Thursday, July 2, 2009

Birth of BUUF - What's the potential?

Three members of the Brockport Unitarian Universalist Fellowship went to Barneveld, NY on Saturday, November 1, 2008 to attend the workshop on "Big Ideas For Small Churches". The question came up about how many people live within 25 miles of Brockport? The estimated answer is 150,000.

According to the Pew Research on Religious Affiliation in 2008, 0.3% of the population in the United States idenfifies itself as Unitarian Universalist. That would mean there could be as many as 450 UUs within the reach of BUUF. This does not count people who identify themselves as "liberal" who might find Unitarian Universalism attractive to them.

Could the Brockport Unitarian Universalist Fellowship develop a membership of 100 people in the next 3 years? What would it take?

This is article #5 in a series on Birth Of A Congregation.

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