Unitarian Universalist Association Membership Statistics For 2014 & 2015 Reveal Continued & Significant Decline. . .
The membership statistics for the UUA' s 2013-2014 "church" year reveal a net loss of 3 UUA congregations since 2008, the year in which Rev. Peter Morales was elected as president of the UUA on a platform that promised not only growth of UUism, but a transformation of UUism from "a tiny, declining, fringe religion" into "*The* Religion For Our Time" as per Rev. Morales' campaign slogan which was,
"We *Can* Be *The* Religion For Our Time"*
Adult membership in UUA congregations has dropped to its lowest level since 2005-2006 when it was 158,986 adult members, and RE enrollments are at their lowest level since the 1988-1989 "church" years when they were 50,228.
Since being elected as UUA president on a platform promising growth, President Morales has not only FAILed to create ANY net growth whatsoever, but has lost close to 6000 adult members and, worse for any potential future growth of UUism, he has lost close to 8000 young UUs in terms of the very significant decline in RE enrollments from 57,650 in 2008 to under 50k in 2014.
The membership statistics for the 2014-2015 church year are unlikely to show any improvement, and are rather more likely to show continued decline of The Tiny Declining Fringe Religion™.
As of today, Sunday February 22, 2015, there are only 992 certified UUA congregations according to the UUA's Data Services official list of Certified Congregations.
The list of Non-Certified congregations lists a total of 48 UUA congregations that have yet to re-certify their membership in the UUA. Doing the "no brainer" math makes it abundantly clear that, even if every single one of the 48 congregations that have not yet re-certified their membership in the UUA eventually do so, this will make for a total of 1040 member congregations in the UUA for the 2014-2015 "church" year; a net loss of 7 UUA congregations in one single year. . .
And to think that the UUA Board of Trustees recently evaluated UUA President Rev. Dr. Peter "Beyond Belief" Morales' presidency of the UUA as being "satisfactory". LOL!
* My emphasis
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