Tuesday, May 17, 2011

41 of UUA congregations go back at least 300 years. BUUF is 3 days old

"Our religious tradition was not planted yesterday. Its roots go deep: Forty-one of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s congregations are at least 300 years old."

Christopher Walton, "Rooted and Growing", 05/15/11

The Brockport Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Brockport, NY became incorporated in New York State on Friday, May 13, 2011 and held its Charter Sunday service yesterday, Sunday, May 15th, 2011. It will apply for membership in the UUA this fall and hopefully its application will be favorably voted on at the board meeting in October, 2011. We are proud to be the latest shoot from the denominational tree which has such deep roots.

The oldest existing church in continuous use in the United States seems to be the Old Ship Church in Hingham, Massachusetts which currently houses a Unitarian Universalist Church.

1 comment:

  1. As a member of one of those old "rooted" churches (1642) let me say welcome and happy 3 day birthday! Many blessings for much joy in fellowship. BU