Kindom Building for the 21st Century
“But strive first for the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” Matthew 6:33
June 16-23, 2018
Important Dates to Remember
February 16, 2018 - 120 Day Deadline
- Overtures proposing an amendment to the Constitution or requiring an interpretation by the General Assembly of the Book of Order must be delivered to the Stated Clerk.
- Concurrences to any overture with constitutional implications shall be received.
- All reports of entities, commissions, and committees of the General Assembly shall be delivered to the Stated Clerk.
April 17, 2018 - 60 Day Deadline
- All papers intended for consideration by the General Assembly that are forwarded to the Stated Clerk and postmarked less then 60 days, but no later than 45 days prior to the convening of the General Assembly, shall be reviewed by the Stated clerk, who shall determine whether or not to refer them tot h Assembly Committee on Business Referral.
May 2, 2018 - 45 Day Deadline
- All other overtures and communications intended for consideration by the General Assembly shall by forwarded to the Stated Clerk, postmarked no later then forty-five days before the convening of the General Assembly.
- Resource material, including advice and counsel memoranda from advocacy and advisory committees … shall be submitted to the Stated Clerk, postmarked no later than forty-five days before the convening of the assembly meeting…
WELCOME TO THE 223rd GENERAL ASSEMBLY (2018)
Get plans in motion now for the 223rd General Assembly (2018) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), June 16–23, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Commissioners and advisory delegates from all 170 PC(USA) presbyteries, and other delegates and observers from around the world, will converge on the America’s Convention Center in downtown St. Louis for celebrations, deliberations, and inspirations in support of the denomination’s biennial gathering.
The Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy will serve as host to the 223rd General Assembly (2018), united under the theme “Renewing the Vision: Kindom Building for the 21st Century,” from Matthew 6:25-33, and will include rich worship services, the election of the Moderator and Vice Moderator or Co-Moderators, action on a plethora of overtures, and much more. View the proposed docket.
General proceedings and worship during assembly will be live-streamed, and this website will provide up-to-date information leading up to the gathering on travel, registration, and various other details. Bookmark the page and check back often.
Engagement in St. Louis on Issues of
Reclaiming the prophetic voice of the PCUSA for social, racial and economic justice, the 223rd General Assembly will take a far more active role in addressing conditions in St. Louis and other cities that devastate the poor and oppressed. “We don’t want the Presbyterians to be simply another convention that comes to town, meets and spends some money, and then leaves without engaging the people and communities” says Stated Clerk the Rev. J. Herbert Nelson, II.
In St. Louis – in solidarity and collaboration with local Presbyterians and other community activists – assembly participants will have a variety of ways to engage these issues. The Schedule of Events includes several opportunities, and more information is forthcoming.
“Presbyterians don’t depart the world to come to the General Assembly, we come to the General Assembly precisely and specifically to engage the church AND the world around these issues of poverty, violence and racism.” (J. Herbert Nelson, II)