Impressive dedicatory ceremonies were held for the Unitarian church of Atlanta at 301 West Peachtree street Sunday morning at 11 o’clock. Additional exercises were held last night at 8 o’clock, while others are proposed for tonight at 6:30 o’clock, tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock and tomorrow night at 8 o’clock.
Rev. William L Lawrence, president of the department of religious education of the Unitarian churches of the United States and Canada, delivered the dedicatory sermon He said in part that the church, like the individual, was a channel through which the spirit of God is to manifest itself The text was selected from the prophecy of Isaiah, “Prepare ye the highway of our God and cast up the highways cast out the stones.”
The address by Dr. George Leonard Chaney was filled with apt allusions and stirring appeals to the work and purpose of the church Dr. Chaney’s presence in Atlanta and in this particular service was the occasion of renewing many pleasant acquaintances made in the city twenty five years ago. There were many out to hear him, and meet him and Mrs. Chaney.
One of the features of the dedication was the responses and prayers by the minister and congregation. The selections were well chosen and all entered their reading with enthusiasm.
The hymn of dedication was written by the minister, Dr. J. W. Conkling.
A most beautiful closing of the services was in the prayer of dedication of the art window which was installed in esteemed honor of Dr. and Mrs. Chaney.
The services will continue through Tuesday evening.
The Atlanta Constitution (Atlanta, Georgia) – Mon, Nov 8, 1915 – Page 7
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