Unitarian Universalist Convocation 2016
Earl Holt, president of the Unitarian Universalist History and Heritage Society (UUHHS)
welcomes CONVO participants to the Twin Cities.
Rosemary Bray McNatt, President of the Starr King School for the Ministry presented the first
Collegium Scholar Talk on Thursday evening.
Nic Cable, Ministerial Intern at Unity Church-Unitarian led Friday morning chapel.
October 27 – 30, 2016
at the Hilton Hotel,Bloomington, Minnesota
Frontiers,and Growth in Unitarian Universalism
Conference speakers and presentations
Kendyl Gibbons, minister at All Souls UU Church in Kansas City presenting
Radicals on the Prairie: A Story of Universalist Heresy: the story of
Universalist minister Rev. Herman Bisbee who was charged with heresy.
Rosemary Bray McNatt’s Friday morning presentation.
Rosemary is President of the Starr King School for the
Bringing a Grander Civilization to
Frontier Portland: Unitarian Civilizers
and Anglo-Saxonism was presented by
Sue Phillips presenting her lecture on Re-imagining Congregational Polity for
a Beyond-Congregation Age.
Molnar Lehel on, Introducing Americans to the Hungarian Unitarian Archives in Koloszvar
and Uncovering our Common Transylvanian-American History through International
Collaborative Research: Mrs. Richmond’s Amazing Gift. GO TO CONVO PAPERS ON-LINE
John Leeker, Archivist at Meadville
Lombard Theological School in
Chicago speaking on Community
Sarah Oelberg talking on Fire Across the
Prairie: the Beginnings of Humanism in
Wall of young people’s room at Unity.
Thursday, October 27, 2016
Friday, October 28, 2016
John Leeker and Molnar Lehel responding to audience questions. Molnar Lehel is the
Archivist at Unitarian Headquarters in Kolozsvar. GO TO CONVO PAPERS ON-LINE
Tisa Wenger, Professor of American Religious History at Yale University was the UU History
and Heritage theme speaker.
Richard Kellaway presented his research
on Free Religion Following the Parliament.
When Japanese Unitarians Told the
Americans to go Home was George
Mark Harris, How Convers Francis
Participants listening to the Friday evening performance The Humanist Camelot
in Western Wisconsin: 1888-1892.
Victor Urbanowicz at the podium leading the Friday evening performance of The
Humanist Camelot in Western Wisconsin: 1888-1892.
The other conference at the Airport Hilton that weekend, A large congregation of Japanese
Kendama fans, on hand for the 2016 Minnesota Kendama Open. Kendama is a wood cup and