April - May 2007
May 1, 2007
*The UCC's 2007 finish among the 25 largest U.S. Christian denominations. The UCC's 21st-place rank remained unchanged for four years in a row despite a 3.28 percent membership loss last year.
Six denominations reported an increase in membership in 2006, while eight reported a decrease. Eleven denominations failed to report at all or reported the same numbers as previous years, suggesting the ranking may be the best thing going, but not completely accurate.
Source: NCC Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches
Rev. J. Bennett Guess
Office of the Executive Minister
Local Church Ministries
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