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Beautiful Downtown Pittsburgh. Really!

If you haven’t been to Pittsburgh in the last decade or so, you probably don’t know it’s been transformed from a dreary and dilapidated former steel town to a vibrant, exciting and youthful center for innovation built upon a foundation of some of our country’s finest educational institutions. Now’s the chance to see for yourself, because this year’s Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) General Assembly is being held there!

Of course, being in Pittsburgh isn’t the primary reason to attend GA, but connecting with other members of our powerful faith community at this critical time in our history is. There we can strengthen the bonds of our association to celebrate and revitalize our commitment to live our mission. In addition, considering the hard work we’re doing at First U to reimagine our church, it’s the perfect place to tap the energy, innovation and inspiration of other congregations on a similar quest. Here’s a short video to explain: “What is General Assembly.”

Unlike last year’s GA in Portland, Oregon, or the prior two years which were “virtual-only,” this year’s assembly is an easy day’s drive. GA 2023 takes place Wednesday, June 21 – Sunday, June 25, both in-person and online with the theme of “Faithfully Becoming.”

Anyone can register and attend. For the governance aspects of GA where we do the business of our denomination, each congregation is allowed to send delegates to vote on behalf of the church, and our church is allowed 7 delegates. If you’re interested in serving in this capacity, please reach out to Board Co-Presidents Leslie Dickerson,, or, by May 1, 2022. Delegates will be affirmed at our annual meeting in May.

Use the following link register and find out more: General Assembly