UUA General Assembly 2022: Call for Virtual Volunteers, Portland Area UUs, and Virtual Choir Contributors - Archived

June 22-26, 2022
Call for Virtual Volunteers
Contribute 18-20 hours before or during GA and receive a fully funded virtual registration. Virtual volunteer teams are forming now:
  • GA App Hosts moderate community discussions
  • Post-Production edit captions and video
  • Pre-Production prepare title slides and graphics
  • Tech Support assist fellow registrants navigating the app and delegate platform
  • Virtual Tellers facilitate delegate discussion during business mini-assemblies and General Sessions
  • Workshop Zoom and Chat Hosts connect presenters with our virtual audience
Attention Portland Area UUs: Save the Date!
In-Person Meet and Greet!
Sunday, April 10 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location TBD
Are you a Portland area UU interested in learning more about GA or a Portland area GA Volunteer? Please join us in person in Portland where we will discuss our fabulous plans and answer your questions. We will share the location in next week’s email!
Join the 2022 Virtual Choir!
For many, singing in the choir is a key part of coming together as UUs at General Assembly. The virtual choir performance will be presented during the Opening Celebration on June 22. BIPOC singers are especially sought. The first virtual choir rehearsal is Monday, April 18. Register now!
General Assembly 2020 Sunday Service: "Tomorrow"
“Tomorrow” by Kate and Justin Miner
Performed by the 2020 GA Virtual Choir
Directed by Benjie Messer
Introducing the 2022 GA Chaplain Co-Leads
The Rev. Tania Y Márquez is currently serving as a chaplain resident at a local hospital in San Diego, CA. She is also a trained Spiritual Director and as a community minister collaborates with local interfaith clergy to plan faith-based responses to current issues. She is also currently serving as an educational advisor for Boston University’s School of Theology´s Trauma Responsive Congregations project.
The Rev. Kristina Spaude (she/her) currently serves as the contract minister for the UU Church of Tarpon Springs, FL. She is a clinically-trained chaplain whose ministry pivoted during the pandemic to serving our congregations and wider faith. Rev. Spaude is most passionate about making the way for more justice in this world.
Introducing the Service of the Living Tradition Music Director
In a previous email, we introduced you to Rev. Jacqueline K. Duhart, the GA Worship Leader for the 2022 Service of the Living Tradition.
We are delighted to announce that Francisco Ruiz will serve as the Service of the Living Tradition and UUMA Ministry Days Music Director in 2022. Many of you know Francisco from his incredible service as the GA Choir Director in 2021. Hailing from Ecuador, Francisco Ruiz is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger and music director for a variety of choirs and music groups in LA. Graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Francisco has been a vocal educator for over 8 years, touring with vocal projects and sharing his knowledge in vocal improvisation acquired by studying and performing with ten-time Grammy Award winner Bobby McFerrin and members of Voicestra: Joey Blake and Rhiannon.
Here is a link to the YouTube channel at the UU Church in Long Beach where he serves as the Director of Music Ministries. Enjoy!
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 reservations at Portland State University (PSU) are now available for GA attendees. Make your reservation by visiting the PSU Housing Reservation system.
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Register Now for GA 2022!
Registration is now open for in-person attendance and virtual attendance. 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 15 and again on May 1. Virtual registration rates will increase on May 1.

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