First Unitarian Church is a sanctuary, a sacred space, and a safe space for all who enter.
It is not only the architecture that makes it sacred or safe; it is the community within that makes it so.
Accordingly, we who enter these walls promise:
- To treat all people in ways that acknowledge their value and to refrain from treating them in ways that do not.
- To be mindful that there are differences among us and to act and speak with kindness and respect.
- To choose our inquiries and voice our opinions with responsible attention to our church's seven principles, its commitments, and the diversity of our members.
- To abide by our church's established policies and if we disagree with them, either accept them or try to change them through the democratic process.
- To respect each other's spiritual journeys.
- To keep the controversies that arise among us in perspective and to endeavor in good faith to resolve these issues equitably and compassionately.
- To acknowledge that none of us is perfect and that we need each other.
The congregation of First Unitarian Church formally adopted this Behavioral Covenant at our Annual Meeting on May 20, 2012. This Behavioral Covenant is part of our Right Relations Policy. If you believe we have not followed our behavior covenant, please file a grievance so we can continue to be a welcoming congregation.