Report of the Commission of Unity and Comity (1929)

Another document. Note the stated rationale for including Unitarians. Report of the Commission on Comity and Unity (1929) On the General Convention page of the LEADER for March 3, 1928 appeared an article by the Chairman of the Commission on the “Doings of the Commission on Comity and Unity” since the Hartford Convention. It covered … Continue reading “Report of the Commission of Unity and Comity (1929)”

Comity and Unity enacting resolution and other resolutions from the 1922 General Convention

This whole Comity and Unity matter interests me. I’m going through my photostats of 1920s Universalist General Convention official papers and will pull out the reports related to these. I think I found the report that got the ball rolling, or at least an early force. This recasts the “proposed Universalist-Congregationalist” merger more in terms … Continue reading “Comity and Unity enacting resolution and other resolutions from the 1922 General Convention”

Report of the Commission on Comity and Unity (1927)

A rather impressive document, projecting an alternate outcome for the Universalists and a brief formulation of liberal Christianity. 12 February. Time Magazine ran an article on this. “Comity” (28 Feb 1927). Report of the Commission on Comity and Unity Universalist General Convention Yearbook 1927, p 20-22 As the Commission on Comity and Church Unity enters … Continue reading “Report of the Commission on Comity and Unity (1927)”

Notes on the 1925 Congregationalist-Universalist unity statement

I just published the 1925 “A Joint Statement on Interchurch Relations from the Commissions of the Congregational and Universalist Churches” but didn’t want to clutter that document with thoughts. Indeed, I’ll want to review some of the standard denomination histories to see why the Universalists aren’t a part of the United Church of Christ today. … Continue reading “Notes on the 1925 Congregationalist-Universalist unity statement”

A Joint Statement on Interchurch Relations from the Commissions of the Congregational and Universalist Churches (1925)

Printed in Christian Union Quarterly (1925), p. 431ff. A Joint Statement on Interchurch Relations from the Commissions of the Congregational and Universalist Churches The National Council of Congregational Churches and the Universalist General Convention, at their sessions held in October, 1925, referred to the Congregational Commission on Interchurch Relations and to the Universalist Commission on … Continue reading “A Joint Statement on Interchurch Relations from the Commissions of the Congregational and Universalist Churches (1925)”

Blog in review: February 2006

Looking back, I’m quite proud of my writing in February 2006. Quite a bit about on the practice of worship and several pages of hard-to-find transcribed Universalist General Convention documents. Church websites should have details for Sunday servers Thursday, February 2nd, 2006 I was reading through the list of churches of the Church of England, … Continue reading “Blog in review: February 2006”

UCC getting the Universalists anyway

That’s a bit tongue in cheek. I’m recalling the 1920s proposed merger of the Congregational churches and the Universalist Church. The Universalists got cold feet at what would have been a virtual absorption. The Congos went to merge with the “Christians” (a part of the American movement that includes the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)) … Continue reading “UCC getting the Universalists anyway”