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UUA General Assembly 2017

           Justice GA 2017 is Coming!

  • Interested in moving more deeply into your faith?
  • Looking for an opportunity to learn and grow?
  • Want to have lots of fun and meet interesting people from around the USA?
  • Want a good reason to go to leave Phoenix in June?

General Assembly (GA) is an event where Unitarian Universalists (UUs) gather from around the country and around the world. There are opportunities to learn, opportunities for Social Action, and many ways to volunteer.  This year GA will be held in

New Orleans June 21-25.  Registration opened March 1st and that day was the best day to get housing at UUA sponsored hotel rates.

Please look at http://www.uua.org/ga

If Travel to New Orleans does not appeal, there is an offsite Delegate option. This requires a good computer connection and about 3 days of your committed time. Offsite registration usually runs about half price.  Take a look at:


Those who desire more information about the election, you can go to uua.org/elections. If you have any questions about GA, please call David Sheh sdavid471@cox.net.

2017 PSWD Justice District Assembly

Join Us for the 2017 PSWD Justice District Assembly March 31 – April 2nd 2017

The Unitarian Universalist congregations in Southern Arizona, the Baja Four, invite you to join us for a different kind of district assembly.

This assembly begins now, right where you are with Education about migrant and borderland justice in Southern Arizona. Join us next spring in the Sonoran Desert as thirty partner organizations offer interactive immersion experiences designed to connect you to the social, environmental and spiritual facets of immigration justice. Then, gather with over 300 Unitarian Universalists for worship at the border wall as the Transformative capstone of our gathering.    But it doesn’t end there.

Yes, we will return to our homes, spreading out across our District once again…but we will continue what has begun. We will continue to expand our education. We will continue to deepen our connections. And we will continue to open ourselves to transformation, living out the justice we proclaim throughout the Pacific Southwest District and beyond.

We invite you to join us as we learn, connect, and transform our hearts, minds, and spirits together.


March 31 – Evening Opening Ceremonies at each base city congregation

April 1 – Base city churches act as launching points for field trips on Saturday and welcome folks back for snacks, a business meeting and catered dinner Saturday night. NOTE: international travel times are dependent on border crossing times; those trips are not guaranteed to arrive before the business meeting begins.

​April 2 – All 3 base city groups will descend on one border location for an all DA Sunday morning worship.

Immersion Excursions

Our Saturday day-long immersion field trips can be anything from workshops at a local UU congregation to international travel. Most include local travel starting from one of three PSWD congregations. Activities include:

  • Tucson – Economic Refuge
  • Tucson – Faith-Fueled Responses to Immigration
  • Tucson – Animals of the Sonoran Desert (Visit the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum)
  • Tucson – Hospitality for Migrant Neighbors
  • Sierra Vista – Building Capacity instead of Walls
  • Amado – “Deterrence by Desert” and Humanitarian Aid
  • Amado – Borderlands Water and Walls
  • Amado – Creating a Culture of Peace
  • and more…


Please take a moment to check this out: http://justiceda2017.weebly.com/ If you have questions, follow the link above or ask David Sheh.  I am at VUU most Sundays or can be reached at sdavid471@cox.net.

Thank You!