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Evangelical Resources

Wallet Cards

The Universalist Declaration of Faith and the meaning of the Off-Center Cross. Available in packages of twenty. Free.

Lapel Pins

7/8 inch round, cloisonne off-center cross, silver on deep blue background. We ask a donation of $5 per pin.

The New Massachusetts Universalist Convention
c/o 30 Briarwood Circle
North Easton, MA 02356-1706

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Worship Resources

The Rev. Carl Scovel, retired minister of King’s Chapel in Boston, offers the following ready-made sermons. Contact him directly at

  • "The Journey of John Murray": a reading for 4 voices, introducing a congregation to the life and message of the English exile who founded American Universalism
  • "Voices of Universalism," a reading for 2 voices introducing the congregation to four Universalists: Origen of Alexandria, John Murray of London and Gloucester MA, Maria Cook of Chenango Country NY, and Winfred Chestnut of Red Hill NC
  • "A Celebration of Universalist Hymns," introduction, text and tune for ten Universalist hymns, songs of faith, belief and social witness which celebrate the 19th century fathers and mothers of our faith. An organist or (better) pianist plus two or three readers are needed; opportunity for a female duet

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The Universalist Herald is a venerable periodical with Southern roots that is published 6 times per year. 

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Universalism in America:  A Documentary History of a Liberal Faith, edited by Ernest Cassara.  Published by Skinner House Books.  Contains a historical sketch of Universalism on pages 1-44. Available through the UUA Bookstore (1-800-215-9076).

The Larger Faith:  A Short History of American Universalism, by Charles A. Howe.  Published by Skinner House Books.  Available through the UUA Bookstore (1-800-215-9076).

The Larger Hope (2 vols.) by Russell Miller.  Available through the UUA Bookstore (1-800-215-9076). When ordering, ask for each volume separately.

Universalism 101: An Introduction for Leaders of Unitarian Universalist Congregations, by Richard Trudeau. Available through the UUA Bookstore (1-800-215-9076).

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Universalism On-Line

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Other Universalist Organizations

New York State Convention of Universalists

The New York State Convention of Universalists upholds the Universalist heritage, most notably through annual meetings and through a program of grants and loans. The Convention maintains an archive at the First Universalist Society in Rochester and encourages UU societies to preserve their historical records through workshops and grants.

Pennsylvania Universalist Convention

The Pennsylvania Universalist Convention holds an annual meeting every fall. For more information, contact:

Elizabeth R. Anderson
Secretary, Pennsylvania Universalist Convention
RD #1, Box 276
New Stanton, PA 15672

The Universalist Convention of North Carolina, Inc.

The Universalist Convention of North Carolina, Inc., was chartered as a non-profit corporation by the State of North Carolina in 1905.  It has eight member congregations.  Its purpose is to support 09/02/2013olina.  It publishes a subscription newsletter, The Tar Heel Universalist, eleven times a year; and it is dedicated to maintaining and enhancing Shelter Neck, the historic Unitarian Universalist property in Pender County, North Carolina.

For more information, contact:

Pete Leary
P. O. Box 31184
Raleigh, NC  27622-1184

Universalist Convocations

Universalist Convocations consists of Unitarian Universalists united to explore and draw from the heritage of Universalist experience and faith, to inform Unitarian Universalism today and to help light its way toward the future. Annual convocations are held in the spring of the year.

Murray Grove Retreat and Conference Center

In 1770, the Reverend John Murray preached his first sermon in America in a rustic meetinghouse built by Thomas Potter on his farm in Good Luck, New Jersey.  Recognizing the significance of that event and the place at which it happened, Universalists founded Murray Grove in the nineteenth century as a camp for Universalist families.  Today Murray Grove serves Unitarian Universalist congregations and individuals as a camp and conference center.

For more information, contact:

Murray Grove Retreat and Conference Center
P. O. Box 246
Lanoka Harbor, NJ 08734
609-693-4448 (FAX)

Ferry Beach Park Association

Begun in 1901 by the Rev. Dr. Quillen Hamilton Shinn, Ferry Beach is today an independent affiliate of the Unitarian Universalist Association. We have a proud tradition of offering quality summer camps and conferences for both adults and children. We invite you to participate this summer…as a conferee or a vacationer.

For more information, contact:  

Ferry Beach Park Association
5 Morris Avenue
Saco, ME  04072
207-284-8612 or 207-284-4489


Unirondack, whose name originally meant Universalists in the Adirondacks, was created by the New York State Convention of Universalists in 1951 on Beaver lake in the western Adirondack Mountains

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