Just before the end of summer, there were two surveys we asked you to fill out—one on Worship and one on Church Life. Here are some interesting things we learned, and what we’re planning on doing with the information you shared.
137 people participated! Of those, 78% of people said they felt “connected” or “very connected” to the church and its mission during the pandemic.
85% of respondents said they watch our worship videos either weekly or a few times a month (with a similar amount having attended worship weekly or a few times a month before the pandemic). 39% of respondents have participated in online worship—and for those who responded “I haven’t been involved yet but I’d like to be” we’ll be passing along your names to the Worship & Music Committee! 86% of respondents watch worship “live” on Sunday mornings.
More than half of respondents said they’d be interested in a mid-week interactive worship service. We used that feedback to create our Wednesday Zoom Worship at 5:30 pm.
90% of respondents said they were part of a church group or activity pre-Covid, and of those folks, 74% said they’d been able to adapt their group to an online format. 61% said they felt satisfied with their online connections, with another 15% saying that online connections were necessary but not fulfilling the way in-person connections are. For folks who reported having trouble getting connected due to internet issues, or not having training, or lacking the right kind of device—we’re planning to reach out individually to help you connect.
36% of respondents are on a committee, action team, or on council—which means there are a lot of you who are missing out on a great way to be involved at UCUCC! We hope you’ll stop by the Good Works Fair in November to learn more about what our ministries are doing and what opportunities are available.
We also got great feedback about our various types of communications: Church & Home (print and digital), blogs, weekly emails of different types, regular small groups (like Prayer Circle and Bible Study), and our Facebook content. For those who answered “I don’t see this now, but I’d like to receive it” we’ll be following up to help you get connected.
And, for those of you who shared suggestions for the types of programs you’d be interested in participating in? That data has been passed along to our pastors and program staff. Your feedback helped encourage us to start the book groups on So You Want To Talk About Race this fall.
We also made sure to pass along the notes of gratitude and appreciation that many of you left as part of your survey responses. It was a great experience for our pastors and staff to read the kind thoughts that you shared. Thank you!