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2014-01-31

Go to General Assembly!

What are you doing this upcoming 2014 Jun 25-29? I'll be in Providence, RI, and it sure would be great to have you there with me!

From the CUC parking lot to the Rhode Island Convention Center is less than two and half hours drive. Can you go?

Jane Dixon has a Rhode Island home with numerous bedrooms about 50 mins from downtown Providence. CUC members attending GA can stay there (just contact Jane!) Now can you go?

For a Unitarian Universalist, going to General Assembly is like going to Mecca is for a Muslim. If you’ve never been, it will deepen your faith, gladden your heart, and blow your mind. The experience puts everything we do in our congregation life in a new light – makes everything about being a Unitarian Universalist richer and more meaningful.

My first General Assembly was 16 years ago, and I couldn’t believe I’d waited so long. I’ve now been to 13, and loved each one. Please begin planning your vacation around those four days. Take the kids – they’ll love it too.
  • General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association.
  • Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process.
  • Anyone may attend; congregations must certify annually to send voting delegates.
  • Most General Assembly events will be held in the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.
Theme for 2014 GA: "Love Reaches Out"
We believe that our faith provides a path for each of us to unlock our transformational capacity to serve the world with love. We will gather in 2014 to help our association live into a future where Love Reaches Out - to share our faith both within and beyond our congregations' walls.

Outstanding Programming
General Assembly will offer just shy of 200 programming choices over the 5 days of GA. The 2014 Ware lecturer will be Sister Simone Campbell, a religious leader, attorney and poet with extensive experience in public policy and advocacy for systemic change. In 2012, she was instrumental in organizing the "Nuns on the Bus" tour.

Providence is a Fitting Place for UUs to Gather
Known as "The Creative Capital", Providence is a vibrant Renaissance city. UUs will essentially take over the compact downtown, where you'll find history, natural beauty and vibrant culture wherever you turn.

WaterFire Providence®
On Saturday, June 28, the UUA will co-sponsor this community event and public art phenomenon. This is an amazing opportunity for us to participate in the local culture of our host city while simultaneously witnessing our faith.

Multigenerational and Inclusive
There is an active youth and young adult contingent at GA. Scholarship and Volunteer Opportunities, Childcare, and Accessibility Services are available.

Check the latest on GA at the UUA's GA page: CLICK HERE.

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