Unitarian Universalist Association - General Assembly

uua_ga2019.jpgGeneral Assembly 2019
June 19-23, Spokane, WA

General Assembly 2019 will take place at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd, Spokane, WA 99201.

Program proposal, exhibit, advertising, and sponsorship information will be available in September. Financial aid, registration, and housing reservations will be available March 1.



General Assembly, June 20-24, 2018

 From This 2018 Summer’s UUA General Assembly                                                        

 Made, Not Born: Cultivating Leaders in Our Congregations— “Waiting for leaders to ‘drop into our laps’ is inefficient, frustrating, and ultimately unsuccessful.  To meet the call for effective leadership, we need to be proactive and innovative. We will share strategies for cultivating leaders and discuss the challenges and solutions in meeting this critical need.”  Presenters Mark Bernstein and Marie Luna. Use this link to watch the video:   http://smallscreen.uua.org/videos/ga2018-215-made-not-born-cultivating-leaders-in-our-congregations 

G.A.  Program highlights   https://www.uua.org/ga/program/highlights 


         General Assembly                       2018
              June 20-24,                   Kansas City, 

All Are Called       
For full details  http://www.uua.org/ga.

Grounded in a deep belief that we are all prophets, Unitarian Universalists ask, “How can we faithfully meet the demands of our time?” The call to witness and act for justice in our society and in the world is clear. So, too, is the call to examine our structures and practices, dismantling and transforming those which fail to recognize the full humanity of all people and to honor the interdependent web of life. Join us in Kansas City as we dive deeply into questions of mission for our Unitarian Universalist Association, for our congregations and communities, and for each of us as individuals. Together, we’ll ask:

Who and how are we called to be at this time, individually and collectively?

How are we called to act and to live?

How does our Unitarian Universalist  legacy strengthen us in living out our mission? In what ways does our legacy present challenges and impediments to answering our call?

The call of our faith has a place for each of us. 

General Assembly 2018    Link to Ware Lecture - https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2018/ware  


General Assembly 2017 
June 21-25, 2017
New Orleans, Louisiana 

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Prepare your heart, mind, and spirit to enter into the Resist and Rejoice! experience in New Orleans, arriving at General Assembly ready to learn what the people, culture, history, and geography have to teach. Check out these resources to help you prepare. Choose at least one activity from each of five categories: Encountering New Orleans, Understanding Intersections, Enhancing the Capacity to Build Relationships, Centering the Experiences of People of Color, and Examining Whiteness. Before heading to GA, print the READY booklet from the webpage and tell us what you did. Turn in your list at the UUA Expressway to receive a READY ribbon to affix to your GA name badge! 
You'll find additional helpful planning information for your General Assembly experience in the March 2017 UU Bulletin!
Important dates and programming updates may be found here: http://www.uua.org/ga.
It is not too early to begin planning your trip to our UUA's General Assembly! Important dates and programming updates may be found here: http://www.uua.org/ga.
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Highlights of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly 2016


On Thursday, June 23, 2016 –

The Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, UUA President Peter Morales, and others exhorted the crowd of Unitarian Universalists to say “enough!” to white supremacy, classism, homophobia, and “other kinds of violence perpetrated by fear,” as Morales said. 



William Barber’s sermon about “Enough” -  

 Events Surrounding the Sermon -

Listen to #203 General Session I at UUA General Assembly 2016 part 3


 On Friday, June 24, 2016   



Our UUCOB congregation voted Yes to consider “Congregational Study Action Issues - 4: The Corruption of Our Democracy” for further study for four years.

CSAI - 4 was chosen by those assembled for three years of further study by the UUA: 

The CSAI – 4 summarized:   As corporations use "corporate personhood" and "money as speech" for their interests rather than the people's needs, can a constitutional amendment be passed to protect us? Could this further Unitarian Universalist work for social and environmental justice and help protect the health and safety of the people and the planet?


See What happens to a CSAI after General Assembly      

Service of the Living Tradition


The sermon will be delivered by the Rev. Dr. Bill Sinkford, Senior Minister to First Unitarian Church of Portland, Oregon.

Choral Preamble to Sermon – I Need You To Survive 

Bill Sinkford’s sermon regarding Undoing Racism– Bill Sinkford Sermon 


Events Surrounding the Sermon Listen to #265 Service of the Living Tradition at UUA General Assembly 2016 

On Saturday, June 25, 2016   


The candidates standing for election in 2017
 to be the next President of the Unitarian Universalist Association shared their respective vision of the future with us.  The candidates are Rev. Jeanne Pupke, Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, and Rev. Alison Miller. Audio of the Candidate form.


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 Ware Lecture: The Mystery and Art of Living was spoken by Krista Tippett

Krista Tippett’s address to GA 2016   

The mystery and art of living but there’s so much happening in called in called to address not just our individual life, but our life together is writ large. The mystery and art of live together right now in the 21st century.


Action for Immediate Witness 


  (AIW) Proposal - “Stop The Hate:  Protect and Support our Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Family” was voted by those assembled.

What happens to a AIW after a General Assembly?

AIW’s are initiated by individual delegates or groups of delegates and move through their entire creation and adoption process during one GA. Nonetheless, AIWs are the product of considerable thought, collaboration, and commitment. The AIW process allows Unitarian Universalists to respond quickly to social issues deemed urgent. Adopted AIWs are used by congregations in local efforts and empower Multicultural Growth & Witness to take action and recommend action through other departments of the UUA and other Unitarian Universalist groups.

    Listen to more recorded events from General Assembly 2016

John Horner and Jean Scott Denominational Affairs Committee