From the vault: new congregations in 1992-1993

So, I spent much of the Memorial Day weekend cleaning up papers. Among them, I found this print out of a report I wrote of newly-admitted Unitarian Universalist Association congregations from 1992 and 1993.

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Sheeh. I know I’d been following church growth statistics for a long time, but not that long.

Here is that table, updated with the current congregation name and places. Blank gaps mean a church has not survived, but since I didn’t record the original church ID, I can’t be sure the churches haven’t moved more than a few miles. Much less merged with another congregation.

A couple of notes. Thurman, Hamer, Ellington was intentionally majority African American, and I don’t think it lasted the 1990s. Note that the Augusta, Maine and Chapel Hill, N.C. churches weren’t founded in 1992 or 1993. Churches served by a New Congregation Minister are marked Y under the column NCM, a program that no longer exists.


where,zip,name,church ID,organized,members then,now,NCM
“Coeur D’Alene, Idaho”,83814,North Idaho UUs,3127,1992,34,35,N
“Augusta, Maine”,4332,UU Community Church,3810,1826,160,198,N
“Jefferson City, Missouri “,65102,UU Fellowship of Jefferson City,5632,1992,21,50,N
“Lockport, New York”,,UU Church,,,33,,N
“Tahlequah, Oklahoma”,74464,UU Congregation of Tahlequah,7037,1992,48,52,N
“Coos Bay, Oregon”,97459,South Coast U U Fellowship,7115,1992,30,32,N
“Newberg, Oregon”,,Valley Community UU Fellowship,,,23,,N
“Tudaltin, Oregon”,,Boones Ferry UU Congregation,,,64,,Y
“Northumberland, Pennsylvania”,17857,UU Congregation of Susquehanna Valley,7320,1992,68,101,N
“Cordova, Tennessee”,38018,Neshoba UU Church,7616,1992,100,142,Y
“Ogden, Utah”,84401,UU Church of Ogden,7917,1992,76,93,N
“Leesburg, Virginia”,20175,UU Church of Louden,8113,1992,25,73,N
“Hoquiam, Washington”,,UU Congregation of Grays Harbor,,,25,,N
“Woodinville, Washington”,98072,Woodinville UU Church,8312,1992,164,189,Y
“Green Bay, Wisconsin”,54313,Green Bay Area UU Fellowship,8337,1992,21,89,N
“Amado, Arizona”,85645,UU Congregation of Green Valley,2029,1993,51,104,N
“Coronado, California”,,UU Church,,,52,,N
“San Juan Capistrano, California”,,All Souls’ Unitarian,,,37,,N
“Littleton, Colorado”,80128,Columbine UU Church,2634,1993,57,91,Y
“Miami, Florida”,,Eastside UU Church,,,33,,Y
“Orlando, Florida”,32817,University UU Society of Seminole County,2920,1993,54,92,N
“Decatur, Georgia”,,”Thurman, Hamer, Ellington Church, UU”,,,20,,Y
“Covington, Kentucky”,,UUs of Northern Kentucky,,,32,,N
“Chesterton, Maryland”,21620,UUs of the Chester River,4039,1993,21,62,N
“Ellicott City, Maryland”,21042,”Channing Memorial Church, UU”,4040,1993,36,61,N
“Chapel Hill, North Carolina”,27514,The Community Church of Chapel Hill UU,6626,”1953, 1993 (associated)”,144,356,N
“Canton, Ohio”,44711,UU Congregation of Greater Canton,6813,1993,20,39,N
“Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania”,18360,UU Fellowship of the Poconos,7220,1993,36,50,N
“Peace Dale, Rhode Island”,2879,UU Congregation of South County,7510,1993,29,147,N
“Cedar Park, Texas”,78613,Live Oak UU Church,7714,1993,52,147,Y


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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