Join Us at General Assembly

General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through 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.

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.

Excellent Programming

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.

Ware Lecture

Each year a distinguished guest speaker is invited to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer. The Ware Lecturer in 2019 is Richard Blanco. Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, Richard Blanco is the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role.

Worship at GA

Like Unitarian Universalism, GA offers a wealth of theological diversity. A variety of worship choices are offered throughout GA. The Service of the Living Tradition is where we commemorate fellowshipped and credentialed religious leaders, those who have died, those who have completed active service, and welcome those who have received fellowship or credentialed status in the past year. Sunday Morning Worship at GA is a powerful, communal worship experience and is the largest annual gathering of UUs in Worship.

Offsite Participation

Technology provides opportunities to connect on-site participants with those who cannot attend in person. GA is transforming into a hybrid meeting—incorporating off-site delegate participation, live-streaming of events, and social media to create an interactive experience for on-site and remote attendees. Off-site registrants are able to watch and ask questions in live sessions, including select workshops and business sessions. Off-site Voting Delegates are also able to propose amendments in the live business sessions, participate in debates, and vote in general sessions. https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/registrants/live-workshops for more details.

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Upcoming Events

Events are held at 6 Locke Street unless otherwise indicated. Questions? Is your event not listed? Please tell us! The deadline for newsletter submissions is Wednesdays at 6pm. See full calendar
  • September 17, 2019
    Book Discussion Group

    The book group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at various homes. The book group will meet…

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    7:30 pm to 9:00 pmAshlock home


  • September 18, 2019
    Worship Commitee

    The UUCiA Worship Committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month, September through May.

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    7:30 pm to 8:30 pmBlack home


  • September 19, 2019
    Social Justice Committee

    The UUCiA Social Justice Committee meets on the third third of every month, September through June. For more information…

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    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm6 Locke Street


  • September 28, 2019
    Family Game Afternoon

    Join us for board games, card games, and collaborative building games for part or all of the afternoon. Feel…

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    1:00 pm to 5:00 pm6 Locke Street


  • October 4, 2019
    Pasta Potluck

    The Luisis provide the pasta; you bring salad, bread, beverage, dessert. Don’t worry if you can’t bring…

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    6:30 pm to 8:00 pm6 Locle Street


  • October 8, 2019
    UU Stitchers

    The UU Stitchers will meet from 7-9 p.m. Join us for stitching and conversation. For more information contact…

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    7:00 pm to 9:00 pmAt various homes


  • October 9, 2019
    Self Defenses for Novices

    We are pleased to offer self-defense classes for novices on the second Wednesday of every month. These classes are…

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    7:00 pm to 8:30 pm6 Locke Street


  • October 15, 2019
    Book Discussion Group

    The book group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at various homes. All are welcome to attend…

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    7:30 pm to 9:00 pmVarious Homes


  • October 16, 2019
    Worship Commitee

    The UUCiA Worship Committee meets on the third Wednesday of every month, September through May.

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    7:30 pm to 8:30 pmBlack home


  • October 17, 2019
    Social Justice Committee

    The UUCiA Social Justice Committee meets on the third third of every month, September through June. For more information…

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    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm6 Locke Street


  • October 20, 2019
    Sunday Service: Coming Home

    “Coming Home” with Rev Kali Fyre

    From the Sunday after Labor Day to the third Sunday in…

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    10:30 am to 11:30 am6 Locke St, Andover, MA


  • October 24, 2019
    UU Vespers

    Rev. Kali Fyre leads an informal worship service of sharing, meditation, prayer and music. It's a chance to experience…

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    7:00 pm to 8:00 pm6 Locke Street