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226ª ASAMBLEA GENERAL

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Telling the feature stories around GA226

Plenary sessions didn’t provide all the news coming out of the 226th General Assembly this week. Reporters and videographers found feature stories both inside and outside the Salt Palace Convention Center. Among them were these 10.

Guns to Gardens event coming to General Assembly on Sunday in Salt Lake City

As the nation reels from mass shootings, local Presbyterians have joined with other faith communities to mark Gun Violence Prevention Month by “Wear Orange” events and Guns to Gardens safe surrender days, most held in church parking lots. The June gun violence prevention activities will culminate in Salt Lake City on Sunday with a Guns to Gardens demonstration as the PC(U.S.A.) gathers for its 226th General Assembly.

A valedictory for the Co-Moderators of the 225th General Assembly

As their two years of service as Co-Moderators of the 225th General Assembly come to a close, the Rev. Shavon Starling-Louis and the Rev. Ruth Faith Santana-Grace shared their thoughts in this 14-minute video on the highlights of their years in office uniting under the theme of “Unbounded We Thrive.”

What do the Standing Rules have to say about telegrams?

In a video made earlier this month, members of the Special Committee on Standing Rules of the General Assembly discussed their work and the changes they’re proposing for committee and plenary consideration at the 226th General Assembly.

Presbyterian Peace Fellowship to hold its online General Assembly Peace Breakfast Saturday

Where can you hear from a true peacemaker in the Middle East, enjoy cutting-edge music, honor a beloved hymn writer and eat your cereal? You can do all that and more on Saturday via Zoom at the Peace Breakfast of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. Held for every Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) General Assembly for many decades, the Peace Breakfast will start at 8 a.m. Pacific Time, 9 a.m. Mountain Time, 10 a.m. Central Time and 11 a.m. Eastern Time. It’s strictly BYOB — Bring Your Own Breakfast.

Funding Model Development Team co-moderators take to the airwaves to explain their work to date

This month’s webinar put on by the co-moderators of the Funding Model Development Team laid out the work completed so far on the team’s General Assembly mandate to “develop and implement experiments that will fund councils of the church, above the session, that will be consistent with the identified values and adaptive challenges of the mid councils.”

‘Olympia Overture’ opponents make their case

Following publication of this story by Presbyterian News Service on the LGBTQIA+ Equity Advocacy Committee’s response to a petition opposing POL-1, commonly known as the Olympia Overture, which will first be considered by the Polity Committee during the 226th General Assembly, PNS invited a response by the Rev. Dr. Tony Sundermeier and the Rev. Alan Dyer, who authored this open letter opposing the overture.