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.
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:
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
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