Contact your district
office for a free copy of "Drive Time Essays 3: Small Congregations," an audio
CD of short, spoken essays: offering big ideas, resources, and support for
smaller congregations! Preview
the content of Drive Time Essays Disc #3.
See the Small Congregations web pages of Northern New England District of the
Untiarian Universalist Association (UUA).
Big Ideas for
Small Congregations, a book by Jane Dwinell and Ellen
Email lists, newsletters, and new media for small congregations.
Here are some readings on realities and variables in small congregations for
leaders of those congregations.
The online edition of The
Congregational Handbook covers many topics of interest to members and
leaders of small congregations. From religious education to safety topics, from
how to run a meeting to how to find your collective vision for the future, these
and more are covered.
Resources for Church Staff and Volunteers, includes information on practical
matters of developing and running congregations from the perspective of various
church roles; links cover membership, staffing, benefits, religious education,
music, worship, and much more.
Resources List for Small
Congregations (PDF, 23 pages) is
an annotated list subdivided by topics.
Smaller congregations looking for a part-time minister can find out more
the UUA's guidelines
for holding a search (PDF) for part-time positions.
The UUA's WorshipWeb
has elements of worship services available on a range of topics.
The UUA offers curricula
and support for religious education and lifespan faith development in UU
For small groups that meet for worship and religious education the Church of the Larger Fellowship offers a
membership including resources to support these programs. These include
the Church on
Loan program; the complete worship services of Sundays Online; and
RE Express Plus, which
series of religious education lesson plans.
For more information contact smallcongregations @ uua.org.
This work is made possible by the generosity of individual donors and congregations.
Please consider making a donation today.
Last updated on Tuesday, April 26, 2011.
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