Blog in review: February 2006

Looking back, I’m quite proud of my writing in February 2006. Quite a bit about on the practice of worship and several pages of hard-to-find transcribed Universalist General Convention documents.

Church websites should have details for Sunday servers

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

I was reading through the list of churches of the Church of England, Diocese of Europe, and lighted on St. Ursula’s Church, Berne. Because I have Swiss German ancestors? No, because I love the name Ursula. (As in Andress.)

Emergency weather feeds

Saturday, February 4th, 2006

There’s a resource that I doubt many ministers or church administrators know about: the Experimental XML Feeds and Web Displays of Watches, Warnings, and Advisories. With it, you can subscribe to an RSS feed for your state, county, or in some cases, sub-county. [That’s all you need]

1925 Universalist General Convention constitution and bylaws, part 1

1925 Universalist General Convention constitution and bylaws, part 2

1925 Universalist General Convention constitution and bylaws, part 3

1925 Universalist General Convention constitution and bylaws, part 4

Happy archive memories (and church supplies)

Wednesday, February 8th, 2006

Some of my happiest memories as a child was with my father at the National Archives. Archival boxes — Hollinger boxes — are to me what baseball gloves or fishing poles to others. [Link to vendor in article.]

Report of the Commission on Comity and Unity (1927)

Comity and Unity enacting resolution and other resolutions from the 1922 General Convention

Report of the Commission of Unity and Comity (1929)

The Goth-Socialist-Unitarian-Broad Church connection

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Jim Estes (Peregrinato) has been writing about the Rev. Marcus Ramshaw, the acting vicar-chaplain of St Edward King and Martyr, Cambridge, and his Goth Eucharist outreach.

On Chutney’s morning prayer, part 2

Thursday, February 23rd, 2006

Now, a word on what is ordinary and what is proper.

Folding pulpit

Sunday, February 19th, 2006

There I saw the answer to a problem few have and even fewer have written about: a folding pulpit or reading desk for congregations that rent Sunday space in a non-church facility.

On Chutney’s morning prayer, part 3

Friday, February 24th, 2006

PeaceBang . . . and I talked recently about whether services like these are used in toto, or are essentially showrooms for elements to be pulled into locally produced service sheets. Both, we thought.

Ash Wednesday housewares

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

How does that little smudge get on the forehead? What do you use?

Copyright, licenses and sermons

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

The best reason to use an existing licensing scheme is because preacher and re-user would have a common understanding of the rights conveyed. This would probably help promote fair sermon sharing on both sides.

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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