by Holly Bussey, Liaison, UUCWC Denominational Affairs
“Circle Round Justice, Healing, Courage” is the theme for the TOTALLY VIRTUAL UUA General Assembly (GA) June 23-27, 2021.
There will be something for everyone: music, youth programs, seminars on a wide variety of speakers, guest speakers and terrific lectures. Let’s not forget the services, sermons and justice initiatives.
Please be aware if you have young people in your family, there’s a place for them too at GA. The 2021 Youth and YA@GA staff teams have been hired by the UUA. Look forward to public introductions from the teams in early March! The youth and young adult leaders will be training in the spring in emergent facilitation, hoping to help craft spaces for young UUs that are responsive, engaging, and fun!
New this year: Financial aid for GA will be distributed via self-selection. If you need to take advantage of sliding scale pricing, please use one of the cost reduction options available during registration. Additional funding from the Office of Lifespan Faith Engagement for UU young people will be advertised in early April.
If you haven’t registered for Virtual GA 2021 already, there is no better time than right now! Registered attendees are among the first to hear program announcements, such as the Ware Lecturer and featured speakers, and only registered attendees will have access to the NEW! GA app (coming soon). So, register early to join online discussions, familiarize yourself with the GA schedule, and find your place in our community of communities.
Want to know what last year’s Virtual GA was like? We had a lot of people attend. Send inquiries to DA@uucwc.org and we’ll connect you.
GA FLASHBACK: In commemoration of Black History Month check out this video from the 2016 General Assembly Closing Celebration. Dr. Glen Thomas Rideout with the GA Band and Choir performs I Need You To Survive by Hezekiah Walker. https://vimeo.com/516322387