1949 - Clarence Russell Skinner, a Universalist leader, died at age 68. He was a professor of applied Christianity and dean of Crane Theological School, as well as a secretary of the Universalist Service Commision. A pacifist, Skinner wrote the Universalist Statement of Social Principles.Read more about Clarence Russell Skinner.
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On the cusp of fall, many Unitarian Universalist congregations plan Water Celebrations and/or Ingathering Services as a way of reconstituting community life after the more relaxed pace of summer. But while these services are common, they are not always deep. Many have indicated dissatisfaction with these services: water rituals reduced to monologues about expensive travels; ingatherings that vaguely celebrate the restarting of a church season th...more