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Denominational Relations

Interfacing with our larger UU family

The denominational Relations team supports activities that connect First Church to our larger UU family. It also serves as a link with the cluster, district and continental UU organizations.

Be a 2019 Delegate to the District Assembly and/or General Assembly

Would you like to represent First UU in Long Beach and/or Spokane? The buzz is beginning for our faith movement's annual gatherings! If you have been a member for at least a year you are eligible and encouraged to be a delegate to either or both the District Assembly and the General Assembly.

Pacific Southwest District Assembly (DA) at the UU Church of Long Beach (April 26-28)

Programming includes workshops, worship, District and Camp de Benneville Pines annual meetings.  For more information on speakers and over 10 workshops visit the website at pswduua.org.

First UU will reimburse in full the DA registration fee ($100 before March 31).

General Assembly (GA) at the Spokane Convention Center, Spokane WA (June 19-23, 2019)

Regular features include the Banner Parade, Ware Lecture, Service of the Living Tradition and Sunday Morning Service. Many concurrent workshops are held all day long. Business of the UUA is conducted in six sessions including voting on proposed social justice resolutions.

For more details about the special features of the conference this year, visit the website, www.uua.org/ga. Special rate hotel registration begins March 1 and fills up quickly.  GA early bird registration ends April 30.

First UU will reimburse GA delegates at least $150 off registration fees (depending on number of requests).

You can also attend GA as an offsite delegate. All you need is computer connection. You can participate in all Plenary sessions, select workshops and special presentations including the worship services and the Ware Lecture. More information available at www.uua.org/ga/off-site .

If you would like to be a First UU delegate to either DA or GA, you must apply to First Church using the application form here or in box 13 in the Volunteer Room. The same application form is used for both Assemblies.

For more information about these events contact John Schaibly at 858-453-5990 or john@schaibly.com.