I’m trying to get the lay of the land, respecting new(ish) churches that have joined the Unitarian Universalist Association. I wrote about the batch that were welcomed at General Assembly 2006 — goodness! more than four years ago — and so wanted to know how many more were in.
I was horrified by what I found. In more than four years, there are only eleven new churches. And the largest of these was theÂ previouslyÂ existing (1944) Ethical Culture Society, here in D.C., so properly it isn’t new nor a part of the Unitarian Universalist new congregation culture. Not encouraging.
Here’s the list, with web link, current membership and date of admission. (Note: I never could find the resolution by which the WellSprings Congregation was admitted, save a reference to them having been admitted in the 2008 General Assembly minutes, thus the inexact date. Does anyone know?)
|Unitarian Universalist Church of Hot Springs||Hot Springs||AR||04/21/2007||http://www.uuchurchhotsprings.org/||43|
|Washington Ethical Society||Washington||DC||04/19/2008||http://www.ethicalsociety.org/||150|
|Prairie Circle Unitarian Universalist Congregation||Grayslake||IL||01/19/2008||http://www.prairiecircleuuc.org/||72|
|Heartland Unitarian Universalist Church||Indianapolis||IN||04/17/2010||http://heartlanduuchurch.org/||25|
|Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Chesapeake||California||MD||04/19/2008||http://www.theuucc.org/||43|
|New Hope Congregation||New Hudson||MI||06/23/2009||http://www.newhopeuu.org/||30|
|Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tupelo||Tupelo||MS||07/23/2007||http://www.uutupelo.org/||36|
|Unitarian Universalist Peace Fellowship||Raleigh||NC||01/20/2007||http://www.uupf.org/||44|
|Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Rocky Mount||Rocky Mount||NC||01/19/2008||http://www.uurockymount.org/||40|
|WellSprings Congregation||Chester Springs||PA||2008||http://www.wellspringsuu.org/||143|
|Foothills Unitarian Universalist Fellowship||Maryville||TN||01/17/2009||http://www.foothillsuufellowship.org/||72|