Anna wrote to reponse to my quandry about a church in California that has changed status. I'm still not convinced that they are (or are becoming) something other than a member congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The "Friends of . . . " piece is a bit jarring.
But that's not why I'm writing. I want to support tiny churches.
Anna has experience with two: one Unitarian Universalist and another Episcopalian. Rightly I think, she thinks a tiny church needs to focus on what one or two things it can do well, and not try what she calls vividly "the shotgun approach."
I winced when she referred to "r.e. classes of 1-2 folks" because I've been there too. (Jim, you were in one of those, right?)
So, Anna, what can we do to help?