First Unitarian Church of Orlando Collection

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Minutes of Meeting, Thursday, December 8, 1960
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association (OMA). The meeting was held on December 8, 1960. The meeting began with a discussion about the Thanksgiving service hosted at the First Unitarian Church. The Association decided that…

Letter from John C. Fuller to Colleagues (September 28, 1960)
A letter from John C. Fuller, Secretary of the Orlando Ministerial Association (OMA), to all members of the organization on September 28, 1960. Fuller invites members to attend the opening meeting of the fall at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida, on…

Resolution on Lunch Counter Demonstrations
The Orlando Ministerial Association's resolution on lunch counter demonstrations. The resolution, passed on April 21, 1960, supported non-violent demonstrations at segregated lunch counters in Orlando stores. According to the document, the…

Resolution on the Sunday Closing Law
The Orlando Ministerial Association's resolution on Florida Senate Bill no. 682, the Sunday Closing Law. According to the document, the association opposed the bill, whose referendum was scheduled for May 3, 1960, because they believed that…

Minutes of Special Meeting, April 21, 1960
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on April 21, 1960, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. Secretary John C. Fuller reported that the County Bar Association was sending all the members copies of…

Orlando Ministerial Association Notes
A card with handwritten notes from an unidentified member of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The front of the card contains fragmented terms and sentences. On the back of the card are notes describing events that occurred in 1960. It states that…

Memorandum
A memorandum attached to a letter from Robert W. Hunt, President of the Orange County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), to the members of the Temple of Liberal Judaism, on March 31, 1960. The document calls for a…

Letter from Robert W. Hunt to Members of Temple of Liberal Judaism (March 31, 1960)
A letter from Robert W. Hunt, President of the Orange County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), to the members of the Temple of Liberal Judaism, on March 31, 1960. A memorandum received from the national office of the…

Minutes of Special Meeting, March 17, 1960
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on March 17, 1960, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. The meeting began with Reverend E.A. Jupiter giving his report on the lunch counter demonstrations that…

Address Sheet with Notes on Orlando Ministerial Association Laws
A sheet containing a list of addresses on the front side and handwritten notes on the back. These notes appear to be the draft of a speech supporting equal opportunity in education in the United States. The end of the speech states that the Orlando…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, March 3, 1960
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on March 3, 1960, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. The committee charged with looking into a possible merger had no report available on a possible…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, January 7, 1960
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on January 7, 1960, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. Harold E. Scott, chairman of the Citizens Committee for Good Government, began the meeting by speaking…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, December 3, 1959
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on December 3, 1959, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. The matter of a possible amalgamation of the two local ministerial associations was discussed. The…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, May 1959
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association held in May 1959. One of the topics discussed was the high dropout rate at Jones High School, a notable African American school in Orlando. It was decided that a committee would be…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, April 2, 1959
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on April 2, 1959, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. A financial report was made and Rabbi Shwartz began a discussion about the "Parent Option Plan", which…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, March 5, 1959
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on March 5, 1959, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. Pat Pinkerton of the Orlando Sentinel was present to discuss an update on the newspaper's policy of…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, February 5, 1959
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on February 5, 1959, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. Secretary John. C. Fuller announced that a special offer was available to clergymen for Time magazine…

A Declaration of Conscience by the Orlando Ministerial Association
A rough draft of a resolution entitled "A Declaration of Conscience", which was read to the members of the Orlando Ministerial Association during their meeting on October 2, 1958. The resolution addresses a recent bombing of a place of worship.

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, December 5, 1958 and January 19, 1958
Minutes of two monthly meetings of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meetings were held on December 5, 1958, and January 19, 1959. The record of the December meeting was written by acting secretary J. E. Williams. It was conducted at the…

Orlando Ministerial Association Thanksgiving Service Booklet
The Orlando Ministerial Association's Thanksgiving service booklet from November 24, 1960. The cover of the booklet features a photograph of a church surrounded by autumn foliage. The interfaith service was the first such community workshop service…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, October 30, 1958
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on October 30, 1958, at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. This meeting is notable for being the first annually held business meeting. The first topic…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, October 2, 1958
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on October 2, 1958, at the Y.M.C.A in Orlando, Florida. The first topic discussed was an election of permanent officers that would take place on October 20,…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, June 5, 1958
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on June 5, 1958, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. The focus of this meeting was the bombings of a synagogue and African-American school that took place in…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, May 8, 1958
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on May 8, 1958, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. According to the document, the members in attendance discussed the bombing of a synagogue and a black…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, April 3, 1958
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on April 3, 1958, at the Y.M.C.A. in Orlando, Florida. According to the document, a number of visitors became members during the meeting and it was decided that…

Minutes of Monthly Meeting, March 6, 1958
Minutes of a monthly meeting of the Orlando Ministerial Association. The meeting was held on March 6, 1958, at the temple of Liberal Judaism in Orlando, Florida. The document introduces a number of new members and mentions that the minutes of the…

Minutes of Charter Meeting, February 20, 1958
The Orlando Ministerial Association's minutes of a charter meeting on February 20, 1958. The meeting was held at Temple Israel in Winter Springs, Florida. The association was founded with the purpose of being "open to all clergymen of Orlando…

Proposed Charter of the Orlando Ministerial Association
Proposed charter for the Orlando Ministerial Association, which was a group of white, black and Jewish clergymen whose goal was to meet the social, moral and religious problems of Orlando. The association was open to people of all races and creeds,…

Liberal Religious Youth Schedule
A typewritten card containing the schedule of the Liberal Religious Youth, which was an autonomous youth group affiliated with the Unitarian Universalist Association. The group had a presence in Orlando and was responsible for organizing and…

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Title

First Unitarian Church of Orlando Collection

Subject

First Unitarian Church of Orlando

Description

Orlando Unitarian Universalists can follow their roots back to 1912, when Reverend Eleanor Gordon was first minister to a church formed with 21 members. Building Unity Chapel in 1913, the group shared literary and spirited discussions, fostered by transplanted Unitarians from the North. Property in an orange grove east of town was purchased in 1954. The congregation moved from Lake Eola to Robinson and Hampton once children’s religious education classrooms and a social/worship hall were built in 1958. Gore Hall was completed in 1963, and served as a worship facility for many years. The current modern Sanctuary was dedicated in January of 1995.

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Contributing Project

Copyright to this source is held by the First Unitarian Church of Orlando and is provided here by RICHES for educational purposes only.

Curator

McDonough, Bryan
Bixler, Girffin
Wojtyto, Joanne

Digital Collection

External Reference

Buehrens, John A. Universalists and Unitarians in America: A People's History. Boston: Skinner House Books, 2011
Hoefer, Jean M., and Irene Baros-Johnson. May No One Be a Stranger: 150 Years of Unitarian Presence in Syracuse. Syracuse, N.Y. (3800 E. Genesee St., Syracuse 13214): May Memorial Unitarian Society, 1988.

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