Our Mission and Covenant
We, the members of the UUCLV, in accordance with the UUA Principles and Purposes, set before ourselves the following mission
- Awakening Spirit
- Connecting in Kindness
- Helping to Heal the World
In holding our relationships sacred, we the people of the Unitarian Universalist Church of the Lehigh Valley make promises about how we treat each other as we pursue our religious journey together. In this spirit, we affirm and covenant that –
We welcome and accept all who enter.
Greet all warmly
Treat our differences as opportunities for greater understanding
We communicate with kindness and respect.
Assume all have good intentions
Listen with an open mind
Disagree without criticism or judgment
We participate in our church community with generosity and good humor.
Freely share our time, talent, treasure and energy
Welcome others to join in our activities while honoring their right to decline
Honor all levels of service to the church
We work together to resolve conflicts.
Give people the benefit of the doubt
Stay engaged even in the midst of difficult issues
Assume responsibility for our own feelings and actions
Be slow to anger and quick to forgive
Gently call each other to account for hurtful behavior
We support each other in times of happiness and sorrow.
Recognize talents and nurture spiritual and personal growth
Be open to accept help and give help when needed
Practice gratitude and appreciation
Celebrate the joy of being together
Acknowledging that this covenant represents lofty goals toward which we strive, we empower one another to remind us when our actions fall short of our ideals.