The Board is looking for WUUC members interested in representing WUUC as a delegate at the Virtual 2024 UUA General Assembly (GA) to be held June 20-23rd, 2024

This year’s GA theme as excerpted from the UUA GA website:  “Love Unites, Stories Ignite” celebrates the profound impact of love as a binding force that transcends boundaries and fosters connections within our faith community and beyond.  Our faith has always been rooted in the power of storytelling, and this year we’ll explore how our stories can ignite change, inspire compassion, and help us build a more just and equitable world. Through storytelling, we share our experiences, our dreams, our struggles, and our triumphs. It is through these stories that we can find common ground, deepening our understanding of one another and the world around us.

WUUC is eligible to send three delegates.  If you are interested in serving as a delegate or have questions about being a delegate, please email the Board at  Deadline for submitting your name for consideration as a delegate is March 15th.  Delegates will be elected at the Congregational Meeting on 4/21/24.

The responsibilities of a WUUC delegate to General Assembly include the following:

1)  Familiarizing yourself with the business items on the GA agenda and staying adequately informed to make a knowledgeable voting decision,

2)  Notifying the WUUC congregation of those items that require a delegate vote, 

3)  Attending GA business meetings and casting your delegate vote.

This year’s GA will be virtual only, held online.  Virtual attendees will enjoy robust programming and access to the Delegate Participation platform for participation in the business meetings and voting.  The final business agenda is expected to be available to congregations by May, 2024.  There will be many opportunities to inform yourself about the business items on the agenda prior to the start of GA.  This year, delegates will be voting on adoption of the proposed revisions (and 4 qualified amendments) to Article II of the UUA Bylaws.  The 2024 GA Schedule is available here: General Assembly Schedule | General Assembly |  

Registration options are available for virtual participation.  Full virtual registration includes access to the GA app, as well as workshops, lectures, worship and witness opportunities.  For voting delegates, there is also a business-only virtual option. Although a delegate can register for the business-only virtual option, we encourage assigned delegates to register for the full virtual experience. WUUC will reimburse the full $315 registration fee for virtual participation if requested.   Complete registration information is available at this link.  General Assembly Registration | General Assembly |

Virtual participation requires high-speed internet access and a desktop/laptop computer. Smartphones and tablets can be used as supplemental screens for streaming video, voting, or chatting, but they do not accommodate a complete user experience. You will also need a webcam if you want to be seen during Zoom Sessions when speaking. Headphones are recommended.

Further information regarding being a delegate at the General Assembly can be found at Delegate Information for General Assembly | General Assembly |  WUUC Board member(s) will be available to help you in any capacity where you may need assistance.  Thank you for considering this important opportunity to serve our WUUC community.

Your WUUC Board of Trustees