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 2016
- 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 2017 General Assembly will be June 21-25 in New Orleans, Louisiana. 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. CST.
GA Theme: "Resist and Rejoice"
We will gather in New Orleans, Louisiana for a General Assembly experience focused on solidarity with the movements for racial, economic and climate justice. We will invite the culture, history, geography, and people of New Orleans to be our teachers..
Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa, it is one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations. It is a city known for its music, food, architecture, and festivals. The average high temperature in June is 89 degrees and the average low is 71.
New Orleans is also known as a place of re-birth following the devastation of Katrina in 2005. Many Unitarian Universalists have contributed time and funds in the effort to rebuild both the city and the congregations in the area. By going to New Orleans, we can both celebrate our successes and recommit to the relationships that have been forged with this community.
GA will offer more than 175 programming selections over the course of five days. More programming details will be available in 2017.
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 2017 Logo
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