Program

Please plan to join us at the August 6 – 7, 2021 Universalist Convocation that will be held at Northwest UU Congregation in the Atlanta area.  Address: 1025 Mt.Vernon Highway NW, Sandy Springs, GA 30327

Theme

The Universalist in Me.”  An opportunity to share how Universalism has been a part of your life.

We will also add a delayed celebration of the 250th Anniversary of Rev. John Murray preaching his first Universalist sermon in America.  Rev. Murray is frequently referred to as the Founder of America Universalism.  This celebration was planned for the 2020 Universalist Convocation that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Friday, August 6

Time Event
3:00 – 5:00 pm Check-in (Additional check-in on Saturday morning)
3:00 – 6:00 Reception with the speakers
Social Time / Wine, Soda, Cheese & Crackers, Finger Food

Saturday, August 7

Time Event
7:30 – 8:45 am Check-in Social Time Coffee/Tea and Bagels & Muffins
8:45 – 9:00 Take seats in sanctuary.
Hymn: Come, Come Whoever You Are
9:00 – 9:30 Welcome comments; President Universalist Convocation, Northwest minister and others
9:30 – 10:45 Rev. Peter Morales. Blow on the Coal of the Heart: The Universalist Sensibility in an Unbelieving World.
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:45 Rev. Vernon Chandler. The first Universalist Convocation and an early History of the Universalist Convocation: A Recollection of People, Places, and Motives(video link)
11:45 – 12:00 pm History of the Stained-Glass Windows
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch provided on site (included in registration)
1:00 – 1:15 Take seats in sanctuary.
Hymn: Enter Rejoice and Come in
1:10 – 1:30 David Damico, Editor Universalist Herald
1:20 – 2:45 Rev. Rhett Baird. Fragments of Memories of Holy Times and Sacred Spaces.Two Circuit Riding Preachers: Dr. Quillen Shinn from the 19th century and Rev. Rhett Baird from the 20th century.
2:45 – 3:45 pm Rev. M’ellen Kennedy. Universalism – The Next 250 Year!
3:45 – 4:15 pm Group Photo
4:15 – 5:30 pm Universalist Convocation Business Meeting (all are invited)
5:30 – 6:30 pm Social Hour
Social Time / Wine, Soda, Cheese & Crackers, hor d’oeuvres

Sunday, August 8

The Convocation will not be sponsoring a Sunday service this year in deference to the in-gathering service policy of the home congregation.

COVID Notice

We are planning for an in-person Convocation gathering.  We will monitor the guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and plan accordingly.  For the safety of our speakers, attendees and volunteers, we will require that all attendees be fully vaccinated.