Percentage holds among certified congregations

Jubilate, everybody: you’ve got two play-by-play commentaries of the incoming UUA congregation certification numbers. And I’m glad to say the 1.8-ish percent growth rate is persisting. Not perfect, but very, very gladsome when compared to last year’s blowout.

With 531 congregations reporting, I see a net increase of 1683 members in an aggregate membership of 91,115 members.

Note: I’m leaving out the UU Church of the Philippines as before, and assuming that the Federated Church, Sycamore, Illinois misreported its federation-partner’s membership (I’m assuming no change, at 10 Unitarian Universalists, even though it is down from 28 in the 2001-2 directory) . Also, unlike RevThom, I don’t include new churches in percentage increases, but class them as an independent achievement. (Holding at 108 members in 3 recently admitted congregations.)

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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