In May 2007, seven congregations were selected from an applicant pool of forty-five to participate in a three-year demonstration project. The project began in September 2007 and concluded in June 2010. These congregations received three years of consultation from a Unitarian Universalist (UUA) stewardship consultant. Each congregation formed a Forward Through The Ages (FORTH) team and had access to three years of support from a professional stewardship consultant. This support included on-site visits, telephone conference calls, resource sharing, and e-mail exchanges. The seven consultants worked with their assigned congregation, helping to apply FORTH concepts to the congregations’ size and existing organizational structure. Each site was asked to submit an annual progress report to summarize their activities and accomplishments.
From these annual reports and interviews with the consultants and congregations, Congregational Stewardship Services has completed a thorough FORTH Report (PDF, 44 pages).
A brief excerpt from the report follows.
The seven congregations reported many significant achievements:
For more information contact congstewardship @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Friday, June 17, 2011.
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