The Fifteenth Annual Assembly of Interweave
|Ministers' Messages||Committee's Message||Keynote Speaker|
|Lodging Information||Youth Program||Children's Program|
|Conference Highlights||Experience Atlanta||Registering for Convo '99|
|NEW! Youth at Convo 1999 website!|
It is my pleasure to welcome the gathering of Convo '99 to Atlanta and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta. UUCA is proud to be a Welcoming Congregation and honored to be chosen as the site for "Let Your UU Light Shine." This convocation gives powerful witness to our commitment and the commitment of all people of liberal religion to the principle of the inherent worth and dignity of all persons. May the UU light of this gathering enlighten, inspire, and empower us all to help bring acceptance and justice to all people. Welcome. Our house is your house.
Rev. Dr. Edward Frost
Senior Minister, UUCA
It is my hope that this convocation will be an opportunity for the renewal of the spirit. Also, may this gathering be a reminder to all that there are so many people who need to know that our Unitarian Universalist congregations are welcoming religious communities. Until all know that there are religious people who welcome differences, our work as UUs is not done.
Rev. John S. Mackey
Associate Minister, UUCA
As a long-time Unitarian Universalist and an openly gay man, I have always deeply valued the welcoming and safe spiritual home available to me in the UUA. Of all the established religious denominations, the Unitarian Universalist Association offers the most viable spiritual alternative to the g/l/b/t community, yet our numbers remain relatively small. The theme of Convo '99, "Let Your UU Light Shine" is to focus our efforts on reaching out and telling our story and making our congregations better known in our respective communities. We are working to make Convo '99 the largest, most enjoyable, and meaningful Interweave assembly in Convo's fifteen year history. Y'all come down and see us!
Chair, Convo '99
Our keynote speaker, Urvashi Vaid, is the director of the Policy Institute of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. Founded in 1973 and based in Washington D.C., NGLTF has a membership of over 30,000. Urvashi has been an eloquent spokesperson for NGLTF in its struggle to eliminate prejudice, violence, and injustice against g/l/b/t people.
Arrangements have been made for special rates at two nearby motels for Convo '99 attendees.
|Atlanta Marriott North Central
$69.00 per night, single or double.
For reservations call 1-800-228-9290, ask for Convo '99
|Days Inn Clairmont
$54.00 per night, per room.
For reservations call 404-633-8411, ask for Convo '99
|There are many other lodging facilities in the area within
a reasonable driving distance of the Convo '99 site.
Home hospitality will be very limited. Please request only if financially necessary.
Registration fees cover all convocation activities. A $20.00 additional fee will apply to all registrations received after January 15, 1999. Fees will be refunded in full for cancellations received before January 15, 1999. For cancellations received after that date, a $20.00 registration fee will be retained by CONVO '99. Approximately one month prior to Convo '99 you will receive an informative confirmation packet.
Just in! Check out the Youth at Convo 1999 website!.
Programming for youth (ages 12 - 20) and their advisors will be hosted by the First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta. We will campout Youth Conference style on the church floor, so please bring any appropriate bedding. Youth programming will include an orientation worship service and workshops especially for youth, as well as participation in regular convo events. Youth who wish to attend must contact Colleen Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org or 404-589-8541) to receive the necessary parental permission and registration forms.
Children from 0 - 12 will be letting their UU lights shine through a variety of activities and arts and crafts projects during the weekend, as well as being cared for by qualified adults. Please indicate the number and ages of children who will be attending by contacting Coleen Murphy at email@example.com or 404-589-8541.
Conference Highlights: "Let Your UU Light Shine"
Hey , Y 'all come now, hear?
Atlanta has come a long way from its origin as a sleepy, last-railroad-stop town called Terminus to a bustling international city. The capital of Georgia and the cultural and business heart of the south, Atlanta is one of the fastest growing cities in the country. Home of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, a wonderful park and sports complex remains for your enjoyment. There are many other sites of interest for your enjoyment:
You are encouraged to take advantage of these and many more sites of interest in the area before and after Convo '99 Atlanta has a wide and varied assortment of gay and lesbian entertainment establishments for your evening enjoyment.
We're right proud Y'all coming to Atlanta
Registering for Convo '99
We have no online registration capability. To register for Convo '99:
Cost: $99.00 ages 21 through 59
$49.00 ages under 21 or 60 and over
Registration includes 6 meals and full program
For further registration information contact Hugh Fordyce, 404-252-6268,
Make checks payable to Convo '99
Do not register by return email.
Last updated January 16, 1999 by Steve Hollingsworth