You don’t have many excuses now. The Unitarian Universalist Association’s General Assembly will be online, making it accessible and affordable to all. Dates are June 24-28. UUCA has funds, so we will definitely pay the full registration ($150) for all 12 of our delegates, and we’ll keep paying registrations (or partial registrations if you don’t need the full $150) for non-delegates until the money runs out. First come, first serve. Contact Ryan Williams, Board President, to be a delegate. Contact Linda Topp to get in line for registrations without delegate status.
Why do this? Because it’s interesting! It’s educational! It’s exciting! It’s a convenient way to take workshops from other UUs who are doing what you’re doing! It’s encouraging/heartwarming/amazing to discover all those UUs from all over the world! There is special programming for youth and young adults! You can time-delay the workshops as they will be accessible to registrants later! You can sing in the choir! (Sign up fast—the choir will fill up quickly.) Hear amazing, inspirational speakers! (Naomi Klein, Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz, Dina Gilia-Whitaker, Jean Mendoza, Natalie Martinez, Howard Bryant, Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, Rosemary Bray McNatt, Elías Ortega, John Buehrens)
Don’t have the time? How about sampling the free stuff? Without registration, you can attend:
- General Sessions – in which the business of the Association is conducted.
- Synergy Bridging Worship – a celebration of treasured worship elements, rites of passage, and brilliant contemporary musical performances.
- Service of the Living Tradition – a worship service that honors fellowshipped and credentialed religious leaders; remembering those who have died, recognizing those who have completed active service, and welcoming those who have received fellowship or credentialed status in the past year.
- Sunday Morning Worship – the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship
By the way, that Sunday Morning Worship service will be UUCA’s worship service on Sunday, June 28 at 10:00am. It’s the perfect win-win—give our worship service team a break and join thousands for a UU worship service!
All the information there is can be found on the UUA’s website. Go for it!
Director of Administration