General Assembly is the annual meeting of our Unitarian Universalist Association. Attendees worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process. Anyone may attend. The 2019 General Assembly will be June 19-23 in Spokane, Washington. Most General Assembly events will be held in the Spokane Convention Center.
GA Theme: “The Power of We”
In a time of great challenge and heartbreak in our world, what does our faith demand from us? At this year’s General Assembly we will explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle and joy of finding the path forward together as Unitarian Universalists. Attendees will leave inspired, with the tools needed to carry on the work into their own congregations and communities. Join us as we work for collective liberation inside and outside our faith.
The Spokane region is the gateway for adventure and exploration in the Intermountain Northwest. Located driving distance from Glacier National Park and Yellowstone, Spokane is nestled in natural beauty.
Spokane International Airport (GEG) is serviced by Alaska, American, Delta, Frontier, Southwest, and United Airlines. Nonstop service is offered to 17 destinations, including Minneapolis, Chicago, Dallas, Phoenix, and LAX.
Join us for the following events:
- Opening Banner Parade
- Friendship & Graduate Breakfast
- Starr King President’s Lecture
- Service of the Living Tradition
- UU Polity Intensive Course
- And more!
Opening Banner Parade
Wednesday 6/19/2019, 7:00 – 8:00 PM (arrive early!)
The gathering time and place for banner carriers is announced in GA Program
Show your Starr King spirit alongside hundreds of Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations and organizations for the procession of banners. Check back later for our gathering time and place.
Friendship & Graduate Breakfast (Seated Meal – RSVP Required)
Friday 6/21/2019, 8:00 – 9:00 AM
Davenport Grand — Birch Ballroom
Start your morning off proper with Starr King! This is an opportunity for alumni and the larger Starr King community to connect over a free catered breakfast and catch up on new developments at the school. Attendees will be treated to a special video premiere!
Starr King President’s Lecture
Thursday 6/20/2019, 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Spokane Convention Center — 111 B
Join SKSM President, the Rev. Rosemary Bray McNatt, for the 2019 President’s Lecture, Why We (Still) Can’t Wait. In this 50th anniversary year of the Walkout/Exodus during General Assembly in Boston, this multi-generational panel will explore the question: can our faith’s First Principle (inherent worth and dignity) ever be fully realized without a commitment to the ideals of the proposed Eighth Principle (dismantling white supremacy)? Other panelists include: Rev. Sam Teitel, Kimberly Hampton, and Dr. Mtangulizi Sanyika.
Service of the Living Tradition
Thursday 6/20/2018, 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Spokane Convention Center — Hall C
SKSM Director of Partnerships & Emerging Programs and Visiting Assistant Professor of Faith & Public Life, the Rev. Lindi Ramsden, will deliver this year’s sermon at the Service of the Living Tradition (SLT), which is open to the public and streamed online. GA registration not required.
Stay tuned for more information about Starr King events at GA!