The neighborhood of Boston, mapped and planned…

From the October 20, 1921 issue of the Unitarian Register.

Unitarian churche within 25 miles of Boston, 1921.

 

The map is familiar; the idea of a program launching after a 90 minute meeting is pheonomenal. But why should it be so? What might a group of people, meeting over a long lunch say, accomplish or at least propose?

The Boston Circle

The twenty five mile circle drawn around the Boston State House contains two elements of profound significance: first, it has the largest permanent population of any similar district in the States; second, it has more Unitarian churches than any similar area in world. What is the obligation of churches to this population?

To answer that question the ministers of the twenty five mile circle were called together May 25. After an hour of discussion it was voted that the chairman, Rev. Eugene R Shippen appoint a committee of seven to promote an intensive membership campaign…

3 Replies to “The neighborhood of Boston, mapped and planned…”

  1. The Fatherhood of God; the Brotherhood of Man; the Neighborhood of Boston. Also, interesting to see Stoughton (the town) in that circle but not (long before consolidation) the First Parish, Universalist, which I now serve as interim minister. I wonder what a similar Universalist circle of that period would show?

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