General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process. Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates. The 2019 General Assembly will be June 19-23 in Spokane, Washington. Most General Assembly events will be held in the Spokane Convention Center.
There is no other setting in the world where you can share marvelous music, amazing speakers, and worship together with thousands of other UUs and the UUA leadership. WUUC’s board of trustees encourages everyone in the congregation to consider attending.
Those who have attended past General Assemblies often describe them as transformational, inspiring, and a great source of new ideas on a myriad to subjects. No matter which aspect of the life of the congregation has captured your interest, there will likely be many workshops and networking opportunities that are closely related.
“The Power of We”
What do we want Unitarian Universalism to be? It is a time when we are asking big questions in our faith, and GA 2019 will be focused on digging into those questions together. It is a critical chance for congregational leaders and passionate UUs to set new goals and aspirations for our religious community. Help begin to reshape our Association and our congregations in new and powerful ways.
This year’s theme is about collective power, “The Power of We,” as well as the possibility, the purpose, the struggle and the joy of what it means to be together in faithful community. In the past two years, Unitarian Universalism has recommitted to the work of liberation inside and outside our faith community. The antidote to a time of dangerous dehumanization is a love that connects us to our deeper humanity. Come to Spokane to experience what our shared faith can become when we embrace the Power of We.
Registration and Housing Open March 1
GA Registration and the GA Housing Reservation System open at 9 a.m. PST at www.uua.org/ga
This year is a prime time for WUUC members and friends to attend GA because it is relatively close by. GA is unlikely to be back in the West until 2024 or later.
GA will offer more than 100 programming selections over the course of five days. This year, in addition to Theme-Based Programming, the schedule will feature Role-Based Track Programming, including time for discussion among attendees, sharing inspiring models and stories, and concrete suggestions for how to further the work or “take it home.” More programming details are available at www.uua.org/ga.
Financial Aid Available
The UUA is committed to the goal of making GA accessible to as many attendees as possible. Go to www.uua.org/ga in the month of March to learn about scholarships to support delegates – particularly those from marginalized groups – and volunteer opportunities (work in exchange for registration).