Category: UUCD History

UUCD’s 200th Anniversary Events

Special events and activities commemorating our congregation’s 200th anniversary are planned this fall leading up to our anniversary date which is actually December 9. On that date in 1822 a Universalist society was formed on Great Plain in Danbury, Connecticut. The present-day Unitarian Universalist Congregation of … read more.

Notes on Two Hundred Years (and More) September 2022 Edition

by Douglas H. Parkhurst 

This year marks the two hundredth anniversary of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury (UUCD). In 1922 what was then called First Universalist Church celebrated its centennial. Let’s take a look back to that noteworthy occasion! 

First, a snapshot of Danbury in the … read more.

Notes on Two Hundred Years (and More) /July

Notes on Two Hundred Years (and More) 

by Douglas H. Parkhurst 

This writer has come across a variety of news items, articles, and announcements while researching for Notes. Here is a sampling of some “oldies” plus one more recent. The first three appeared in early Universalist periodicals. 

Christian … read more.

Notes on Two Hundred Years (and More) – June 2022

Notes on Two Hundred Years (and More)

by Douglas H. Parkhurst 

Organized Unitarianism came to Connecticut later than did Universalism. The first Unitarian church in the state was First Ecclesiastical Society, a Congregational church in the town of Brooklyn, in the northeast part of Connecticut. In … read more.

Notes on Two Hundred Years (and More)-May 2022

by Douglas H. Parkhurst

Of enduring interest to Unitarian Universalists (UUs), and of some curiosity too, is the symbol of the “off-center cross,” a circle enclosing open space with a small Latin cross in the lower left quadrant. It was and still is used today by … read more.

Notes on Two Hundred Years (and More) -March 2022

The Barn

by Douglas H. Parkhurst 

It was just twenty years ago this month, in March 2002, that the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury (UUCD), then known as the Unitarian Universalist Society of Northern Fairfield County (UUSNFC and also called the Barn by members), took the action … read more.

Notes on Two Hundred Years (and More) – February, 2022

by Douglas H. Parkhurst

A rather curious headline appeared above a story on page one of the Waterbury (CT) Evening Democrat on Thursday, February 14, 1889. It read “One Preacher Less in the Family.” The story: “Danbury, Conn., Feb.14. – The sudden disappearance of the Rev. … read more.