GA Update for Friday, February 19, 2021

Unitarian Universalist Association Virtual General Assembly in June 2021
REV. DR. NATALIE FENIMORE NAMED PREACHER FOR THE 2021 SERVICE OF THE LIVING TRADITION
Rev. Dr. Natalie Fenimore is Minister for Lifespan Religious Education at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, NY, the former President of the Liberal Religious Educators Association, and former Vice President of Star King School for the Ministry’s Board of Trustees.
Please join us Thursday, June 24 at 6:00 p.m. CDT for the Service of the Living Tradition. This annual worship service at General Assembly is where we honor fellowshipped and credentialed religious leaders, remember those who have died, recognize those who have completed active service, and welcome those who have received fellowship or credentialed status in the past year. The service includes a collection to benefit the Living Tradition Fund.
INTRODUCING OUR VOLUNTEER CONFLICT & COVENANT TEAM LEADS
The Conflict & Covenant Team assists registered attendees of virtual General Assembly who are in conflict and/or whose actions violate the GA covenant, which is accepted and agreed to by all attendees prior to being granted access to the virtual GA Portal.
Rev. Elizabeth Mount and Rev. AJ van Tine
The 2021 co-leads for this team are Rev. Elizabeth Mount and Rev. AJ van Tine. Rev. Elizabeth Mount is minister of the First UU Church of Indiana, PA and also the Florence UU Fellowship in Oregon. Rev. AJ van Tine is minister at Sierra Foothills UUs in Auburn, CA.
Thank you Rev. Mount and Rev. van Tine for your leadership!
PROPOSE A DAILY GROUNDING WORSHIP FOR GA 2021
A screenshot of singers from a 2020 GA virtual worship service
We are inviting proposals for 30 to 45-minute worship services to be broadcast at GA and available after for on-demand viewing. These worships will be fully pre-recorded and broadcast to GA registrants at 10 a.m. Central on the Thursday, Friday, or Saturday of GA. They will also be made available in the General Assembly On-demand Video Library. This is an opportunity for ministers, religious educators, musicians, lay leaders, UU organizations, and/or congregations to enhance the overall worship experience for GA attendees, as well as to showcase creative approaches to the virtual divide. Proposers should have the experience and capabilities to self-produce a high-quality video presentation of a complete worship service, including music. Financial support may be requested for work involved with producing your GA Daily Grounding Worship. This includes GA registration, if applicable, honorariums, and/or music. To request financial support, please complete the Financial Support section of the proposal form. The proposal deadline is February 26.
FLASH POLL
General Assembly in 2022 (June 22-26) may have both a “live” in person component in Portland, Oregon and a “virtual” online component.
Will you participate in General Assembly 2022?
Almost certainly
Probably
Maybe
Probably not
Definitely not
How do you think you will participate in General Assembly 2022?
I will (probably) attend “live” in Portland, OR
I will (probably) attend “virtually” online
PREVIOUS POLL RESULTS
Which workshop topic most interests you?
REGISTER NOW!
If you haven’t registered for Virtual GA 2021 already, there is no better time than right now! Registered attendees are among the first to hear program announcements, such as the Ware Lecturer and featured speakers, and only registered attendees will have access to the NEW! GA app (coming soon). So register early to join online discussions, familiarize yourself with the GA schedule, and find your place in our community of communities.

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