Jamestown, N.Y. – You may know Thomas Paine as the author of “Common Sense.” The 47-page pamphlet took colonial America by storm in 1776 and played a remarkable role in transforming a colonial squabble into the American Revolution.
You can learn more when Bruce Anderson presents “The Unitarian Thomas Paine” at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown’s (UUCJ) 10:30 a.m. virtual service on January 30, 2022. He will give an overview of the life of this political and religious radical who was active in both the American and French revolutions.
Bruce Anderson earned a degree in philosophy from the University at Buffalo and a masters in public administration from the University of Pittsburgh. He worked many years as a Social Security representative and has a particular interest in political history. Anderson is a longtime Jamestown resident and congregant of the UUCJ, where he has served as the board president.
For those who are interested, an optional virtual coffee hour in breakout rooms follows the service.
Because of COVID-19 concerns, UUCJ Sunday services are remaining virtual instead of returning to 1255 Prendergast Avenue. Anyone is welcome to participate with the link at UUJamestown.org/calendar.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Jamestown is a progressive, liberal religious community serving the southern tier of Western New York and Warren County, Pa. The UUCJ’s mission is to promote and provide a community where diverse people of all ages may explore the meaning of existence, give expression to liberal religious values, and work for a just, sustainable society.