Rev. Kelly Asprooth-Jackson Of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Beverly Is Very Excited That Unitarian Universalist Church Membership Continues To Decline
Take the word of Rev. Kelly Asprooth-Jackson himself in The Salem News article headlined 'United in worship'. . .
“We’re very excited,” First Parish minister Kelly Asprooth-Jackson.
“It’s a big moment in the history of both congregations.”
That "big moment" is the merger of First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Beverly with the First Universalist Society of Salem due to a continued decline in membership in FUSS. . .
The Salem News article goes on to report that:
First Universalist member Patti Welch, who served as co-chair of the merger committee, said the church began seriously looking for a partner two years ago as membership continued to decline. As of last count, the church had just 39 members.
“It just became very obvious that we were going to run out of money,” Welch said. “It was very difficult. It was very emotional.” Welch said First Universalist was hit by the same societal forces that are affecting many congregations. “Across the board people are very busy and they don’t have the time for a set Sunday service anymore, and they don’t want to put in the time,” she said. “People are using different tools other than religion to sustain their own spiritual health.”Here is my response to those words of Patti Welch -
Across the board people are very wary of the Unitarian Universalist church and they don’t have the time of day for a set Sunday service at many Unitarian Universalist churches anymore, and they don’t want to put in the time with a VERY hypocritical "church" that misuses blasphemy law to cover-up and deny "such despicable crimes as pedophilia and rape" committed by "certain Unitarian Universalist ministers". People are attending different churches other than those of The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™ aka The U*U Movement to sustain their own spiritual health.