UU Opportunities

General Assembly 2022!

Join us June 22 – 26, 2022 online or in-person in Portland, Oregon.

In 2022, we will have the option of meeting online or in-person! For those who enjoyed the convenience and accessibility of remote participation, General Assembly will continue to offer virtual attendance with robust programming and enhanced delegate discussion tools. For those who have been missing the physical experience, GA 2022 will also feature face-to-face interactions, hanging banners, a browsable exhibit hall, meals with friends old and new, local site attractions, and more! 

Use the link above for more information and to register for virtual GA 2022 ! Registration is now open. Click on “Resistration” on the left hand column for information regarding virtual and in-person registration .

 

Virtual General Assembly 2021

The UUA Board of Trustees has passed a resolution making the 2021 UUA General Assembly a 100% virtual event. General Assembly is the annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists, where we conduct business of the Association, explore the theological underpinnings of our faith, and lean fully into our mission and principles. That remains true even when we cannot gather physically. Last year, GA had more than 4,900 registered attendees participate from remote locations around the world. Although we give up the face-to-face interaction and hugs that are prevalent when we meet in-person, we retain our dedication to community and make our experience more accessible and more environmentally sustainable.

Use the link above to register for virtual GA 2021 ! Registration is now open and is $200 per person.

Virtual General Assembly 2020

Rooted, Inspired, & Ready!

The GA, General Assembly, for 2020 from the UUA was a virtual event held from 6/24 to 6/28/2020. There were many wonderful events and many good workshops and sessions. For those who want to browse the public events go to the following link GA Online.  GA is the largest annual gathering of UU’s join in worship. Here is the link to watch the Sunday service held on 6/28/2020.

The 2020 Ware Lecturer was Naomi Klein. 

The 2020 Ware lecture is not yet public. For more information on Naomi Klein click the link above. Naomi Klein is the inaugural Gloria Steinem Endowed Chair in Media, Culture and Feminist Studies at Rutgers University, and an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and international and New York Times bestselling author of, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal (2019), The Battle for Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes On the Disaster Capitalists (2018), No Is Not Enough: Resisting the New Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need (2017), This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate (2014), The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) and No Logo (2000).

General Assembly 2019: Spokane, WA

The Power of We

In a time of great challenge and heartbreak in our world, what does our faith demand from us? At this year’s General Assembly we explored the power, possibility, purpose, struggle and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Universalists. Attendees were inspired, with the tools needed to carry on the work into their own congregations and communities.

The Ware Lecturer  2019  Richard Blanco. Selected by President Obama as the fifth inaugural poet in U.S. history, Richard Blanco is the youngest and the first Latino, immigrant, and gay person to serve in such a role.

General Assembly 2018 June 20-24, Kansas City, MO

Ware Lecturer 2018 Brittany Packnett

  • Tour Experience: The Story of Segregation in Kansas City
  • Local Service Project 2018 service project is Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), a bi-state, social justice organization focused on affirming the dignity of all people especially those in communities least likely to have access to hope and opportunity.

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Past General Assemblies Topics and Workshops

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Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center

MURRAY GROVE ASSOCIATION MISSION/VISION

Murray Grove’s mission is to mark the origins of Universalism, a liberal religious tradition based on love and profound acceptance that transformed the landscape of religion in America. It has a long, proud history and is the site of the Universalist “miracle” almost 250 years ago through a fortuitous meeting between John Murray, a Universalist minister landing on the New Jersey shores from England and Thomas Potter, who built a local meetinghouse without a minister. The purpose of Murray Grove is to preserve and protect this heritage and to promote its message of Love and Inclusion. The Murray Grove Association was formed as a living memorial to the lives and the Universalist faith of John Murray and Thomas Potter.

Please click the Murray Grove link above for the website and calendar of events.