Assembly in Brief - 221 General Assembly (2014)

Assembly in Brief, the popular bulletin insert-size summary of the 221st General Assembly (2014) 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 Assembly of Yes … mostly
  • ‘Yes’ to divestment from three U.S. companies
  • ‘Yes’ to same-gender marriage: pastoral discretion and a new definition
  • ‘Yes’ to the Belhar Confession
  • ‘Yes’ to new synod boundaries
  • ‘Yes’ to leaders of General Assembly agencies
  • ‘Yes’ to PC(USA)’s continuing commitment to peacemaking
  • ‘Yes’ to preventing gun violence
  • Working for the common good with people of other faiths
  • ‘Study’ to fossil fuel divestment
  • ‘Educate a Child, Transform the World’
  • Peacemaking Offering expanded
  • The Bottom Line

The bulletin insert may be downloaded below or you may:

Download the Korean version.

Download the Spanish version.

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  1. I second the question asked by Sherry Mills. Our church had a meeting tonight to discuss all of the recent GA decisions. Both the marriage of homosexuals and the divestiture of investments from only three companies doing business with Israel were our topics. Transparency to our congregants is needed as to how committees arrived at draft text on these issues; biblical references, references, data about companies, evaluation criteria, meeting minutes, etc. would help us understand the process and rationale that ultimately caused the GA to come to these findings.

    by John Ansted

    July 31, 2014

  2. Can a copy of the minutes from the committee whom approved the same sex marriage be available on line? What scriptures were used in this decision? This a question my Church is curious about. Thank you

    by Sherry Mills

    July 28, 2014

  3. 2nd Attempt to comment… Great job Jerry! Thank you so much for providing this resource as a downloadable pdf in a timely manner. The members of the church were pleased to be able to take this home and read it!

    by David Moon-Wainwright

    July 2, 2014

  4. Can someone inform me how to access all recorded votes taken in the recent 2014 General Assembly?

    by kathleen perrin

    June 29, 2014

  5. So good to be there on live stream. That was great to be able to be there that way.

    by Joyce Finkbeiner Malott

    June 29, 2014

  6. I don't understand why PCUSA voted to divest in Hewlett Packard, Caterpillar, and Motorola for non-peaceful practices. Your article should have included some examples.

    by Steve Anderson

    June 26, 2014