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The General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church is coming to St. Louis and we need you!


What is General Assembly?

 

GA is a meeting held every two years to make decisions about important matters of the whole Presbyterian church.  Elected elders and pastors from around the country gather to worship, pray and conduct committee meetings to make decisions and recommendations about those important matters.  3000 to 4000 people will attend the meeting at the America’s Center in St Louis.

 

To support this huge event, the churches of our presbytery need to provide 1800 volunteers! As one of the largest congregations within our presbytery, we at Webster Groves Presbyterian Church are being counted on as a key component in achieving this goal.  

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Participating in GA is a rare and significant opportunity for us as a congregation to be part of strengthening the church and its witness to Jesus Christ.  We hope you will say 'yes' and join us and the other volunteers

from WGPC at the convention center, as you will no doubt find your own faith deepened by this once in a lifetime experience.

 

Yes! How Can I Help?

 

Check out the hundreds of volunteer possibilities - welcoming people at the airport, registering attendees at America’s Center, ushering and serving communion at worship services, and so much more. Most volunteer opportunities are between 8:00AM and 8:00PM and are four-hour shifts. You are encouraged to sign-up for multiple jobs and shifts.

For those volunteering, the $95 registration fee is waived so you can observe any of the business sessions and participate in the worship services. General Assembly begins with Opening Worship on Saturday, June 16 at 11:00AM. You won’t want to miss it!

Interested in helping from home? There are multiple needs for prayer partners to support GA participants.

 

Connect with WGPC at GA

 

Lots of folk from WGPC are going to be volunteering at GA and participating in worship, activities, and events!

 

Below is partial list of activities that may be of special interest for members of WGPC to volunteer and experience General Assembly with others from our congregation:

 

Date

General Assembly Event(s)

Volunteer Opportunities

Friday June 15

Welcome Reception 5-8 pm

Airport & Hotel Arrivals Hospitality

Registration

Convention Center Hospitality & Greeters

Saturday June 16

Pre-Assembly Gathering (9-10:30 am)

Opening Assembly & Worship (11am-12:30 pm)

Airport & Hotel Arrivals Hospitality

Registration

Worship Ushers

Communion Prep & Servers

Choir

Wednesday June 20

Ecumenical Worship (9:30 am)

Plenary Meetings (am & pm)

Communion Prep & Servers

Plenary Hall Ushers & Badge Checkers

Thursday June 21

Plenary Meetings (am & pm)

Hands & Feet Celebration Concert with Kirk Whalum (7:30 pm)

Plenary Hall Ushers

Concert Ushers & Ticket Takers

Friday June 22

Plenary Meetings (am & pm)

Worship Service (11:15 am)

Plenary Hall Ushers

Communion Prep & Servers

Worship Ushers

Communion Ware Pack-up

 

 

Transportation

 

Our congregation will organize group transportation for WGPC volunteers if we have multiple people signed-up for these days.  Details will follow.

 

I Still Have Questions

For more information about volunteering, visit the GA Volunteer website or contact Debbie Dillon (314.276.6816) or Brenda Dribin (314.740.4447).  There are opportunities for everyone and every schedule!