I’d like to see this in action

I was scoping out some Unitarian Universalist churches in cities we might consider moving (years from now) and I found this statement on the website

No matter what beliefs you hold, you will feel right at home with us.

Hmm. That must be a pretty amazing church.  I don’t want to make fun of this or read more into it, since I think it is probably a well-intentioned effort by a volunteer making the webpage, but one could speculate that this is often one of the challenges with UU churches – this idea that is is possible to be all things to all people.  And, may I just note that all the churches I am scoping out DO NOT INDICATE HOW BIG THEY ARE. It is such a difference if you have 25, 75, 100, or 200 on a Sunday morning. But usually the “about us” section is the history of the church.  Not actual current information. Again, that could be over-interpreted to say something about how too many UU churches (or UU institutions in general) focus a bit too much on the past and all our wonderful accomplishments in history. But, really I think people just don’t think enough about webpages and that is all the interpretation necessary.

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One Response to I’d like to see this in action

  1. StevenR says:

    “Again, that could be over-interpreted to say something about how too many UU churches (or UU institutions in general) focus a bit too much on the past and all our wonderful accomplishments in history.”

    yes, that would be way over-interpretation; as UU websites generally have much LESS history than other religious congregation / denomination websites. That seems to be true, even if you include our love of historical celebrity lists as actual history. There aren’t many congregations of any type without a history of their congregation on their website.
    I just looked at 6 Baptist Churches websites (churches in my area), NONE of them listed how many attended – all of them (even the youngest) mentioned their history. So this certainly isnt limited to UUs.

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