June 21, 2020 | Times Vary
June 24, 2020 | 8:00 & 10:00 p.m.
June 26, 2020 | 11:00 a.m.
June 27, 2020 | End of Plenary 6 (4:30 p.m.)
June 24, 2020 | 8:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. (EDT)
The GA224 Bible Study, led by James Elisha Taneti and Mary Florence Taneti, focuses on Lamentations 5: 21-22, the theme for the 224the General Assembly (2020). The study time is for everyone to engage in conversation, whether you are a GA participant or observing the assembly at home with your family. Resources for young adults and children will also be available.
James is a published author; holds degrees from United Theological College, India, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Union Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and currently serves as director of the Syngman Rhee Global Mission Center for Christian Education and assistant professor of World Christianity at Union Presbyterian Seminary. Mary, who is part of the leadership of the Association of Presbyterian Christian Educators (APCE), is a Christian educator; holds degrees from Osmania University, Hyderabad, India, and Union Presbyterian Seminary; and currently serves as Children and Christian Education Ministries Coordinator at First Presbyterian Church, Goldsboro, North Carolina.
June 26, 2020 | 11:00 a.m. (EDT)
On June 16, 2018, Vilmarie Cintrón-Olivieri and Cindy Kohlmann were elected Co-Moderators and presided over the General Assembly in St. Louis through June 23. Though they come from different backgrounds, they have described themselves as lifelong Presbyterians, called to serve the church they have loved since childhood.
Cintrón-Olivieri is an educator and ruling elder at First Spanish Presbyterian Church in Miami. She was the first Hispanic Latina and Puerto Rican person to be elected as (co) moderator. Kohlmann has pastored churches in Ohio and Massachusetts. She currently serves as resource presbyter for the Presbytery of Boston and the Presbytery of Northern New England.
Over the last two years, they have traveled across the country meeting with mid councils, preaching in churches and visiting communities in need. They’ve traveled to Israel/Palestine, South Africa, Cuba and Greece among others, representing the church at various conferences and functions.
The two are concluding their work by presiding over the first plenary in an historic online General Assembly.
Music & Meditation
June 27, 2020 | End of Plenary 6 – begins 4:30 p.m. (EDT)
Special Performance by Camille Metoyer Moten
A native of Omaha, and graduate of Xavier University of New Orleans, Camille has been singing and acting for 35 plus years. Often described as “Omaha’s most versatile singer” she is an independent singer/songwriter and performs for many special events as a guest soloist and also has her own pop/jazz band that performs for special events.
Aside from singing Camille also has a love for theater. Her theater performance credits include starring roles in Ragtime, Evita, and Funny Girl. She has been a recipient of several awards including the Omaha Arts and Entertainment award, Theater Arts Guild and Fonda/McGuire awards. She was nominated as top jazz vocalist for 2015 and 2019 in the city and has been inducted into the Omaha Black Musicians Hall of Fame as well as the Nebraska Musician’s Hall of Fame. Guest solo appearances have included the Symphony, Ballet, Jazz on the Green, Governor’s Arts Ball and numerous galas. Camille feels blessed to be in constant demand musically. She has released three CD’s, all available on itunes and apple music.
Her music has enabled her to travel many places including trips to Barcelona, Spain and Germany as well as within the continental United States.
Camille is married and aside from her love of music and theater her first love is serving the Lord and she thanks Him continually for all the blessings in her life.
Camille has her music website at: www.musicbycamille.com