Dr. John W. Brigham
Dr. John W. Brigham was our minister from 1976 until his retirement in 1982, and our Minister Emeritus for the remainder of his lifetime. Some of these sermons were delivered to Quincy's Unitarian Church, and some to other churches which he had served earlier in his career.
- April 7, 1968 - to the First Universalist Church of Rochester, NY - A Walk in the City by Rev. John W. Brigham, D.D. A Palm Sunday sermon, given on the Sunday following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. What would be a fitting and proper sort of memorial to the life of this remarkable man?
- March 4, 1979 - to the Burlington, Iowa Unitarian Universalist Fellowship - This Mad World on its Way to Nowhere by Rev. John W. Brigham, D.D. The human unreasonableness of many "perfectly reasonable" public policy positions.
- March 15, 1981 - to the Unitarian Church of Quincy, IL - The Moral Confusion of Religious Zealots by Rev. John W. Brigham, D.D. When personal judgement is surrendered to a movement, the individual's moral sense becomes vulnerable to the judgement of the collective.
- June 3, 1983 - to the Unitarian Church of Quincy, IL - The Oracles of Concord: Emerson, Thoreau, Alcott, and George Melvin by Rev. John W. Brigham, D.D. We heard our Minister Emeritus recall a part of Unitarian history that grew from Concord, Massachusetts, his home town.
- March 10, 1985 - to the First Unitarian Church of Sioux City, Iowa - ". . . all we value here" by Rev. John W. Brigham, D.D. In 1985 Dr.Brigham was asked to join in the Centennial celebration of the Unitarian Congregation in Sioux City, Iowa, where he had been minister many years before.
- December 29, 2002 - to the Unitarian Church of Quincy, IL - The Great Enchantment of Religion by Rev. John W. Brigham, D.D. John takes a long look back over a rewarding life, remembering how it has been punctuated with moments of great religious meaning.