Sermons 1908-1911

Among the manuscripts left by Earl Davis was a typewriter paper box that included several hand-twine-bound collections of sermons typed on half-sheets of paper. These cover most of 1908 through 1910, and three sermons from January 1911. These sermons and their transcriptions are here.


In addition, there was a collection of sheets announcing services for 1908. These included several with the title, “Unity Church Paragraph Pulpit,” which provided a kind of abstract for the sermon. It seems almost certain that these sheets were used for announcements made in the local newspaper, The Berkshire Eagle, about upcoming services.

Only a few of these sheets have dates on them. But the titles of the sermons coordinate with sermon manuscripts that are dated. In a few cases, I have extrapolated dates.

In mid-October Earl Davis made a decision to offer a additional Sunday evening service. The announcement sheets include a short explanation for what he hoped to accomplish with the evening services.

Here are the announcement sheets:


Here here are transcriptions of the announcement sheets: