General Assembly (GA), like Unitarian Universalism, offers a wealth of theological diversity. A variety of worship choices are offered throughout GA. Worship opportunities from the recent past have included:
The Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF), a unique congregation of 3500 that only meets in person at General Assembly, celebrates an inspiring worship service. Coverage of the 2012 CLF Worship
As a loving community celebrating our faith, we honor the legacy of our veterans, celebrate the current service of military Unitarian Universalists (UUs), and pay tribute to military families. Coverage of the 2011 Military Worship
Sponsored by the GA Planning Committee.
Led by the Ministry and Professional Leadership Staff Group, this service honors fellowshipped and credentialed religious leaders; remembering those who have died, recognizing those who have completed active service, and welcoming those who have received fellowship or credentialed status in the past year. Members of the public are welcome. More about the Service of the Living Tradition.
A quiet gathering centered around reflection on the day’s experiences and on sharing of joys and sorrows around those experiences, led by a GA Chaplain.
An informal worship gathering offered every morning. This small group experience will reflect the early morning preferences of the chaplain of the day.
Join us for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. Members of the public are welcome.
The Reverend Mark Stringer of the First Unitarian Church
of Des Moines, IA will preach at the Sunday Morning Worship in 2014.
Rev. Stringer is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and holds a Master of Arts degree from Bowling Green University. Along with his ministry to the First Unitarian congregation, he takes an active leadership role in local and regional organizations devoted to building community and promoting social justice.
During his six years as a board member of the Interfaith Alliance of Iowa, including two years as chair, he promoted the positive, healing role of religion in public life, defended the separation of church and state, and spoke on behalf of marriage as a civil right. In 2012, the Interfaith Alliance honored him with a "Faith and Freedom" award.
Coverage of the 2013 Sunday Morning Service
This is a transformative multigenerational worship. Come be inspired and illuminated at a celebration of treasured worship elements, rites of passage and brilliant contemporary musical performances. Coverage of the 2013 Synergy Service
Commission on Social Witness (CSW) leads a service relevant to the current social witness issues. Coverage of the 2012 Social Justice Service
Worship for young adults (ages 18-35) at GA.
Youth come together in a community based worship. All are welcome to the youth worship to explore spirituality in a welcoming and loving community.
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Last updated on Monday, October 7, 2013.
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The Rev. Mark Stringer will preach at the Sunday Morning Worship in 2014.
Rev. Carlton Elliott Smith at the 2013 Morning Worship: Broken Vows, Whole Lives
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