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Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Latest from UUA on-line certification.

As 2006 begins, we check in with the latest from the UUA on-line certification of congregations:

Since mid-November, only 60 of the more than 1,000 member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association have reported their adult membership. The deadline is February 1.

Here are the latest figures:

# of U.S. Congregations reporting: 60
Total adult membership: 9,053
Net growth: +105
Percentage growth: +1.17%

Copyright © 2006 by Thom Belote | Posted 3 January 2006 at 6:21 PM

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Matt McCready:

January 3, 2006 08:01 PM | Permalink for this comment

The homily the Sunday before Christmas was a plea for long-time friends and attenders to sign the book. Afterwards our minister explained that if we had just 40 more names on our list, we could save $10,000 a year in dues. He is holding out for the hold-outs to sign up.

Scott Wells:

January 3, 2006 09:06 PM | Permalink for this comment

Goodness -- I hope, for the canvass committee's sake, this logic doesn't filter through the congregation.


January 4, 2006 03:30 PM | Permalink for this comment

Matt, care to share where this is?

Elz Curtiss:

January 6, 2006 03:36 PM | Permalink for this comment

We are up here frantically counting all our heads and toes before February 1. UUs do not tend to work way in advance, and with Christmas/Hannukah/Kwanzaa making havoc with our calendars last month, this doesn't seem too negligent.


January 6, 2006 09:04 PM | Permalink for this comment

I don't get it, I thought larger congregations had to pay more. At my church, we're looking for inactive people to take off the rolls.


January 7, 2006 12:16 PM | Permalink for this comment

Indrax: It is my understanding that at a certain point, larger congregations (400 members and greater?) have the option to pay dues based on either a per member basis or as a percentage of budget. I may be wrong though.

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