Assembly in Brief - 222nd General Assembly (2016)

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.


  • “The Hope in Our Calling”
  • 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 below or you may:

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  1. Is there a list of the overtures re: adopted of failed?

    by Cecilia Moran

    July 17, 2016

  2. THank you for making the info available for those who idi not attend the GA meeting

    by Aida Fareis

    July 8, 2016

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