Birthdays (March 2014)

Many Happy Returns to our UUFP members and friends who will be celebrating their birthdays in March!  They are:

Flowers from Lake Burnt Mills, photographed by Dean Ceran

Flowers from Lake Burnt Mills, photographed by Dean Ceran

Alan Sheeler
Jake Strom
Ann Taylor
Susan Schneider
Maggie Fureymoore
Andrew Millard
Tristess Junkins
Tret Fure
Daniel Moore
John Toth
Parker Stokes
Jerry Dingus, Jr.
Arthur Fynsk

 

If you have an March birthday that we’ve overlooked, please get in touch with UUFP Membership Chair Bobbie Schilling at:  membership@uufp.org

Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley

Joseph Priestley ( 13 March 1733 – 6 February 1804) was an 18th-century English theologian,  natural philosopher, chemist, educator, and political theorist who published over 150 works. He is usually credited with the discovery of oxygen, having isolated it in its gaseous state.

Joseph Priestley shared the liberal religious and political philosophy of many of America’s revolutionary leaders, including Benjamin FranklinJohn Adams and Thomas Jefferson, all of whom became his friends and correspondents. Priestley first met Franklin while both were living in London during the 1760s. Both were renaissance men with established reputations as scientists and political philosophers and they embarked on an enduring friendship. In 1774, Franklin and Priestley attended the first Unitarian sermon given at the first Unitarian Church founded in London. Unitarianism evolved out of a dissenting Christian tradition, which denied the Trinity and the divinity of Christ. Unitarians instead believed that God was one being and that Christ was a human spokesman of God’s truth. Priestley had been born into a dissenting (non-Anglican Protestant) family and gradually found his way to Unitarianism by the early 1760s.

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