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Seventeen Committees to Handle

Date 04 May 1996 15:25:04


96069            Seventeen Committees to Handle  
                    General Assembly Business 
                      by Jerry L. Van Marter 
LOUISVILLE, Ky.--General Assembly stated clerk the Rev. James E. Andrews 
has announced that 17 committees will handle the business of the 208th 
General Assembly (1996), June 29-July 6 in Albuquerque. 
     Andrews announced the committee structure Feb. 14, following the Feb. 
8-10 meeting of the Committee on the Office of the General Assembly. 
     The number of Assembly committees is one less than last year. 
However, an additional committee -- to nominate a stated clerk -- will have 
to be created if nominations for the office are made from the floor of the 
Assembly on June 29.  In that event, a committee of ten commissioners will 
be drawn from the existing Assembly committees. 
     A random assignment of General Assembly commissioners to the Assembly 
committees will be made by computer shortly after General Assembly 
moderator Marj Carpenter makes her appointments of chairs and vice-chairs 
of the committees on March 13. 
     The committees: 
     1.   Bills and Overtures 
     2.   General Assembly Procedures 
     3.   Church Polity 
     4.   Quadrennial Review 
     5.   Catholicity 
     6.   Pensions and Benefits 
     7.   Theology and Worship 
     8.   Ordination and Human Sexuality 
     9.   Global Partnerships 
          10.  Mission Priorities and Budgets 
          11.  Church Orders and Ministry 
          12.  Stewardship and Communication 
          13.  Christian Education and Theological Institutions 
          14.  Evangelism 
          15.  Peacemaking and International Justice 
          16.  Faith and Sustainable Development 
          17.  National and Urban Issues 

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