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A Special General Assembly 2024

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All virtual Format, Vote on UU Principles and Purposes


Rev. Jennifer has called this General Assembly (GA) a special one and one to which we at First Church should send our full complement of delegates. For newcomers: GA is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA), approximately 1,000 congregations around the world. Participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through the democratic process.

One thing that will make this GA special is that delegates will vote on new wording for our principles and purposes as stated in our Unitarian Universalist Association’s bylaws, known as “Article 2” (of our bylaws.) The proposed revisions were hotly debated, then approved tentatively last year. This year, a supermajority of delegates must approve the proposed new wording. The seven principles printed in the beginning of our hymnal, and beloved by many, would change. The final version of the proposed revision to Article II of the UUA Bylaws is now available. The deadline for submitting an amendment is 11:59 p.m. Eastern on February 1, 2024.

First Church probably will have 13 delegates this year. We hope to find enough money to pay the registration for all First Church delegates, at least for “business only” delegates. For information, contact Rev. Jennifer or Denominational Affairs Coordinator Bruce Wiggins and see the GA webpage: 

Bruce  Wiggins, Denominational Affairs Coordinator

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