Sunday Worship with ASL, General Assembly 2021

The 2021 Sunday Worship with ASL will be live-streamed here on June 27. 12 p.m. EDT / 11 a.m. CDT / 10 a.m. MDT / 9 a.m. PDT. No registration required.

Recognizing the importance of shared ministry and the many innovative approaches to worship created by congregations during the pandemic, UUA President, Rev. Dr. Susan Frederick Gray, selected the First Universalist Church of Minneapolis to serve as worship leaders for this year's GA Sunday Morning Service. Music will be offered through collaboration with 2021 GA Choir Director Susan Mashiyama, the GA virtual choir, and musicians from First Universalist.

First Universalist has been a model of shared ministry and what it means to put the work of dismantling white supremacy and building anti-racist, anti-oppressive practices at the center of their ministry. They have been on the front lines in support of the Movement for Black Lives in Minneapolis, bringing spiritual care and moral leadership in the wake of George Floyd’s murder by police and the important uprisings for justice that followed. Children and families are a vital part of their ministry, and they have been using creative approaches to engage all ages in worship during the pandemic. Their leadership exemplifies some of the best practices for the creativity, spiritual depth, and moral leadership that is possible when we embrace the work of shared ministry rooted in love and justice.

Last year more than 10,000 screens tuned in to the watch the Sunday Morning Worship at GA! Please join us again this year on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at 9 Pacific / 10 Mountain / 11 Central / noon Eastern for the largest annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists in worship. We encourage all congregations to gather as is possible and practical to participate in this wonderful, communal event. The service will be streamed here and on the UUA’s YouTube channel; members of the public are welcome.

Collection

The service includes a collection to benefit MICAH: Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope. MICAH does community organizing in several key areas, including civic engagement, environment, criminal justice and prison reform, education, jobs and economic development, and transportation. They have a long history of visionary Black leadership, true multi-faith collaboration, and synergistic partnership with frontline communities and organizations. Several Milwaukee-area UU congregations have long-time, deep relationships with MICAH, and have actively participated in MICAH’s organizing and campaigns.

Streaming the Sunday Service

If health and safety protocols permit, congregations and groups are encouraged to conduct watch parties for GA events open to the public.

If you are planning to stream the General Assembly service for your congregation's Sunday service but the time above does not work, you may submit a request for a private web link to the service. This will allow you to stream the GA worship at the best time for your congregation. A link will be sent to requesting congregations by 11:00 a.m. CT on Saturday, June 26.

Register for More from General Assembly

You may register for GA ($200) to gain access to the rest of General Assembly, but watching video and participating in chat here on this page will be free. Learn more about what is available to registrants and what is available for free. Go to the GA Participation Portal if you are already registered.