Small UU Congregations: How Are They Faring and What Are Their Prospects?

Hybrid service – in person and online via Zoom

Speaker: Reverend Phillip Lund

Like other religious institutions, UU congregations continue to face challenges. Reverend Lund will talk specifically about the smaller UU congregations, the nature of challenges they face, what innovations they have implemented to work out those issues, and what prospects they have for thriving in the next five years or so. He will also touch on the implications of the current Article II bylaws revision work at UUA on smaller congregations.

Phillip Lund has twenty years experience serving congregations in the areas of faith formation and spiritual growth, first as a religious educator in Bloomington, Indiana, New York City, and Chicago, Illinois, and most recently as a congregational life consultant working for the MidAmerica Region of the Unitarian Universalist Association. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago and a certificate in InterSpiritual Counseling from One Spirit Learning Alliance in New York. In 2013 Phil was named the Fahs Fellow for Innovation in Technology by the Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard.

He currently lives in Saint Paul with his wife, Julia, and their son, Henry David.