General Assembly Promotional Resources for Congregations
In order to help congregations learn about and raise interest in General Assembly (GA), we have assembled these materials to download, copy, or print for further distribution. Please let us know (generalassembly [at] uua [dot] org) if there are other materials we can help you find.
- Information for first-timers
- Images from General Assembly 2014
- Order of Service insert (Word), (PDF)
Text for a Newsletter or Bulletin
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 2015 General Assembly will be June 24-28 in Portland, OR. Most General Assembly events will be held in the Oregon Convention Center.
Theme for 2015 GA: “Building a New Way”
It’s not news. The religious, cultural, and demographic landscape in the United States is changing dramatically. You very likely know many kinds of Unitarian Universalists—some who are deeply involved in their congregation and others who are rejecting the traditional forms of the institutional church. You may in fact be one who is moving beyond established forms, a faith entrepreneur leading the way in creative outreach and deepening spiritual commitment as you help your community bend the arc of the universe toward justice. We are looking for faith entrepreneurs, both those working within a congregation and those working beyond congregational walls, to participate in General Assembly 2015.
General Assembly will offer about 200 programming choices over the 5 days of GA.
Portland is a Fitting Place for UUs to Gather
Portland is known for a wealth of cultural offerings, never-ending culinary choices, and proximity to the ocean and mountains. 400 varieties of roses are cultivated in a 4-acre garden close to downtown. Portland is also home to the largest independent bookstore in the world, with more than 1.5 million new and used books.
Multigenerational and Inclusive
There is an active youth and young adult contingent at GA. Scholarship and Volunteer Opportunities, Childcare, and Accessibility Services are available.
General Assembly 2015 Logo
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