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Committee on the Office of the General Assembly

Meeting Papers

 

Committee on the Office of the General Assembly
Meeting Papers
February 12-14, 2020

 

First Plenary [A]
Item A-02    Approval of the COGA Agenda (pdf) as of February 12, 2020
Item A-03    Approval of Minutes from COGA Meeting (pdf) - September 25-27, 2019 
Item A-04    Approval of Notes from COGA Conference Call (pdf) - October 17, 2019 
Item A-05    Approval of Minutes from COGA Conference Call (pdf) - November 21, 2019 
Item A-06    Approval of Minutes from COGA Conference Call (pdf) - January 16, 2020 
Item A-04    Report from the COGA Moderator
Item A-07    Report from the Co-Moderators of the 223rd General Assembly (2018) (pdf)
Item A-08    Report of the COGA Moderator
Item A-09    Report from the Stated Clerk of the General Assembly
Item A-10     Report from the COGA Nominating Committee

Updates from COGA members serving in other committees:
Item A-11     PMA Board
Item A-12    GACEIR
Item A-13    Stated Clerk Nominating Committee
Item A-14    PC(USA), A Corp - Administrative Services Group Information (pdf)
Item A-15    PHS, PHS Board and COGA Leaders

Item A-16    PHS Board Nominees (pdf)
Item A-17    Update from COGA Per Capita team
Item A-18    Update from the Transforming the Organization for Mission task group

Second Plenary [B]
Item B-01    Approval of National Certifying Bodies (pdf)
Item B-02    Responses to GA223 Referrals (pdf)
Item B-03    GA223 Referral to Reduce Cost of General Assemblies (pdf)
Item B-03a  Response to GA223 Referral Item 03-23 (pdf)
Item B-04    Proposed Changes to Standing Rules - Updated 02/14/20 (pdf)
Item B-04a  Proposed Changes to Standing Rules - from OGA Staff - Revised (pdf)
Item B-04b  Proposed Changes to Standing Rules - from GACOR (pdf)
Item B-05    Approval of Assistant Stated Clerks of the General Assembly (pdf)
Item B-06    Recommendation to the 224th General Assembly of Associate Stated Clerks of the General Assembly (pdf)

Third Plenary [C]
Item C-01    Planning for the 224th General Assembly (2020) (pdf)
Item C-02    GA224 Business Referrals (pdf)
Item C-02a  Presbytery of the Inland Northwest Overture Summary (pdf)
Item C-03    Organization for Mission Changes (pdf)
Item C-03a  Requested Change to Organization for Mission (pdf)
Item C-03b  GANC Request to Amend Organization for Mission (pdf)
Item C-03c  Proposed Organization for Mission - Authoritative Interpretation (pdf)

Fourth Plenary [D]
Morning Worship

Fifth Plenary [E] - Joint Meeting of COGA and PMA Board

Ice Breakers and Questions
Conversations about PMAB/COGA Cooperation (for elected persons)
Report Back

Sixth Plenary [F] - Joint Meeting of COGA and PMA Board

Special Committee Updates
Item F-01    Moving Forward Implementation Commission 
Item F-02    Vision 2020
Item F-03    Per Capita and Financial Sustainability (pdf)
Item F-04    Conversation About Budget Principles

Seventh Plenary [G] - Joint Meeting of COGA and PMA Board

Item G-01    Orientation to 224th General Assembly (2020) and Hands & Feet
Item G-02    Matthew 25
Item G-03a  Rules of Discipline Task Force Recommendation to GA224 (pdf)
Item G-03b  Newly Proposed Church Discipline (pdf) 
Item G-03c  Rules of Discipline - Side by Side Comparison - New to Old (pdf)
Item G-03d  Rules of Discipline - Side by Side Comparison - Old to New (pdf)
Item G-03e  Rules of Discipline - Proposed Amendment to Church Discipline - Removal of Time Limits for Filing Allegations (pdf)
Item G-05    PC(USA), A Corporation – Kathy Lueckert
Item G-05a  For Approval - Administrative Services Group 2021-2022 Budget (pdf)
Item G-05b  For Approval - Administrative Services Group Budget Adjustment (pdf)
Item G-06    For Approval - Organization for Mission Changes (pdf)
Item G-07    Disparities Experienced by Black Women and Girls (pdf)
Item G-08    Equity and Inclusion Audit 

Eighth Plenary [H]

Item H-01    Morning Worship 
Reports from Working Groups
Item H-02    Mid Councils
Item H-03    Session’s Annual Statistical Report (pdf)
Item H-04    General Assembly Cost Reduction Review (pdf)
Item H-06    Personnel updates - Updated 02/14/20(pdf)
Item H-06a  Summary of Update to Child/Youth/Vulnerable Adult Protection Policies and Procedures (pdf)
Item H-06b  Child/Youth/Vulnerable Adult Protection Policies and Procedures - Table of Changes (pdf)

Follow-up from 223rd General Assembly (2018) – continued  

Preparation for 224th General Assembly (2020)
Item H-07    Report from Committee on Local Arrangements 
Item H-08    OGA report to GA 

Ninth Plenary [I]

Item I-00   Christian Educator Certification (pdf)
Item I-01    Expense Reimbursement Excel (xls)   Adobe Acrobat (pdf)

Items for Information Only
Info-01     COGA Manual of Operations (pdf)
Info-02    Manual of the General Assembly (pdf)
Info-03    2019 Staff Retreat Agenda (pdf)
Info-04    Protocols for Coronavirus (pdf)
Info-05    OGA Dependent Care Reimbursement Policy (pdf)
Info-06    2018 - 2020 Per Capita Budget (pdf)
Info-07    Special Committee List from GA222/GA223 (pdf)
Info-08    E.103 Amendments to Directory for Worship (pdf)
Info-09    F.107 COTE Proposed Revisions GA Organization for Mission (pdf)

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