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General Assembly 2016

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General Assembly 2016 - Business Timetable

SESSION I – Saturday May 21 – 9.30 am

Opening of the General Assembly

1  Constitution of Assembly.

2  Roll of Commissioners laid on the table.

3  Election of Moderator and Prayer of 
Consecration.

4  Commission to His Grace the Lord High 
Commissioner to be read, and order given 
for recording it

5  Her Majesty’s Letter to be read, and order 
given for recording it

6  Address by His Grace the Lord High 
Commissioner, and Reply by the Moderator

7  Appointment of Committee to prepare 
Answer to The Queen’s Letter.

8  Report of Standing Committee on 
Commissions.

9  Submission of Standing Orders.

10  Appointment of Committee for arranging 
Order of Business.

11  Appointment of Panel of Tellers.

12  Appointment of Committee to prepare 
Minute on Deceased Ministers, 
Missionaries and Deacons.

13  Intimation of arrangements for 
celebration of Holy Communion on Monday 23 May, at 9.15 am. Suspension of business – for 20 minutes

14  Nomination of the Solicitor of the Church

15  Report of the Assembly Arrangements 
Committee.

16  Report of the Scottish Bible Society and 
Presentation of Bible to Moderator.

17  Report of the Delegation of the General 
Assembly.

18  Report of the Committee on Overtures 
and Cases.

19  Report of the Committee on Classifying 
Returns to Overtures.

20  Report of the Legal Questions Committee.

21  Report of the Council of Assembly. 
(Order of the Day 3.30pm)

 

SESSION II – Saturday May 21 – 7pm

1 Constitution of Assembly.


2 Address by Retiring Moderator.


3 Presentation of Delegates and Visitors.

 

Sunday May 22

10am – Assembly Service (St Giles’).

12.30pm – Gaelic Service (Greyfriars Kirk).

1pm - 6pm – ‘Heart and Soul 2016’ Princes Street Gardens.

 

SESSION III– Monday May 23 – 9.15am

HOLY COMMUNION


1 Constitution of Assembly.


2 Report of the Business Committee.


3 Report of the World Mission Council.


4 Report of the Social Care Council.


5 Report of the Panel on Review and Reform.

 

SESSION IV – Tuesday May 24 – 9.15am

Order of the Day 2pm Stevenson Prize

1 Constitution of Assembly.


2 Minutes.


3 Report of the Church and Society Council.

4 Report of the Church of Scotland Guild.


5 Report of the Iona Community Board.

 

SESSION V – Wednesday May 25 – 9.15am

1 Constitution of Assembly.


2 Minutes.


3 Report of the Ecumenical Relations

Committee


4 Report of the Safeguarding Committee.

5 Report of the Ministries Council.

 

SESSION VI – Thursday May 26 – 9.15am

1 Constitution of Assembly.


2 Minutes.


3 Report of the Committee on Chaplains to Her Majesty’s Forces.

4 Report of the Mission and Discipleship Council.

5 Report of the National Youth Assembly 2015.

6 Report of the Theological Forum.

 

SESSION VII – Friday 27 May – 9.15 am

1 Constitution of Assembly.


2 Minutes.


3 Report of the Housing and Loan Fund.


4 Report of the General Trustees.


5 Report of the Church Hymnary Trustees.


6 Report of the Church of Scotland Trust.


7 Report of the Church of Scotland Investors Trust.


8 Report of the Church of Scotland Pension Trustees.


9 Report of the Central Services Committee.

10 Report of the Nomination Committee.

11 Report of the Selection Committee.


12 Protestations called for.


13 Report on the Printing of Acts.

 

SESSION VIII – Friday 27 May – 3.00 pm

1 Constitution of Assembly.


2 Report anent Deceased Ministers, Missionaries and Deacons.


3 Draft Minutes of Sederunts not yet submitted to be read if required.


4 Appointment of Committee to revise Minutes.


5 Act Appointing Commission of Assembly.

6 Act Appointing diet of next General Assembly.


7 Presentations to the Moderator.


8 Moderator addresses the General Assembly.

9 His Grace, the Lord High Commissioner, addresses the General Assembly

NATIONAL ANTHEM


10. Dissolution of the General Assembly.