On this page you’ll find the resources you need to bring the 2018 Fossil Fuel Divestment Overture to your congregation and Presbytery.


Overtures are made of two pieces: a recommendation to General Assembly (stating what we’d like the body to do) and a rationale (explaining why we think that’s the right thing to do).


For overtures from different presbyteries to be considered the same, the recommendations need to match, but the rationales can be different for each presbytery.


Here is a version of the overture that has been approved by the FFPCUSA Steering committee. You can either use it as-is or customize it  to present to your congregation and presbytery.

Please use these resources as you see fit to help us bring this issue to General Assembly in 2018. It’s time to act on climate change. It’s time to divest, because together we are for creation!


Want to help organize your presbytery to concur with the overture to the 223rd General Assembly? email abby here.


Have questions or need support? email us at ffpcusa@gmail.com and a member of the steering committee will be in touch.


FFPCUSA 223rd overture 6.8.17.docx
Microsoft Word Document 21.7 KB

The overture with a rationale approved by FFPCUSA Steering Committee.

How to Submit an Overture.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 239.3 KB

Interested in how to submit an overture? Check out this resource.