Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rev Morales: Churches or Movement?


Surprised there's not more talk of this on the UU blogosphere or Facebook.

It's a talk way over due.

Where have you been Rev Morales? A bit like King Richard, off fighting the crusade in Arizona while we Peasants toiled in the Congregations; harassed by that ruthless King John known as the great recession.

This epistle, from a man I voted for in hopes of a plan to grow our Churches a bit, must be the prelude to another set of dismal membership numbers

My Church just started it's kick-off for our pledge drive. A father testified yesterday about searching for a spiritual home during his son's severe illness. It was powerful stuff.  He left me proud of our Church and the work so many members do, to be just the place this father and mother were searching for. Yeah, we'll pledge for this.

They could only have found this at a Church. Sojourners (or any movement) can't provide a Spiritual Home in the way a Congregation does.

I have hopes for technology, but sadly, Rev Morales's vision here is doomed. I'm not sure it's even going to spark the discussion and reformation the UUA desperately needs.

2 comments:

Robin Edgar said...

:This epistle must be the prelude to another set of dismal membership numbers from a man I voted for in hopes of a plan to grow our Churches a bit.

During the election I repeatedly asked Rev. Morales to outline his long term plan for transforming Unitarian Universalism from "a tiny, declining, fringe religion" into "*the* religion for our time"as per his campaign slogan.

He always balked. . .

He probably has never had any realistic plan to achieve his claimed goal.

paul roche said...

agreed, at GA candidate forum my question got asked, which was what is his vision for making UU more welcoming to political moderates. He never answered the question. I had hoped he had a real plan...