Program Highlights at General Assembly
General Assembly (GA) offers hundreds of programming choices over the five days of GA.
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) President, in consultation with the General Assembly Planning Committee, invites a distinguished guest each year to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer.
Service of the Living Tradition
The Ministries and Faith Development Staff Group invites you to join us at this service where we honor fellowshipped and credentialed religious leaders, remember those who have died, recognize those who have completed active service, and welcome those who have received fellowship or credentialed status in the past year.
The Service of the Living Tradition (SLT) is open to the public.
Sunday Morning Worship
Join us for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. Members of the public are welcome. More about the Sunday Morning Worship
The Banner Parade
General Assembly will begin with a procession of banners from hundreds of Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations and organizations.
At each General Assembly we invite interfaith and community partners to join us in a public witness for justice.
Worship Choices at General Assembly
General Assembly, like Unitarian Universalism, offers a wealth of theological diversity. A variety of worship choices are offered throughout GA.
Music at General Assembly
Dr. Leon Burke III is the 2018 GA Music Coordinator. He is the Choir Director at Eliot Unitarian Chapel in Kirkwood. He is also the Music Director and Conductor of the University City Symphony Orchestra and Assistant Conductor of the Saint Louis Symphony Chorus. He conducts the Cadenza Orchestra of the Saint Charles County Youth Orchestra Program and is the Music Director of the Belleville Philharmonic Youth Orchestra.
Anne Watson Born is tthe 2018 GA Choir Director. Anne is the Director of Music Ministry at the First Unitarian Society in Newton, where she manages a music program that includes a 30-voice choir, an intergenerational orchestra, various chamber ensembles, a folk/rock band, a family choir, and whatever else happens to pop up. She is also the Music Director of the Nashoba Valley Chorale, a 100-voice non-auditioned community chorus that performs major choral-orchestral works (Verdi Requiem, MozartMass in C Minor, Beethoven Missa Solemnis, etc.). She is the Board chair of the Music Leadership Certification Committee for the Unitarian Universalist Association. She has been a faculty member at Roxbury Community College and at Bristol Community College. Ms. Watson Born holds a M.M. degree from New England Conservatory.
All of the music leaders at GA are members of the UU Musicians Network: The mission of UUMN is to create dynamic and transformative music ministries and to model and promote excellence in shared ministry. UUMN musicians work closely with the GA Planning Committee, Worship Arts Team, and ministers to make audible the breath and heartbeat of our faith in joyful song and dance.