Ovt 001 On Amending Standing Rule F.6.c. Regarding Nominations from the Floor. Boston
Ovt 002 On Urging the Board of Pensions to Refrain from Amending the Benefits Plan to Extend Eligibility for Same-Gender Partners. San Diego
Ovt 003 On Rescinding the 219th General Assembly Action Regarding a Call to Stand with Immigrant Presbyterians (Item 11-11). Grand Canyon
Ovt 004 On Amending G-2.0104 to Make it Consistent with the Constitutional Kiskiminetas Questions in W-4.4003.
Ovt 005 On Amending G-2.0104b to Clarify Standards for Ordination Stockton Concurrence: Presbyteries of Charleston-Atlantic, Kiskiminetas, Upper Ohio Valley
Ovt 006 On Amending G-2.0104a. to Include Standards Regarding Sexual Behavior. Central Florida Concurrences: Presbyteries of Central Nebraska, Holston
Ovt 007 On Instructing MRTI to Study and Report Corporate Practices of Health Mid-Kentucky Insurance Companies and Possible Divestment of Same.
Concurrence: Presbyteries of Long Island, New York City. Concurrence with Additional Rationale: Presbytery of Albany
Ovt 008 On Amending the Book of Order Concerning the Titles Used for Those Santa Fe in Ordered Ministries.
Concurrence: Presbytery of Newton
Ovt 009 On Amending W-4.9000 to Uphold Session and Pastoral Discretion in East Iowa Their Responsibility for the Covenant of Marriage.
Concurrence: Presbyteries of Baltimore, Des Moines, Utica Concurrence with Additional Rationale: Presbytery of Heartland.
Ovt 010 On Issuing an Authoritative Interpretation of W-4.9000 to Ensure East Iowa Pastoral Discretion. Concurrence: Presbyteries of Chicago, Des Moines, Heartland, New York City, Utica
Ovt 011 On Amending G-2.0104a to Include “Repentance of Sin” and “Means of Grace.” San Jose Concurrence: Presbytery of Pueblo
Ovt 012 On Replacing G-2.0104b. with the Language of G-6.0106b in the Former Washington Form of Government.
Concurrence with Additional Rationale: Presbytery of Yukon.
Ovt 013 On Directing the Board of Pensions to Provide a Medical Benefits Plan Which Will Not Pay for Abortions Except to Save the Life of the Woman. Washington
Ovt 014 On Amending F-1.01, God’s Mission. Utah
Ovt 015 On Taking Action Concerning the Place and Plight of Immigrant People Grand Canyon in Our Neighborhoods and Communities of Faith.
Ovt 016 On Issuing an Authoritative Interpretation of W-4.9000. Boston Concurrence: Presbytery of Long Island
Ovt 017 On Reevaluating the Process by Which Ordination Exams are Written, Cascades Administered, and Grade.
Ovt 018 On Adding G-2.0104c Allowing Operational Manuals to Require South Alabama Adherence to Certain Theological and/or Behavioral Expectations.
Ovt 019 On Amending D-10.0101-.0102 to Clarify the Duties of an Investigating Detroit Committee.
Ovt 020 On Amending W-4.9000, Marriage. Hudson River
Concurrence: Presbyteries of New York City, Western New York.
Ovt 021 On Recognizing that Israel’s Law and Practices Constitute Apartheid Muskingum Valley Against Palestinian People. Concurrence: Presbytery of the Redwoods, San Francisco.
Ovt 022 On Instructing the General Assembly to Take Action to Implement the Twin Cities Area PC(USA)’s Policy on Inclusion of People with Disabilities. Concurrence: Presbyteries of Cincinnati, Detroit.
Ovt 023 On Undertaking a Parenting Initiative Called the “Institute for Long Island Effective Parental Leadership.”
Ovt 024 On Boycotting Ahava Dead Sea Laboratories and Hadiklaim San Francisco (an Israeli Date Growers Cooperative).
Ovt 025 On Divestment from Caterpillar. San Francisco
Concurrence: Presbytery of North Puget Sound.
Ovt 026 On Amending G-3.0301, G-3.0403c., and G-3.0502e. to Enable San Francisco Flexible Boundaries within or Beyond the Bounds of an Existing Presbytery.
Ovt 027 On Recognizing Bloomfield College as a Racial Ethnic College. Newark
Ovt 028 On Issuing an Authoritative Interpretation of W-4.9000 to Ensure Genesee Valley Pastoral Discretion. Concurrence: Presbytery of Albany Concurrence with Additional Rationale: Presbytery of Southern New England.
Ovt 029 On Issuing an Authoritative Interpretation of G-2.0402 and Genesee Valley G-3.0306 to Clarify the Appropriateness of Questions to Officers-elect.
