How to bring GA home to your congregation


Whether you attended GA in person, experienced it in whole or part remotely, or missed it in its entirety,  you can easily bring GA home to your congregation.

Hold a Summer Screening of the Ware Lecture

Now that GA is over, all events streamed live are now available on demand!  This includes the Ware Lecture.  This year’s lecture was by Winona LaDuke.  Review the UUA’s GA streaming video tech guide.

Winona LaDuke Ware Lecture –  video and links to related UU World coverage

Winona LaDuke is a Native American activist, environmentalist, economist, and writer. In 1996 and 2000, she ran for vice president as the nominee of the United States Green Party, on a ticket headed by Ralph Nader. An Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe) enrolled member of the Mississippi Band Anishinaabeg, LaDuke lives and works on the White Earth Reservations. As Program Director of the Honor the Earth Fund, she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for frontline native environmental groups. She also works as Founding Director for White Earth Land Recovery Project. In 1994, Winona was nominated by Time magazine as one of America’s fifty most promising leaders under forty years of age. She has been awarded the Thomas Merton Award in 1996, the BIHA Community Service Award in 1997, the Ann Bancroft Award for Women’s Leadership Fellowship, and the Reebok Human Rights Award, with which she began the White Earth Land Recovery Project. A graduate of Harvard and Antioch Universities, Winona has written extensively on Native American and Environmental issues. She is a former board member of Greenpeace USA and serves as co-chair of the Indigenous Women’s Network. In 1998, Ms. Magazine named her Woman of the Year for her work with Honor the Earth.

Worship services and plenary sessions are also available.  Share the link to the archived GA 2010 video with your community.

Share UUA General Assembly Actions

General Assembly is the annual business meeting of our association.   Let your community know what actions were taken at this year’s assembly.  Review the UU World coverage and share with your congregation.  There are many ways to share this information.  Here are just a few…

  • Present a summary of actions at a program following a service this summer.
  • Include a highlight of actions in your monthly print newsletter.
  • Share links to UU World coverage in weekly e-newsletter
  • Share links to UU World coverage on your congregation’s Facebook page or Twitter account.
  • Post links to UU World coverage on your congregations website.

If you had delegates attend congregation, it is important that you create opportunities for your representatives to share their experience and learning with the congregation.  Share while General Assembly is fresh and then offer a follow up in the Fall.

Order Audio / Video of Programming

The majority of all General Assembly workshops are recorded.  Review the General Assembly program, decide what programming your congregation would benefit from, then purchase the audio tracks of these sessions.  Individual audio MP3 file downloads of workshop sessions are only $10 with audio CDs available for $12.   DVDs are also available, as are conference sets.

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