An Invitation to Louisville for General Assembly 2013
My name is Jill Sampson, I'm from Louisville, Kentucky and I'm honored to be next year's District Coordinator for General Assembly (GA). The Heartland District is looking forward to hosting GA 2013 in Louisville and we invite you to join us. The Heartland District represents fifty-six member Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations throughout Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, with over 7,400 member UUs.
As part of the MidAmerica Region, the Heartland District is in partnership with the Central Midwest and Prairie Star Districts. Currently home to three UU congregations, Louisville has a rich history of Unitarian Universalism with one of the oldest congregations West of the Appalachian Mountains. First Unitarian was founded in 1830. Just then years later, First Universalist of Louisville was founded. And those two churches merged in 1870. UUs have been here ever since.
Louisville is within a day's drive of many cities in the Eastern United States and has many interesting facets. Allow a little extra travel time to visit the Muhammad Ali Center, Thomas Edison's house, the African American Heritage Center in the historic Russell district, or maybe the Louisville Slugger Bat factory.
Plan to weave your way along the beautiful Ohio River, hike in the quiet ridgetops and hollows of Bernheim Forest, or stroll through the largest Victorian neighborhood in the United States. Louisville is known as Possibility City. Our city was declared a Compassionate City for its community commitment to living out the golden rule. Pursuing his goal of making Louisville an even more compassionate city, Mayor Greg Fischer has signed a resolution adopting the International Charter for Compassion, making Louisville the largest city in America to take this action at the time.
So who should come to Louisville's GA?
Everyone. This is an opportunity for UUs around the country to gather in ways to support our UU principles and worship, witness, learn and work together. This is an opportunity for everyone to grow and experience Unitarian Universalism in ways that we only do when we're together in one large body. And don't forget, we'll have some fun. So once again, I invite you to come to Louisville June 19 through 23, 2013. I can't promise you that it will not be as hot as Phoenix. But, I can assure you of a very warm welcome in the Bluegrass State and look forward to the possibility of continuing the work we started in Phoenix.
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Last updated on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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