As a congregation we make certain promises to each other, these promises are known as covenants.
This is the covenant that we recite together every Sunday in worship.
Love is the spirit of this church and service its law.
This is our great covenant:
To dwell together in peace,
To seek the truth in love, and
To help one another.
Covenant of Right Relations
This Covenant Right Relations was adopted at Annual Meeting May 21, 2006 and re-approved by our congregation at the Annual Meeting on May 21, 2016 in celebration of its ten year anniversary to guide our community interactions and insure we show each other the respect that is appropriate for our loving community.
As love is the spirit of our congregation,
as best as I am able, acknowledging our human frailties with compassion,
To be open, honest, attentive, and compassionate to all;
To honor our diverse viewpoints;
To listen with an open heart;
To speak respectfully and compassionately
of those present and not present;
To deal directly with others to resolve conflict;
To explore and accept my responsibility in conflict;
To look for the good intentions of others;
To be patient and gracious;
To seek common ground;
To forgive and to accept forgiveness;
To ask for help when I need it and to give help as I am able;
To show appreciation.