Ken Wheeler, District General Assembly Coordinator, says this about the plans people are making for the 2015 General Assembly.
In Portland, we’re committed to doing our part to help your delegation keep expenses under control. Here’s How:
Each June the congregations that are members of the Unitarian Universalist Association gather for a conference, which we call General Assembly. Like professional conferences, attendees enjoy learning best practices, sharing new ideas, and being among a large community of people who share their interests. Imagine being in the religious majority!
Some people are driven to attend for the workshops and sessions where they learn and share ideas. Some hunger for the spiritual assembly and shared social justice work of Unitarian Universalists from across the United States. And, some people love the democratic governance side of the conference.
Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation, along with other member congregations send delegates who participate in business meetings where they discuss and vote on issues and candidates to govern the direction of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Our congregations are independent in their own governance, and together the member congregations rule — through a democratic process — our umbrella organization, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). The UUA serves congregations in countless ways....check out the UUA website.
Learn about General Assembly by perusing the pages about the 2014 gathering where over 4,700 Unitarian Universalists met in Providence, RI.
Here are links to keep you connected
Several members of Edmonds Unitarian Universalist Congregation attend each year. Sometimes they receive partial funding from the Go GA Endowment Fund. Ask the Endowment Committee if you would like to receive some money to help pay for your trip to General Assembly this year.