Join UUSCM at the 2023 Multi-Platform GA!

Wednesday, June 21 - Sunday, June 25

Pittsburgh, PA and online

Want to help out? UUSCM welcomes your offer to volunteer! We can use assistance at our in-person booth and our online events.  GOOGLE FORM VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP


GA23 UUSCM Live and in Person!

UUSCM will have an in-person booth in the Exhibit Hall (booth #400) and a virtual booth online.

Our annual "Pub Night" celebration will be held in person on Friday, June 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. EDT at Condado Tacos Mexican restaurant, 971 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh (.2 miles SSW on 10th Ave. from Convention Center) in the Private Dining Room. UUSCM will provide hors d'oeuvres, attendees may purchase whatever drinks they wish. More information will be at our booth #400 in the Exhibit Hall.


Our annual "Breaking Bread with the UUSCM Board" meet-and-eat will gather in person on Saturday, June 24, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. EDT in the Exhibit Hall Dining Area. Bring your dinner and join the Board for collegial conversation! More information will be at our booth in the Exhibit Hall.

UUSCM on the InSpirit Stage! Friday, June 23 from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. EDT, UUSCM members will be on the stage behind the InSpirit Bookstore booth (#514) in the Exhibit Hall for “UU Society for Community Ministries Roundtable Discussion." Join us for an interactive exploration of community ministries within UUism.


 GA23 Virtual UUSCM events 

VIRTUAL "Pub Night" celebration in the UUSCM Zoom Room on Friday, June 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. EDT. Bring your favorite beverages and snacks and join us from wherever you are!

VIRTUAL "Breaking Bread with the UUSCM Board" in the UUSCM Zoom Room on Saturday, June 24, from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. EDT. Bring your dinner and join the Board for collegial conversation!


  Virtual Networking/Discussions in the UUSCM Zoom Room throughout GA  

(All times EDT)
  • Wednesday, June 21, 2:30-4:00 p.m., UUSCM Networking - "Find Your People!"
  • Wednesday, June 21, 6:00-9:00 p.m., UUSCM Networking – General Discussion and UU Denominational Endorsement Program for Chaplains
  • Thursday, June 22, 12:30-1:45 p.m., UUSCM Networking - General Discussion
  • Friday, June 23, 12:30-1:45 p.m., UUSCM Networking - General Discussion
  • Sunday, June 25, 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., UUSCM Networking - "Coffee Hour" after Sunday Worship
  • Sunday, June 25, 2:30-4:00 p.m., UUSCM Networking - Wrap Party! Come and decompress, talk about GA, exchange contact info, and say farewell--until we meet again!

UUSCM Zoom Room Number: 305 602 6721 Passcode: 252525


Want to help out? UUSCM welcomes your offer to volunteer! We can use assistance at our in-person booth and our online events. Fill out our 2023 volunteer sign-up sheet here: GOOGLE FORM VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP

Need to register for GA? Start here: https://www.uua.org/ga/registration


Don't miss these workshops and panels featuring UUSCM members!

ON DEMAND:

#609 "Building a Better World! - with Role-Playing Games!"

Speakers: UUSCM member Rev. Craig Schwalenberg with Kathy Smith

#615 "Conflict Resolution: Unifying Congregations Through Collaborative Decision Making"

Speaker: UUSCM member, past President and past Good Officer Rev. Cathleen Cox

#617 "Creating a Responsible Congregation"
Speaker: UUSCM member Rev. Dr. Richard Speck

#618 "Easy and Fast Leadership Development Program Start-up"

Speaker: UUSCM member Ebony C. Peace

#626 "Gray Panthers and Radical Grannies"

Speakers: UUSCM member Barbara Meyers with Randy Block, Cindy Piester and Sally Gellert

#658 "Wellness and Mutual Aid"

Speakers: UUSCM member Barbara Meyers with Astoria Nickerson, Nancy Hoffman, Rachel Myslivy and Rev. Robert Murphy


AT GA:


#305 Friday, June 23, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in 407

"UUtheVote: Mapping our impact, charting our future"

UUSCM member Rev. Erin Walter with Nicole Pressley, Rev. Lisa Garcia-Sampson and Janine Gelsinger

#405 Saturday, June 24, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in 406

"Mental Health Peer Support in Congregations"

UUSCM members Barbara Meyers and Rev. Chris Rothbauer with Erin White 


USCM at UUA General Assembly

Each year, UUSCM has a significant presence at the UUA's General Assembly. Prior to COVID, UUSCM Board members attended in person and staffed a booth in the exhibit hall, where we networked, shared information about our programs and member benefits, and displayed materials from UUSCM members in attendance. UUSCM sponsored and organized program items, and hosted multiple in-person networking/social events, including a "Pub Night" in a local venue with complimentary appetizers, and a casual lunchtime meeting where everyone was invited to bring their own lunches and enjoy a chat with the Board.

When GA went online because of COVID, UUSCM pivoted right along with it. In 2020 and 2021 we hosted as many as a dozen online networking events in our Zoom room during "virtual" GA--open to UUSCM members who could not attend GA as well as all GA attendees--and created recorded workshops and panels. When GA 2022 became "multi-platform," so did UUSCM. We held dual networking events that met both on Zoom and in person at the convention center in Portland.

As General Assembly evolves to become more inclusive and reach UUs both remotely and in person, UUSCM will also be extending its reach--beyond the walls of our congregations and the "walls" of in-person GA!


UUSCM at Multi-Platform GA22

UUSCM at Virtual GA20

Click here to see links, workshop videos and information about UUSCM at GA20


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