FIFTEENTH ASSEMBLY – INDICATIVE TIMETABLE

8–14 JULY 2018

Melbourne

This indicative timetable represents the business agenda at 3rd July 2018. It will be subject to change as particular proposals are placed in the Agenda. Detailed daily timetables will be provided on the Assembly App in Melbourne for each day of the Assembly.

Sunday 8 July

Day 1

Session 1

VenueTime 
  2.00Welcome to Country (outside Box Hill Town Hall)
Box Hill Town Hall2.15Worship
  

Report of the Business Committee

Essential Business Proposals 1 - 7

Ministerial Matters

  2.30Brief orientation to Assembly processes
  3.00Afternoon Tea

Session 2

Small group meeting areas 3.30Community Working Groups
  5.00Close

Session 3

  5.00Dinner
  6.00Buses to the city from Box Hill Town Hall
St Michael’s Uniting Church 7.30Assembly Opening Service and installation of the President
Scots' Presbyterian Church Supper
 From 10.00Buses return to Box Hill

Monday 9 July

Day 2

VenueTime 
  Breakfast where Members are staying
Anglican Church8.00Early Morning Prayer

Session 4

Box Hill Town Hall  9.00Worship and Eucharist
 10.00ASC Report
 10.55Snapshot – Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope
 11.00Morning Tea

Session 5

Box Hill Town Hall11.30ASC Proposal 9 – Domestic and Family Violence
 12.00

Retiring President’s Report

Appreciation of the ex President

 12.45Welcome to Overseas Guests
 12.55Snapshot – Assembly Agencies
 1.00

Lunch

  • UnitingWorld Event: Hope in a time of adversity (Matsudo Room
  • Circle Event: Discipling the Next Generations

Session 6

Box Hill Town Hall 2.00Introduction to ASC Proposal 8 and other Marriage proposals
  3.15Prayers of Intercession
  3.30Afternoon Tea

Session 7

Small group meeting areas 4.00Community Working Groups considering proposals
  5.30Close
  6.00Dinner

Session 8

Box Hill Town Hall 7.30UAICC Report and proposals
  8.30Closing Prayer and Blessing

Tuesday 10 July

Day 3

 
  Breakfast 
Anglican Church8.00Eucharist (optional) 

Session 9

 
 9.00Close of Nominations 
Box Hill Town Hall9.00Worship and Bible Study 
 10.00Facilitation Group Feedback 
  Introduction to ASC Proposal 29: Recognition of First Peoples as Sovereign 
 10.50Formal Reception of Assembly Agency and Group Reports 
 10.55Snapshot – Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope 
 11.00

Morning Tea

  • Salvation Army/Uniting Church Dialogue Launch (Boyland Room)
  • Uniting Church Adult Fellowship Morning Tea
 

Session 10

 
Box Hill Town Hall11.30Introduction of the nominees for President-elect 
 12.00

Royal Commission National Task Group Report

Royal Commission National Task Group Proposal 33

 
 12.40Snapshot – Assembly Agency 
 12.45Prayers of Intercession 
 1.00

Lunch

  • Circle Event: Growing in Faith/Walking Together as First and Second Peoples
  • Uniting Vic.Tas Event (Matsudo Room)
 

Session 11

 
Various venues 2.00Assembly members engaging with Agencies around their reports (Session #1) 
 2.4010 minute break – move to next session 
 2.50Assembly members engaging with Assembly Agencies and Groups around their reports (Session #1b) 
  3.30Afternoon tea 

Session 12

 
Small group meeting areas 4.00Community Working Groups considering Proposal 29 
  5.30Close 
  6.00

Dinner

  • Youthful members dinner with the President (Matsudo Room)
 

Session 13

 
Box Hill Town Hall 7.30Agency Proposal 12, and Introduction to Proposal 19 
  8.30Closing Prayer and Blessing 

Wednesday 11 July

Day 4

  Breakfast
Anglican Church 8.00Eucharist (optional)

