The Denominational Affairs Committee encourages UUSD members to participate in the many programs, events, and activities conducted by the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), the Central Regional Group (CER), and the UU Cluster of the Delmarva Peninsula. These opportunities include training programs and courses on a wide range of topics of interest to members and congregational leaders. Current programs and events will be posted here when information becomes available.

Participation in denominational events is enriching, rewarding, and fun. If you need additional information about any of these programs, contact Denominational Affairs Co-Chairs Ron Schaeffer or Pat Schaeffer.

Save-the-Dates: Central East Region Workshops

The Care and Feeding of Volunteers: April 15, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: April 12, 2017. The workshop will be held at the UU Congregation of York, 925 S. George Street, York, PA 17403. This workshop will focus on strategies for recognizing, building, supporting, and sustaining the volunteers of a religious community, and how to encourage more people to want to volunteer! The event is free, but there is an optional lunch option for $10. Registration Link:

 UUA General Assemblies

2017 General Assembly in New Orleans

This year the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) will hold its annual General Assembly (GA) in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, on June 21 -25. The GA theme this year is Resist and Rejoice, with a focus on social justice work. As the UUA describes it, GA attendees will worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process. For more information, go to UUA General Assembly 2017.

General Assembly 2015 in Portland, Oregon Ends

 Ron and Pat Schaeffer, Co-Chairs


General Assembly (GA) 2015, held in Portland, Oregon this year, wrapped up on June 29. Don Peterson, Pat Schaeffer and Ron Schaeffer represented UUSD as delegates. Look for a full update on the important developments from GA in the August newsletter. Denominational Affairs will coordinate sharing the learning and experiences with the congregation and leadership from this year’s GA.

2014 General Assembly Report by Demoninational Affairs Committee (pdf)

2013 General Assembly Report by Denominational Affairs Committee (pdf)