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First UU Church of Columbus

93 W Weisheimer Rd
Columbus, OH 43214


Services: in-person & streaming
Sundays at 10am

UUA News – GA Update

Join us online or in-person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
May the 4th Be With You
The Force is strong in the Burgh.
The General Assembly Chalice is On Tour!
The General Assembly Traveling Chalice has traditionally circulated among various congregations in the region where GA is being held. The Local Area Task Force (LATF) coordinates the transfer of the chalice along with a personal invitation to attend GA. This year, we’re pleased to extend this opportunity to all Pittsburgh metro area congregations. If your congregation is within drivable distance to Pittsburgh, we invite you to submit a chalice request form. A notecard with bulleted GA information will be included in the GA chalice case. By featuring the GA chalice in local worship services, we help spread the word that all UUs are invited to attend General Assembly, online or in-person in Pittsburgh, PA June 21 – 25, 2023.
What to Expect at GA 2023 Webinar
At this year’s multiplatform GA 2023, we will explore the power, possibility, purpose, struggle, and joy of meeting the moment as Unitarian Universalists. Whether you’re a first-time delegate or a long-time attendee, we invite you to join us to learn more about what will happen at GA this year. Members of the Board of Trustees will provide an overview, along with information for delegates regarding the business sessions.
This webinar will be 75 minutes in length, and a recording of it will be posted on this page at a later date. Registration is required.
What to Expect at GA 2023 Webinar
Monday, May 22, 2023
7pm ET / 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT
Upcoming Presidential Candidates Forums
Presidential Candidate Forums will be held to allow UUs to learn more about the candidate, the Rev. Dr. Sofía Betancourt. Forums will be held in-person and livestreamed. Register to participate using the links below.
Saturday, April 29, 2023
Unitarian Church of Evanston: 1330 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
2pm ET / 1pm CT/12pm MT / 11am PT
Saturday, May 20, 2023
Unitarian Society of Santa Barbara: 1535 Santa Barbara St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
4pm ET / 3pm CT / 2pm MT / 1pm PT
Saturday, June 3, 2023
First Unitarian Church of Dallas: 4015 Normandy Ave, Dallas, TX 75205
2pm ET / 1pm CT/ 12pm MT / 11am PT
Article II Amendment Discussion Workshops
At General Assembly 2023, Unitarian Universalists will take an initial vote on proposed changes to Article II of the UUA Bylaws, which includes the current UUA purposes, principles, sources, and clauses on inclusion and freedom of belief.
The following Zoom workshops to discuss amendments to the Article II Study Commission proposal (PDF) are open to all Unitarian Universalists. Whether or not you submitted a suggestion or idea, we encourage you to join us for one or more of these workshops.
Amendment Discussion Workshop #1
Thursday, May 11 7pm ET / 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT
Amendment Discussion Workshop #2
Thursday, May 18 7pm ET / 6pm CT / 5pm MT / 4pm PT
Amendment Discussion Workshop #3
Sunday, May 21 4pm ET / 3pm CT / 2pm MT / 1pm PT
Governance at General Assembly: Important Dates and Deadlines
  • May 22 – Final business agenda posted (30 days beforehand).
  • May 26 – Proposed amendments to the rules of procedure and business resolution are due to the Board.
  • June 5 – Deadline for formally submitting Article II amendments to be considered a priority.
  • June 14 – Board posts final text of rules of procedure and business resolution with incorporated amendments.
GA Housing Update
A variety of options remain for GA attendees seeking housing in Pittsburgh. The GA Housing webpage is the most up-to-date resource for GA hotels. If you have questions or require support, contact
Home Hospitality
Do you live within proximity (20 miles or less) of Pittsburgh and interested in offering home hospitality? The GA Room Share Board is a resource for anyone, including home hospitality offerings. Simply fill out the form below and you’ll automatically be added to the Room Share Board. There, attendees seeking roommates and housing can browse the list and reach out directly to discuss options.
a stack of purple GA delegate ribbons
Delegate Credentials for General Assembly are Now Available
The Credential Manager is now open and certified congregations can begin distributing member delegate credentials for General Assembly. These credentials allow member delegates, who register for General Assembly, to vote on business matters. Each delegate credential also includes a unique link, which can be used to vote in the UUA Election this June. General Assembly registration is not required to vote in the election.
Please note: Your congregation is only responsible for assigning credentials to its member delegates. Ministers and religious educators must retrieve their credentials via
Learn more about credentialing and General Assembly.
View the GA Schedule
You may now view the GA schedule to see the lineup of informative workshops, inspirational worship services, and more! You will discover which programs will be on-demand, which programs will be live webinars, which programs will be multi-platform (happening in-person and streamed for virtual attendees). You will also be able to view preview videos from a selection of the dozens of workshops at the 2023 UUA General Assembly.
The schedule is subject to change.
Take Me Out to the Ballgame!
Arriving early in Pittsburgh for General Assembly? Join us for a night of baseball! Hometown heroes Pittsburgh Pirates play the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday 7:05 PM June 20 at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, PA. The UUA has negotiated group prices for tickets, including open seating and UNLIMITED hot dogs, nachos, popcorn, peanuts and soda! Tickets are $50 each. Children under 32″ in height are free.
Please Note: All tickets will be delivered to you through the MLB Ballpark App one month prior to the event (May 19, 2023). The main contact will be notified directly by email or receive a link where they can claim ticket(s). This link will bring you to the MLB Ballpark app. You MUST use the MLB Ballpark App to access your ticket(s).
Accessibility Equipment at GA
Accessibility equipment is now available for reservation. Every effort will be made to provide you with accommodations or assistive equipment to enable or enhance your GA experience. Reserve your accessibility equipment on the Accessibility Services Request Form. Persons requesting accessibility rental equipment will be asked to contribute an amount up to the actual cost. To request an accommodation not listed, please provide more information on the form. We strongly encourage you to reserve no later than May 15, so that arrangements for rented equipment can be made.
A band plays at UUA General Assembly before a large crowd
Register Now for GA!
Join us June 21 – 25 online or in-person in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. General Assembly 2023 will be a multiplatform event, with registration options for in-person and/or virtual participation. In-person registration includes access to events scheduled to take place in Pittsburgh, as well as everything available to virtual registrants. Full virtual registration includes access to the GA app, as well as all on-demand programming, live webinars, and live-streamed events.
In-person registration is $500 for adults, and $350 for high school youth, emerging adults (18-24), and retired and candidate ministers. Full Virtual Registration is $300. Register now before in-person rates increase on May 15. Financial support is also available.
Looking for a GA Roommate to Share Expenses?
Attending General Assembly in-person this year? Interested in finding a roommate to share the cost of housing? The GA Room Share Board is a resource for anyone. Simply fill out the form below and you’ll automatically be added to the Room Share Board. There, you can browse the list of others interested in room shares, and reach out directly to discuss options.
Spread the Word!
Find yourself struggling to explain GA to friends, family, and fellow congregants? Share this “What is GA?” video with fellow UUs to offer a sneak peek into the GA experience.
In order to raise interest and to help Unitarian Universalist congregations and partner organizations learn more about General Assembly, we have assembled promotional resources to share with your constituents. Feel free to use these materials to share the invitation to GA with your networks. Also, follow our social media platforms for additional updates and announcements to re-post in your feed! Follow us on Twitter @UUAGA or Instagram @UUAgacs.