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General Assembly, commonly abbreviated as simply GA, is an annual gathering of Unitarian Universalists of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations. It is held in June, in a different city in North America every year. Member congregations (and three associate member organizations) send delegates and conventioneers to participate in the plenary sessions, workshops, district gatherings, and worship services. In recent years, attendance at each General Assembly has reached over 5,500.

Plenary Sessions at General Assembly consist of discussing and voting on Study Action Issues and Statements of Conscience; elections for Board of Trustees, officer and committee positions; and reports from the President, Moderator and other leaders of the UUA.

Actions taken at GA meetings have included the 1984 decision to approve religious blessing of same-sex marriages, making the UUA the first major church to have done so.[1]

At the 2007 General Assembly the Unitarian Universalist Association announced the new five year Comprehensive Fundraising Campaign entitled: "Now Is The Time: a Campaign to Grow Our Faith". The campaign funds will support programs that will encourage growth of Unitarian Universalism as a whole. These programs fall under the following categories: Growing Our Numbers, Growing Our Diversity, Growing Our Witness, Growing Our Leadership, and Growing Our Spirit.

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Locations

Date Location
June 25-30, 1998 Rochester, New York
June 24-28, 1999 Salt Lake City, Utah
June 22-26, 2000 Nashville, Tennessee
June 21-25, 2001 Cleveland, Ohio
June 20-24, 2002 Quebec City, Quebec
June 26-30, 2003 Boston, Massachusetts
June 24-27, 2004 Long Beach, California
June 23-27, 2005 Fort Worth, Texas
June 21-25, 2006 St. Louis, Missouri
June 20-24, 2007 Portland, Oregon
June 25-29, 2008 Fort Lauderdale, Florida
June 24-28, 2009 Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23-27, 2010 Minneapolis, Minnesota*
June 22-26, 2011 Charlotte, North Carolina*
June 20-24, 2012 Phoenix, Arizona*
June 19-23, 2013 Louisville, Kentucky*
June 25-29, 2014 Providence, Rhode Island*

*Planned locations announced [2]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Unitarians Endorse Homosexual Marriages", UPI, New York Times, 29 June 1984, retrieved on 21 June 2007.
  2. ^ "General Assembly: A Meeting of Congregations", UUA Website

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