Rather than a simple mission, we choose to align all we do in accordance with the following vision, covenant and principles for our fellowship and the world:
UUFSD Vision Statement
Inspired by our Unitarian Universalist principles, we are a vibrant, intentionally diverse congregation that models and promotes both locally and globally: love, spiritual growth, service, right relations and sustainable living.
The Principles of the Unitarian Universalist Association
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote the following seven principles:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations.
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations.
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large.
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
Covenant of Right Relations
As we walk this spiritual path together, we are mindful of our common need to love and be loved, to support and be supported, to listen and be heard, and to forgive and be forgiven. Therefore, we strive to build a religious community dedicated to communicating directly, respectfully, patiently and lovingly. We strive to be kind to each other and to establish a place of trust and safety. We welcome and respect differences of opinion. When conflict arises we seek clarity and listen more than we speak. Mindful of our own assumptions, we work to achieve reconciliation when we disagree. When the inevitable challenges come in our interactions we will stay in community and reaffirm the values that brought us together.
UUFSD Procedure for Addressing and Resolving Conflicts and Concerns
It is important for any healthy community to have a process for reconciling conflict and expressing concerns. The form below was crafted after reviewing the research and implementation of conflict resolution processes at other UU congregations. The UUFSD Transition Team promises to keep your submission private, unless otherwise agreed upon by you. In keeping with right relations, we ask that you do not submit anonymously.
Click HERE to download the Conflict and Concern Resolution Request Form. Please put the completed form in a sealed envelope and place it in the Transition Team mailbox in the Fellowship office. If you prefer, you may hand your completed form to any Transition Team member. The Transition Team consists of Caroline Demar, Roger Harmon, Steve Bartram, Dave Masser Frye, Linda Pratt, Robin Mitchell and Eli Snider.