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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 2015
- 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 2016 General Assembly will be June 22-26 in Columbus, OH. Most General Assembly events will be held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Registration and Housing open March 1
GA Registration and the GA Housing Reservation System open at 9 a.m. EST.
GA Theme: "Heart Land: Where Faiths Connect"
The faith world is increasingly multifaith. People are crossing borders of religion and spiritual practice to create wholeness in their lives. General Assembly 2016 will assemble leaders and communities of many faiths to worship together, learn from one another, and create a new vision of faith that no longer divides us, but connects us to an interdependent future for all.
The capital of Ohio, Columbus boasts the Short North shopping and arts district, German Village, a vibrant food scene, and downtown gardens and art museums, all within walking distance of the convention center. Port Columbus International airport is located ten minutes east of downtown, with public transportation providing easy access to downtown hotels.
GA will offer more than 175 programming selections over the course of five days. Workshop topics include interfaith bridge building, the Movement for Black Lives, anti-racism and anti-oppression, congregational leadership and stewardship, building multicultural congregations, and much more! Several workshops will be suitable for a multigenerational audience.
Krista Tippett, prominent author, journalist and creator/host of the public radio show On Being, is the 2016 Ware Lecturer.
Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism Workshops
A workshop series emerging from the recently established online network of black Unitarian Universalists, other UUs of color and their white allies will be offered at GA. Come for a deeper understanding of the Movement for Black Lives (including Black Lives Matter), the contributions of black UUs, and the impact of anti-blackness in daily life.
Financial Aid Available
The UUA is committed to the goal of making GA accessible to as many attendees as possible. Go to uua.org/ga to learn about scholarships to support delegates - particularly those from marginalized groups - and volunteer opportunities (work in exchange for registration).
General Assembly 2016 Logo
Right-click on the links to get an option like "Save As...." and download the file to your hard drive. The PDF files can be inserted into almost any publishing software, like Microsoft Word.