So how was GA?

GA report

Spokane Washington

June 19-22

By Amy Huntereece, M. Ed.

Themes repeated often:

Trust, Faith, fair, love, mindfulness, purpose, sustainable, Juntos, collaboration, wrought faith, decentering white supremacy, Faith Formation, leadership, change, innovator, accessibility

Not about me but we

Nothing about us without us

All that we do is Unitarian Universalism, All that we teach is Faith Formation, The congregation is the curriculum.

Notable lectures/services:

Ware Lecture on Friday evening, Richard Blanco, Presidential Inagural Poet

President Rev. Susan Fredrick Gray address to the assembly (48:00-1:20:00)

Commission on Institutional Change

Notable resources:

Transforming Congregations Through Community by Dr. Boyung Lee

Emergent Strategies by Adrienne Maree Brown


Beloved Conversation

Soul Matters

8th principle

We affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by building a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

Thoughts on Moving institutional Change by Pres. Rev. Susan Frederick Gray:

  1. Create a very clear mission and vision
  2. Appoint leaders who are invested
  3. Provide ongoing skill development
  4. Establish and nurture relationships and partnerships outside of the church community
  5. Establish and nurture relationships and partnerships inside of the church community