A sample of congregations in middle-income areas

So my think-piece continues. I’ve pulled a list of list of congregations that are in three large cities that are close to the United States mean cost of living: Atlanta, Columbus and Minneapolis. Then I went out fifty miles from their center — I used the largest convention center for each — and have listed below the congregations therein. (I could have probably chosen 25 miles and gotten almost all the same congregations.) No review yet — just want to show who I’m looking at. Though large congregations seem to be over-sampled; I wonder if that’s just a coincidence.

In order by UUA-assigned church number, with reported membership at the end.

UU Congregation of Atlanta Atlanta GA 737
Northwest UU Congregation Atlanta GA 162
First Existentialist Congregation of Atlanta Atlanta GA 23
Emerson UU Congregation Marietta GA 101
UU Congregation of Gwinnett Lawrenceville GA 127
UU Metro Atlanta North Congregation Roswell GA 156
Minnesota Valley UU Fellowship Bloomington MN 167
Pilgrim House UU Fellowship Arden Hills MN 84
Dakota UU Church Burnsville MN 33
Lake Fellowship of Unitarians & Universalists Excelsior MN 34
Michael Servetus Unitarian Society Fridley MN 84
First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis Minneapolis MN 506
First Universalist Church Minneapolis MN 801
UU Fellowship of Northfield Northfield MN 44
Unity Church – Unitarian Saint Paul MN 863
UU Church of Minnetonka Wayzata MN 199
White Bear UU Church Mahtomedi MN 618
First UU Church of Columbus Columbus OH 691
North UU Congregation Lewis Center OH 144
Delaware UU Fellowship Delaware OH 23
UU Congregation East Reynoldsburg OH 18
UU Fellowship of Yellow Springs Yellow Springs OH 82
UU Society of River Falls River Falls WI 83

By Scott Wells

Scott Wells, 46, is a Universalist Christian minister doing Universalist theology and church administration hacks in Washington, D.C.

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