UCG has been sending out glowing reports from its latest Elders conference that everything is all peachy-keen in the land of Oz. UCG members and those no longer part of the UCG know that this is not necessarily true. More are leaving UCG than are being drawn into full membership.
Prophet Malm has this up today about the discrepancy in UCG numbers:
To quote Roy Holladay from the GCE conference report: This past year, “our Holy Day attendance was over 8,000 in both the latter festivals of 2013 and the first festivals of 2014.” it still represents a drop in attendance.So where are they going? To COGWA? To Bitter Bob's personality cult? UCG members. like most all COG members laugh at Bitter Bob's little group and have no interest.
RECENT POST COGWA SPLIT FIGURES
2011 worldwide Feast attendance was 12,800.
2012 The total attendance for all Feast sites sponsored by the United Church of God for 2012 was 12,763.
Now consider that an attendance of 8,000 is about 4,000 below previous Feast attendance figures, and if that does not include international; it is still a drop.
At least a thousand [perhaps more; some being replaced by baptizing new folks with no spiritual understanding] have left over the past winter and a few are going to COGWA because of family or friends, many are going to LCG because LCG is the only alternative; and many are standing alone and turning back to God with a whole heart.
Let me be clear here; even if attendance increased above eight thousand for Pentecost, it will still be well below the Feast attendance in the years 2011 to 2013.