGBTQ/Q members
  • “Teaching Elder” out, “Minister of Word and Sacrament” back in
  • Decision to reduce number of synods reversed
  • Commitment to peacemaking reaffirmed
  • Gradye Parsons honored

The bulletin insert may be downloaded below or you may:

Assembly in Brief (free downloadable bulletin insert from the Office of the General Assembly)

More links:

OGA General Assembly Page

General Assembly News 

Read assembly reports & recommendations

GA 222 Coverage from The Presbyterian Outlook

Brief guide to General Assembly (The Presbyterian Outlook)

Seattle Presbytery's GA commissioners:

Ruling Elder Steve Aeshbacher, Bellevue
Ruling Elder Pattie Holt, St. Andrew
Teaching Elder Doug Early, commissioner
Teaching Elder Chris Pritchett, commissioner
Riley Drinkwine, Young Adult Advisory Delegate

Just for fun:

The Rap on GA - "No Sleep Till Portland"