Presentation on theme: "1716-1737 Edward Holyoke Minister. 1716 First Meetinghouse."— Presentation transcript:
Edward Holyoke Minister
1716 First Meetinghouse
Simon Bradstreet - Minister
Isaac Story - Minister
1802 Isaac Mansfield - Board President Edward Holyoke left Marblehead to be the President of Harvard College.
1803 William Reed - Board President The famous poet William Carlos Williams was a Unitarian.
Hezekiah May - Minister
Joshua Prentiss - Board President A Unitarian cartoonist – Thomas Nast – “invented” Santa Claus as a kindly figure representing Christmas.
Nathaniel Hooper - Board President Unitarian Charles Follen introduced the Christmas tree at a party at his Cambridge home in 1832
John Bartlett - Minister
William Reed - Board President Minister John Bartlett was responsible for the founding of Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital.
Nathaniel Hooper - Board President Hans Deutsch, an Austrian artist, first brought together the chalice and the flame as a Unitarian symbol during his work with the Unitarian Service Committee during World War II.
Capt. John Riley - Board President Once upon a time religious liberals who didn't believe in the trinity of God became known as Unitarians.
Nathaniel Hooper - Board President Those who believed in universal salvation instead of hell became known as Universalists
John Trent - Board President In 1961 the Unitarians and Universalists merged into one association of liberal congregations – the Unitarian Universalists.
Samuel Turner - Board President Unitarian Universalism has no set beliefs, and that is its defining characteristic.
1832 New Meetinghouse built
Joseph W Green - Board President We believe that personal experience, conscience and reason should be the final authorities in religion, and that in the end religious authority lies not in a book or person or institution, but in ourselves. We are a "non-creedal" religion: we do not ask anyone to subscribe to a creed.
1834 David Blaney - Board President A 2001 survey of UUs in the midwest showed that they describe themselves as:
John Chandler - Board President Unitarian Edmond Halley was an English astronomer who calculated the orbit of the comet now called Halley's comet.
1837 John Truitt - Board President Alexander Graham Bell came across a Unitarian pamphlet and found its theology congenially undogmatic. 'I have always considered myself as an Agnostic,' he wrote to his wife ‘but I have now discovered that I am a Unitarian Agnostic.'
1838 David Blaney - Board President Joseph Priestley was one of the first Unitarians in Britain. Best known for his discovery of oxygen, when his home and church in England were burned down, he came to America.
1839 Benjamin A Robinson - Board President Horace Greeley – newspaper publisher and author of the statement “Go west, young man, go west” was a Universalist.
1840 Samuel Turner - Board President Pete Seeger, famed folk singer, was a Unitarian.
Benjamin A Robinson - Board President The funeral for Captain James Mugford, famed Revolutionary War hero – was held in this meetinghouse. It was a huge affair.
1843 John Truitt - Board President UU social justice activist, writer and poet, Lydia Maria Child, wrote the song “Over the River and Through the Woods...
1844 Stephan P Hathaway - Board President Unitarian minister James Pierpont wrote the song “Jingle Bells”