But, says the reader, is it likely that persecution ever rose from men’s believing, that God was an enemy to wicked man? Undoubtedly; for had all professors of Christianity believed that God had compassion on the ignorant and those who are out of the way, how could they have persecuted those whom they believe in error?
— Hosea Ballou
Hosea Ballou laid out the foundations of modern Universalism – based on the idea that love, not a blood sacrifice, was what God wanted. He saw that the idea that God needed a sacrifice in order to avoid punishing us for our sins led to a society where we felt free to punish others. Lisa deGruyter will explore that idea and his life.
We would love to have you come worship with us.
Our services are Sundays at 11 a.m. at the Progressive Women’s Association Event Center, 305 Washington Ave. in downtown Clarksburg, behind the Courthouse.
Our Religious Education/ Life Long Learning Class will meet at from 10am to 10:45 am with a coffee gathering before the service. More about us.
Adult religious education, at 10, will be a discussion on applying our beliefs to current events.
Children are welcome. There is childcare and an activity for young children during the service.
The building is wheelchair accessible, with an accessible restroom.
You can park on either side of the PWA building. The lots are marked as private, but are available on Sunday mornings.
or write to us at PO Box 523, Clarksburg WV 26302