Please plan to take about 10-20 minutes to complete this survey

There are several open-ended questions that may require some serious thought before providing an answer.

* 1. What is your affiliation with Eliot Chapel?

* 2. How long have you been associated with the congregation?

* 3. What is your age range?

* 4. I have children in this/these level(s) of Religious Education (check all that apply):

* 5. What was your most recent prior religious affiliation?

* 6. During the last year, approximately how often have you attended church on Sunday morning, either as an attendee or as a Religious Education teacher?

  9:30am Service 11:00am Service
3 or more times per month
1 or 2 times per month
Every few months
Rarely Never

* 7. How long have you been a Unitarian Universalist?

* 8. How much is your affiliation with this congregation and/or Unitarian Universalism a source of comfort for you?

* 9. What is your gender identity?

* 10. What is your sexual orientation?

* 11. What is your current marital status?

* 12. Is your spouse/partner affiliated with the congregation?

* 13. What is your ethnic/racial background?

  Primary ethnicity Other ethnicities
African American/Black American
Indian/Alaska Native
Asian
Hispanic/Latino
Pacific Islander
White (not of Hispanic origin)

* 14. What formal education have you completed? (Check highest level)

Programs at Eliot Chapel are intended to help us achieve our stated Ends (goals).  As to each of our five End Statements, please answer the following five questions with this in mind:

* 15. The people of Eliot Unitarian Chapel of all ages and walks of life will care for and connect with one another within our shared covenant, even when it is uncomfortable.

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
This End Statement is an important goal for Eliot
Eliot has made progress toward this End

* 16. The people of Eliot Unitarian Chapel of all ages and walks of life will achieve greater spiritual maturity.

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
This End Statement is an important goal for Eliot
Eliot has made progress toward this End

* 17. The people of Eliot Unitarian Chapel of all ages and walks of life will deepen our Unitarian Universalist identity.

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
This End Statement is an important goal for Eliot
Eliot has made progress toward this End

* 18. The people of Eliot Unitarian Chapel of all ages and walks of life will nurture leadership and service in all.

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
This End Statement is an important goal for Eliot
Eliot has made progress toward this End

* 19. The people of Eliot Unitarian Chapel of all ages and walks of life will create a more just society, further dismantle racism, and improve the environment.

  Strongly agree Agree Neither agree nor disagree Disagree Strongly disagree
This End Statement is an important goal for Eliot
Eliot has made progress toward this End

* 20. How important are each of the following in your decision to CONTINUE to attend Eliot?

  Extremely important Very important Somewhat important Not important
Adult religious education
Bergfried
Campus/setting
Celebrating common values
Children's religious education
Choir
Community
Denominational involvement
Family
Fellowship
LGBTA concerns
Intellectual stimulation
Meditation/Prayer
Men's groups
Minister
Music/Aesthetic appeal
Social action/Service activities
Spiritual growth
Unitarian Universalist beliefs
Women's groups
Worship
Youth groups
Young adult groups

* 21. How often have you participated in each of the following activities in the past year?

  Weekly Monthly 2-3 times per year less than 3 times per year Never
Adult religious education
Bergfried events
Board of Trustees
All reads
Children's religious education activities
Choir/Other music performance
Committee or task force
Denominational meetings or workshops
Fundraising
Musical events
Neighborhood meetings
Service as congregational leader
Social action/Service activities
Social activities
Sunday coffee hour
Sunday services (as usher, greeter, etc)
Sunday services as leader
Sunday services as participant
Support groups
Teen social activities

* 22. Which of the following reasons for attending worship services are important to you?

* 23. What is the one main thing you would like to see our church achieve in the next 3 to 5 years?

* 24. What are your personal feelings about enlarging our building?

* 25. How important to you are the following specific items that may be part of a Sunday worship service?

  Extremely important Very important Somewhat important Not important
Celebrating religious holidays
Chalice lightings
Child dedications
Children's story
Choir
Coffee hour
Instrumental music
Lay participation
Meditation
Multicultural sensitivity
Prayer
Readings
Reciting congregational covenant
Responsive readings
Sermon
Singing of hymns

* 26. How can we make worship more interactive?

* 27. What would encourage you to attend worship more frequently?

* 28. How important to you are these Sunday worship service objectives?

  Extremely important Very important Somewhat important Not important
Build community
Help us understand ourselves better; self-reflection
Inspire reverence and awe
Promote a supportive environment for developing and sharing feelings and beliefs
Show new paths for growth and change
Spur individual action for change
Spur collective action for change
Learn and grow on the path of social justice

* 29. What specific topics would you like to see explored in sermons and in worship? Please name three if possible.

* 30. Thinking back to a time when you faced challenges that you shared with the congregation, to what extent did the congregation reach out and offer support to you?

* 31. What was your total gross family/household income before taxes last year?

* 32. What is your current family/household pledge calculated annually--- whether you pledge as individuals or as a family? (Enter "0" if you did not pledge)

* 33. What other organizations received significant donations from your household last year?

* 34. What are the main things you would like the congregation to accomplish or get involved in within the next three to five years?

* 35. What current problems/issues concern you at Eliot?

* 36. What problems/issues are likely to be pressing at Eliot in five years?

* 37. On a scale between the following two values, slide the dot towards the value you view more favorably.

Tradition
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* 38. On a scale between the following two values, slide the dot towards the value you view more favorably.

Inward focus
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* 39. On a scale between the following two values, slide the dot towards the value you view more favorably.

Individualist
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* 40. On a scale between the following two values, slide the dot towards the value you view more favorably.

Nurture
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* 41. On a scale between the following two values, slide the dot towards the value you view more favorably.

Exceptional
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* 42. On a scale between the following two values, slide the dot towards the value you view more favorably.

Countryside, woods, nature
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* 43. On a scale between the following two values, slide the dot towards the value you view more favorably.

Anti-religious
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* 44. On a scale between the following two values, slide the dot towards the value you view more favorably.

Anti-authoritarian, mistrustful
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* 45. On a scale between the following two values, slide the dot towards the value you view more favorably.

Eliot Chapel as a social club
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