Affinity Gatherings will begin at 12:30 on July 8, for two hours. Affinity gatherings have no additional cost and are an opportunity for communities who share a common identity to gather and form relationships before the Assembly begins. There is no formal registration for Affinity Groups. Meeting locations will be noted at registration. The following affinity groups are suggested. To propose another group, email

Preacher’s Kids

Progressive Clergy

I Love to Tell the Story

Queer Gathering


First Timers

Church Musicians


People of Color

Assembly Choir