Session 14

Box Hill Town Hall  9.00Worship and Bible Study
 10.00Facilitation Group report on community working group feedback
 10.45Snapshot – Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope
 10.50Distribution of Ballot Papers for president-elect
 11.00Morning tea

Session 15

Box Hill Town Hall11.30All Of This Is Us – Report on the 40th Anniversary of the Uniting Church
  General Secretary Report
 12.55Snapshot – All Of This Is Us
 1.00Lunch
  • Get to know the Cato Lecturer (Main Hall)
  • UnitingWorld Event: Being a minority church (Matsudo Room)
  • Circle Event: Working for Justice
    Frontier Services Event (Lower Hall)

Session 16

Box Hill Town Hall 2.00Declaration of Ballot for President-elect and response, or second ballot
   3.10Proposals
   3.15Prayers of Intercession
   3.30Afternoon tea

Session 17

Small Group meeting areas 4.00Community Working Groups considering proposals, including Proposal 19: For the whole creation
  5.30Close
  6.00Dinner

Session 18

Box Hill Town Hall 7.30Cato Lecture

Thursday 12 July

Day 5

  Breakfast
Anglican Church 8.00Eucharist (optional)

Session 19

Box Hill Town Hall  9.00Worship and Bible Study
 10.00Declaration of ballot for President-elect and response if there was a second ballot
  Distribution of Standing Committee ballot papers
  Motions of Appreciation
 10.55Snapshot – Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope
 11.00Morning Tea

Session 20

Box Hill Town Hall11.30Mercer Fund Report
  Assembly Finance Audit & Risk Committee Report
  Agency Proposals
  Assembly Legal Reference Committee Proposals 10,23
 12.55Snapshot – Assembly Agencies
 1.00Close of Ballot for Standing Committee
   1.00Lunch
  • Questions and discussion about the Cato Lecture with the Cato Lecturer (Main Hall)
  • Circle Event: Being a Multicultural Church
  • Frontier Services Event (Lower Hall)
  • Uniting AgeWell Event (Matsudo Room)

Session 21

Box Hill Town Hall 2.00Members Proposal 30: Disability Access Guidelines
  Proposals
  3.15Prayers of Intercession
  3.30Afternoon tea

Session 22

Box Hill Town Hall4.00Assembly members engaging with Assembly Agencies and Groups around their reports (Session #2a)
Matsudo Room4.4010 minute break – move to next session
 4.50

Assembly members engaging with Assembly Agencies and Groups around their reports

(Session #2b)
 5.30Close
  6.00Dinner for Ecumenical and Overseas Guests (by invitation)

 

  7.30Free evening

Friday 13 July

Day 6

Breakfast
Anglican Church  7.30 Eucharist (optional) (Note earlier time – join with the Anglican fellowship)

Session 23

Box Hill Town Hall  9.00 Worship and Bible Study
10.00 Declaration of Ballot for Standing Committee
Agency reports – responses to questions raised in Sessions 11 & 22
10.55 Snapshot – Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope
11.00 Morning Tea

Session 24

Box Hill Town Hall 11.30 Proposals
12.40 Overseas visitors have their say
12.55 Snapshot – Assembly Agencies
1.00 Lunch
  • UnitingWorld Event: Theology and domestic violence (Matsudo Room)
  • Circle Event: Seeking Common Ground
  • Frontier Services Event (Lower Hall)

Session 25

Box Hill Town Hall  2.00 Synod and Presbytery Proposals
 3.15 Prayers of Intercession
 3.30 Afternoon Tea

Session 26

Box Hill Town Hall  4.00 Proposals
 5.30 Close
 6.00 Dinner
  • Dinner for newly elected ASC Members (Boyland Room)

Session 27

Box Hill Town Hall  7.30 Proposals
 8.30 Closing Prayer and Blessing

Saturday 14 July

Day 7

  Breakfast

Session 28

Box Hill Town Hall 9.00Worship
  9.15Remaining Business and Referrals
 11.00Courtesies
 11.15Closing Worship and Eucharist
 12.00Close and Departures