Churches: merged, disaffiliated and dead

As I wrote yesterday, one of the UUA backends has — if you know how to look — references to churches that are “not constituent[s]” though I suppose they must have all been thus at one time.

Since the larger list includes Canadian congregations (not listed here) that departed around Canadian Unitarian Council autonomy in 2003, this list has to be at least that old.

Which is also to reinforce that not all of these are dead. I see at least one Universalist church (Rockwell, Windsor) that has come and gone over the years. So also I can image a couple of community or federated churches doing fine outside the UUA.

But the rural and small-town Universalist churches and the marginally placed Unitarian fellowships are surely gone. Two were intentionally African-American-focused starts. (T.H.E., Atlanta and Sojourner Truth, Washington, D.C., which was long gome before I moved to D.C. in 2000.) The hardest to see is Epiphany, Fenton: the hoped-for firstfruits of a new age of Christian church planting. Others surely feel the same way about Panthea Pagan, Hoffman Estates. I’ll miss Muttontown’s sheep banner at General Assembly.

But many more are simply mergers. I recall the two in Flushing, Queens continue as one. Two in Minnesota. Saugus recently merged with First Parish, Malden. Oregon City’s merger even has a note online. Perhaps, too, the references to Dayton, San Diego and San Antonio?

Comments (and clarifications) welcome.

'Not a Constituent Congregation' City State
Guadalajara Unit. Univ. Fellowship Guadalajara Jalisco
Seward UUs Seward Alaska
Coronado UU Church Coronado California
UU Fellowship of the Mendocino Coast Mendocino California
U. U. Fellowship Southern Marin Mill Valley California
Aliso Creek Church Mission Viejo California
U U Fellowship of the Ojai Valley Ojai California
Channing Society of Orange County Orange County California
The Chalice Unit. Univ. Church Poway California
U. U. Inland North County Fellowship San Diego California
Unit. Univ. Fellowship of Friends San Diego California
All Souls Unitarian Church San Juan Capo California
UU Fellowship of Leisure World Seal Beach California
UU Fellowship of Aspen Aspen Colorado
Darien-New Canaan Unit. Society New Canaan Connecticut
UU Fellowship of the Farmington Valley Simsbury Connecticut
Sojourner Truth Congregation of UUs Washington D.C.
U. U. Fellowship of South Dade Homestead Florida
Eastside UU Church Miami Florida
Thurman Hamer Ellington UU Fellowship & Ministry Atlanta Georgia
Rockwell Universalist Church Winder Georgia
Glenview Unitarian Fellowship Glenview Illinois
Panthea Pagan Fellowship, UUA Hoffman Estates Illinois
Universalist Church Waltonville Illinois
Sauk Trail Unit. Univ. Fellowship Crown Point Indiana
UUs of Northern Kentucky Lawrenceburg Indiana
UU Fellowship Johnson County Prairie Village Kansas
UU Church of Hopkinsville Hopkinsville Kentucky
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Ruston Louisiana
First Universalist Society Brownfield Maine
Seneca Valley U. U. Fellowship Gaithersburg Maryland
First Federated Church Beverly Massachusetts
First Parish Unitarian Church East Bridgewater Massachusetts
UUs of Lowell Lowell Massachusetts
First Parish UU Church in Saugus Saugus Massachusetts
U U Fellowship Northern Berkshire N Adams Massachusetts
Church of the United Community Roxbury Massachusetts
First Unitarian Church Stoneham Massachusetts
First Unitarian Church Ware Massachusetts
U. U. Fellowship of Saginaw Bridgeport Michigan
First Universalist Church Concord Michigan
Epiphany Community Church UU Fenton Michigan
First Unitarian Church Virginia Minnesota
Burruss Memorial Universalist Church Ellisville Mississippi
Universalist Church of Westbrook Concord New Hampshire
Community Church Dublin New Hampshire
Dorothea Dix U. U. Community Groveville New Jersey
U U Gloucester County Congregation Turnersville New Jersey
Unit. Univ. Fellowship of Burlington County Willingboro New Jersey
First Universalist Church Dexter New York
Hollis UU Congregation Flushing New York
Unitarian Universalist Church of Flushing Flushing New York
Universalist Church of the Messiah Fort Plain New York
First Universalist Church Henderson New York
Unitarian Universalist Church Lockport New York
Muttontown UU Fellowship Muttontown New York
First Univ. Church Schuyler Lake Schuyler Lake New York
U. U. Fellowship of Fayetteville Fayetteville North Carolina
First Unitarian Church Dayton Ohio
Miami Valley Unitarian Fellowship Dayton Ohio
U. U. Society Western Reserve Kirtland Ohio
Community UU Congregation Tulsa Oklahoma
Unit. Univ. Community of Cottage Grove Cottage Grove Oregon
Valley Community U. U. Fellowship Newberg Oregon
Atkinson Memorial Church (merged) Oregon City Oregon
Boones Ferry U. U. Congregation Oregon City Oregon
Unitarian Fellowship of Bucks County Fountainville Pennsylvania
Venango Unit. Univ. Fellowship Franklin Pennsylvania
First Universalist Church Woonsocket Rhode Island
Brookings Unit. Univ. Fellowship Brookings South Dakota
First U U Fellowship Hunt County Greenville Texas
Community UU Church San Antonio Texas
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship San Antonio Texas
The Old Brick Church East Montpelier Vermont
Jenkins Unit. Univ. Fellowship Chesterfield Virginia
Lewis Clark Unitarian Fellowship Clarkston Washington
UU Congregation of Grays Harbor Hoquiam Washington
Fork Ridge Universalist Church Moundsville West Virginia
UU Fellowship Buenos Aires
Tokyo Unitarian Fellowship Tokyo 106-0032