Letter – Rev. Eugene Adams to Liberal Christian Church (Offer to Serve)

825 South Douglas Avenue
Springfield, Illinois

June 16, 1947

Dear Mr. McCall,

I have been corresponding with Mr. Robert Cummins, our General Superintendent, regarding pulpit openings. He forwarded a list of pulpit openings among which the mention of the Atlanta Church was made. In reply to my inquiry about application, he suggested that I write to you. Therefore, I want to state my interest in serving you and your church. Should you be interested in me kindly forward information about the opening.

Probably the best source from which to get details as to my abilities, interests, and general personality would be from Dr. Cummins. Briefly, I am thirty years old and have a wife and a son nearly two years old. I am a Universalist and graduated from the Tufts School of Religion in March, 1945. During my period of graduate study, I served several years as church school teacher, junior minister, and as student pastor. Also, during my last years in the School of Religion I took several courses in the Simmons School of Social work and was employed by a children’s agency as a group worker with behavior problems children.

For the last two years I have been out of the active ministry, although I have served some of the small churches in the vicinity of Springfield, Illinois.  I have been employed as a caseworker by a nationally recognized child welfare agency whose primary function is that of foster home placement. However, there are many other functions which has necessitated much community contact. My educational background, my church experience, and the rich experience gained in the field of social welfare cause me to feel that I have much to contribute to a pastorate such as the Atlanta Church.

Should you be interested in considering me, please let me know as soon as possible since I must make definite plans in the near future. I must be settled in a pastorate by Fall. The month of August is my vacation period and perhaps I could visit with you during this time. Excuse my frankness in respect to the time element.

Sincerely yours,

<signed>

Rev. Eugene H. Adams

Physical Archive: UUCA Box: 26   Folder: 10
Citation: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta Records, RG 026, Archives and Manuscripts Dept., Pitts Theology Library, Emory University, Atlanta GA

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