The Opening Ceremony of the Justice General Assembly spilled out onto the streets of Phoenix, Ariz., Wednesday night, as hundreds of Unitarian Universalists processed from the Convention Center to Heritage Square singing, “Freedom is Coming.” At a park one block away, people gathered for the outdoor conclusion of the first-night events, filling the plaza with [...]
At Wednesday night’s opening plenary session, the UUA’s General Assembly welcomed three new member congregations: the UU Congregation of Petoskey, Mich.; the UU Community of Cambria, Calif.; and Brockport UU Fellowship in Brockport, N.Y. The total number of UUA member congregations grew from 1,046 in 2011 to 1,054 in 2012.
Behind the magic curtain! from UU World on Vimeo. This General Assembly I’ve had the pleasure of working with UU World and other UUA staff, and some of the volunteers who make the technology powering GA work. I conclude this our video blog experiment—14 videos over 4 days—with a tip of the hat to the [...]
UUA Addiction Ministry Team from UU World on Vimeo. You may have heard about The Addiction Ministry Handbook published by Skinner House books, but did you know the UUA has an Addiction Ministry Team? Therissa Libby, a member of this team, explains their work and ministry and how to find related resources.
Growth Tips from Vero Beach, Fla. from UU World on Vimeo. It was hard to miss the team from the Vero Beach, Fla., congregation in their bright pink shirts. In this segment I learned why this growing, entrepreneurial congregation gives away the offering plate and uses a “celebrated speaker series” to cover their mortgage.
GA delegates voted Sunday afternoon without debate to approve a bylaw change to Sections 4.8 of Article IV and C-10.9 of Article X. These changes reflect new Ministerial Fellowship Committee Rules that eliminated the category of “Associate Ministerial Fellowship.”
Delegates at Sunday morning’s plenary session approved a series of bylaw changes that clarify the procedures for the Religious Education Credentialing Committee in either revoking or suspending the credentialed status of a religious educator, as well as several other minor administrative changes.
General Assembly delegates have voted to approve a bylaw change to Section 4.12 (UUA Statements of Conscience) of Article IV. The amendment replaces the name of a now-nonexistent staff group with “UUA staff” to reflect the change and allow for future flexibility in staffing structures.
Bringing UUSC founders back to life from UU World on Vimeo. UUSC founders Martha Sharp and the Rev. Waitstill Sharp are being brought to back to life to tell their story via archival photos and audio and video footage. In the new film Two Who Dared, audio recordings of the Sharps are used to narrate. [...]
UUA General Assembly Offsite Delegates from UU World on Vimeo. At this General Assembly the UUA is experimenting with delegates participating off-site. In this segment UUA Moderator Gini Courter introduces us to some of the “virtual volunteers” who are helping to make this possible.