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General Assembly Presentations

  • Video, slides, and handouts from workshops and presentations at GA in Louisville, KY, provided by a variety of organizations and staff groups.
  • Video, slides, and handouts from workshops and presentations at GA in Columbus, OH, provided by a variety of organizations and staff groups.
  • Video, slides, and handouts from workshops and presentations at GA in Providence, RI, provided by a variety of organizations and staff groups.
  • General Assembly 2019 Event 423: As required by the 2014 Business Resolution on Fossil Fuel divestment, the UUA Treasurer is required to report to each of the following five General Assemblies. This is the final report.
  • Resources from the UUA General Assembly 2019 workshop "Combating Destructive Behavior and White Supremacy Culture"
  • Workshop Slide. Stewardship teams are encouraged to come explore the spirituality of stewardship, trust as the foundation of a generous culture, and how we can empower the alignment of our resources and our highest values.
  • Workshop video. This workshop seeks to reflect on the liberatory potential of Unitarian Universalist theologies.
  • Slides. Equipping families (of a broad definition) to be primary religious community. Activities that development UU identity. Spiritual practices and play. Tools to be antidotes to a hurting world.
  • Workshop handout. How might we nurture equity and inclusion as spiritual practice within our UU congregations?
  • By Paula Cole Jones
    Video. Whether we consider faith formation, growth, social justice and/or dismantling white supremacy, Unitarian Universalists could use an identity update.
  • By Susan Katz Miller
    Workshop video. Celebrate the religious kaleidoscope! Come tell the story of your complex, fluid, multiple religious or secular bonds or identity.
  • By Nancy McDonald Ladd
    Workshop video. For generations, liberal pulpits have rung with grand sermons about progress “onward and upward forever,” yet our people struggle to make sense of both their own suffering and enduring injustice all around us.
  • By Anna Bethea, Marchaé Grair
    Workshop video and slides. Storytelling. Digital communications. Strategy. Equity. Let’s talk about the future of Outreach.
  • Workshop video. Side with Love, Interfaith Organizing Initiative Project of Center for Race, Religion and Economic Democracy UUs are called to #sidewithlove and align with frontline partners who center those impacted by injustice.
  • Workshop slides and dialogue. Creating the communities we envision calls us to employ new tools that center the needs and ideas of those who are under-represented.
  • Workshop slides. Vibrant congregations have leaders that work together in service of their mission, vision and UU values.
  • Workshop slides. Learn how permaculture ethics and principles and can be applied not just to gardening, but also to creating sustainable communities, including UU congregations.
  • Workshop slides. Truth and Reconciliation brings together indigenous and non-indigenous communities to strive to heal trauma, address inequities, and restore, protect and preserve indigenous lifeways.
  • Workshop slides. Do you find yourself daydreaming about entirely new forms of UU community or leading major changes in your congregation or dreaming up new ministries that take our values out into the world?
  • Workshop slides. Churches are employers, and employees must be supervised. This track is for board members, personnel committees, and anyone who supervises staff.
  • Workshop materials submitted by presenters at our annual meeting in Spokane, WA.
  • By Renee Ruchotzke, Jeanelyse Doran Adams, Douglas Zelinski
    Our choice to organize around our promises among ourselves and with that which invokes our ultimate commitment is our greatest strength. Using Process Theology, we offer a framework as well as practical spiritual practices showing how living in covenant can create space for sacred conversations and authentic living.
  • By Douglas Zelinski, Jeanelyse Doran Adams, Renee Ruchotzke
    If Unitarian Universalism’s crux were reduced to a few points in space and time, they would be those potent moments just before and just after we keep promises, or break them. The power of those moments is simple, shocking, and science-based. Explore that power—its science, theology and practice.
  • By Patricia Infante, Douglas Taylor, UU Congregation of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
    Once a congregation understands its mission, the next step is to discern how it wants to deepen and grow as a congregation. This workshop outlines processes for discerning aspirational values and ways to create and use a vision statement in devising a strategic plan and annual ministry goals.
  • By Joe Sullivan, UU Congregation of Binghamton, Binghamton, NY, UUA Congregational Life Staff Group
    Purpose-filled people are misson-driven. Workshop participants will explore discerning congregational core values, how to articulate them as mission, and how to make a mission "portable" to provide alignment for all of its ministries, strategies, and resource allocation.
  • An efficient office requires creative management and close adherence to deadlines. It also requires close cooperation between staffs and volunteers.
