Bulletin Sized Summary of General Assembly


Commissioners discuss a motion-Danny Bolin

Commissioners discuss a motion-Danny Bolin

from the PCUSA website:

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.

Contents include:

  • “The Hope in Our Calling” (Peacemaking)
  • 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 in a variety of formats suitable for printing as a bulletin insert from the PCUSA website: