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UUA General Assembly 2023 June 21 – 25 !!Registration is open!! Discounted until Feb 28

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 –  Reserve the date 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.

Make a Financial Support Request
https://www.uua.org/ga/registration/financialaid/scholarships

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.  To Apply go to https://www.uuclb.org/act/

or obtain a form at the church office and leave in the 8th Principle Drop Box.

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 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 lrichardson@uua.org for more information.

What is DEIBADiversity, 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

Call for GA 2023 Program Proposals – The program proposal deadline is Friday, January 13 2023
ga attendees watch a virtual presenter from a large screen in a ballroom
Everyone is welcome to submit a proposal for either virtual or in-person programming for the 2023 Multi-platform General Assembly. Presenters from historically and currently marginalized communities, including people of color and youth, are encouraged to apply. Proposed programs should provide meaningful opportunities for learning and skill development, as well as address one or more of the following focus areas:
  • Becoming Adaptive and Resilient: Programs that equip congregations and leaders for these changing times. What is needed for congregations to nurture adaptive and resilient practices and to lean into change and experimentation. What new practices or programs are gaining momentum, engaging leaders, and fostering community for all ages, including children, youth and families.
  • Becoming Theologically Rooted: Create opportunities for people to engage and deepen their understanding of our liberating theology and how it can offer hope, resilience and courage for these times.
  • Becoming Skilled in Faithful Praxis: Opportunities to skill up in our justice work, to move beyond paternalism to partnership and solidarity in our justice work and to partner across congregations and nationally for change.
  • Becoming Connected in Community: Opportunities to embody our community of communities through programs that bring people together around affinity and identity and theology for sustenance, relationships, care and networking.