February 26 - 28

The Fifteenth Annual Assembly of Interweave
Unitarian Universalists for Lesbian,Gay,Bisexual & Transgender Concerns

Theme:  "Let Your UU Light Shine"

Sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist Societies of Greater Atlanta.

Hosted by the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta (UUCA)
1911 Cliff Valley Way, Atlanta, GA 30329

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!

Ministers' Messages:

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

Committee Message:

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!

George Adams
Chair, Convo '99

Keynote Speaker:

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.

Lodging Information

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.

Youth Program

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 ( or 404-589-8541) to receive the necessary parental permission and registration forms.

Children's Program

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 or 404-589-8541.

Conference Highlights: "Let Your UU Light Shine"

  • Keynote address by Urvashi Vaid, Director, National Gay & LesbianTask Force, Policy Institute
  • Participation by "Fulfilling the Promise Committee" including John Buehrens, President, UUA
  • Wide variety of workshops
  • Outstanding Southern Hospitality
  • Access to Atlanta Historic sites
  • Inspiring Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Hey , Y 'all come now, hear?

Experience Atlanta

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:

  • Zoo Atlanta
  • CNN Center Tour
  • Underground Atlanta
  • Atlanta History Center
  • The World of Coca Cola
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • Stone Mountain Memorial Park
  • Margaret Mitchell Historic Home
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Historic Site
  • President Jimmy Carter Museum and Library
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battelfield Civil War Park
  • Woodruff Arts Center, home to the Atlanta Symphony and High Art Museum

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:

  1. Select the "Convo '99 Registration Form" link below
  2. Print it
  3. Fill it out by hand
  4. Mail the registration form including workshop choices with check or money order to:
    Convo '99
    Unitarian Universalist Congregation Atlanta
    1911 Cliff Valley Way
    Atlanta, GA 30329

Convo '99 Registration Form

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