General Assembly Marketing and Promotional Resources

General Assembly is an unforgettable experience for the thousands of Unitarian Universalists and partners that attend each June. Attendees leave with a renewed sense of energy, inspiration, and innovative ideas to take back to their congregations and communities. In order to raise interest and to help Unitarian Universalist congregations and partner organizations learn more about General Assembly, we have assembled these promotional resources to download, copy, or print for further distribution.

Video Invitation to the 2022 UUA General Assembly

Promotional Materials - 2022 Available Soon

General Assembly 2022 Logo - Available Soon

Right-click on the links to get an option like "Save As...." and download the file to your hard drive. The files can be inserted into almost any publishing software, like Microsoft Word.

General Assembly Banner Ads - Available Soon

Help us promote General Assembly on the web page of your congregation/organization or via social media. Right-click on the links to get an option like "Save As...." and download the file to your hard drive. Be sure to include a link to uua.org/ga.

Additional Materials

Text for a Newsletter or Bulletin

General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists, where we conduct business of the Association, explore the theological underpinnings of our faith, and lean fully into our mission and principles. Please join us Wednesday, June 22 through Sunday, June 26, 2022 in Portland, Oregon and online for this 5-day immersive experience where we participate in inspirational worship services and informative workshops, reconvene with friends and colleagues, and explore our bustling exhibit hall. GA is an unforgettable experience for the thousands of UUs who attend. Meet us online or in Portland and you’ll leave with renewed energy and innovative ideas to share with your congregation and community-at-large!

The theme for General Assembly in June 2022 is TBD. Submit your ideas by September 13

Registration and Housing

Registration will be available uua.org/ga. Registration rates will be available in fall 2021. Register before March 1 for the lowest rate. Rates will increase on March 1 and again on May 1.

There are those who may find it more manageable to spread out their GA registration fee in smaller, periodic installments rather than one lump sum. When you register you many now choose to pay with a payment plan option to spread out your payments over several months. Registration can be paid in installments, with as little as $50 down, through February 28, 2022.

In addition to a variety of nearby hotels, attendees will also be able to book dormitory-style accommodations at Portland State University. Also, UUs from local congregations will serve as host families for Home Hospitality, which is B&B style accommodations. For more information, visit uua.org/ga.

FAITHIFY has a proven record of helping people get to General Assembly. Crowdfunding is a democratic, grass roots, and increasingly common tool to fund GA travel and registration expenses. When we contribute to a GA scholarship campaign, we welcome more people to be full participants in the largest gathering of our faith community. Get inspired at FAITHIFY.org.

Portland

Oregon’s largest city manages to excel at almost every measure of urban livability from streetcars to bike commuters to microbreweries. With a thriving arts community, vibrant urban greenspaces, strong civic engagement, a renowned restaurant scene, and so many things to do, Portland welcomes all Unitarian Universalists for GA 2022! 

The Portland airport (PDX) boasts an easy light rail connection to downtown and 426 flights daily. Union Station, with its elegant architecture and iconic “Go By Train” neon sign connects passengers with the city by bus, car and train. Portland is served by Greyhound Bus or FlixBus. TriMet offers light rail, bus and streetcar service throughout the metro area.

Excellent Programming

GA will offer dozens of outstanding programming selections (workshops, panel discussions, worship services, and other presentations) over the course of five days. Programs will provide attendees with concrete and usable tools to further the work, and the balance needed to explore multiple identity-based and theological perspectives. More programming details are available at uua.org/ga. 

Like Unitarian Universalism, GA offers a wealth of theological diversity. A variety of worship choices are offered throughout GA. The Service of the Living Tradition is where we commemorate fellowshipped and credentialed religious leaders, those who have died, those who have completed active service, and welcome those who have received fellowship or credentialed status in the past year. Sunday Morning Worship at GA is a powerful, communal worship experience and is the largest annual gathering of UUs in Worship. 

Each year a distinguished guest speaker is invited to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer. Recent lecturers have included Stacey Abrams, Bryan Stevenson, and Cornel West. The 2022 Ware Lecturer will be announced soon. 

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).

Congregational Participation from Off-site

The votes that GA delegates cast have a huge impact on Unitarian Universalism. They determine our elected leaders, amend the bylaws and rules that govern our Association, and shape the justice work that we do as a movement. If you are interested in serving as a delegate from your congregation, talk to your minister or your congregation’s governing body. 

Technology provides opportunities to connect on-site participants with those who participate from off-site. GA is transforming into a multiplatform meeting—incorporating off-site participation, live-streaming of events, and a dynamic event app to create an interactive experience for in-person and virtual attendees. 

Accessibility 

The UUA is committed to addressing the inclusion of all people, whatever their abilities might be, in all GA activities. Beyond the physical accessibility of the facilities we use—ramps, captioning, seating cut-outs, etc.—we endeavor to take the next step: to truly welcome people with disabilities into every facet of GA. 

Children

All children are welcome to attend GA events with their parents or guardians. Children who have not yet entered high school (or its equivalent) are welcome to attend GA events with their parents or guardians at no cost but are still required to register. For parents who need child care, Children’s Programs are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday during GA. Register for Children’s Programs at uua.org/ga.

Youth 

Attending the annual General Assembly as a high school aged youth (grades 9-12 in the preceding school year, or the equivalent for home-schooled youth) is an incredible experience. Not only do you get to worship, witness, learn and connect in a multigenerational continental community, you can get to know hundreds of other youth and participate in making an impact on the Association through the democratic process.