Emerging, "submerging" congregations, 2012

A couple of thoughts. Congregations failing to thrive aren’t failures; one never knows the impact of ministry, and without an attempt there can be no success. And it makes me happy that there’s a new work in Kinston, North Carolina, where there was a Universalist church as late (I think) as the 1990s.

Now a member of the UUA

UU Community of Cambria
2012 membership: 30
Cambria, CA 93428

Brockport UU Fellowship
2012 membership: 38
Brockport, NY 14420-1738

Harmony UU Church
2012 membership: 45
Mason, OH 45040-1610

Newly emerging

All Souls Miami
Miami, FL 33176

Unitarian Fellowship of Marshalltown
Marshalltown, IA 50158-2844

UU Fellowship of the Albemarle
Edenton, NC 27932

UUs in Covenant (founded 2010)
Greensboro, NC 27403-3532

Grove Park UU Congregation
Kinston, NC 28503

Tree of Life: A UU Congregation (founded 2006)
Dayton, OH 45404-1549

UU Fellowship of Blair County
Altoona, PA 16601

Schuylkill UUs
Cressona, PA 17929-1339

Peninsula UU Fellowship
Burley, WA 98322

St. Croix UU Fellowship
Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024

West Fork UUs (founded 2009)
Clarksburg, WV 26301-4041

Missing, presumed dormant or defunct

UU Congregation of Chillicothe
Chillicothe, OH 45601

UU All Souls Parish [long defunct; listing removed]
Summerville, SC 29484

Blue Ridge UU Fellowship
Roanoke, VA 24015-1115

One Reply to “Emerging, "submerging" congregations, 2012”

  1. There’s a life cycle for Churches. Even those that remain go through a cycle. My minister estimated six congregations rotated through during her Ministry. 9There’s a life cycle for Central Offices too, and it’s more rapid.) So certainly no shame in the demise.

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