Joy abounds at revival, bridging ceremony

“‘God’ is not a noun, it’s a verb!” declared song leader Nick Page at the start of the “New Epiphany Revival,” which took place just before the “Synergy Bridging Ceremony” at the UUA General Assembly Friday evening. “New Epiphany,” Page said, is “the unlimited magnificence of an interdependent, self-organized universe.” Revival attendees cheered, sang, and […]

General Assembly opens with celebration

Three former presidents, one new hymn, liberal amounts of history, and several thousand cupcakes combined to open the 50th annual General Assembly of the Unitarian Universalist Association Wednesday night in Charlotte. This GA marks the 50th anniversary of the consolidation in 1961 of the Universalist Church of America and the American Unitarian Association. Much of […]

Morales wins UUA presidency decisively

UUA President-elect Peter Morales won the UUA presidency decisively with 59 percent of all votes. He won 55 percent of the absentee vote (1,020 to 827) and 61 percent of the on-site vote (1,041 to 654). His margin of victory is 580 votes. Seven ballots were disqualified for discrepancies; one vote was cast for “No.” […]

Grammy winners serenade Sinkford at reception

A donor reception honoring outgoing UUA President William G. Sinkford Thursday night featured speeches by several notable UU leaders and culminated in a surprise performance by Sinkford’s favorite band, Grammy-winning a capella group The Persuasions. In one particularly moving speech, Denny Davidoff, former UUA moderator, described her relationship with Sinkford. “More than anything else, Bill […]

President Sinkford delivers final report

In his final presidential report to the General Assembly, UUA President William G. Sinkford reviewed the key initiatives of his eight-year administration, urged Unitarian Universalists to commit themselves to becoming a multicultural and multiracial faith tradition, and announced a new public witness and social justice campaign called “Standing on the Side of Love.” Sinkford highlighted […]

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