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GA (General Assembly)

GA is the Unitarian Universalist Association's annual meeting. Thousands of Unitarian Universalists from across the country participate.

Gallon Scholarship Fund

The Lucille K. and Jerome P. Gallon Scholarship fund was created to support promising candidates for Unitarian Universalist ministry who have demonstrated strong preaching skills during their path to ministry.

GAMAP (General Assembly and Mission of the Association Partnership)

Convened by the President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, with representation from the Board, Administration, General Assembly Planning Committee (GAPC), and the Director of the General Assembly (GA) and Conference Services office. GAMAP meets each September before the major GAPC Planning Meeting to establish a shared vision for each GA and to address other GA-related issues that are important to all three entities.

GAPC (General Assembly Planning Committee)

The Planning Committee selects the site for each General Assembly, sets the daily schedule, and determines which organizations may present program material. In addition, the committee oversees the annual Ware Lecture, Opening Events, music, ambiance, and evening activities.

Gather the Spirit

A multigenerational Tapestry of Faith program that teaches stewardship with a focus on water.

Gathered Here

Gathered Here is an invitation to all UUs to discover our common aspirations and unleash the power of our faith through one-on-one, small group, and larger group conversations to take place from July 2011 to October 2012.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex (GLBPTQQI)

A variation on the acronym LGBT. This particular conglomeration of identities was used from 2005-2007 during the Youth Consultation process and is not in current use. Please see LGBT for more info.

General Assembly (GA)

GA is the Unitarian Universalist Association's annual meeting. Thousands of Unitarian Universalists from across the country participate.

General Assembly and Conference Services Staff Group

General Assembly and Mission of the Association Partnership (GAMAP)

Convened by the President of the Unitarian Universalist Association, with representation from the Board, Administration, General Assembly Planning Committee (GAPC), and the Director of the General Assembly (GA) and Conference Services office. GAMAP meets each September before the major GAPC Planning Meeting to establish a shared vision for each GA and to address other GA-related issues that are important to all three entities.

General Assembly Planning Committee (GAPC)

The Planning Committee selects the site for each General Assembly, sets the daily schedule, and determines which organizations may present program material. In addition, the committee oversees the annual Ware Lecture, Opening Events, music, ambiance, and evening activities.

Giving & Generosity, Unitarian Universalist Association

Thanks to the generosity of individual donors and congregations' Fair Share contributions to the Annual Program Fund, the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is able to provide vital resources to all sizes of congregations as well as develop and implement important programs and initiatives that strengthen our faith and deepen our commitment to each other.

GLBPTQQI (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Pansexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex)

A variation on the acronym LGBT. This particular conglomeration of identities was used from 2005-2007 during the Youth Consultation process and is not in current use. Please see LGBT for more info.

Global AIDS Coalition, Unitarian Universalist

Global Chalice Lighting

The International Council of Unitarians and Universalists (ICUU) distributes a new Chalice Lighting Reading each month.

Goodman Ministerial Aid Fund

Established by Betty and Ray Goodman to help supplement newly settled ministers, particularly those whose churches are poorly funded, at some point during their first three years of ministry.

Governance, Congregational

Resources for those working to best govern their congregation’s affairs in ways that are effective, efficient, and faithful to our liberal religious tradition.

Governance, Unitarian Universalist Association

The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) is a voluntary association of autonomous, self-governing local churches and fellowships, which have freely chosen to pursue common goals together. The Association’s polity is congregational; Association decisions are made by congregational delegates in business sessions at the annual General Assembly (GA). Between General Assemblies, the UUA is governed by the Board of Trustees.

Grants

The mission of the Unitarian Universalist (UU) Funding Program is to promote the influence of UU principles through grantmaking. Funds generously provided by the UU Veatch Program at Shelter Rock.

Green Sanctuary

Gives roots and wings to the vision of a world in which all people make reverence, gratitude, and care for the living Earth central to their lives.

Growing Congregations

Growing Your Congregation's Membership includes resources grouped by congregational size and by specific topic.

Guest at Your Table

Guest at Your Table is an annual tradition in which congregation members take home a box featuring people that the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) has worked with recently. These people are your 'guests,' and you are asked to share your blessings with them each meal by putting your spare change in the box. UUSC uses the funds raised through this program to support their human-rights work in the United States and around the world!

Gulbrandsen Ministers’ International Studies

Established to provide opportunities for ministers and candidates for ministry to engage in meaningful ways in a developing country for academic, interfaith or social justice purposes.

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Last updated on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

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