“We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.”

-Maya Angelou

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Congregational Covenant

In mutual love and grace, we journey together grounded in profound respect for a diversity of beliefs and ideas, sustained by service and shared ministry, enriched through collective spiritual deepening and a safe environment for all generations to thrive. Together we are more than we would ever be alone. Therefore we promise:

To practice radical hospitality;

  • We honor, respect, and celebrate the inherent worth and dignity of all beings.
  • We embrace diversity of culture, race, sexual identity, gender, differing abilities, and ages and stages of life.
  • We welcome all in love, warmth, and generosity as we nurture each other into our authentic selves.

To practice mindful communication;

  • We foster healthy relationships through honest, responsible, and direct communication, valuing humor and joy.
  • We express ourselves and set our boundaries with love and kindness while presuming one another’s good intentions.
  • We listen attentively, speak our truth with compassion, convey appreciation, practice forgiveness, and welcome ourselves and others back into covenant.

To practice active stewardship;

  • We assume individual and shared responsibility by generously supporting the congregation with our time, talents, and treasures.
  • We deepen and grow spiritually through involvement with the congregation and the wider community.
  • We stand on the side of love, engaged in the world through acts of witness, service, justice, and peace making.

Thus do we covenant with each other.