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Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center

https://www.murraygrove.org/

Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center’s Annual
Homecoming Weekend, Sept. 27 through 29

Murray Grove is completing their 250th Anniversary year commemorating the year that John Murray delivered his first Universalist sermon in Thomas Potter’s little church on Sept. 29, 1769. This year’s theme is entitled Universal Good: Social and Environmental Justice. Featured speakers include Rev. Eric Dobson, Sam Daley-Harris and Rev. Kim Wildszewski. You can choose to attend for just part of the weekend, such as Saturday for the programming, but there are both dorm style facilities and camp sites for overnight guests. Be watching in our weekly newsletters and around the church for more information. Rev. McKinley, Harald and Annabelle G., Fern C., and Julie & Bran B. all attended last year.

250th Anniversary for Murray Grove

Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center is planning the 250th Anniversary celebration of the first Universalist sermon in Colonial America. John Murray conducted a religious service back on Sept. 29, 1770 in the small chapel that Thomas Potter had built on his land. As the Trustees of the Pennsylvania Universalist Convention (TPUC) representative to the planning committee, Fern C. was asked to give a brief report at the October 2017 Annual Meeting.

You may read her report here. We have our own 200th Anniversary in the same year, 2020, and it seems that we may find opportunities to connect the two celebrations in some meaningful ways.