General Assembly 2024 – Opportunities in Madison 6/20-6/23

If you missed the sessions that were open to the public, including Sunday worship, you can view them here.

General Assembly 2024: Love Unites, Stories Ignite

General Assembly is this week!  Delegates from our congregations will discuss and vote on the proposed changes to Article II of our UUA Bylaws, and three Actions of Immediate Witness:

Rev. Karen and Genevieve will serve as delegates to the GA- please reach out to them if you’d like to share your thoughts on this issues!

The General Assembly takes place over four days and is entirely online this year.  JRUUC and First Unitarian Society of Madison will be hosting a shared viewing party for the business and worship offerings of this year’s Unitarian Universalist General AssemblyThis is an opportunity for Madison-area Unitarian Universalists to watch the proceedings of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s annual governance meeting in shared company.  All are welcome to join us; the business sessions (General Sessions) will be of most interest to those serving as registered delegates on behalf of their congregations.  In addition to a shared space to view the proceedings (and share in the various worship experiences), separate spaces will be available for delegates who are called on to speak (please bring your own video-capable devices for this purpose, if desired).

  • Thursday, 6/20 First Unitarian Society – 900 University Bay Drive, in the Atrium Auditorium:
    • 12pm-1pm: General Session I
    • 3pm-5pm: General Session II
    • 6pm-7pm: Synergy Worship (an all-ages worship service celebrating the transition from youth to emerging adulthood)
  • Friday, 6/21 First Unitarian Society – 900 University Bay Drive, in the Atrium Auditorium
    • 1:30pm-5pm: General Session III
    • 5:30pm-7pm: Service of the Living Tradition (service recognizing professional transitions for ministers and other religious professionals)
  • Saturday, 6/22 James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation – 2146 E Johnson St:
    • 1:30 pm-5 pm: General Session IV
  • Sunday, 6/23 James Reeb Unitarian Universalist Congregation – 2146 E Johnson St:
    • 11am Potluck brunch and online social hour
    • 12pm-1:30pm Sunday Worship (Rev. Dr. Molly Housh Gordon of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Columbia, Missouri preaching)
    • 2pm-4pm: General Session V

General Assembly Description:

In a world filled with division and challenges, the theme for this year’s General Assembly is a powerful reminder of the core principles that unite us as Unitarian Universalists. “Love Unites, Stories Ignite” celebrates the profound impact of love as a binding force that transcends boundaries and fosters connections within our faith community and beyond.

Our faith has always been rooted in the power of storytelling, and this year we’ll explore how our stories can ignite change, inspire compassion, and help us build a more just and equitable world. Through storytelling, we share our experiences, our dreams, our struggles, and our triumphs. It is through these stories that we can find common ground, deepening our understanding of one another and the world around us.

The 63rd General Assembly will take place virtually Thursday, June 20 through Sunday, June 23, 2024.  You can register here.  Financial support is available here.

General Assembly 2025 will be a multiplatform event,and the in-person activities will be in Baltimore, Maryland!