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 Overtures 

Overtures to the 2021 General Assembly will be posted as they are received.

OVERTURE PRESBYTERY ASSIGNED COMMITTEE

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(To read an overture, click on the title below)

1 Potomac CCB, OC Amend BCO 8-7 Regarding Chaplains
2 Central Georgia SJC BCO 34-1 request for General Assembly to Assume Original Jurisdiction in Missouri Presbytery Issue
3 Heritage MTW Amend MTW Manual
4 Savannah River SJC That the General Assembly Assume Original Jurisdiction of the Case Investigated by the Missouri Presbytery Referenced in Its Report Received at the May 18, 2019, Stated Meeting
5 Calvary CCB, OC Amend BCO 20-4; 24-3; 24-4 Regarding Election of Pastor, Associate Pastor, and Officers
6 Covenant CCB, OC Amend BCO 24-1 Allowing Some Session Discretion on the Timing of Portions of the Examination of Elder and Deacon Candidate Nominees
7 Lowcountry-WITHDRAWN N/A WITHDRAWN (by action of the Lowcountry Presbytery at its stated meeting, November 5, 2020.)
8 Catawba Valley MNA Change the Presbytery Boundary Between the Catawba Valley Presbytery and the Central Carolina Presbytery
9 Ascension CCB, OC Amend RAO 15-6.s.2), 3) Regarding the Number of Members of the Overtures Committee Required to File a Minority Report
10 Ascension CCB, OC Amend RAO 15-6.s by Adding New Paragraphs Dealing with the Content of Minority Reports
11 Central Carolina MNA Change Boundaries of Central Carolina Presbytery
12 Philadelphia Metro West CCB, OC Amend BCO 31-2; 32-2 to Clarify that Investigation Shall Precede Process
13 Mississippi Valley MNA Endorse Lifeline Children’s Services
14 Evangel MTW Revise MTW Manual
15 Session of New Covenant PCA CCB, OC Revise RAO 11-2 to Disallow Electronic Communications Regarding Voting at the General Assembly
16 Westminster CCB, OC Amend BCO 7 by Addition to Disqualify Same-sex Attracted Men from Ordination
17 Pacific Northwest- REVISED CCB, OC, AC Overture 17 Pacific NW Revised – Amend RAO 9-3
18 Pacific Northwest CCB, OC Amend BCO 24-1 to Clarify that a Session Has Discretion on the Timing of Some Parts of the Exam of Officer Nominees
19 Pacific Northwest-REVISED CCB, OC Amend BCO 38-1 and 42-2 to Allow Appealing a Censure in a Case without Process
20 Pacific Northwest CCB, OC Amend BCO 31-10 and 33-4 on Pre-trial Non-Disciplinary Suspensions
21 Pacific Northwest CCB, OC Amend BCO 42-6 and Vote Required for Maintaining Censure during an Appeal
22 Pacific Northwest-REVISED CCB, OC Amend BCO 32-20 Regarding Time Considerations for Offenses
23 Gulf Coast CCB, OC Amend BCO 17 by Adding a Clause Which Prohibits Ordination for Men Who Self-Identify as “Gay Christians,” “Same-sex Attracted Christians,” “Homosexual Christians,” or Like Terms
24 Tennesse Valley AC Reduce Registration Fee for Ruling Elders to $250
25 Southeast Alabama SJC BCO 34-1 Request to Assume Original Jurisdiction over TE Greg Johnson
26 Philadelphia Metro West CCB, OC Amend BCO 10 to Permit Telecommunication Meetings
27 Platte Valley CCB, OC Amend BCO 36 to Require Public Excommunication
28 Philadelphia Metro West CCB, OC Amend BCO 31-2 to Describe Sequence of Discipline Investigation
29 Philadelphia Metro West CCB, OC Add BCO Appendix of Investigation Suggestions
30 Lowcountry CCB, OC Amend BCO 21 & 24 to Clarify Moral Requirements for Church Office
31 Northwest Georgia CCB, OC Amend BCO 22 Process for Assistant to Associate Pastor
32 Central Indiana OC, AC Form Study Committee for Biblical Ethics in Digital Media
33 Pacific Northwest CCB, OC Amend BCO 38-1 re Confession Document for Case Without Process
34 Pacific Northwest CCB, OC Amend BCO 38-1 re Confession Timing for Case Without Process
35 Pacific Northwest CCB, OC Amend BCO 38-1 re Counsel for Case Without Process
36 Chesapeake OC, AC Appoint Study Committee re White Supremacy
37 Eastern Pennsylvania CCB, OC Amend BCO 21-4 and 24-1 Clarifying Moral Requirements for Church Office
38 Calvary OC, CDM Commend Human Sexuality Report
39 Fellowship AC Reduce Registration Fee for Ruling Elders to $250
40 Tennessee Valley CCB, OC Amend BCO 32-13 and 35-5 to Allow Victim Protection Provisions
41 Tennessee Valley CCB, OC Amend BCO 35-1 to Expand Potential Witness Eligibility
42 Susquehanna Valley-REVISED MNA Adjust Boundaries of Susquehanna Valley Presbytery
43 Hills and Plains OC, AC Form Study Committee for Biblical Ethics in Digital Media
44 Philadelphia Metro West MNA Transfer Berks County, Pennsylvania, to Philadelphia Metro West Presbytery
45 Metro Atlanta OC, CDM, AC Seek Asian American Flourishing
46 Metropolitan New York OC, CDM, AC Seek Asian American Flourishing
47 Chesapeake OC, AC Form Study Committee on Critical Race Theory
48 Korean Capital OC Repudiate Anti-Asian Racism

