General Assembly 2020 is on Friday October 2nd, and 3rd October.
It will be accessed online using:
- Zoom Webinar for the audio and visual
- Assembly Hub – a dedicated web based facility for voting and alerting the Moderator that you wish to speak
Login links for the Hub have been forwarded – and the Zoom Webinar links will be on the Hub.
The Hub is at : www.hub.churchofscotland.org.uk – and you will have a unique login in (email address) and password (which you will set on first use)
It is important that commissioners, corresponding members and others attend one of the 5 online training sessions to ensure that all are familiar with the online facilities. If you are participating in GA2020 and haven’t yet signed up for the training session you should do so NOW and before Friday 25th September when booking will close.
The Volume and Reports are available to download – and have been emailed to particpants. A few days prior to the 2nd you will receive an update with notices of motion that have been submitted.
This section of this Highland Presbyteries site will help you make the most of your GA experience – and will help you be a part of the Church’s decision making in these times of change. Bookmark this page, share it- tell others about www.highlandpresbyteries.org.uk/GA2020
churchofscotland.org.uk/ga is the dedicated page for all things GA related.
The reports and deliverances, and order of proceedings can be downloaded at: https://www.churchofscotland.org.uk/about-us/general-assembly/general-assembly-2020/speeches_and_additional_documents
So you are a commissioner to GA2020…
You have been commissioned by your Presbytery to be at the next General Assembly
Prior to the Assembly
Reading the Volume of Reports
You should read over the reports prior to Assembly – ideally from cover to cover! For the Oct GA2020 the volume of reports is much shorter than for a full week’s Assembly and is only available in PDF format. A realistic approach is to skim through the volume of reports, noticing areas of particular interest to you. Prior to each report is the “Deliverance” (the proposals which are being presented by the reporting Council or Committee). The Deliverance will give you an idea of the topics which will be debated – and you can then focus in or particular areas of the reports. As you read and reflect upon the reports – think on how it will impact your setting and congregation – are there questions forming in your mind? Questions are in order at any time during the Assembly and will encourage meaningful debate. Don’t assume that everyone else knows the answer.
If you have any questions please contact D McCorkindale @ ChurchofScotland.org.uk or your Presbytery Clerk.