  • By Mark Bernstein
    Is rudeness a quality of Unitarian Universalism? How else to explain the lack of hospitality exhibited by many congregations toward unbidden guests? This workshop will explore the prevalence of rudeness in our society, how it is seeping through the walls of our congregations, and what we can do about it.
  • By David Pyle, Seanan R. Holland, Cynthia Kane
    Practical advice about successfully founding and sustaining a group to provide fellowship and support for our active duty service folx, reservists, veterans and their families.
  • By Mary Katherine Morn, Vail Weller, Amy Shaw, Darcy Roake, Eric Kaminetzky, Laura Randall, UUA Stewardship and Development Staff Group
    Part of the Wi$dom and Generosity Track at the 2016 General Assembly, this workshop equips lay and ordained leadership for effective stewardship in our congregations. It is a "flash” presentation of the most innovative and successful fundraising ideas.
  • General Assembly 2018 Event 205 Program Description Re/Build trust within your congregation. Move from an “I” to “We” understanding of...
  • General Assembly 2018 Event 406 Program Description Healthy relationships are the foundation and strength of our covenanted congregations...
  • Video. The Commission on Institutional Change was appointed before the last General Assembly and charged in part with conducting a “truth and reconciliation process”. Though we are always eager to get to the reconciliation, what have we learned about the truth? This will be an interactive session.
  • Video. Ground yourself in Unitarian Universalist theology, history, and spiritual practices to build the courage for intersectional justice work. UU Environmental Justice leaders will share how to follow the lead of communities directly affected by environmental racism, stay spiritually resilient in the face of oppression, and connect the dots between issues.
  • Video. In the spring of 2017, three religious educators of color led an unprecedented dialogue across our denomination on how white supremacy was present, even in spaces considered progressive and liberal. Hear from the originators of the Teach In movement and learn how to keep the momentum going.
  • Video. A sea-change is happening in American religion, and spiritual needs have only grown more intense. Take home tools to attract new people, successfully integrate them into community, and nourish their faith for the long haul. You’ll integrate perspectives from the fields of growth, outreach, communications, and faith formation.
  • General Assembly 2018 Event 206 Program Description Get grounded in the “employer mindset” and ensure that your staffing practices reflect...
  • Video. Waiting for leaders to “drop into our laps” is inefficient, frustrating, and ultimately unsuccessful. To meet the call for effective leadership, we need to be proactive and innovative. We will share strategies for cultivating leaders and discuss the challenges and solutions in meeting this critical need.
  • General Assembly 2018 Event 214 Program Description The emerging practice of impact investing offers the opportunity to achieve market...
  • By Andrea Perry Lerner
    Presented during General Assembly 2018 as one of the poster sessions. Crowdfunding Programs available in Unitarian Universalism.
  • General Assembly 2009 Event 5004 Sermon: "Faith in the Borderland" (PDF, 5 pages) by Rev. Abhi Janamanchi Service Text (PDF, 18 pages)
  • General Assembly 2009 Event 3028 Presenters: Rev Marlin Lavanhar and Bishop Carlton Pearson. "My point is not to get you to say hallelujah...
  • Video: “A Lifetime Isn't Long Enough,” sermon by the Rev. Dr. Mary J. Harrington
  • General Assembly 2003 Event 3130 The Rev. Jane Rzepka led the annual worship service of the Church of the Larger Fellowship (CLF). Filled...
  • By Scott Tayler, Tandi Rogers
    Satellites, multi-site, yolked ministries and partnerships can explored by all types of congregations - tiny, large, urban, rural, clustered, or isolated. Might multi-site be right for you?
  • Workshop handouts: scenarios designed to guide people through both faith and racial justice principles and how to explore both even when principles don't always resonate.
  • Workshop handouts: designed to guide white people in self-education and recovery from our inevitable errors, with a goal of sustained accountable relationship while reducing harm.
  • General Assembly 2003 Event 4003 Order of Service (PDF) Sunday morning, thousands of Unitarian Universalists converged on Boston’s Fleet...
  • General Assembly 2016 Event 259 Program Description Soon, congregations and ministers will begin to search using a new settlement system...
  • General Assembly 2016 Event 342 Program Description Transitions Office with the North Shore Unitarian Church in Deerfield, IL How can...
  • General Assembly 2016 Event 245 Program Description Internal conflict can be detrimental to the health of our congregations and communities...