Next month, UUFCO will be featured in UU WORLD, our national association’s magazine. We are one of this year’s four ‘breakthrough congregations,’ recognizing the congregation’s initiative and commitment to ‘break through’ inherent obstacles to numerical growth. The award was based on the growth that happened before we moved into the new home. In organizational development terms, such growth means a shift from a pastoral-sized to a program-sized congregation. We are still very much in this transition, with another breath-taking rate of growth this past year.
Originally to be featured in last November’s issue, we asked for a deferral. The leadership felt all our energy was being absorbed in settling ourselves into a new church year and getting our feet under us in the new building, not enough extra to handle any extra attention once the article was published.