‘A Local Universalist History,’ June 13 in Orange

  • The Rev. Don Erickson will present a history program on the Christian Universalist movement June 13 in Orange. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

Recorder Staff
Wednesday, June 06, 2018

ORANGE — On Wednesday, June 13, at 7 p.m., Rev. Don Erickson will present “From Warwick to New Salem, A Local Universalist History.” The First Universalist Church of Orange will host the presentation, which will use multimedia and be interactive.

First Universalist Church is at 31 N. Main St., in downtown Orange. The building is handicapped accessible. All are welcome.

Local historian Lloyd Taylor of Tully calls our region “Universalist country.” The area, especially Warwick, represents one of the birthplaces of the Christian Universalist movement, which dates back to the late 1700s.

Christian Universalism once thrived in what is now the greater Quabbin region. A source of historic pride at the Community Church of North Orange and Tully (CCNOT) dates to the year 1800, when the General Convention of the burgeoning Universalist movement was held “in-house” at the 1781 meetinghouse.