Ovt 030 On Amending D-10.0106 and G-2.0904 Regarding Administrative Leave. National Capital
Ovt 031 On Amending the “Setting of the Service” of Ordination and Installation New Castle for Teaching Elders (W-4.4002).
Ovt 032 On Amending G-3.0301 Regarding Commissioned Ruling Elders. St Andrew
Ovt 033 On Creating a Committee on Synod Boundaries. St Andrew Concurrence: Presbyteries of Mid-Kentucky, North Alabama, South Alabama
Ovt 034 On Amending G-5.05a Regarding a Session’s Right to Decide Between Conflicting Mandates. Stockton
Ovt 035 On Amending G-5.0401 Regarding A Union Presbytery’s Right Stockton To Decide Between Conflicting Mandates.
Ovt 036 On Amending G-2.0804 Regarding Freedom of Conscience Regarding the Benefits Plan. Stockton Concurrence: Presbytery of Santa Barbara.
Ovt 037 On Adding new Section G-2.0106 Regarding Freedom of Conscience Stockton Pertaining to Ordinations.
Ovt 038 On Adding New Section G-4.0203b Regarding Ownership of Property. Stockton
Ovt 039 On Amending the Book of Confessions to Include the Confession of Belhar. National Capital
Ovt 040 On Amending W-4.9000 Regarding Marriage. New York City
Ovt 041 On Adding G-3.0301d to Clarify the Right of Freedom of Conscience for Individual Congregations. Santa Barbara OGA
Ovt 042 On Adding New Section G-4.0203b Regarding Ownership of Property. Santa Barbara OGA
Ovt 043 On Amending G-5.05a, Joint Congregational Witness. Santa Barbara OGA
Ovt 044 On Amending G-5.0401, Conflicting Mandatory Provisions between Constitutional Standards of Union Presbyteries. Santa Barbara OGA
Ovt 045 On Adding G-2.0106, Freedom of Conscience for Councils. Santa Barbara OGA
Ovt 046 On Amending F-1.0403, Unity in Diversity.Mississippi OGAOvt 054 On Calling for an End to Poverty Zone Development and for the Advocacy of Fair Development.Baltimore GAMC
Ovt 047 On Amending G-3.0403c. and G-3.0502e. to Bring Flexibility to the Ways Presbyteries Relate to Each Other. Mississippi OGA
Ovt 048 On An Authoritative Interpretation of W-4.9001, Christian Marriage. Mississippi OGA
Ovt 049 On Supporting a Peaceful, Diplomatic Solution to the U.S.-Iran Issues.Greater Atlanta GAMC
Ovt 050 On Economic Justice in These Troubled Times. Greater AtlantaGAMC
Ovt 051 On Supporting the United Nations.Greater Atlanta GAMC
Ovt 052 On Amending G-2.0104b to Clearly State the Authority of Scripture as the Most Important Basis for the Ordination of an Office of the Church.Wyoming OGA
Ovt 053 On Issuing an Authoritative Interpretation of G-2.0402 and G-3.0306 to Clarify the Appropriateness of Questions to Officers-elect. Albany OGA
Ovt 055 On Issuing an Authoritative Interpretation of W-4.9000. Cayuga-Syracuse OGA
Ovt 056 On Approving an Authoritative Interpretation of W-4.9000. Baltimore OGA
Ovt 057 On Amending D-10.0106 and G-2.0904 Regarding Administrative Leave. Baltimore OGA
Ovt 058 On Ethical Investment and Divestment. New Covenant GAMC
Ovt 059 On Endorsing “A Fifty Year Farm Bill.” Heartland GAMC
Ovt 060 On Issuing an Authoritative Interpretation of G-3.0306 Regarding Laboring Inside the Bounds of a Presbytery. Plains and Peaks OGA
Ovt 061 On Amending G-1.0503 Regarding Business at Congregational Meetings. Plains and Peaks OGA
Ovt 062 On Amending G-2.0401 Regarding the Congregational Nominating Committee. Plains and Peaks OGA
Ovt 063 On Instituting a Special Offering Designated to Native American Ministry for a Period of Three Years. Inland Northwest GAMC
Ovt 064 On Amending G-1.04 to “Add Special Consideration for Membership for Families Serving Yoked Churches.” Middle Tennessee OGA
Ovt 065 On Issuing an Authoritative Interpretation of W-4.9000 Redwoods OGA
Ovt 066 On Amending W-4.9000 Regarding Marriage. Redwoods OGA
Ovt 067 On Amending F-1.0403 and G-2.0401 to Eliminate the List of Those Whom We Refuse to Discriminate Against. Western New York OGA
Ovt 068 On Responding to the Call from Palestinian Christians for Economic Solidarity. Scioto Valley GAMC
Ovt 069 On Extending the Mid Council Commission or Establishing a Successor Administrative Commission. San Diego OGA
Note: The Presbytery of Chicago has concurred with Ovt 010.
