History

There has been Unitarian and Universalist presence in Augusta for over 200 years. There was Universalist preaching at Fort Western in the 1770’s and Unitarians disputed conservative ministry at South Parish(Congregational) Church in the early 1800’s. The Unitarians formed a church in 1826, and the Universalists in 1833. The Unitarians held to a view of a single, integrated God – a God united rather than three distinct parts. The Universalists based their belief in a God of Love and universal salvation. The two larger denominations united in 1961 to form the Unitarian Universalist Association. In Augusta, the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church (traditionally Unitarian) and the Winthrop Street Unitarian Universalist Church (traditionally Universalist) consolidated to form the Unitarian Universalist Community Church in 1992. Pictures of our various buildings are in the Fellowship Hall.

Getting Involved:

Become involved in making our history a living and evolving part of our church life.

*Ask questions about our history. Our history is so rich. Are there specific things that you would like to know? If we do not have ready answers, join us in the search.

*Donate to the history collection. Contact the History Committee if you have items for donation. (and see Physical Item Donation Policy in How Our Church Works, II Buildings and Grounds)

*Contribute information about members of the congregation and congregational activities, such as newspaper clippings. Put these in the History Committee mail slot in the Committee Room. This is how we capture our history as we are making it.

*Participate on the History Committee. Whether you are a new member or have been part of the congregation for a number of years, explore our history with us, share your own memories and reflections, and help us make our history and heritage accessible.