Love is the doctrine of this congregation
The quest for truth is our sacrament
And service is our prayer.
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To share our strength in fellowship,
Thus do we covenant.
COVENANT OF RIGHT RELATIONS
I am committed to the role our congregation plays in my religious exploration, and I respect the shared ministry of each congregant, staff member, and our called minister, therefore:
I donate my talents, efforts, and financial support;
I assume everyone’s good motives by emphasizing the positive in each encounter;
I create a safe haven by listening to what others say;
I welcome sentiments, beliefs, and feelings different from my own;
I state my own views with directness and humility.
I know conflict among us is inevitable and manageable, therefore:
I recognize that we each have limited time, ability, and energy;
I take my concern, anger, and hurt directly to those involved;
I say of another only what I would say to him or her;
I support those who take leader positions;
I accept leadership when called and guide with love, warmth, and humor;
I remember to thank others for their contributions.
I know our practice of this covenant may be imperfect, and I am committed to our religious community living up to its aspirations, therefore:
I welcome others’ reminders to me, and I use kindness when I remind others of what we here vow.
Thus do I covenant.