The General Assembly began on Sunday June 4, 2017, with worship and the celebration of communion at 7:00 p.m. in St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Kingston, Ontario and meetings of the Assembly at Queen’s University.
“Jesus Christ – the same yesterday, today, forever” from Hebrews 13:8 is the chosen theme. This focus upon Christ provides the foundation and the exhortation for our unity. (Artwork provided by Bryan Babcock Design.)
Minutes, Summaries and Evaluation Form
Sederunt 1 – Sunday, June 4, 2017
Sederunt 2 – Monday, June 5, 2017
Sederunt 3 – Monday, June 5, 2017
Sederunt 4 – Monday, June 5, 2017
Sederunt 5 – Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Sederunt 6 – Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Sederunt 7 – Tuesday, June 6, 2017
Sederunt 8 – Wednesday, June 7, 2017
At the start of each sederunt, the Moderator introduced a moment in history of The Presbyterian Church in Canada and notable Presbyterians. Download the moments here. (History Moment #3 to come soon.)
The General Assembly Office appreciates feedback from the participants to this Assembly. Some of you were able to complete the evaluation that was at the Assembly. For those of you who did not have a chance to do so, please fill it out online:
Watch General Assembly Via Livestream
Watch the conversation and activities of General Assembly that unfolded. The whole event from Sunday to Wednesday is available to watch, as well as individual segments.
Book of Reports 2017
The final version of the Book of Reports, including reports to the 2017 General Assembly and information for General Assembly participants is now available for download. The final version contains the original and supplemental reports and all revised pages. This is a replacement Book of Reports, therefore you should delete the earlier version and use this one.
If you have any questions about using the Book of Reports on a computer or tablet, please check the support page here, or contact the Communications Office.
For those who printed the original Book of Reports themselves, a separate file of all the new supplementary pages is available to download here.
For those who ordered from Parasource, printed copies of the supplemental reports will be given to you at registration.
This booklet has been prepared for commissioners to the General Assembly through the cooperation of the Life and Mission Agency and the Committee on Church Doctrine. It is meant to help prepare commissioners for discussion about the reports that respond to overtures about sexuality. (Printed copies will be available at Assembly.)
The summaries provide an overview of the reports to the General Assembly.
General Assembly Registration
Commissioners, YARs, student representatives and resource people will find below the travel regulations and registration forms for the upcoming General Assembly.
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE REGISTERED. THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL.
Worship Words: Discipling Language for a Faithful Ministry. Canadian Ministries is presenting a pre-assembly worship conference for Saturday and Sunday afternoon. The event will feature a long table Communion Service; a workshop with the Rev. Joyce, editor of Reformed Worship; and discussion with the Committee on Church History. Or contact Jen de Combe at 1-800-619-7301 ext. 290 for more information. View the event poster.
General Assembly Reports
Below are the resources to assist the committees in preparing the reports.
- Guidelines for Formatting General Assembly Reports
- Sample General Assembly Report
- Report Procedures for General Assembly
- Consent Recommendations and Reports
For more information about the General Assembly, contact Terrie-Lee Hamilton at 1-800-619-7301, ext. 225