Updated Agenda for the 15th All-American Council

Updated Agenda for the 15th All-American Council

15th All-American Council

15th All-American Council Agenda

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
November 10 - 13, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

12:00 PM
Registration begins

1:00 PM
Workshops (to be announced)

  • Visitation Ministry: A New Vision for Orthodox Christian Care of the Suffering
  • Chronicling our Heritage: Building a Parish Archives
  • Orthodox Christianity and Stewardship of the Environment
  • The Work of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center

3:00 PM
Choir rehearsal

4:30 PM
Vespers

5:30 PM
Dinner (on own)

7:30 PM
1st Plenary: Reflecting on the Past

  • Opening Moleben
  • Appointments, Credentials, Ground Rules
  • Introduction by Archbishop DIMITRI
  • Town Hall Forum moderated by Bishop NIKON
  • Discussion/Questions
  • Resolutions/Amendments

10:00 PM
Compline with Meditation and Act of Repentance, followed by Psalm readings through the night. Confessions will be heard after Compline.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008 [Veterans/Remembrance Day]

7:00 AM
Divine Liturgy w/ Litiya for departed for Veterans/Remembrance Day

9:15 AM
Continental Breakfast

11:00 AM
2nd Plenary: Reflecting on the Past

  • SIC Forum 1: SIC Report, moderated by Bishop BENJAMIN
  • Discussion/Questions
  • Resolutions/Amendments

12:00 PM
Lunch Forums (bag lunches available)

  • Initiatives in Christian Education
  • Reaching Out to Parishioners with Physical and Hidden Disabilities
  • Prison Ministry for the Timid - Reaching Out to Inmates and their Families from the Comfort of Your Parish
  • Mission Parishes—Challenges and Opportunities
  • A Review of the OCA Pension Plan
  • The Ministry of Military Chaplaincy

2:00 PM
3rd Plenary: The Needs of Today

  • Scripture Reading/Reflection
  • SIC Forum 2: SIC Recommendations, moderated by Bishop BENJAMIN
  • Discussion/Questions
  • Resolutions/Amendments

5:00 PM
Vespers

5:30 PM
Dinner (on own)

7:30 PM
4th Plenary: The Needs of Today

  • “American Destiny” Video Presentation
  • Scripture Reading/Reflection
  • Reflection on Church Life, ministry and administration: Panel discussion with OCA chancery administrative team
  • Discussion/Questions
  • Resolutions

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

7:00 AM
Hierarchical Liturgy

9:15 AM
Continental Breakfast

10:30 AM
5th Plenary (Special Session): The Needs of Today

  • Scripture Reading/Reflection
  • Election of Metropolitan

2:45 PM
Lunch (on own)

4:00 PM
6th Plenary: Financing the Future

  • Scripture Reading/Reflection
  • Financial Forum moderated by Treasurer
    • 2007 Financial Statement
    • 2008 Year to-date
    • 2009 budget
    • Pension Report
  • Discussion/Questions
  • Resolutions

8:00 PM
Dinner with Guest Speaker


Thursday, November 13, 2008

7:00 AM
Hierarchical Liturgy with new Metropolitan

9:30 AM
Continental Breakfast

10:45 AM
7th Plenary: Go Forth

  • Scripture Reading/Reflection
  • Elections
  • Presentation by Orthodox Health Plans
  • Remarks by New Metropolitan
  • New Business
  • Discussion/Questions

2:00 PM
Approximate conclusion (Closing Moleben, installation of those newly-elected at 7th Plenary.)

This proposed agenda is subject to approval at the first plenary session of the All-American Council and to further revision.

Sign-up for the Tuesday Luncheon Forums will take place at registration. Participants are required to indicate if they would like a bag lunch (fast free or fast) for the Forums at that time.

Continental Breakfast stations will be in located in the Grand Ballroom Foyer with seating provided in the Grand Ballroom 3 & 4 with overflow in the Vendors and Displayer areas

Friends of Bill W will have access, 24 hours a day, to the Chartiers Room.

If case of emergency, if a Council participant cannot be reached in another manner, please call the AAC secretarial room in the Forbes Room on the Lobby Level.