UUC at General Assembly 2019: The Power of We

Rev Susan Frederick-Gray speaking at GA 2019
Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray, UUA President, speaking at GA 2019

Twenty-nine UUC members and friends, along with Rev. Jon Luopa, Rev. Beth Chronister, and Melody Moberg, Director of Religious Education, recently attended the General Assembly (GA) of the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA). GA is held annually in a different location each year. Spokane, WA, was the host city for GA this year, from June 19-23. Some of our UUC contingent served as voting delegates to conduct the business of the UUA, some volunteered in the exhibit hall for various programs, some sang in the 180-voice GA choir, and all attended a variety of workshops, lectures, worship, public witness, celebrations, commemorations, and special events.

Here at home, those attending our June 23 Sunday worship service at Meadowbrook Community Center were treated to excerpts from the “Service of the Living Tradition,” taped live last Thursday evening. That event allowed us to applaud Rev. Beth as she was welcomed into Full Fellowship as a UU minister. Congratulations, Beth!

The theme of GA this year was “The Power of We.” Through a variety of shared experiences, GA prompted attendees and online groups to engage the question, “What do we want our faith to be?” UUA leaders hoped for a co-created event that would leave attendees inspired, with the tools needed to carry on the work into their own congregations and communities. For more information about GA 2019, talk to any of the UUC attendees, or visit the event website for links to video, articles and more.

General Assembly in 2020 will be held in Providence, RI, June 24-28.