UUA GA: Children’s Programs Registration Open. Sunday Worship Collection Recipient Selected - Archived

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Registration for GA Children’s Programs is Now Open
GA Children’s Programs will be headquartered in the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Our childcare provider, Pittsburgh Event Childcare, will provide professional childcare and developmentally appropriate activities for children 6 months through 13 years old. Activities may include arts & crafts, group games, music & movement, board games, story time, or dramatic play, appropriate for each age group, and using safe and sturdy equipment.
On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, children 5 – 13 will be led by professional Unitarian Universalist Religious Educators and adult GA volunteers. Day Camp will run from noon to 6 p.m. and must be booked as a 3-day package (no single days). This year’s theme will be Covenants and Commitments. In addition to time for self-expression and getting to know one another, campers will also collectively create a book about Covenants and Commitments from their discoveries through games, stories, and more.
Package pricing and à la carte options are available for children 6 months – 4 years and those 5 – 13 years old. Financial support is available. Advance registration is required, and space is limited. Registration closes May 31.
Proud Haven – GA Sunday Worship Collection Recipient
The recipient of the Sunday Worship offering at GA 2023 is Proud Haven, a Pittsburgh-based 501c3. Established in April of 2013, Proud Haven operates Haven House, which offers safe shelter for LGBTQIA+ youth ages 18-25 who are unstably housed or experiencing homelessness. In January of 2022, Proud Haven hired its first Executive Director, Lyndsey Sickler, along with a Resident Assistant, who together manage the shelter and youth programs.
In partnership with TransYOUniting Pittsburgh, Proud Haven also operates the Q-MNTY Center, which opened in December 2021. The Q-MNTY Centers is an office space for each organization with a shared and adaptable community space where people gather to learn, play, and share their journeys in a judgement-free environment.
Proud Haven continues to expand programming and tangible resources to meet the increasing needs of the houseless, high-risk trans nonbinary, queer youth and adults, and LGBTQIA+ people all across the spectrum.
Proud Haven is honored to receive financial support from the UUA General Assembly. The donations will be used to improve physical accessibility at both the Q-MNTY Center and Haven House. Projects will include converting steps to a ramp, upfitting bathrooms, laundry, and other areas to be more accessible for everyone.
GA attendees are encouraged to donate one gently used item of large-sized clothing or one pair of shoes for the Q-MNTY Clothes Closet, a shelf-stable snack for the Q-MNTY food pantry, or an item from the Proud Haven online wish list. Details to follow.
Morning Worship at GA
We’re thrilled to announce the following GA morning worship services. These events will take place in GA program rooms and livestreamed to the virtual audience.
Liberation, Incarceration, and Our Faith: CLF Worship
Friday, June 23 11:00 AM EDT
When the liberating theology of Unitarian Universalism crosses the walls of prisons, it is no longer metaphorical or theoretical. Solidarity with our incarcerated siblings challenges us to face the dehumanization, isolation, and oppression in our midst. How do we live into this challenge together? How do we get everybody free?
Rev. Dr. Michael Tino; Christina Rivera; Aisha Hauser; JeKaren Olaoya
Deeper Than The Skin
Saturday, June 24 11:00 AM EDT
Deeper Than The Skin is a musical presentation on Race in America presented by internationally touring performers, Reggie Harris, and Greg Greenway. Two friends…one Black, one White…born 3 days apart into completely different narratives, use the power of story and song to move us from emotion to action.
Reggie Harris; Greg Greenway
All Things Are Connected
On-Demand
This service of music and poetry is inspired by images of the Webb telescope, Monarch butterflies, and summer wildflowers, which invite us to open to awe and remind us to find our place of belonging in the universe. Unitarian Universalist theology invites us into this grounding, which is foundational prior to the necessary changes and shifts that we imagine as a faith.
Keith Arnold, Rev. Wendy Williams, Adam Revell, & Laura Lizut
Jefferson Unitarian Church, Golden CO
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Delegate Credentials for General Assembly are Now Available
The Credential Manager is now open and certified congregations can begin distributing member delegate credentials for General Assembly. These credentials allow member delegates, who register for General Assembly, to vote on business matters. Each delegate credential also includes a unique link, which can be used to vote in the UUA Election this June. General Assembly registration is not required to vote in the election.
Please note: Your congregation is only responsible for assigning credentials to its member delegates. Ministers and religious educators must retrieve their credentials via ga-delegate.uua.org.
Learn more about credentialing and General Assembly.
View the GA Schedule
You may now view the GA schedule to see the lineup of informative workshops, inspirational worship services, and more! You will discover which programs will be on-demand, which programs will be live webinars, which programs will be multi-platform (happening in-person and streamed for virtual attendees). You will also be able to view preview videos from a selection of the dozens of workshops at the 2023 UUA General Assembly.
The schedule is subject to change.
Seeking Virtual Volunteers!
Becoming a virtual volunteer is a great way to get involved in General Assembly and receive a complimentary virtual registration. These teams have open positions:
App Moderators
Welcome attendees to the spaces for networking and connection in the Whova Event App. Provide discussion prompts and assist attendees in interacting with one another as a function of community building. Remove inappropriate content and remove participants who do not honor the community agreement.
Delegate Chat Hosts
Monitor and participate in the delegate chat rooms. Work on the Delegate Participation Platform to monitor chat and answer questions. Should have knowledge of the governance process.
Post Production (Caption and Video Editing)
Review and clean up the transcripts of recorded content used to generate caption files. Help clean up video submissions. Work includes trimming, stabilizing, adjusting audio levels and noise, and adding pre and post rolls. This team will work closely with the caption editors, tech hosts, and streaming team. Video editing experience is recommended, but not required.
Tech Support
Respond to support tickets from registrants requesting help or technical advice. In some cases volunteers may need to call the registrant. Knowledge of video conferencing, streaming, and general computer support required.
Join us online and have your registration paid for!
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Arriving early in Pittsburgh for General Assembly? Join us for a night of baseball! Hometown heroes Pittsburgh Pirates play the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday 7:05 PM June 20 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. The UUA has negotiated group prices for tickets, including open seating and UNLIMITED hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and soda! Tickets are $50 each. Children under 32″ in height are free.
Please Note: All tickets will be delivered to you through the MLB Ballpark App one month prior to the event (May 19, 2023). The main contact will be notified directly by email or receive a link where they can claim ticket(s). This link will bring you to the MLB Ballpark app. You MUST use the MLB Ballpark App to access your ticket(s).
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