The Presbytery of Western New York has concurred with Ovt 020.
The Presbytery of the Redwoods has concurred with Ovt 021.
The Presbytery of New Harmony has concurred with Ovt 048.
Ovt 070 On Amending G-3.0106 to Allow Presbyteries to Forward Only Per Capita Funds Received to Their Synods and the General Assembly. Detroit OGA
Ovt 071 On Confirming the Current Definition of Marriage and Any Current Authoritative Interpretations of Marriage in W-4.9000-.9001. Charleston Atlantic OGA
Ovt 072 On Amending W-4.9001 Regarding Marriage and G-4.0208 Regarding Exceptions. Foothills OGA
Ovt 073 On Delaying Actions Regarding the Creation of Non-Geographic Presbyteries Until at Least 2016. Baltimore OGA
Ovt 074 On Setting Aside Time to Study the Book of Confessions in Preparation for a Celebration in 2016. Cascades
Ovt 075 On Strengthening Connections with Racial Ethnic Churches. Grand Canyon
Ovt 076 On Taking Action Concerning the Place, Plight, and Contributions of Immigrant People in our Country, Neighborhoods, and Communities of Faith. Mid-Kentucky GAMC
Ovt 077 On Amending G-1.0101, The Mission of the Congregation. Grace OGA
Ovt 078 On Amending G-1.0303, G-2.0507, and G-3.0301, On Pastoral Membership. Grace OGA
Ovt 079 On Amending F-1.0403 “Unity in Diversity” and G-2.0401 “Election of Ruling Elders and Deacons” to Ensure Participation. Grace OGA
Ovt 080 On Calling for An End to the Practice of Corporal Punishment in Homes, Schools, and Child Care Facilities. Grace GAMC
Ovt 081 On Amending the Book of Order to Approve the Administration of the Lord’s Supper by Methodist Ministers. Grace OGA
Ovt 082 On Amending G-3.0301, Composition and Responsibilities. North Puget Sound OGA
Ovt 083 On Affirming Statements in the Book of Order to Guide Councils in Examining Candidates for Ordination or Installation. Foothills OGA/GAMC
Ovt 084 On Advocating for Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Santa Fe OGA/GAMC
Ovt 085 On Celebrating the 45th Anniversary of the Presbyterian-Reformed Church In Cuba and The Mission Partnership Between the PC(U.S.A.) And The Presbyterian-Reformed Church In Cuba. Santa Fe GAMC
Ovt 086 On Instructing the Board of Pensions to Consider the Possibility of Adding to the Disability Benefits the Option of Partial Disability Benefits. San Gabriel BOP
Ovt 087 On Transferring the First Presbyterian Church of Ithaca New York from the Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley to the Presbytery of Geneva. Susquehanna Valley OGA
Ovt 088 On the Plight of Indonesian Christian Immigrants and the Passage of the Indonesian Family Refugee Protection Act. Newark OGA, GAMC
Ovt 089 On Instructing the Board of Pensions to Switch Mental Health Providers. Central Nebraska BOP
Ovt 090 On Adopting a Statement and Call to Action Regarding Immigration. Southwest (S) OGA, GAMC
Ovt 091 On Support for the People of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Boston GAMC
Ovt 092 On Rejecting the Use of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction Policies in Peacemaking Efforts Between Israelis and Palestinians. National Capital GAMC
Ovt 093 On Supporting Young Adults in Mission and Leadership Development for the Future of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Western New York GAMC
Ovt 094 On Beginning Active Exploration in Communities to Seek Answers on How to be Church Together with Immigrant Communities. Hudson River OGA, GAMC
Ovt 095 On Instructing MRTI to Report to GAMC on the Corporate Practices of Publicly Traded Corporations that Operate For-Profit Prisons. Hudson River GAMC
Ovt 096 On Support of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Baltimore
Ovt 097 On Honoring Christ in Our Relationships with One Another. Sacramento
Ovt 098 On Approving the GAMC’s Recommendations on Selective Divestment Made by MRTI. Palisades GAMC
Ovt 099 On Human Rights and Religious Freedom of Arab Christians and Other Palestinian Citizens. San Jose GAMC
Ovt 100 A Statement on the Housing and the Mortgage Crisis. San Francisco GAMC
Ovt 101 On Maintaining the Integrity of the One Great Hour of Sharing Offering. Pittsburgh GAMC
Ovt 102 On Providing Just Access to Reproductive Health Care. Albany GAMC
Ovt 103 On Retaining the Peacemaking Offering as an Independent Offering Appropriate to World Communion Sunday. Albany GAMC
Ovt 104 On Pursuing a Creative Course of Action Regarding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Philadelphia
Ovt 105 On Adopting a Statement Urging Congregations to Commit Two Years to Building Relationships with Refugees Living in Our Neighborhoods and Towns. Chicago GAMC
Ovt 106 On Committing Ourselves to Respectful Dialogue with Those who Hold Differing Convictions. Chicago GAMC
The Presbytery of Chicago has concurred with Ovt 015 [Item 12-02]. The Presbytery of New York City has concurred with Ovt 027 [Item 10-01]. The Presbytery of Pittsburgh has concurred with Ovt 033 [Item 05-02]. The Presbytery of New York City has concurred with Ovt 049 [Item 15-04]. The Presbytery of Chicago has concurred with Ovt 085 [Item 09-01]. The Presbytery of Long Island has concurred with Ovt 085 [Item 09-01] with additional rationale. The Presbytery of Albany has concurred with Ovt 089 [Item 20-04]. The Presbytery of Chicago has concurred with Ovt 091 [Item 14-02].
