our mission and our Covenant
Inspired by love, our mission is
to seek our true nature, connect openly and deeply,
and act for justice.
The above mission statement was adopted by democratic vote in 2014. The mission is short, but it challenges us to live authentically and honestly, to build a welcoming community, and to work hard to better this world. All with love at the center of our work.
Unitarian Universalism is a covenantal, non-creedal religion-- a community that is committed to working and worshiping with each other in ways that foster our growth as individuals and as a community. We journey together bound in the interdependent web of existence.
We, the members of the UU Congregation of the Hudson Valley, affirm and covenant to:
listen actively and respectfully
be accepting of all voices
seek full and equitable participation
use language of kindness
assume positive intent
approach conflict directly and work toward a mutually acceptable resolution through honest interaction and compromise
express gratitude for the efforts of others
honor each other's personal journeys
To create an atmosphere of trust and safety, we agree to call each other back into covenant when necessary and to forgive ourselves and others.
The above covenant was adopted by democratic vote in 2018.