222nd General Assembly (2016)

June 18 - 25, 2016

Portland, OR


The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) meets biennially in even-numbered years. It consists of commissioners elected by each of its 172 presbyteries. The GA is full of activities: business sessions, committee meetings, an exhibit hall, daily worship services, and mission tours sponsored by the  Committee on Local Arrangements. 

The assembly acts on hundreds of items of business, which it receives through the reports and recommendations of various assembly entities, and through overtures from synods and presbyteries.

The 222nd General Assembly (2016) will be held in Portland, Oregon - June 18 - 25, 2016.

  1. Hi Friends, I would love to be part of this years assembly in any capacity. I am a student and would love the opportunity to serve the conference. Sincerely Lynn Chittick

    by Lynn Chittick

    January 27, 2017

  2. Here is a link to videos of worship and plenary sessions. http://oga.pcusa.org/section/ga/222nd-general-assembly-2016/

    by Hannah

    July 7, 2016

  3. Hi, I was a YAAD at this GA. I was wondering if someone has video's of the sermons that were done this week. If possible could they be emailed to me?

    by Cassandra

    June 26, 2016

  4. I am truly excited about GA222! God is doing new and great things through our church. May God continue to guide us, as we continue to act as a beacon of peace and justice, in a hurting and divided world.

    by Matthew Ray

    June 24, 2016

  5. Plenary Session: Why was Said allowed to pray and why was he allowed to equate Jesus to other prophets?

    by Bill Buchanan

    June 23, 2016

  6. Hi Ron - Check out committee 9, which will be reviewing an overture "On Advocacy Against Factory Farming." Peace.

    by Deidra Goulding

    June 20, 2016

  7. We are working to spread God's word on animals and have found nothing at the GA. Any help?

    by Ron Murray

    June 20, 2016

  8. Ipray that all commsioners focus on the work of the Lord and not their own personal agendas and beliefs. to many times have we allowed issues to cloud our direction

    by ruth clum

    June 20, 2016

  9. I understand there is streaming of events and planned to watch Sat. a.m. opening worship. Website info is not very helpful on this topic. PCUSA site has little about GA today (Friday). Any help on finding where I can watch?

    by Becky Anderson

    June 17, 2016

  10. Climate change divestment of fossil fuel investments. Encourage churches to end use of fossil fuels. i.e. natural gas, oil and electric generated by fossil fuels. Don't purchase products made from fossil fuels, plastic, fertilizer, cosmetics, clothes, etc. Look at life in the 1800's. Most all of our modern ways of life are possible only thru the use of these fossil fuels. Be careful what we endorse. Initial thoughts are not always what make sense.

    by David Oliver

    June 16, 2016

  11. what will be the main issues presented to this general assembly. thanks, Mary

    by Mary Rosenberger

    June 5, 2016

  12. When will the GA consider divestment from firms that provided cement to build the terror tunnels into Israel?

    by John H Poulin

    May 10, 2016

  13. What amendments concerning Israel will be considered this year?

    by Melita McGrath

    April 27, 2016

  14. I live in Portland, If anyone needs ideas for spouses/children/family activities please let me know. I have special connections with Gresham Skate World, a roller skating rink that is easily accessible by light rail (MAX). I can score you some reduced price family passes, a schedule, and driving or MAX directions.

    by Mary Jean Bird

    April 25, 2016

  15. Hilda: In 2008, I had the opportunity to attend the 2008 General Assembly in San Jose Calif as a commissioner from Pittsburgh Presbytery. This was a powerful experience for me. I saw the Body of Christ in action. I hope that you will have the opportunity to visit the 2016 General Assembly. This is an experience that you will not forget. May our Lord continue to bless both of you.

    by robert wright

    September 11, 2015

  16. My husband and I will be in Portland Oregon. Is there a schedule for the week so we can plan on attending a day or two? If you can provide lodging info that would be great too. Thank you Hilda FPC El Paso

    by Hilda Gutierrez

    August 12, 2015

  17. What a joy it is when Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders from across the country and around the world come together to worship and to do the Lord's business. The Body of Christ is indeed alive.

    by Robert H Wright Jr

    October 19, 2014