Category: UUCD History

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)

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)

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.

Notes on Two Hundred Years (and More)

by Douglas H. Parkhurst

Two hundred years is a substantial period of time in human terms. Two centuries. Six or seven generations. What was happening in 1822, two hundred years ago?

In the United States the times were known as the Era of Good Feeling(s). … read more.