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Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Somerset Hills

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General Assembly Reflection

Author Nadine Sapirman, Written Jun 30, 2014

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Seven UUCSH congregants attended the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)  General Assembly (GA) meeting in Providence, Rhode Island last week.  For three of them, it was their first GA.  Our minister, Reverend Jennifer Kelleher, and Minister Emeritus Craig Hirshberg were at GA as well.  This was my second time at GA.  This year’s theme was LOVE REACHES OUT.

Our five days included worship, music, workshops, opportunities for social witness, conducting official business for the UUA, and much more.  What was beautiful about this gathering is the way in which all of these activities were conducted, with our Unitarian Universalist values and ideals at the forefront–respect for the inherent worth and dignity of each person (1st principle); the use of the democratic process (5th principle); justice, equity, and compassion in human relations (2nd principle); and respect for the interdependent web of existence (7th principle).

For the next several days, I will be highlighting one aspect of General Assembly on this blog.   Please continue to follow along!

On Sunday, July 6, congregants who attended GA will hold a “Brief De-Brief” about our experiences, after the service in the sanctuary.  Please join us!

UUCSH Banner hanging in the Dunk Arena, Providence, RI

UUCSH Banner hanging in the Dunk Arena, Providence, RI