Ovt 107 On Transferring the Biscoe Presbyterian Church of Biscoe, NC from the Presbytery of Charlotte to the Presbytery of Coastal Carolina. Charlotte OGA
Ovt 108 On Restoring the Objectives of the One Great Hour of Sharing. Western North Carolina GAMC
Ovt 109 On Honoring Christ in our Relationships with One Another. Twin Cities Area OGA/GAMC
Ovt 110 On Transferring Covenant Community Church, Vacaville, CA From the Presbytery of Sacramento to the Presbytery of Stockton. Pacific (S) OGA
Ovt 111 On Advocating for Trade Reform and Accountability. Plains and Peaks GAMC
Ovt 112 On Transferring Elizabeth Korean Presbyterian Church from the Presbytery of Elizabeth to the Presbytery of Eastern Korean. Northeast (S) OGA
Ovt 113 On Affirming Marriage. Santa Barbara OGA/GAMC has been removed and sent back to Presbytery according to Standing Rules A.3.c (1) and A.3.c (4) since it asks the assembly to make a statement that serves as an Authoritative Interpretation of or binds councils in relation to the interpretation of the constitution.
Ovt 114 On Transferring Four Churches from the Synod of South Atlantic to the Synod of Mid-Atlantic. South Atlantic (S)
Ovt 115 On Transferring Two Churches from the Synod of South Atlantic to the Synod of Mid-Atlantic. South Atlantic (S)
The Synod of the Northeast has concurred with Item 05-11 (Ovt 087). The Presbytery of Des Moines has concurred with Item 07-17 (Ovt 097). The Presbytery of San Francisco has concurred with Item 07-17 (Ovt 097) The Presbytery of Middle Tennessee has concurred with Item 09-01 (Ovt 085). The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area has concurred with Item 09-01 (Ovt 085). The Presbytery of Genesee Valley has concurred with Item 10-01 (Ovt 027). The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area has concurred with Item 10-01 (Ovt 027). The Presbytery of Lehigh has concurred with Item 10-05 (Ovt 101). The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area has concurred with Item 11-01 (Ovt 050). The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area has concurred with Item 11-03 (Ovt 059). The Presbytery de Cristo has concurred with Item 11-04 (Ovt 075). The Presbytery de Cristo has concurred with Item 12-02 (Ovt 015). The Presbytery of the Twin Cities Area has concurred with Item 12-06 (Ovt 090). The Presbytery of Sheppards and Lapsley has concurred with Item 14-02 (Ovt 091). The Presbytery of Eastern Virginia has concurred with Item 14-02 (Ovt 091). The Presbytery of New Brunswick has concurred with Item 15-02 (Ovt 024). The Presbytery of New Brunswick has concurred with Item 15-03 (Ovt 025). The Presbytery of Genesee Valley has concurred with Item 15-06 (Ovt 068). The Presbytery of New York City has concurred with Item 18-01 (Ovt 039). The Presbytery of Prospect Hill has concurred with Item 20-04 (Ovt 089). The Presbytery of West Jersey has concurred with Item 21-01 (Ovt 007). The Presbytery de Cristo has concurred with Item 21-02 (Ovt 022). The Presbytery of Coastal Carolina has concurred with Ovt. 107, with additional rationale. The Synod of Mid-Atlantic has concurred with Ovt 107.