Annual Report of the Executive Committee of the American Unitarian Association

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Page 3 - The Directors, Secretaries, and Treasurer shall constitute the Executive Committee, who shall meet once in each month, and shall have the direction of the funds and operations of the Association. 7. An annual meeting shall be held at such time and place as the Executive Committee shall deem advisable, of which due notice shall be given, and at which officers shall be chosen, reports be made, and any other business be transacted, which may come before the Association. 8. The Executive Committee shall...
Page 11 - ... regenerating instructions and excitements, the supports and consolations, of our religion ; I would ask, is our worship, or are our offerings to God in our churches what they should be, while we are there blessing him for that dispensation of his grace and truth which he has given to us by his Son, which, however, we are ourselves withholding from multitudes who can receive them only through our Christian sympathy and benevolence ? To my mind, it is as plainly the will of God that there should...
Page 14 - Association is formed for the promotion of the principles of Unitarian Christianity at home and abroad — the support of its worship — the diffusion of biblical, theological and literary knowledge on topics connected with it — and the maintenance of the civil rights and interests of its professors.
Page 3 - Association shall be to diffuse the knowledge and promote the interests of pure Christianity throughout our country.
Page 11 - ... source of all the blessings of nature, providence and grace, in whose infinite wisdom, goodness, mercy, benevolence, and love has originated all the moral dispensations to man.
Page 11 - ... not join with us in our public religious exercises. The question, then, arises, and it is a very solemn one, What are our duties in regard to the moral, the spiritual wants, of this very large class of our fellow beings around us ? If we have the means, to a very great extent at least, of meeting and supplying these wants, of rescuing many, who are very near to us, on our right hand and on our left, from the degradation, and misery, and ruin of sin ; of sending to very many, who otherwise will...
Page 12 - Christianity,— and they are the life-spring of mv soul, — I do not hesitate, when I find a decided preference for a church of other sentiments than those which I receive, to recommend a connexion with that church to all who express this preference, as a very important means of their improvement and happiness. I find my own views of our religion, indeed, to be very acceptable among the intelligent and serious of the poor. But I feel that a great good has been obtained by every instance in which...
Page 13 - But he will also see precious fruits of them. Nor, painful as are some of the scenes through which he must pass, and trying as are some of the circumstances that must occur in this ministry, do I believe that there is a department of the sacred office that is either more useful than this ; or, one that will yield greater satisfa'o tions, than will be found by him who heartily engages in it.
Page 15 - I am ready, as far as it may be done, to maintain, and to act upon, the principle, " if a man will not work, neither shall he eat." But if he cannot work, or cannot obtain employment, — and strange as it may seem to some, this is a very possible case, — nor eat, except he obtain the bread of charity, shall it be...
Page 13 - I feel that a great good has been obtained by every instance in which a family ia linked with almost any of our religious societies — The Minister at large should consecrate to the Poor his strength and his life Nor do I doubt whether he will find enough of ignorance, and vice, and suffering, to task all his faculties, and to require all his time. Let him, from day to day, and, if he have strength for it, from morning till night of every day, be passing from house to house Let him make his presence...

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