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GA 2017 DOCUMENTS

DESCENDING OVERTURES

Descending Overtures are sent to the presbyteries by the General Assembly. This document should be distributed for information at each presbytery’s fall meeting, and voted upon in the winter meeting. Presbyteries may debate the substance of a descending overture as to adoption or non-adoption, but may not amend the overture. A ballot for the vote count of commissioners is also enclosed, which should be certified and returned to the Office of the General Assembly as soon as possible following the winter presbytery meeting.

Descending Overtures from the 37th General Assembly

SCHEDULE

TUESDAY, JUNE 20

1:00–5:00 p.m.: LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE SEMINARS
6:00–8:30 p.m.: World Outreach Dinner Program

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21

8:30–9:15 a.m.: OPENING WORSHIP with Kirk Bottomly
9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, “The Reformation, Then and Now” with Mark Noll
1:30–3:00 p.m.: BUSINESS SESSION 1
3:15-5:00 p.m.: Standing Committee Meetings
7:30–9:00 p.m.: EVENING WORSHIP with Shane Farmer

THURSDAY, JUNE 22

8:30–9:15 a.m.: MORNING WORSHIP with Troy Wilson
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE, “Good Faith” with David Kinnaman
1:45–5:00 p.m.: BUSINESS SESSION 2
7:30–9:00 p.m.: EVENING WORSHIP AND WORLD OUTREACH GLOBAL WORKER COMMISSIONING with Mike Kuhn

FRIDAY, JUNE 23

8:30–9:45 a.m.: MODERATOR’S SERVICE OF COMMUNION AND PRAYER with Scott Griffin
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.: BUSINESS SESSION 3
1:45–5:00 p.m.: BUSINESS SESSION 4
7:00–7:15 p.m.: VESPERS PRAYER SERVICE
7:15–9:00 p.m.: BUSINESS SESSION 5 (if needed)

MATTERS RECEIVED AND REFERRED

COMMUNICATIONS

Communication 17-01 (Moderator’s nominations to the chair the Nominating Committee and Board of Benefits)
Communication 17-02 (from the Presbytery of the West)
Communication 17-03 (from Hope Church, Cordova, Tennessee)


ASCENDING OVERTURES AND RESOLUTIONS

Overture 17-A (on the Eastern border of the Presbytery of the Pacific)
Overture 17-B (on creating two new presbyteries from the current Presbytery of the Pacific)
Overture 17-C (on revising the Preliminary Position Paper on Human Sexuality and appointing an ad-interim committee to review and revise the current Position Paper on the Sanctity of Marriage)
Overture 17-D (on changing the name of the Presbytery of Florida to the “Presbytery of Florida and the Caribbean”)

STANDING COMMITTEE ROSTERS

All commissioners completing their registration for General Assembly by May 31 are assigned to a Standing Committee by the Nominating Committee. Except for a few items, all the business coming to the floor is first discussed and recommendations are made in these Standing Committees that meet on Wednesday, June 21, from 3:15–5:00 p.m.

Standing Committee Assignments for the 37th General Assembly

Commissioners should check their Standing Committee Assignment and prepare for the Committee meeting by reading the appropriate section(s) of the Handbook.

MISCELLANEOUS DOCUMENTS AND FORMS

Provisional Minutes of 36th General Assembly
Mentored Apprenticeship Program (MAP) Summary
Face-to-Face Form (fillable pdf format)

To advertise a vacancy at your church at General Assembly, download and complete the Face-to-Face form above and submit to Zenaida Bermudez at [email protected] by Monday, June 19, in order for the form to be posted on the EPC website prior to the start of General Assembly. Forms received after June 19 may not be posted until later in the week due to the multiple demands on staff during the Assembly.

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