*For the 2019 Overtures, click here.

 Travel 

The 2021 General Assembly is hosted by the Missouri Presbytery.

General Assembly will be located at:

America’s Center
701 Convention Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63101

New to St. Louis? There’s so much this city has to offer! Learn more here!

 

America's Convention Complex

Rental Cars
  • Avis has provided the PCA discount number T121200
  • For reservations go to www.avis.com or call (800) 331-1600
  • Up to 30% discounts are available depending on demand (vehicles in less demand have the greater discounts). Better discounts are available on the Avis site versus other travel websites.
Flights

Special Opportunity with Delta Airlines

The PCA Administrative Committee (AC) has arranged a small discount for those who wish to use Delta. You may receive a discount between 2-10%. Using this code may benefit the ministry of the Administrative Committee by helping us with future travel needs.

  • Reservations and ticketing are available at Delta.com.
  • When booking online, select Book a Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter Meeting Code (NMUJZ) in the box provided on the Search Flights page.
  • Be sure to enter your SkyMiles number and you will earn points on the flight.

 

Visitor's Bureau

 Apps 

Download the GA app to keep up with what’s happening during the week of GA! 

If you downloaded the app in the past, you will need to download it new for this year.

Be sure your schedule is set to “Schedule Time Zone” in your “Time Zone Settings”. St. Louis is in the CENTRAL TIME ZONE.

*The GA App will be updated before General Assembly begins.

 

 

All the General Assembly documents will be available to registered commissioners on ShareFile on the following dates:

  • Commissioner Handbook – a month prior to GA
  • Supplement to the Commissioner Handbook – a week before GA
  • Onsite Reports – as completed

Download the Citrix Files app for all your ShareFile needs below today!

If you are a registered commissioner and need your login, please email ac@pcanet.org.

 Events 

RTS Alumni and Friends Luncheon
  • Thursday, July 1st
  • 12 Noon
  • America’s Ballroom

Reformed Theological Seminary cordially invites alumni, students, and friends to gather for a meal and fellowship. Chancellor Ligon Duncan will provide updates related to the seminary, including exciting new initiatives and opportunities for engaging the institution in the coming months.

