2021 Annual Assembly of the Unitarian Universalists of Greater Pittsburgh

Join fellow Unitarian Universalists for a day of camaraderie, connection, and collaboration at the 8th Annual Assembly of the UUs of Greater Pittsburgh!
We are honored to welcome as our keynote speaker Ms. Paula Cole Jones, co-author of the proposed 8th Principle of Unitarian Universalism. In the afternoon, a panel of leaders from our congregations that are in discernment or have adopted the 8th Principle will share their journeys. Ms. Jones will be with us throughout the day, listening to our stories, giving feedback and encouragement, and suggesting possible next steps for our congregations.
For the second year in a row, COVID-19 precautions mean that we can't gather in person. A Zoom link to this online-only event will be provided to registrants.

Saturday, November 6, 2021 from 9 AM - 3 PM

Online via Zoom


Keynote speaker Paula Cole Jones is a life-long Unitarian Universalist and Management Consultant with over twenty years of experience in designing and facilitating workshops and dialogues for leaders and organizations. Paula is an innovator of institutional change. In 1999, Paula founded ADORE, A Dialogue on Race & Ethnicity. She has conducted hundreds of group discussions and workshops across the country for faith organizations, community groups and government agencies. Her work includes being a leader in advancing the 8th Principle and the Community of Communities as practices of the Beloved Community. Paula is the author of a UU World cover story, Reconciliation as a Spiritual Discipline. She is also the editor of a Skinner House book, Encounters: Poems about Race, Ethnicity and Identity and a contributing author to three Skinner House books. Paula is a former member of the Central East Region Congregational Life Staff and is currently serving on the UUA Article II Study Commission.

9:00 AM | Zoom opens for Fellowship
9:15 AM | Welcome and Banner Parade
9:30 AM | Worship
10:00 AM | Break
10:20 AM | Keynote Address by Paula Cole Jones. Followed by Q&A
11:30 PM | Lunch Break
12:15 PM | Presentations by Affiliated Organizations
12:30 PM | Panel Discussion on 8th Principle. Congregational leaders will discuss their antiracism work and paths toward adoption of the 8th Principle. With feedback from Paula Cole Jones.
1:30 PM | Break
2:00 PM | UUs of Greater Pittsburgh Annual Meeting
3:00 PM | Closing
Everyone welcome! You don't need to be a Unitarian Universalist or a member of a Unitarian Universalist congregation to attend.
$10 - $20 - $30 sliding scale depending on your assessment of your ability to pay. Cost should not be a barrier to attendance.
There will be a special collection to support Youth projects.
Annual Meeting
Only delegates have voting privileges. Congregations may assign 1 delegate for every 50 members (0-50 = 1, 51-100 =2, etc) based on the annual UUA membership certification. Ministers and RE staff receive delegate status. Unaffiliated UUs may be represented by 1 additional delegate.
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