UUA General Assembly 2022: Announcing the GA Choir Director; Traveling Chalice Video, Upcoming Webinars with the UUA Board - Archived

June 22-26, 2022
Allison King
Announcing the GA Choir Director
We are excited to welcome our 2022 General Assembly Music Coordinator, Allison King! Allison has been a UU Music Director since 1998. Originally from California, she came to Portland to pursue a graduate degree in Vocal Performance from Portland State University. Allison has sung with the Portland Opera Chorus, appeared with the Portland Baroque Orchestra, and has been a featured soloist for various groups around the Portland area. While in California, she was very involved with musical theatre, and has acted, directed, choreographed, sang, or danced in over 50 productions. Her first job as a UU Music Director was at the West Hills Fellowship, where she stayed for 7 1/2 years. She filled in at Eastrose Fellowship for a year, followed by 7 years at the UU Church in Hillsboro. She has most recently been the Music Director at the UU Congregation at Willamette Falls in Oregon City. She also directs the Touch of Class Chorale in Vancouver, WA.
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The General Assembly Traveling Chalice
The General Assembly Chalice traditionally travels among various congregations in the region where the annual event is being held. The Local Area Task Force coordinates the transfer of the chalice along with a personal invitation to attend GA. This year, the circle widens as the chalice travels digitally to congregations everywhere. Please download this video and share it during worship services and meetings. Spread the word that all are cordially invited to participate in the 62nd annual Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly, online or in-person in Portland, Oregon June 22 – 26, 2022.
Prepare for General Assembly with the UUA Board of Trustees
At this year’s multiplatform General Assembly, we will explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle, and joy of meeting the moment as Unitarian Universalists. Whether you’re a first-time delegate or a long-time attendee, we invite you to join us to learn more about what will happen at GA this year. Members of the Board of Trustees (with some occasional special guests) will provide an overview, along with information for delegates regarding the business sessions.
In order to prepare for a new and different way of doing the business of GA this year, the Board will lead several different webinars:
What Does Multiplatform Mean for this Year’s General Assembly?
  • Saturday, February 19 at 4 pm ET / 1 pm PT, or
  • Thursday, May 26 at 7 pm ET / 4 pm PT
Discussion of Proposed Business Resolutions
  • Thursday, March 10 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, or
  • Saturday, March 12 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT
Going Deeper into Understanding Proposed Bylaw Changes
  • Saturday, April 9 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT, or
  • Wednesday, April 13 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
In-Depth Look at the GA 2022 Rules of Procedure
  • Tuesday, April 19 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT
General Assembly 2022 Business Orientation
  • Wednesday, June 1 at 7pm ET / 4pm PT, or
  • Saturday, June 4 at 4pm ET / 1pm PT
Each webinar will be 75 minutes in length, and a recording of each will be posted at a later date. Pre-registration for live participation is required for all. All webinars are free to attend.
Safety and Wellness in Portland
In compliance with UUA and Oregon Convention Center guidelines, entry to General Assembly 2022 in Portland, OR is open to people who are fully vaccinated. Additionally, the OCC’s requirement of vaccination extends to all contracted service providers working in the facility. In addition, masking is required and physically distanced seating options will be reserved in our meeting spaces.
The Oregon Convention Center’s COVID-19 Safety Measures page provides parameters by which our GA safety policy is built upon. All GA attendees are required to provide proof of Covid-19 Vaccination for in-person attendance. Exceptions will not be granted for unvaccinated attendees with negative test results. Alternatively, unvaccinated attendees are welcome to register and participate virtually. This policy is congruent with the UUA’s pandemic strategies.
The General Assembly Housing Reservation System is Now Open!
The GA Housing Reservation System offers premium amenities, discounted rates, and the best networking opportunities for in-person GA attendees. By booking in our hotel block, you assist the UUA in effectively controlling meeting space, attrition and penalty fees; all of which directly benefit you and the future of General Assembly. Additionally, the UUA is able to negotiate on behalf of our block of attendees for sustainability and accessibilities requirements. Get a head start on your travel plans and book your housing today on the GA Housing Reservation Page.
Dormitory housing at Portland State University and information about home hospitality, if available, will be published in March 2022.
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Register Now for In-Person GA 2022!
Registration is now open for in-person attendance. Full-time registration is $475 for adults, and $250 for high school youth, emerging adults, and retired and candidate ministers. Financial support for registration, lodging credit within the GA housing block, as well as a payment plan are available. In-person registration rates will increase on March 1 and again on May 1. Registration for virtual participation will open March 1.

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