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Program Highlights at General Assembly

General Assembly (GA) offers hundreds of programming choices over the five days of GA.

Ware Lecture

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 includes a collection to benefit the Living Tradition Fund, which provide scholarships, debt reduction grants, and financial assistance in times of need to seminarians, ministers, religious professionals, other congregational staff, and retired ministers and their loved ones.

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

2020 Featured Speaker Series

We are excited to announce the Featured Speakers for the 2020 General Assembly in Providence. The Featured Speaker Series is made possible in part by the generous sponsorship of Beacon Press.​

The Banner Parade

General Assembly will begin with a procession of banners from hundreds of Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations and organizations.

Public Witness

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

All of the music leaders at GA are members of the Association for Unitarian Universalist Music Ministries (AUUMM). The mission of the AUUMM is to support music and worship arts professionals, leaders, and those they serve through advocacy, education, and inspiration. AUUMM 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.

2020 GA Music Coordinator: TBD

2020 GA Band Director: TBD

2020 GA Choir Director: TBD

2020 GA Choir Accompanist: TBD

Two women engage in a panel discussion in front of several hundred audience members

Featured speaker antiracism educator Robin DiAngelo engaging in panel discussion at the 2019 General Assembly in Spokane, WA.

A female African-American worship leader at the GA podium.

Rev. Natalie Fenimore at the 2018 Sunday Morning Worship in Kansas City, MO.

Six band members perform on stage at General Assembly

Performance of the Ruby Bridges Suite at General Assembly 2017 in New Orleans, LA. Watch video

A young woman in glasses and a colorful robe lifts her hands high while addressing the audience

Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd speaks at the Sunday Morning Worship at General Assembly 2016 in Columbus, OH.