General Assembly 2010
June 23-27, 2010
AUUA 2010 Minneapolis GA Workshop - UUA Version
Unitarian Universalists (and many Administrators!) from across the United States came together for General Assembly 2010 in Minneapolis, Minnesota! Worshipping together with thousands of your fellow Unitarian Universalists at Sunday Worship Service was an amazing experiencewith some wonderful, inspiring worship services led by some of the best worship leaders, with beautiful music and hopeful messages.
General Assembly is the way that Unitarian Universalists do the business of the denomination. Social Witness actions are passed at general Assembly and future policies are discussed. There will be hundreds of entertaining programs and informative workshops with great speakers, offering excellent support and learning for leaders in our congregations.
Minneapolis is an ideal setting for General Assembly. It is a progressive, culturally diverse, BGLT-friendly city that is rich in cultural arts and has a stunning natural environment.
General Assembly, 2010
Tuesday Evening Banquet Presentation
Rev. Victoria Safford's Address to UAAU, Making a Living, Making a Life
REV. VICTORIA SAFFORD is minister of White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church. A native of New York State, she came to Minnesota in 1999, following a ten-year ministry at Northampton, Massachusetts and five years of work with the American Friends Service Committee as a community organizer and activist. Reverend Safford is a graduate of Vassar College and Yale Divinity School and the winner of numerous sermon awards, including most recently the UUA’s Annual Program Fund award and that of the Unitarian Universalist Sunday School Society.
She lives in Mahtomedi with her husband Ross and their daughter, Hope. Her published works include: Walking Towards Morning: Meditations.
For more about Rev. Victoria Safford and the White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, please visit their website at .http://www.whitebearunitarian.org
Wednesday Morning Professional Day Workshop
Rev. Robert Latham's AUUA 2010 Professional Day Presentation (PPT)
REV. ROBERT LATHAM is a native Texan, having been born in Wichita Falls. He grew up in the Southern Baptist tradition. He began preaching at the age of thirteen, was leading revival meetings during his mid-teens and ordained at age eighteen. Robert has a BA from Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He has two Master of Theology degrees.
As a result of a challenging educational experience in seminary his religious view of reality was transformed. And, as a result of an equally shattering experience in Vietnam, his cultural perspectives were also transformed. On the wake of these transformations he discovered Unitarian Universalism and officially entered our professional ministry in 1969.
His engagement as a minister has ranged from such varied experiences as a prolonged battle with the Ku Klux Klan in North Carolina during the nineteen sixties and serving the Pacific Northwest and Western Canada districts as International Minister at Large in the nineteen eighties. He created the Committee On Ministry concept and had what is now called a Worship Associates program back in the late nineteen seventies.
As a UU he has been the settled minister in Davenport, IA, Ft Worth, TX, Milwaukee, WI and Golden, CO. He has been an Interim Minister in Las Cruces, NM, Plano, TX, San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, Princeton, NJ, Tucson, AZ and Wilmington, DE. He presently takes on special projects and heads the Phoenix Consulting Service.
His published works consist of The Unitarian Universalist Extension Manual (1985), Moving On From Church Folly Lane (2006) and A Tale of Boxes (2009).
For more information about the Rev. Robert Latham, please visit his website at http://www.mythinklink.com.