It’s that time again. Time for the General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association! I’m registered, I’m reading up on the issues to be discussed, and I’m ready to travel… all the way to my desk in my study at home.
The UUA made the decision to go all virtual, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it was the right decision. Fortunately, remote participation for delegates has been possible for several years. I will attend as your minister, and Jennifer Rhodes has agreed to be a delegate. This year, all of the scheduled programming, including workshops and featured speakers will be available online!
As usual, the business sessions, the Synergy youth worship service, the Service of the Living Tradition, and the Sunday worship service will be live streamed. All other programming is available only to registered attendees. This year, because GA is all virtual, registration is still open, and it only costs $150.00 to register. (In comparison, in-person full-time registration for GA this year at the early bird rate was $400.00.)
I encourage you to go look at what’s happening at GA! The program book is avaliable to browse through online. Just go to uua.org/ga for more information! Watch next week’s Headline News for information on streaming GA worship in June 28th, and joining other UUFB members and friends for Zoom coffee hour afterward!
Thank you for being here, for being part of this Fellowship, and for staying connected! I love you. You are beloved and precious. We will get through this. Keep breathing and stay safe, everyone.
Rev. Lori Hlaban