Following up on the request I posted on September 13, I thought I'd collect up the documents from that era that I've already posted over the years. These are not all doom and gloom. If fact, Universalists were optimistic, earnest or a least put on a brave face. First, ecumenical actions.
Back in 2006, I posted several documents about the overtures towards a working relationship with either the Congregationalists, the Unitarians or perhaps both. I've posted these below.
Was there an interest in the Christian Connection (O'Kelleyites) prior to 1931, with the Congregational-Christian merger? That merger is how the 1920s merger dance seems to have ended. Might be a fun bit of research. For someone else.
- Comity and Unity enacting resolution and other resolutions from the 1922 General Convention [with Congregationalists]
- A Joint Statement on Interchurch Relations from the Commissions of the Congregational and Universalist Churches (1925)
- Notes on the 1925 Congregationalist-Universalist unity statement
- Report of the Commission on Comity and Unity (1927)
- Report of the Commission of Unity and Comity (1929) [with Unitarians]
And a loose (but now wholly incomplete thought) following up on those: UCC getting the Universalists anyway