What is General Assembly? General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists, where we conduct business of the Association, explore the theological underpinnings of our faith, and lean fully into our mission and principles. …watch video “What is General Assembly Video”
GA 2022 On-Demand Library Now Available to the Public
The 2022 General Assembly recordings library of over 80 workshops, worship services, and other events is now available to the public. (Some recordings are no longer available due to copyright or agreements with the presenters. Click link to access recordings. GA Recordings
GA 2023 – Register for June 21-25, 2023 online or in-person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Register Now (Rates for 2023 here) https://www.uua.org/ga/registration
New this year! Join our First Timers Caucus. If this will be your first ever in-person GA, use the promo code WELCOME to reduce your Adult in-person registration by $100. One hundred spots are available. Cannot be combined with other financial support promo codes from the General Assembly.
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For Holidays or Birthdays, Give the Give of General Assembly https://www.uua.org/ga/registration/gift
Our UU Church of Long Beach 8th Principle Scholarship Application Period is Open Dec 1 2022 to Feb 19 2023.
Check out the website at UUA.ORG/GA from time to time. Also watch for announcements on the church’s weekly e-blast, monthly newsletter or the church’s website under on the home page. Make certain that the information you discover relates to GA ’23. The Housing is now available and opportunity to share cost with roomates. https://www.uua.org/ga/travel/general-assembly-hotels
The Theme is “Faithfully Becoming.” We continue to live in times of transition and change. These changes offer us possibilities for becoming more connected, courageous, inclusive, generous, and continuing our ongoing journey of becoming Beloved Community.
We Need You!
Interested in working with the General Assembly team this year?
We are currently recruiting for these positions:
✔ GA Virtual Emcees
✔ GA Worship Coordinator
✔ GA Safety Team Members
If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact LaTonya Richardson at email@example.com for more information.
Join the GA Choir: To register to sing in the choir, either in person or virtually, go to the Programs and Schedule section of uua.org/ga, where you’ll find the choir listed as part of “Contributing to the GA Program.”
The premium event at every GA is the talk given by the Ware Lecturer, a distinguished guest invited by the UUA President.
Past speakers have included such notables as Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Shirley Chisholm, Dr. Martin Luther King, Mary Oliver, Cornel West, Holly Near, Bryan Stevenson, and last year’s special guest, Dr. Ibram X. Kendi. This year’s Ware Lecturer is Imani Perry, whose latest book South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon to Understand the Soul of a Nation, received the 2022 National Book Award for Nonfiction. Her six (but who’s counting?) other books have also received critical and popular acclaim. Coming from a rich academic background, she is currently Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University, and this summer will join the faculty at Harvard as a Radcliffe Professor.
What is DEIBA? Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Accessibility at General Assembly.
While accessibility has always been at the forefront of GA planning, it is also a bridge to inclusivity. However, beyond the physical accessibility of the facilities, GA also endeavors to create a community where everyone experiences a sense of belonging. So moving forward, look for the acronym DEIB&A on all GA related materials, standing for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, and Accessibility. Watch for the work of Ann Verdine-Jones, who is commencing her second year as DEIBA consultant to the UUA’s General Assembly and Conference Services department. https://www.uua.org/ga/justice/diversity
Most GA events will take place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd, Pittsburgh, PA
A Major Business Item is Article II: Where the Principles and Purposes are Held. This GA will consider a lengthy proposal to replace most of what is contained in Article II of the UUA bylaws, with common Values. It is bound to be controversial, in as much as that Article contains our Principles and sources, our Purposes, and our statements of Inclusion and Freedom of Belief.
Announced: 2024 will be all virtual