“What Can History Teach Us?”

Rowan Van Ness with Judy Brook

Unitarians, Universalists, and Unitarian Universalists have been responding to social issues throughout the existence of these traditions. In the 1840s, Unitarians and friends came together to start a utopian community in Florence (a village of Northampton), Massachusetts, putting their abolitionist visions into action by manufacturing silk fabrics as an alternative to cotton picked by slaves, educating children, and participating in the Underground Railroad. After their ventures were no longer financially viable, they started the Free Congregational Society, hiring Unitarian ministers to lead the helm. You are making our own history right now—for what do you want to be remembered?

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All are welcome to Outdoor Coffee Hour at 11 a.m. in front of the Meeting House. Zoom Coffee Hour resumes in August.