2018 Annual Assembly of the Unitarian Universalists of Greater Pittsburgh
What - Join fellow Unitarian Universalists for a day of camaraderie, connection, and collaboration!
When - Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 8:30am until 3pm
Where - Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, also known as "Sunnyhill", in Mt. Lebanon
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Registration will be offered on a sliding scale from $5-$45. Those who pay at the highest levels are making a donation to help those in financial need for this event. Early registration is discounted by $5 through Oct 10. Online registration closes on Nov 8. Limited onsite registration may be available on Nov 10, space permitting.
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8:30am - Check-in and Registration
9:15am - Welcome, Banner Parade, and Worship
10:00am - Break
10:15am - Annual Meeting
10:45am - Morning Session - Keynote speaker Rev. Kathleen McTigue, director of the Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, on "The Faithful Resistance: Prophetic Witness in Dangerous Times"
Unitarian Universalism is generally understood to be a faith that is enacted: we try to show our beliefs by the way we live in the world, and particularly by the ways we show up for justice. But we are living through extraordinary political times, and many of us carry the uneasy feeling that our accustomed ways of enacting our values are not adequate to the dangers of our times. How might we reimagine faithfulness in our times, in ways that give life and power to the work of justice?
The UU College of Social Justice is a joint project of the Unitarian Universalist Association and the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and is based in Cambridge, MA. The mission of the College is to inspire, equip, and sustain spiritually grounded action for justice. Its programs include immersion journeys for adults, service-learning and justice training for high school youth, summer internships and justice training for college-age young adults, and a variety of direct volunteer opportunities with grassroots partner groups in the U.S. and overseas. Rev. McTigue has led the UU College of Social Justice since it was founded in 2012.
12:00pm - Lunch and Time to Connect
1:00pm - Afternoon Session - Social justice panel discussion and interactive Q&A session with local justice leaders from the Pennsylavnia Interfaith Impact Network, Casa San José, American Civil Liberties Union, UU Pennsylvania Legislative Advocacy Network, and other organizations to help us join the Faithful Resistance!
2:15pm - Special Salute
2:45pm - Closing
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Eligibility - Everyone welcome! You don't need to be a Unitarian Universalist or a member of a Unitarian Universalist congregation to attend.
Affordability - We've opted for a sliding scale registration fee this year so that participation is accessible to all.
Location - The Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills is located in Mt. Lebanon at 1240 Washington Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15228. Map: sunnyhill.org/about-us/location
Meals - Registration includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Lunch will be catered and will include vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options.
Child Care - Child care is available, must be requested by Nov 5.
Offering - There will be a special collection to support Youth projects, please be as generous as possible! Cash or checks will be accepted.
Accessibility - The building is fully accessible.
LGBTQIA+ Commitment - All UUs of Greater Pittsburgh events are welcoming and gender inclusive.
Green Commitment - Sunnyhill is in the process of becoming a Green Sanctuary congregation and this event will be as environmentally friendly as possible including paperless registration, electronic materials, and on-site recycling.
Delegates - Congregational delegates are based on Feb 1 2018 UUA certified membership (1 for every 50 members) and have voting privileges at the Annual Meeting. Contact your Board President if you would like to serve as a delegate.
Marketplace - Individuals or organizations are invited to have a presence during lunch. Or leave pamphlets by checkin for attendees to pick up.
Publicity - Facebook event: facebook.com/events/632169957115297. Please share widely!
Credits - Thank you to the 2018 Annual Assembly Planning Team for planning and the Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills for hosting!