Thanks to all who attended the 2023 Universalist Convocation.  This page has been retained as a sample.

Please plan to join us on May 19 – 21, 2023  for the Universalist Convocation that will be held at the Unitarian Universalists of Mt. Airy congregation in Philadelphia, PA


Telling Our Stories. . . 200 Years of Universalist History

Below is the program for the Universalist Convocation.

Friday, May 19

Time Event
3:00 – 6:00 pm Check-in (Additional check-in on Saturday morning)
5:30 – 6:30 Reception with the speakers
Social Time / Wine, Soda, Snacks
6:30 Dinner on your own

Saturday, May 20

Time Event
8:30 – 9:15 am Check-in Social Time Coffee/Tea, Muffins
9:30 – 9:45 Welcome comments; President Universalist Convocation, Minister of UUs of Mt. Airy
9:45 – 10:45 Workshop 1: UUs of Mt. Airy History: Restoration’s First 200 Years and Beyond
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 12:15 Keynote Workshop 2: Dr. Dan McKanan, From Moral Injury to Reparations: What’s Love Got to Do with it?. Dan is the Ralph Waldo Emerson Unitarian Universalist Senior Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School.
12:15 – 1:15 Lunch provided on-site (included in registration)
1:15 – 1:30 Group Photo
1:30 – 2:45 Workshop 3: Conversations with authors: Kathy Baxter and Reggie Harris.

Kathy Baxter, author and UUs of Mt Airy member wrote “In the Shadow of the Hanging Tree,” a memoir reading and discussion. Reggie Harris will read and discuss a memoir about his life as a Black man and musician in the US. Facilitated by UUs of Mt. Airy member Linda Hansell, co-author of Reggie’s memoir.
2:45 – 3:00 Break
3:00 – 3:40 Universalist Convocation Business Meeting (all are invited to attend)
3:40 – 4:00 David Damico, Editor of the Universalist Herald.  The Oldest Continuously Published Liberal Religious Periodical in North America
4:00 – 5:00 Film: Neighbor Ladies. Documentary
5:00 – 6:00 Social Time / Wine, Soda, and Snacks in Fellowship Hall
6:00 Bicentennial Birthday Dinner (on-site). Tickets are separate from Registration. Buy in advance or at the door.
7:30 Reggie Harris Folk Factory Concert.  Included with Bicentennial Birthday Dinner.

Sunday, May 21

Time Event
10:00 – 11:00 am Welcome. Coffee/Tea and snacks
11:00 – 12:15 Worship Service, Rev. McKinley Sims. Music: Reggie Harris
12:15 – 1:00 Coffee Hour provided by members of UUs of Mt. Airy
Bicentennial Celebration cake. All are welcomed.