2019 All Congregation Survey
Section 1 - PROGRAMS, STAFF AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
Guidelines: Please rate the performance of our congregation in the areas that you have experienced. For each of the qualities or skills listed, circle the number below that most reflects the performance of this church and how important this element is to you. Even if you leave a question blank, your other responses will be tabulated.

 
1.

INREACH: How are we doing? "NA" means that this area does not apply at all to you or this church.  A "0" means that this quality is completely absent. A rating of "5" means that, as a group, we do this very well.

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Sunday Morning Worship Experience
Music
Religious Exploration Program (Children & Youth)
Adult Faith Development Programs (Racism Workshops, New UU Program, etc.)
Siding with Love Task Force
Young Adult Mash-Up Group
Social Events and fellowship (Men's Group, Book Clubs, Women's Runaway Wkend, Dinners)
Climate of Inclusiveness
Pastoral Care (Parish Services Team)
Overall sense of community and fellowship
2.
INREACH: How important are these areas of the church to you? For each of the questions, "NA" means that it does not apply to you, a "0" means that this quality is not important to you. A rating of "5" means that this aspect is very important to you.
 N/A 
Sunday Morning Worship Experience
Music
Religious Exploration Program (Children & Youth)
Adult Faith Development Program
Side with Love Task Force
Young Adult Mash-Up
Social Events (Men's Group, Book Clubs, Women's Runaway Weekend, Dinners)
Climate of Inclusiveness
Pastoral Care (Parish Services Team)
Overall sense of community and fellowship
3.

OUTREACH: How are we doing? "NA" means that this area does not apply at all to you or this church.  A "0" means that this quality is completely absent. A rating of "5" means that, as a group, we do this very well.

 N/A 
Refugee Family Ministry
Homelessness Ministry (IHN/Hotel Grace)
Hunger Ministry (Food Pantry, Crop Walk)
Visibility within the larger community
Unitarian Universalist Association and Northeast Region (Clara Barton District)
4.
OUTREACH: How important are these areas of the church to you? For each of the questions, "NA" means that it does not apply to you, a "0" means that this quality is not important to you. A rating of "5" means that this aspect is very important to you.
 N/A 
Refugee Family Ministry
Homelessness Ministry (IHN, Hotel Grace)
Hunger Ministry (Food Pantry, Crop Walk)
Visibility within the larger community
Unitarian Universalist Association and Northeast Region (Clara Barton District)
5.

STAFF/ADMINISTRATION: How are we doing? "NA" means that this area does not apply at all to you or this church.  A "0" means that this quality is completely absent. A rating of "5" means that, as a group, we do this very well.

 N/A 
Professional Religious Leadership (Minister)
Professional Religious Leadership (Director of RE)
Professional Religious Leadership (Music Director)
Professional Religious Leadership (Affiliated Community Minister)
Bookkeeper
Office Administrator
Custodian
Board of Management
6.
STAFF/ADMINISTRATION: How important are these areas of the church to you? For each of the questions, "NA" means that it does not apply to you, a "0" means that this quality is not important to you. A rating of "5" means that this aspect is very important to you.
 N/A 
Professional Religious Leadership (Minister)
Professional Religious Leadership (Director of RE)
Professional Religious Leadership (Music Director)
Professional Religious Leadership (Affiliated Community Minister)
Bookkeeper
Office Administrator
Custodian
Board of Management
7.

FINANCES: How are we doing? "NA" means that this area does not apply at all to you or this church.  A "0" means that this quality is completely absent. A rating of "5" means that, as a group, we do this very well.

 N/A 
Stewardship Campaign (Pledge Drive)
Fiscal Transparency
Fund raising events (ie. yard sale, coffee house, Raising the Spirits)
Church Fiscal Sustainability
50/50 Collections
8.
FINANCES: How important are these areas of the church to you? For each of the questions, "NA" means that it does not apply to you, a "0" means that this quality is not important to you. A rating of "5" means that this aspect is very important to you.
 N/A 
Stewardship Campaign (Pledge Drive)
Fiscal transparency
Fund raising events (ie. yard sale, coffee house, Raising the Spirits)
Church Fiscal Sustainability
50/50 Collections
9.

BUILDINGS & GROUNDS / OVER ALL SATISFACTION: How are we doing? "NA" means that this area does not apply at all to you or this church.  A "0" means that this quality is completely absent. A rating of "5" means that, as a group, we do this very well.

