The Brooklyn Eagle reports on the unique swearing in service for the new senior minister at the First Unitarian Congregational Society:
Brooklyn Eagle: The First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn and its new senior minister, the Rev. Dr. Patrick T. O’Neill, overcame an unexpected adversity on Nov. 18, the date of his scheduled Service of Installation at this landmark Heights church. Hours before the service, a broken toe had sent the Rev. Dr. O’Neill to the emergency room, and he remained hospitalized as the 5 p.m. installation began.
However, his devoted congregation and its innovative use of technology enabled him to participate in own his installation via cell phone.