UUA General Assembly Worship Service
“The Deal on Those Days”
Sunday, June 26, 2022
The last few years have not been easy, including in our local congregations. Whole swaths of members have simply stopped coming; COVID is confusing, and polarizing; many ministers have joined the great resignation; and Pew studies and friends alike have pronounced the end of the local church.
In this moment, when so many of us might be wondering if we should just give up, and relent, now’s the time instead to double down on our commitment to the local church – this unique community that saves us and also breaks our hearts – often much more of the latter than we’d like to admit. In the midst of our culture of death, the church is a place of life. Or it is, as long as we are willing to bring our own lives to it. Join us for a morning of celebration, witness, and future-visioning for the already and not yet power of the local Unitarian Universalist church.
Leading us in worship will be Rev. Gretchen Haley, Rev. Shari Halliday-Quan, Rev. Sean Neil-Barron, Lea Morris, Adam Podd, Joseph and Aimee Santos-Lyons, and Allison King with the Unitarian Universalist Association General Assembly Choir.
This Sunday, we will watch the 9:30 a.m. Worship Service from UUA General Assembly in Portland, OR. You can join us in-person at the church to watch, or you can watch from home.
Those attending in-person will follow our in-person gathering guidelines including wearing high-quality face masks. Registration is required, so that we can manage the number of people in the sanctuary and follow our gathering guidelines. Children are welcome with their parents in the sanctuary. A small creativity and play area is provided for very young children inside the sanctuary. Currently no separate in-person classroom space, this includes no separate programs for children or separate nursery care area.
In-Person: Note that this WATCH gathering will be at 9:30 a.m., one hour earlier than our usual worship service time.
To register to attend in-person, please complete the online RSVP.church form here: https://rsvp.church/r/zPZ5RwFD
Online: You can also access the service from home at 9:30 a.m. at: https://www.uua.org/ga/off-site/2022