Here is some information to help you understand why GA is important.

What is the UUA General Assembly?  GA is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. GA has been held every year since 1962. The former American Unitarian Association held an annual meeting from 1826 until the merger.

How Can You Enjoy Your GA Experience? Opportunities include worship, witnessing for justice, learning, connecting, celebrating, making policy through delegates representing UUSD, and more.

How Much Does General Assembly Cost?  Registration is $200 per person. Financial support for registration as well as a payment plan are available. General Assembly registrants receive access to all workshops, performances, lectures, and events listed in the GA Program, as well as access to the virtual exhibit hall, on-demand video content, support, and a new GA mobile app. A link to the registration page is at

What Will We Do at GA?  Through programs and workshops, professional and lay leaders will learn and develop skills to equip them with tools to continue the mission of our faith. Featured speakers will delve into theological analysis, work around organizing for liberation, and the ways we tend our spiritual resilience. Honoring the myriad of communities within Unitarian Universalism, there will be more time for networking, meetups, and caucusing over the span of our five days together. UUA GA 2021 will incorporate recommendations from the Commission on Institution Change report, “Widening the Circle of Concern” and dialogue with the Article II Commission about our Principles and Purposes.

UUSD’s GA DelegatesUUSD is entitled to four lay delegates. The Board of Trustees approves UUSD’s delegates.  The delegate’s role is to participate in business discussions, including Statements of Conscience and Actions of Immediate Witness, vote on business matters, and participate in sessions to propose amendments to business matters on the agenda. For 2022, Mac Goekler was certified as an in-person delegate; Ron and Pat Schaeffer and Chris Edginton were certified as virtual delegates.

GA is an exciting time, and we hope you will consider participating virtually. The UUA will be making major announcements in the days and weeks ahead about speakers and programming.  We will pass this information on through the Thursday eNews and Beacon at the Beach as soon as it becomes available. In the meantime, contact Mac Goekler at if you are planning to attend or need more information.


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