Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Episcopal Church Chose to Let this One Go

Don’t Lose any Sleep Over United Church of Christ Divestment

Mainstream Protestant churches no longer have the social power they once did; they probably never will again.  Yet, there are those who still operate as if we did and it seems a rather sad chimera.  That's one of sins of old age, I guess.

This places the UCC in proper international context:
Third and finally, the UCC is small and getting smaller, presently accounting for four-tenths of one percent of the adult U.S. population. Between 2000 and 2010, the UCC lost over 300,000 members, an astronomical loss for a group that, in fall 2014, put its membership at less than a million. Of those who remain, 67% are 50 or over.