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Graphs and Data for the Diocese of Newark from 1990-2004



In the fourteen years from  1990-2004, the Diocese of Newark lost 11
congregations (8.5%). 
 
Baptized members dropped 19.4%.  
 
Confirmed communicants dropped 2.8%.
 
Average Sunday Attendance declined 13.8%.  (data only for 1992-2004) 
 
Pupils in Sunday School dropped 21.4%.  
 
Baptisms of children dropped 27.3%, of adults by 16.8%.  
 
Confirmations of children dropped 36.3%, of adults by 37.5%.  
 
Receptions from other faith communities dropped 43.4%.  
 
Marriages dropped by 46.1%.  
 
Burials dropped 41%
 
You can see the data by year, with graphs for each category, at
http://www.andromeda.rutgers.edu/~lcrew/dioscore.html
 
On January 28-29, our diocesan convention will focus on
Congregational Development.   Let those who have ears to hear, hear
what the Spirit is saying to this church.
 
Louie Crew, convention deputy from Grace/Newark.  Clerk of the
Vestry.
 




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