I was looking through UCC.org congregation listings to get a lay of the land, like I have at UUA.org. Only there are six times as many congregations! Anything for my readers. And to feed my mania.
I noticed where new starts meet. File this article away, ye new church starters.
- shopping mall community room
- nested in another UCC’s church (congregations ethnically distinct from each other)
- schools, including private and Montessori
- recreation center at an RV park
- church of another denomination, including parish hall
- retirement village chapel
- firehouse meeting room
- shopping center storefronts
- coffee shop (when otherwise closed it seems)
- rented space in a business park
Feel free to add other locations — realized ones, not hypothetical possibilities, please — in the comments.