Monthly Message – June 2019
This month is General Assembly -- the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. What do we want Unitarian Universalism to be? It is a time when we are asking big questions in our faith, and GA 2019 will be focused on digging into those questions together. It is a critical chance for
congregational leaders and passionate UUs to set new goals and aspirations for our religious community.
This year’s theme is about collective power, “The Power of We,” as well as the possibility, the purpose, the struggle and the joy of what it means to be together in faithful community. In the past two years, Unitarian Universalism has recommitted to the work of liberation inside and outside our faith community. The antidote to a time of dangerous dehumanization is a love that connects us to our deeper humanity. Come to Spokane to experience what our shared faith can become when we embrace the Power of We.
We recognize that not everyone can afford to attend General Assembly in person. So does the UUA. There are ways to participate off-site and we will be doing so this year. I serve the congregation as a ministerial delegate and will be attending off-site. And I will be doing so from here at UUCLC. I invite you to join me during the streaming times to get a chance to see what happens at an association level. The schedule is here in the newsletter and will also be posted on my office window.
If you are interested in serving as an off-site delegate, please get in touch with either me or Betty Emery. You will need to have online access. If you are joining us here, you will need to bring a way to participate and vote (laptop or possibly a tablet).
Even if you’re not a delegate, even if you cannot join us here, I hope you will check out General Assembly online and participate as you’re able. You can find more information at uua.org/ga.