“The folks that participate — most had given up on church. It was dead to them,” Griffin said. “So Downtown Disciples is about new life. We feel like we are resurrecting church for whatever reasons they are estranged from church. We are Easter every day around here.”

“The folks that participate — most had given up on church. It was dead to them,” Griffin said. “So Downtown Disciples is about new life. We feel like we are resurrecting church for whatever reasons they are estranged from church. We are Easter every day around here.”
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“Foothills Unitarian has seen a couple dozen visitors each Sunday, she said. Against the backdrop narrative of declining church attendance, she called it “an astounding growth rate.” According to the Pew Research Center, the number of religiously unaffiliated adults in the United States jumped from 16 percent to almost 23 percent between 2007 and 2014, when weekly church attendance dropped from 39.5 percent to 35.7 percent.”

“Foothills Unitarian has seen a couple dozen visitors each Sunday, she said.

Against the backdrop narrative of declining church attendance, she called it “an astounding growth rate.” According to the Pew Research Center, the number of religiously unaffiliated adults in the United States jumped from 16 percent to almost 23 percent between 2007 and 2014, when weekly church attendance dropped from 39.5 percent to 35.7 percent.”
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