 N/A 
Attractiveness of grounds
Cleanliness and orderliness of facility
Religious Exploration Program space
Facility ambiance
Facility functionality (ie. space usability)
Rate Your overall satisfaction with this church
10.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS/OVER ALL SATISFACTION: How important are these areas of the church to you? For each of the questions, "NA" means that it does not apply to you, a "0" means that this quality is not important to you. A rating of "5" means that this aspect is very important to you.
 N/A 
Attractiveness of grounds
Cleanliness and orderliness of facility
Religious Exploration Program Space
Facility ambiance
Facility functionality (ie. space unsability)
Rate your overall satisfaction with this church
11.

Section 1a- Programs, Staff and Your Experiences, Continued

 

Comments: Please provide any additional comments on those items referenced in questions 1-6 or other items not mentioned.

 

 

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12.

Section 2 - Strengths

Please list specific instances when you have been most proud, celebrated most, or spoken to others about this church in the past year.

 

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13.

Section 3 - Areas needing further strengthening


Please list, in priority order, specific areas you'd like to see improved at our church.


 

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14.

Section 4 - Challenges for the Church

 

Please list, in priority order, what are the challenges we as a congregation will face in the next 3-5 years? For example: membership growth)


 

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Section 5a - Mission  and Program Planning


Our Mission states: "The members and friends of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester covenant to be a congregation of love, hope and justice inspiring people to take on the challenges of a changing world." Thinking about the changing world, what challenges would you like to see the church take on? For example: climate change (Please list in priority order).



 

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Section 5b - Mission  and Program Planning

What can the church offer you as an individual or your family to assist you with challenges you will face in the next five years? For example: parenting support (Please list in priority order).



 

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Section 6 - Demographic Information

 

Please complete the following demographic information to assist the assessment process.

 
17.

What is your membership status?

Active Member
Active Non-Member
Inactive Member
Friend of the Congregation
18.

How many years have you been associated with this church?

0-3 years
4-7 years
8-11 years
12-15 years
16-19 years
20 + years
19.

How many years have you been a Unitarian Universalist?

0-3 years
4-7 years
8-11 years
12-15 years
16-19 years
20 + years
I am not a Unitarian Universalist
20.

In what religious tradition were you raised?

Unitarian Universalist
Protestant
Orthodox/Catholic
Jewish
Muslim
Buddhist
Hindu
Other  
21.

Highest level of education completed

Grade School
High School
Some College
College Graduate
Masters Degree
Doctoral Degree
22.

What is your age?

under 14
14-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
70-79
80 +
23.

Please mark all age-ranges of school age children currently living with you.

0-5 years old
6-13 years old
14-19 years old
I have no school age children living with me
24.

How many school age children in your household currently attend the UUCW religious education program?

 

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25.

Please indicate your gender

Male
Female
Transgender
Non-binary
Other  
26.

What is your marital status?

Single
Committed Relationship
Married
Seperated/Divorced
Widowed
Other  
27.

How many hours a week are you active in church affairs? (Including attendance @ services)

1 hour
2-3 hours
4-5 hours
More than 5 hours
28.

How often do you attend worship with this congregation? 

Regularly (2-4 x per month)
Occasionally (2-4 x per quarter)
Rarely (2-4 x per year)
29.

Which worship service do you attend most often?

Sunday Morning
Summer Services
Both
30.

How are you involved in church activities?  (Please mark all that apply)

Serve on a Committee/Board/Taskf-
orce
Attend a support group
Involved in Social Action Projects
Volunteer in Religious Education Prog. (ChildYouth/Adult)
Attend a social event
Sing in the choir
Other  
31.
How do you describe your religious/spiritual orientation? (Please mark all that apply.)
Unitarian Universalist
Agnostic
Atheist
Buddhist
Christian
Confucian
Earth-centered
HIndu
Humanist
Jewish
Native American
Muslim
Religious Naturalist
Spiritually eclectic
Theist
Wiccan
None
Other  

Thank you for your time and input. 

  

If this survey stimulated your opinions and you wish to talk with a member of the Committee on Ministry, please email or speak with any of the following:

 


Committee:
Ken Basye                     ken.basye@gmail.com
Steve Ober                    steven.p.ober@gmail.com
Sean Reynolds              seanedwardreynolds@gmail.com
Johanna Spencer          jss5126@yahoo.com
Karen Stephenson        stepheka@yahoo.com
Deb Zawielski               dzawielski@hotmail.com
  
Minister:
Rev. Aaron Payson       arpayson@charter.net