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.