The USG building will be closed on June 26 to give staff and volunteers a much-deserved break. All are warmly invited to access this General Assembly Sunday worship service from your home, coffee shop, or back deck at:
uua.org/ga/off-site/2022/sunday-worship at 12:30pm (NOTE: this is 2 hours later than our usual service time.)
This year’s theme is Meet the Moment and GA is in Portland, Oregon this year. More information about UU General Assembly.
The last few years have not been easy, including in our local congregations. Whole swaths of members have simply stopped coming; COVID is confusing, and polarizing; many ministers have joined the great resignation; and Pew studies and friends alike have pronounced the end of the local church. In this moment, when so many of us might be wondering if we should just give up, and relent, now’s the time instead to double down on our commitment to the local church – this unique community that saves us and also breaks our hearts… In the midst of our culture of death, the church is a place of life. Or it is, as long as we are willing to bring our own lives to it. Join us for a morning of celebration, witness, and future-visioning for the already and not yet power of the local Unitarian Universalist church.
Leading us in worship will be Rev. Gretchen Haley, Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan, Rev. Sean Neil-Barron, Lea Morris, Adam Podd, Joseph and Aimee Santos-Lyons, and Allison King with the GA Choir.
Gretchen Haley Senior Minister, Foothills Unitarian Church
Sean Neil-Barron Associate Minister,Foothills Unitarian Church
Shari Halliday-Quan Lead Minister,First Unitarian Church of Rochester
Adam Podd First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn