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.
Arliss Ungar talked on Horatio Stebbins: Growing Unitarianism Beyond the
Boundaries of Boston. GO TO CONVO PAPERS ON-LINE
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 Cindy Cumfer.
Sue Phillips presenting her lecture on Re-imagining Congregational Polity for a Beyond-
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.
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John Leeker, Archivist at Meadville Lombard
Theological School in Chicago speaking on
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 Williams
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