So much focus at the UUA level and the District level seems to be focused on growth, but I don’t know why.
I understand that more numbers mean more money. Money buys staff and influence but we are a unique, if small, religion. We offer what many faiths don’t: a safe place with a diverse group of members.
Our Fellowship has just about doubled in size in the last ten years. This has allowed us to quadruple our activities outside ourselves. It has given us the ability to double the size of the property we own, too. So many Social Justice activities are going on that it is hard to keep up sometimes.
Growth in and of itself is meaningless. It’s what you do with the growth that’s important.