First Unitarian Universalist Church of Berks County

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Join Other UUs in New Orleans 2017

January 11, 2017
Mark your calendars now for General Assembly 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Each year at General Assembly Unitarian Universalists gather from across the globe to learn, discuss, vote, grow, nurture, and support justice. When this large group of UUs gets together, we connect in such an awesome way, we form new friendships, we grow our understanding, we commit to justice, and we grow spiritually. This year's gathering in New Orleans will once again offer these opportunities. Registration and housing will open on March 1. 
 
While anyone can register to attend, our congregation qualifies for four delegates who get to vote on the important business of our Association, including, this year, our next UUA president. If you are interested in being a delegate, please complete the application here. The board will select the delegates, all of whom will qualify for a scholarship from the Orts Scholarship Fund to cover the cost of registration. There are also additional needs-based scholarships available through the UUA. Feel free to speak with Rev. Sandra Fees or a member of the board for more information about General Assembly or serving as a delegate. 
   
Here is the description of General Assembly 2017 from the UUA website:

General Assembly 2017
June 21-25, New Orleans, LA

Planning has begun for General Assembly 2017 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130. Steeped in a history of influences from Europe, the Caribbean, and Africa, it is one of America’s most culturally and historically-rich destinations. It is a city known for its music, food, architecture, and festivals. The average high temperature in June is 89 degrees and the average low is 71.

New Orleans is also known as a place of re-birth following the devastation of Katrina in 2005. Many Unitarian Universalists have contributed time and funds in the effort to rebuild both the city and the congregations in the area.  By going to New Orleans, we can both celebrate our successes and recommit to the relationships that have been forged with this community.

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