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Guidelines and Policies of the General Assembly Exhibit Hall

Thu, 11/05/2015 - 13:01

The purpose of the General Assembly Exhibit Hall is to display a wide range of resources and services that support the purpose of the General Assembly and advance its goals.

  • Oversight and management
  • Eligibility for Exhibit Space
  • Policies

Information about exhibiting will be available soon. The eligibility form must be completed by January 25, 2016.

2016 Camp and Conference Emphasis Sunday Materials

Wed, 11/04/2015 - 08:28
Camp and Conference Sunday Worship Aids

Camps and Conference ministries transform lives!  It's a great way to strengthen your ministry and hearing this from you and your congregation is important.

Please use the following materials offered to you as guides to preparing a Sunday focused on this important ministry.  It is just a guide and you are of course free to go any direction you please.

Officially, the PCUSA has set February 12 as Camp and Conference Sunday, but choose the date that works for your congregation.

Thank you for being a supportive partner in ministry.

COGA Conversation Questions

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 11:39

In a religious landscape that has been changing substantially in recent history, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its agencies have been wrestling with what these changes mean for the church, its identity, mission, and focus. The Office of the General Assembly seeks new ways to faithfully carry out the direction given by the General Assembly in the 21st century. In the midst of these changes and this collective discernment, the important question arises as to whether the purposes and mission of the agencies that have served the church in the past are right for our future as a church.

The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly has called for a church-wide consultation that seeks to engage the whole denomination in a conversation about what the church is called to be and do, what it means to be a connectional church, and what is our shared identity, so that the 222nd General Assembly in 2016 will be substantively informed by the insights and wisdom of congregations, councils, and agencies when it gathers in Portland to ponder these things.

What are we called to be and do as a denomination in the 21st century? The objective of this study is to engage the whole church in conversation, and to provide a summary of this conversation to commissioners at the 222nd General Assembly, where they will weigh important matters of purpose, function, mission and ministry. We have the opportunity to share our hopes and dreams about the church with the General Assembly.

Will you join the conversation?

2015 Christmas Joy Offering Newsletter / Blog Post

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 10:04

With versions available for church newsletter and blog posts or other linkable resources, let this resource help start your introduction to the Christmas Joy Offering.

2015 Christmas Joy Offering Facebook Banner

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 09:42

Use this image to promote the Christmas Joy Offering on your facebook page!

2015 Christmas Joy Offering Quick Links

Mon, 11/02/2015 - 08:14

We are so glad to have such a wide range of offerings materials to support your Christmas Joy Offering promotion, but we also know it can be difficult to scroll through the pages to find it all. Here are our most popular resources for 2015: 

Presbyterian Women Justice and Peace Calendar 2016

Sat, 10/31/2015 - 10:32

Download the 2016 Presbyterian Women justice-and-peace calendar, easily printed on one sheet, front and back, and share it, post it, forward it to anyone wishing to observe days of the year that are important to peace and justice work.

PW Quarterly Newsletter (fourth quarter 2015)

Fri, 10/30/2015 - 14:01

The PW quarterly newsletter highlights recent news from Presbyterian Women at the churchwide level. Find a 2016 justice and peace calendar, highlights from the fall 2015 Churchwide Coordinating Team of Presbyterian Women, mission news, Bible study previews, and lots more. This issue is dated November 2015–January 2016 and reflects news reported through October 31, 2015.

Note: This resource is also distributed as a print piece, mailed with enclosures. This download includes electronic copies of the inserts.

2015 Christmas Joy Offering Worship

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 07:49

Worship Resources include: 

  • Call to Worship
  • Opening Prayer
  • Confession and Pardon
  • Litany of Dedication for the Christmas Joy Offering
  • Invitation to the Lord's Table
  • Prayer After Communion
  • Blessing and Charge

Seminary Test Sites

Wed, 10/28/2015 - 04:56

A list of seminary Test Sites for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Standard Ordination Exams.

Earth Care Congregation Recertification Application

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 08:16

This Excel form should be filled out by a congregation's earth care team. The form should be downloaded, saved to your computer with the title name saved "ChurchnameCityStRecert2016," and once filled out, emailed to rebecca.barnes@pcusa.org and environment@pcusa.org. The open application period is between January 1-February 15 each calendar year.

Earth Care Congregation First Year Application

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 08:00

This Excel form should be filled out by a congregation's earth care team, with the pledge discussed and signed by the session. The form should be downloaded, saved to your computer with the title name saved "ChurchnameCityStCert2016," and once filled out, emailed to rebecca.barnes@pcusa.org and environment@pcusa.org. The open application period is between January 1-February 15 each calendar year.

Planning a Function at GA222

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 07:51

Visit the 222nd General Assembly (2016) Web site.

Instructions for planning a function at the 222nd General Assembly (2016) for meetings, meal events, receptions, and other functions sponsored by synods, presbyteries, seminaries, affinity groups, PCUSA agencies and committees, etc.

From the Stated Clerk

On behalf of the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly, Gradye Parsons, thank you for your interest in sponsoring a function at the 222nd General Assembly (2016) in Portland! Before completing the request form, please be sure to review the information in this document.

Methods for discussing the identity and purpose of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - Korean

Mon, 10/26/2015 - 07:49

이러한 분별의 시간은 우리 교단의 역사에 분수령을 이루며,  서로 듣고 반응하는 이러한 기회는 교회가 2016년 6월 오레곤주   포틀랜드에서 열리는 제 222차 미국 장로교 총회로 모일때 소중한 정보가 될 것입니다.

대화를 시작할 수 있도록 도와주는 이 가이드는 그룹들이 서로 관계를 형성할 수 있는 선택 사항들 및 질문들을 제공해 줍니다. 아래에 설명되어진 방법들을 연습하고, 질문들에 대해 토론할 때에 그것들을 사용하기 바랍니다. 당신은 인터넷을 통해 개별적으로 혹은 그룹으로 질문들에 답할수 있습니다.

Download the resource in English.

Métodos para dialogar la identidad y el propósito de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (U.S.A.)

Únase a la conversación

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 15:20

Únase a la conversación

 

Métodos para dialogar la identidad y el propósito de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (U.S.A.)

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 10:41

Esta época de discernimiento es un momento decisivo en la historia de nuestra denominación y esta investigación es una oportunidad para escuchar a otras personas. Las respuestas seran valiosa información para la iglesia cuando se reúna en la 222a Asamblea  general (2016) el próximo mes de junio en Portland, Oregón.

Para comenzar esta conversación, ofrecemos varias opciones para que los grupos participen entre sí, como también varias preguntas de investigación. Se le anima a practicar los métodos descritos a continuación y luego utilícelos según como usted vaya discutiendo las preguntas de investigación. Usted puede responder a las preguntas en línea de forma individual o en grupo.

Download the resource in English.

Methods for discussing the identity and purpose of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)

Fri, 10/23/2015 - 08:54

This season of discernment is a watershed moment in the history of our denomination and this inquiry, this opportunity to listen to one another and respond, will be valuable information when the church gathers as the 222nd General Assembly (2016) next June in Portland, Oregon.

This conversation starter provides options for groups to engage each other and the inquiry questions. You are encouraged to practice the methods described below and then use them as you discuss the inquiry questions. You may respond to the questions online individually or as a group.

Métodos para dialogar la identidad y el propósito de la Iglesia Presbiteriana (U.S.A.)

PHP Post Newsletters - fall 2015 - World Food Day

Thu, 10/22/2015 - 07:33

Presbyterian Hunger Program newsletter from fall 2015 - World Food Day

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