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Mission, Vision, Covenant & Bylaws

Our Mission:

Growing spiritually. Creating community. Striving for justice. Learning to love.

(adopted November 13, 2016)

 

Our Vision:

Growing spiritually.

We will support each person’s journey of spiritual growth.
We will meet the variety of spiritual needs and worship style preferences represented in our fellowship.
We will live our lives to reflect the UU principles and the UUFA covenant.

Creating community.

We will welcome all people, embrace diversity, and integrate everyone into our beloved community.
We will build relationships across our fellowship.
We will invest our time, talents, and money to the growth and vitality of the UUFA.
We will join together with the larger community to accomplish our goals.

Striving for justice.

We will build a climate for all types of justice within the UUFA.
We will be catalysts for change on all justice issues.

Learning to love.

We will practice listening to one another deeply and without judgment.
We will learn to love ourselves, each other, and the world.

(adopted December 10, 2017)

 

Our Covenant:

To deepen our connections with one another and to model compassionate and effective relationships for all those who seek our message of hope and commitment to justice, we adopt this covenant. We make this promise to live our Unitarian Universalist principles in our interactions with one another mindful of the larger mission and purpose of our religious community.

To value the inherent worth and dignity of every person, we strive to

  • Listen deeply and check our understandings
  • Make space for our diverse backgrounds, needs, gifts and passions

To enhance the possibilities of justice, equality and compassion in human relations, we strive to

  • Speak from our best intentions and assume the good intentions of others
  • Communicate directly with people when disagreements arise
  • Voice our appreciation generously
  • Speak compassionately to and about one another

To accept one another and encourage spiritual growth, we strive to

  • Interact with others as they are, not as we imagine them to be
  • Be patient and forgiving with one another and with ourselves
  • Give help and ask for help as we need it
  • Remember our principles whenever we gather together

To support the right of conscience and honor the democratic process, we strive to

  • Bring our good ideas and generous spirits to our community
  • Respect one another
  • Honor our decision-making processes

Aware that our joy is more joyful, our tears more healing, our service more effective, our laughter more real and our interdependence more vivid when shared in loving community, we strive to honor the spirit of this covenant in our relationships within this religious community and with the wider world.

(adopted May 6, 2012)

 

Our Bylaws:

The UUFA bylaws were most recently amended and adopted on December 10, 2017.  They can be found here.

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