Photos from inside First Universalist, Providence

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I've been to First Universalist Church in Providence a few times over the years, but never so long as over General Assembly, when the church hosted morning prayer and vespers, and the usual Sunday service with a special observance of Holy Communion.

Here are a mix of photos, taken after the services in the sanctuary, lounge and dining room, with a focus on interesing tidbits. You know I'm going to make something of that Universalist Comrades (men's group) emblem.

Order of Universalist Comrades charter

Cross on pedestal

Sanctuary, from a transcept

Scott Wells
Gratuitous selfie before Sunday service. (I helped distribute communion.)

2014-06-28 17.42.30

2014-06-27 23.20.36

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2014-06-27 18.26.12

Rhode Island Y.P.C.U. banner
Y.P.C.U. is the Young People's Christian Union

poster
1899 "Five Principles"

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3 Replies to “Photos from inside First Universalist, Providence”

  1. “The Order of Universalist Comrades!” Superb! I had no idea; and what a “modern” logo–no Victorian curlicues, etc. Was this a general purpose men’s fellowship, or did it have any overtones of the Knights of Columbus and that sort of thing?

  2. It didn’t last long.

    From what I can tell it was a men’s club (there were independent Universalist men’s clubs; the Unitarians had them, too) with a mission-fundraising componant. I’ll write about them soon.

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