“We are excited to be holding Big Tent in Baltimore this year. We’re coming off of the momentum of the last General Assembly, where we engaged with the community of St. Louis. With the next General Assembly being held in Baltimore in 2020, this gives us a chance to build some engagement and momentum there,” said Tom Hay, director of assembly operations with the Office of the General Assembly. “The Stated Clerk has asked that when we have a major meeting in a city, that we engage that city. Baltimore is a perfect context for having conversations about justice, poverty and racism.” The theme this year is “A Movement Beyond Institution” which is also the theme for the 224th General Assembly, with Romans 12:2 as scripture reference.