Call for General Assembly Delegates

General Assembly (GA) is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). Participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process. General Assembly is the annual gathering 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. In 2022, we will have the option of meeting online or in-person! For those who enjoyed the convenience and accessibility of remote participation, the UUA General Assembly of 2022 will be multi-platform: it will be held in person in Portland, Oregon from June 22 through June 26, 2022 as well as online.  

Anyone may attend GA, but congregations must certify annually to have voting delegates. First Unitarian Church is entitled to three delegates to GA, based on our membership count of 104.

If you are a member in good standing, having contributed to the church $50 or more for this church year, and would like to have the experience of attending General Assembly either in person or virtually, you will need to get 15 signatures on a nominating petition. You will need to get your nominating petition completed by May 22. The nominees will be voted on at our Congregation’s Annual Meeting on June 12.  

Please contact Evelyn Johnson at enj9357@yahoo.com to request your nominating petition.

One of the highlights of GA: the UUA President, in consultation with the General Assembly, invites a distinguished guest each year to address the General Assembly as the Ware Lecturer. The lecture has been given every year at the former May Meetings of the AUA and since 1961 at the General Assembly. This year’s lecturer is Dr. Ibrahm X. Kendi, who is the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University and the founding director of the BU Center for Antiracist Research. He is a contributing writer at The Atlantic and a CBS News correspondent. Past lecturers have included: Karen Armstrong, Krista Tippett, Bryan Stevenson, Cornell West, Eboo Patel, and Naomi Klein.