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Unitarian Universalist (UU) congregations with fewer than 150 members are considered "small" in our faith community. If your congregation is in this category, you probably know well that the needs of congregations of 10, 25, 50, 75, 100 and 150 are very different.
The following resources contain the answers to the most frequently asked questions I've received. Please feel free to contact me or your District Staff for more information and resources. For each of the categories below consider contacting your District Staff person for support and perhaps to benefit from what other congregations in your region have learned.
Thank you for holding up the light of Unitarian Universalism in your community. Though some of us are isolated in distant communities, together we work to nurture our minds and hearts, to serve and to transform our world.
You might find it helpful to subscribe to one of the email lists available. These lists provide exchanges of ideas with leaders in similar situations.
If you are looking for general information about a wide variety of issues connected to being a small UU congregation try:
Conflict is part of congregational life because we carry different needs, life experiences, and personalities into our faith communities. Learning how to be in conflict is part of our transformational work. Four particularly helpful resources include:
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Last updated on Friday, December 14, 2012.
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