Many of you know that the annual UUA General Assembly (GA) is right around the corner from June 22-26, 2022.  They’re utilizing a multi-platform approach so people can participate in person in Portland, OR, or from the comfort of their homes online. As usual, there will be engaging worship experiences, interesting workshops, and Ibram X Kendi (author of How To Be An Antiracist and Antiracist Baby) will be a keynote speaker.  This is also when the UUA will conduct important business and make instrumental decisions regarding the future of our shared faith.  And, as a democratic organization, we have a vote, actually, a total of 7 votes/delegates, to help determine the future. There are important issues being considered this year; including a contested election that could challenge the trajectory of the 8th Principle. Joyce Cable and I will be attending GA as voting delegates; yet, we have 5 additional open delegate spots that we’d like to fill. If we’re not there, we can’t cast our votes for what matters most to us. Would you consider being a UUCW delegate this year? Our votes really can make a difference!

The current GA schedule shows the business General Sessions being held from 11:30 CT-1:30 CT on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Although there is no cost to participate in GA as only a delegate, this will not allow you access to participate in the other GA workshops and events. Total virtual attendance at GA is $275.00. Please reach out to Rev. Denise at your earliest convenience if you’d like to be a delegate. To learn more about and/or register for this year’s General Assembly, please go to

Laurie Boddie
Board of Trustees Member