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This Day in Unitarian Universalist History September 26

1957 – Arthur Powell Davies died at age 55. Three sitting Supreme Court justices attended his memorial service. An Englishman, Davies was educated for Methodist ministry but converted to Unitarianism in 1932. He served in New Jersey before settling at All Souls Church (Unitarian) in … read more.

This Day in Unitarian Universalist History September 25

1869 – John Murray Atwood was born in Brockton, Massachusetts. First a reporter for The Rocky Mountain News, he followed his father in becoming a Universalist minister and served churches in New York, Minnesota, and Maine. Atwood taught social ethics and served as dean at … read more.

This Day in Unitarian Universalist History September 24

1825 – Frances Ellen Watkins Harper was born in Baltimore, Maryland. She was an important African-American feminist, abolitionist, and writer. Harper was a strong advocate of the Underground Railroad and worked for women’s suffrage, temperance, and education. A member of the First Unitarian Church in … read more.

This Day in Unitarian Universalist History September 22

Universalist Memorial Church, Winchester, New Hampshire

1803 – The Universalist Church of America adopted the Winchester Profession at Winchester, New Hampshire. The Winchester Profession outlined Universalist belief in three tenets: that the Old and New Testaments reveal the character of God and the final destination … read more.

This Day in Unitarian Universalist History September 21

Mt. Fuji, Japan

1878 – Maud Simonton Cary was born. She was ordained a Universalist minister in 1919 and held several pastorates before leaving for Japan as a home missionary under the sponsorship of the Universalist Board of Foreign Missions. Her husband, Henry Montfort Cary, … read more.

This Day in Unitarian Universalist History September 20

1643 – Lucius Carey, the second Lord Falkland, died. He was a writer of significant learning and one of the first Socinians in England. He was born about 1610 in Burford, Oxfordshire, England. King Charles made him principal secretary of state and privy councilor. Carey … read more.

This Day in Unitarian Universalist History September 18

1887 – This date is celebrated in the state of Meghalaya as Unitarian Day, the date on which Hajom Kissor Singh held the first Khasi Hills Unitarian Church service in Jowai, India. The Unitarian movement spread, and more than 30 churches now claim 10,000 members in … read more.