Jamestown, N.Y. – In person and virtually, thousands of Unitarian Universalists took part in their 2023 General Assembly (GA). This annual meeting of the Unitarian Universalist Association, when participants worship, witness, learn, connect, and make policy for the Association through democratic process, was held June 20-23 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
While anyone may attend GA, Janet Forbes and Emily Garrick were present as voting delegates from the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown (UUCJ).
Those at the UUCJ’s 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, November 26 will get a flavor of their experience with a video segment from the 2023 GA Sunday service.
Accompanied by the band, the choir sings “I Am Willing” before Rev. Manish Mishra-Marzetti delivers the sermon. The message is followed by words from Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd and the choir’s “We Can Be the Light.” Mishra-Marzetti closes with the benediction.
Ladd is senior minister at River Road UU Congregation in Bethesda, Md..
Mishra-Marzetti is senior minister of the First Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has served extensively in Unitarian Universalist leadership, including as a member of the UUA Board of Trustees, president of the Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries (DRUUMM), commissioner on the UUA Commission on Appraisal, secretary of the board of Starr King School for the Ministry, and as an author and advocate of the 2007 General Assembly resolution confronting gender identity-related discrimination. He brings to the ministry his multicultural experience serving as a U.S. diplomat during the Clinton administration.
Sarah Kindrick is the morning’s service leader. A social time follows.
Participation can be in person at 1255 Prendergast Avenue in Jamestown or online. To join virtually, use the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to support and celebrate each other, encourage spiritual and individual growth, and serve the wider community.