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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 2015
- 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 2016 General Assembly will be June 22-26 in Columbus, OH. Most General Assembly events will be held in the Greater Columbus Convention Center.
Theme for 2016 GA: “Heart Land: Where Faiths Connect”
The religious landscape is increasingly multifaith. Across the globe, people are crossing borders of religion and spiritual practice to create wholeness in their lives individually and collectively. The labels—Christian, Jew, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, humanist, theist and non-theist—are no longer the primary way we define how religion, spirituality, faith, and practice come together. In our quest to bring more love and justice into the world, we find ourselves in partnership with people following different religious and spiritual paths. The richness of those encounters deepens our faith, strengthens our work for justice, and encourages connections with those who are “spiritual but not religious.” General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, Ohio, will invite us to explore how to be in authentic and fruitful interfaith partnerships, both within and beyond the congregation. We’ll assemble leaders and communities of many faiths to worship together and learn from one another. We will explore what grounding and vision we share across faith traditions, and what particularities of each tradition lend creativity and depth to our work across faith borders. Together, we will move toward a new interdependent vision of faith that responds to the needs of our own time and points us toward the future.
How are we crossing faith borders as we bring more love and justice into the world?
General Assembly will offer about 200 programming choices over the 5 days of GA.
Columbus is a Fitting Place for UUs to Gather
Ohio's capital city is full of beautiful neighborhoods, a critically acclaimed food scene and top-ranked attractions.
Multigenerational and Inclusive
There is an active youth and young adult contingent at GA. Scholarship and Volunteer Opportunities, Childcare, and Accessibility Services are available.
General Assembly 2016 Logo
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