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Program and Reports at the Universalist Convention of 1915

The United Universalist Conventions featured formal times for the presentation of reports from various groups, including the Young People’s Christian Union, the Women’s National Missionary Association, and the General Sunday School Association. Formal addresses were punctuated by times for worship and song, as the convention also made time to celebrate the dedication of the Los Angeles Universalist Church.

We have included here the program of the convention, the report from the Executive Board, and information given to attendees at the convention. All of these documents give a sense of the official business that took place in 1915 in Pasadena. If a trip to the West Coast offered a few hundred Universalists an opportunity to see a part of the country about which they had previously only read, it was also very much a time to conduct the official business of the denomination, as well, much in the same way today’s General Assemblies offer a chance for travel, fellowship, and convening to discuss official business.

Program of the United Universalist General Convention

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Report of the Executive Board

The report from the Executive Board emphasized home missions, evangelism, social service and philanthropy, as well as a financial statement from the Board as well as a list of ministers deceased since the previous report.

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Useful Information for Attendees at the Universalist General Convention

Much like a conference program today, attendees at the 1915 Universalist General Conventions also received informational brochures indicating where to eat and which hotels were recommended, trolley service through the city, and where convention events would take place.

Courtesy of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library.

Courtesy of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library.

Courtesy of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library.

Courtesy of the Andover-Harvard Theological Library.

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