PRAIRIE STAR DISTRICT ARCHIVES

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PSD Gold Star Congregations

What was a Gold Star Congregation?

Gold Star congregations were those that grew in numbers every year for the last three years and had either the highest percentage growth of District congregations or the highest absolute number of new members over three years.

At the Annual Conference, there were large gold stars attached to their banners on display. Members of these congregations had gold stars on their name badges.

Gold Star Congregations 2008

Iowa

First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, Iowa, grew 25% by adding 79 members
UU Fellowship of Dubuque, Iowa, grew 35% by adding 12 members

Kansas

Shawnee Mission UU Church, Overland Park, Kansas, grew 34% by adding 85 members

Minnesota

White Bear UU Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota, grew 22% by adding 110 members
UU Fellowship of Mankato, Minnesota, grew 61% by adding 38 members
First UU Church, Rochester, Minnesota, grew 11% by adding 42 members

Missouri

All Souls UU Church, Kansas City, Missouri, grew 34% by adding 145 members

Wisconsin

UU Society of River Falls, Wisconsin, grew 54% by adding 28 members
UU Fellowship of La Crosse, Wisconsin, grew 35% by adding 24 members

 

Gold Star Congregations 2009

Iowa

First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, Iowa grew 13% by adding 45 members

Kansas

Unitarian Fellowship, Lawrence, Kansas grew 6% by adding 9 members

Minnesota

White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota grew 10% by adding 58 members
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Mankato, Minnesota grew 40% by adding 32 members
First Unitarian Universalist Church, Rochester, Minnesota grew 11% by adding 42 members

Missouri

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, Kansas City, Missouri grew 32% by adding 146 members

Wisconsin

Unitarian Universalist Society of River Falls, Wisconsin grew 46% by adding 26 members
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of La Crosse, Wisconsin grew 22% by adding 18 members
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Eau Claire, Wisconsin grew 16% by adding 24 members
Unitarian Society, Menomonie, Wisconsin grew 25% by adding 7 members

Gold Star Congregations 2010

Iowa

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Ames, Iowa grew 13% by adding 35 members
Unitarian Universalist Society of Black Hawk County, Cedar Falls, Iowa grew 26% by adding 32 members
First Unitarian Church, Des Moines, Iowa grew 3% by adding 13 members

Kansas

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Topeka, KS grew 53% by adding 64 members
Unitarian Fellowship, Lawrence, KS grew 7% by adding 10 members

Minnesota

White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota grew 12% by adding 71 members
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Mankato, Minnesota grew 31% by adding 28 members
Unitarian Universalist Church of Minnetonka, Wayzata, Minnesota grew 12% by adding 22 members
Michael Servetus Unitarian Society, Fridley, Minnesota grew 22% by adding 17 members
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Northfield, Minnesota grew 33% by adding 13 members
Unitarian Church, Underwood, Minnesota grew 25% by adding 10 members

Wisconsin

Unitarian Universalist Society, River Falls, Wisconsin grew 26% by adding 18 members

Gold Star Congregations 2011

Kansas

Unitarian Fellowship, Lawrence, KS grew 14% by adding 22 members
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Salina, KS grew 36% by adding 13 members

Minnesota

White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church, Mahtomedi, Minnesota grew 13% by adding 78 members
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, Mankato, Minnesota grew 27% by adding 27 members

Wisconsin

Unitarian Universalist Society, River Falls, Wisconsin grew 25% by adding 20 members