Category: UUCD History

200 Years and More – Our History

In 2022, UUCD Member, Doug Parkhurst wrote a series of articles, Notes on 200 Years (and More), in our monthly newsletters. To read – or print – a compilation of all these articles, commemorating our 200th anniversary please click here. If you have … read more.

Notes on 200 Years (and More) – Jan. 2023

by Douglas H. Parkhurst

During the past year it has been this writer’s pleasure and privilege to relate bits and pieces of the history of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury (UUCD) on the occasion of the Congregation’s 200th Anniversary. Articles have appeared in each of … read more.

Notes on 200 Years (and More) Dec. – 2022

by Douglas H. Parkhurst

…Continued from November 2022

The early 1850’s was a time of transition for First Universalist Society. At a meeting on April 1, 1850, the group voted to amend the Society’s Constitution. The 1850 preamble states: 

“We, the subscribers, thankful for the privilege of worshiping … read more.

Notes on 200 Years (and More) – Nov. 2022

by Douglas H. Parkhurst 

Danbury Universalists, both before and after organizing in 1822, met in a variety of locations. These included private homes, a schoolhouse in Great Plain, and perhaps even in barns and the open air when weather permitted. Later the group began meeting in … read more.

Notes on 200 Years (and More) October 2022

by Douglas H. Parkhurst 

So far this year Notes has looked at some old history of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury (UUCD) and some not so old. This month let’s look again at more recent happenings. We’ll see what was going on during October 2000, … read more.

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 200 Years (and More) September 2022

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 200 Years (and More) July 2022

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 200 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 200 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.