Philocrites has been reviewing the top thirty-six congregations in the UUA, as regards total membership growth.
Presently, UUA member congregations are notifying
the mother ship “25″ of their membership numbers and other statistics.
Of the fifty-eight congregations that have so far (earlier today) sent in numbers, thirty-one have grown (390 new members in all) and only seventeen have lost (a total of 211) members, leaving a net gain of 179.
Not earth-shattering, but better than shrinking.
Update. 12 January. With seventy-five congregations reporting, another thirteen congregations have reported increases (91 members) and another three congregations have reported decreases (76 members) giving a net gain of 15, or 194 so far.