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Committee on the Office of the General Assembly 

Proposed Meeting Agenda
Old San Juan, Puerto Rico
March 21-23, 2017


Monday, March 20, 2017
Travel Day for Meeting Participants                                                                                                                          


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

1.          Early Morning            Breakfast on Your Own

2.         9:00 -10:30 a.m.        Opening Plenary
                                                      Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel - La Puntilla Room

                        1. Welcome - Gaddis/Kennedy
                        2. Opening Worship - Anthony, S. 
                        3. Approval of Proposed COGA Agenda - Gaddis, B. 
                        4. Approval of COGA Minutes from Previous Meeting - Gaddis, B.
                        5. Report of the COGA Moderator - Gaddis, B. 
                        6. Report of the Co-Moderators of the 222nd General Assembly (2016) - Anderson, D.  

3.         10:30 a.m.                       Break                                                 

4.         10:45 a.m. - Noon         Opening Plenary (cont'd)  

                        1. Update form COGA members serving in other Committees
                          1. GACEIR - Matsushima, K.
                          2. PHS Board - Elliott, M. 
                          3. PMA Audit Committee - Anthony, S. 
                          4. PMA Board - Kennedy, W. 
                          5. Others

5.         Noon - 1:30 p.m.           Lunch - Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel - Garita Room
                                                       
 Leon Lovell-Martin to lead prayer and blessing of the meal.  

6.         1:30 - 2:00 p.m.            Walk to Iglesia Presbiteriana Old San Juan for 2nd Plenary Session

7.         2:00 - 3:30 p.m.            Second Plenary
                                                         Iglesia Presbiteriana Old San Juan

                        1. Greetings from Iglesia Presbiteriana Old San Juan - Ocacio Torres, J.L.  
                        2. Report from the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly - Nelson, J. H. 
                        3. Big Tent Update - Hay, T.
                        4. 223rd General Assembly (2018) Update - Hay, T. 
                        5. OGA Budget Update - Wood, T. 
                        6. PHS Update - Hessel, B.
                        7. Election of Assistant Stated Clerks - Hay, T. 

8.        3:30 - 3:45 p.m.             Break    

9.        3:45 - 5:00 p.m.             Second Plenary (cont'd)
                                                         Iglesia Presbiteriana Old San Juan
 

                        1. Update from OGA's Mid Council Ministries - Rice, K. 
                          1. Education Certification Committee
                          2. Staffing Update
                            1. Manager of Immigration Issues Advocacy
                            2. Manager of Korean Speaking Councils Support
                          3. Ruling Elder Training
                          4. Ordination Exams
                        2. All Agency Review Committee - Block, D. (via conference call)
                        3. Vision 20/20 Committee - Juica, L. (via conference call)

10.        5:30 p.m.                        Dinner & Fellowship at the Parrot Club
                                                            Blessing of the Meal Led by Kathy Matsushima

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

11.        7:00 - 8:30 a.m.            Breakfast on Your Own

12.        8:30 a.m.                        Meet in the lobby of the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel for transportation to the
                                                         Intercontinental hotel

13.        9:15 a.m. - Noon          Community Conversation w/ PMA Board
                                                         Intercontinental Hotel - Grand Ballroom - 2nd Floor
                                                       
 (use link for COGA meeting agenda on "Plenary" page for this session's agenda)

14.        Noon - 1:30 p.m.          Lunch & Fellowship w/ PMA Board
                                                         Intercontinental Hotel - La Plazoleta

15.         1:30 p.m.                        Meet in lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel for transportation to the Sheraton 
                                                         Old San Juan Hotel

16.         2:00 - 3:15 p.m.           
Third Plenary
                                                         Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel - La Puntilla Room 

                        1. Opening Prayer - Hargrove, L. 
                        2. Debrief Community Conversation - Gaddis, B.

17.          3:15 - 5:15 p.m.           Executive Session - Conversation will include staffing updates and the Director of Mid Council
                                                            Relations and Director of Communications positions.  

18.         5:15 - 6:15 p.m.            Dinner & Fellowship at the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel 
                                                            Mark Boyd to Lead Prayer and Blessing of the Meal

19.         6:30 p.m.                       Meet in the Lobby of the Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel for transportation to 
                                                         Joint Worship

20.         7:30 - 9:30 p.m.          Joint Worship w/ PMA Board
                                                         Iglesia Presbiteriana de Puerto Nuevo
                                                       
 Reception to Follow

21.          9:30 p.m.                      Transportation Back to Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel
                                                         Evening Recess


Thursday, March 23, 2017

22.          7:30 - 8:30 a.m.         Breakfast on Your Own

23.          9:00 a.m. - Noon       Working Group Session - Working Group Conveners to select person to lead prayer. 
                                                             Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel - Locations Below

                        1. General Assembly Referral 03-03 - Garita Room - C. McDonald, M. Boyd, D. Anderson, K. Matsushima, M. Elliott, T. Hay
                        2. Statistics - Board Room - B Gaddis, A. James, L. Lovell-Martin, M. Mount Shoop, L. Hargrove, K. Valerius 
                        3. OGA Review Compliance & PMA Collaboration - La Puntilla Room - W. Kennedy, M. Anson, S. Anthony, E. Maxim, J.H. Nelson, A. Stevens, C. Brown, J. Wood

24.          Noon - 12:30 p.m.     Break                                                       

25.          12:30 - 2:00 p.m.       Fourth Plenary - Lunch Session
                                                         Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel - La Puntilla Room

                        1.  OGA Working Group on OGA Review Compliance Report Back from Joint Session with PMA Ministerial Team on Coordination w/ OGA - Kennedy, W. 
                        2. GACOR Introductory Session - Ross-Mockaitis, M., Ortiz-Rodríguez, R., Kwong Abazia, L., Hauser, M., Lambright, M. Casteel, M. 
                          1. Introduction to the Members and Functions of GACOR as it Relates to the Work of COGA and the General Assembly. 
                          2. Brief Review of GA Referrals COGA/GACOR Collaboration and/or Consultation

 

26.          2:00 p.m.                     Break

27.          2:15 - 5:00 p.m.          Fourth Plenary (cont'd)
                                                            Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel - La Puntilla Room

                        1. Way Forward Commission Update - Hostetter, M. 
                        2. Executive Session Report Back - Gaddis, B. 
                        3. Working Group Report Back
                          1.  General Assembly Meeting Working Group
                          2. Statistics Working Group
                        4. Meeting Adjournment - Margaret Elliott leads the closing prayer.  

28.          5:00 p.m.                    Dinner On Your Own or With Others for Fellowship.  
                                                       
 Please be considerate of the per diem rates for meals in San Juan and retain receipts for
                                                           reimbursement.  


Friday, March 24, 2017
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