‘Assembled 2013’ features major GA presentations

Assembled 2013, a collection of sermons and other major presentations from this past General Assembly in Louisville, is available from the UUA Bookstore as an eBook.

Assembled includes the Ware Lecture by Eboo Patel, the Berry Street Essay by the Rev. Donald E. Robinson, the sermon from the Service of the Living Tradition by Rev. Vanessa Rush Southern, and Rev. William F. Schulz’ sermon from Sunday morning worship.

The collection is $6 from Amazon and $4.62 from Google Play. A similar collection, Assembled 2012, is available from GA 2012.

The theme of General Assembly was “From Promise to Commitment,” about calling UUs and congregations into relationship.

Youth, young adults encouraged to attend UUA General Assembly

Youth and young adults planning on attending General Assembly 2013 can find helpful information on the Blue Boat blog of the UUA’s Youth and Young Adult Ministries office. GA will be June 19-23 in Louisville, Ky.

The blog includes information on programming,  the Youth Caucus, and travel and housing. There is also a section on raising funds to pay for a trip to GA or to fund service trips. See the online guide: Young Adult Service Trip Fundraising ManualGrants and scholarships are also available.  In addition, check to see if your congregation will pay part of the expense to send youth and young adults to GA. Unlike conferences, youth must make their own arrangements for housing at GA. There is no single “youth hotel” this year. Registration for youth is $80 if paid by April 30 and $95 thereafter. Adults pay $330/$380.

Youth are encouraged to attend programming at GA in addition to that specifically provided for youth. Check the program schedule for workshops of interest. Each youth under 18 must have an adult sponsor.