RSVP at https://rts.regfox.com/rts-alumni-students-friends-luncheon-pca-ga-2021

Covenant Seminary Alumni Gathering
  • Thursday, July 1st
  • 5:45 pm

Covenant Seminary graduates and families are invited to attend our PCA General Assembly alumni gathering, Thursday, July 1 at 5:45 p.m. As always, our goal is to help you reconnect with fellow alumni and spend time hearing about each other’s ministries. This time of food and fellowship is free to alumni and their families but space is limited. RSVP below. More details about food and location will be forthcoming.

RSVP at: https://covenantseminary.typeform.com/to/lU0O4IEC?mc_cid=eb4209e64e&mc_eid=a9b79bd348

Covenant College Gathering
  • Wednesday, June 30th
  • 6:30 – 8:00 am

We invite alumni of Covenant College to join us for a time of fellowship at General Assembly. We will meet on Wednesday, June 30th @ 6:30 am in Room# 130 at St. Louis Convention Center. Reach out to alumni@covenant.edu to register. Thank you!

GPTS Alumni & Friends Lunch
  • Wednesday, June 30th | located in America’s Ballroom
  • 12:00 – 1:30 pm

A time for alumni and friends of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary to gather, fellowship, feast, and pray for the work of the Church. Please click HERE to RSVP.

 Volunteer 

The Administrative Committee has the following volunteer needs in preparing for the 48th PCA General Assembly. Please volunteer your time, gather your friends and family, and come to serve the church together. 

Floor Clerks

A Call for Floor Clerks

Serve the Assembly as a volunteer Floor Clerk! Each year we need about 40 responsible men to distribute materials, participate in the counting of votes, and otherwise keep the flow of business moving. Will you commit to serve your fellow elders this year? We need you!

  • Dates: Tuesday, June 29 – Friday, July 2
  • Location: onsite at General Assembly
  • To volunteer: notify the Stated Clerk of your Presbytery and sign-up here!

 

Loading and Unloading

Loading and Unloading the Truck

We need 10+ able bodied men and women or a youth group to help load the Administrative Committee Truck on Thursday, June 24th, and unload the truck on Tuesday, July 6th, in Lawrenceville, GA.

  • Date: Thursday, June 24 – load truck | 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Date: Tuesday, July 6 – unload truck | 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
  • Location: PCA Office Building, 1700 North Brown Road, Suite 105, Lawrenceville, GA
  • To volunteer: contact us via e-mail at events@pcanet.org.

 

Ushers and Communion Elders

Ushers and Communion Elders

Teaching and Ruling Elders are encouraged to serve the Assembly as volunteer ushers and in serving communion.

  • Dates: Tuesday, June 29 – Thursday, July 1
  • Location: onsite at General Assembly
  • To volunteer: please sign-up here!
Seminar Room Host

As a seminar room host, you will:

  1. Serve as the liaison for each seminar speaker in your assigned room with the seminar staff and tech team.
  2. Present the seminar sponsorship (if applicable – a script will be given ahead of time).
  3. Introduce the speaker.
  4. Keep the speaker on time – give time warnings as the end of the seminar approaches.

As the Seminar Room Host, you’ll need to serve in your room the entire seminar block – arriving at least 30 minutes prior to the first seminar time, and staying at least 10 minutes after the last seminar.  Seminar Room Hosts do not need to be commissioners, and may be men or women. 

To volunteer: please sign-up here!

Tote Bag Stuffing Volunteer at AC Office

Are you local? Hey Atlanta – we need YOU on Saturday, June 19th from 9am – 12pm! We have over 2,000 tote bags and we need your help stuffing them with books, resources and materials about ministries for pastors and churches. This is an excellent opportunity for you, your family, small group, youth group, or Sunday School class to serve! BREAKFAST WILL BE PROVIDED! We look forward to seeing at the AC office, 1700 North Brown Road, Suite 105, Lawrenceville, GA! For more info please reach out to: events@pcanet.org

 

Additional opportunities may be available onsite. Please contact Ashley Davis by e-mail at events@pcanet.org or by phone at (678) 825-1000.

Get In Touch

PCA Administrative Committee

1700 North Brown Road
Suite 105
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

678-825-1000

ac@pcanet.org