Join us for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. This powerful, communal worship experience will stream on Sunday, June 26, 2022 at 9:30 Pacific / 10:30 Mountain / 11:30 Central / 12:30 Eastern. Members of the public are welcome to view the service. In-person attendance to this service will be complimentary and open to visitors who are fully vaccinated and who are pre-registered no later than 24 hours in advance.
The Office of the UUA President, the Rev. Susan Frederick Gray, is pleased to announce that the Rev. Gretchen Haley, Senior Minister of the Foothills Unitarian Universalist Church in Fort Collins, CO will lead the 2022 Sunday Service at GA. Additional worship team members includes Rev. Sean Neil-Barron and Shari Halliday-Quan.
Rev. Gretchen Haley has an audacious ambition for the liberal church, believing in its capacity to transform lives and our world by way of hyper-local relationships and partnerships that inspire the unleashing of courageous love. She oversees worship, community resourcing and outreach, and the intersectional work of our justice teams. She also serves as chief of staff, and ministry lead to the Board. In all of these, she is inspired by the commitment of the countless people who show up to do the sometimes-messy work of the church, and who are leading us to live into our mission for Northern Colorado as it is growing and changing. Her ministry is infused with her relentless curiosity about most things, especially the big stuff of theology, the beauty of creation, the magic of collaboration, and the joy of pop culture. She’s all in on adrienne maree brown’s Emergent Strategy, and finds solace in the trails in and around Fort Collins. She moved to Colorado from Washington state over 20 years ago for grad school in theatre, and knew immediately that she would never leave. She and her amazing partner, Carri, have 2 teenagers, Gracie and Josef, who both relish and resent being PKs, and who keep her grounded, frustrated, inspired, and humbled, everyday. She is basically obsessed with her two dogs, both large mutts, Charlie and Archer.
Rev. Sean Neil-Barronwas born on Treaty 7 Land in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and now resides along the Foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Sean is a self-proclaimed nerd, unashamedly queer, and very neurodivergent. Sean and his husband Charles are foster parents and live with their dog, Dollie. Sean loves the local church. And dreams of a progressive faith movement equipped to transform the lives with the same fervor of our conservative siblings. He serves as Associate Minister at Foothills Unitarian Church, in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Shari Halliday-Quan serves as Lead Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Rochester, NY. Alongside an incredible congregation and staff team, they are coming to know the trees of the Northeast and being transformed by love and truth. With a background in economic development and recruitment, Shari’s days are filled mostly with reminding you of your own dreams for yourself.
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