First Unitarian Church of Cincinnati Congregational Covenant

I commit to build our Beloved Community –

  • To hold myself accountable to the values of Unitarian Universalism,
  • To love and respect all creation,
  • To listen with an open mind, and work for justice and inclusion,
  • To have courage to change,
  • To accept the rights and responsibilities of myself and others,
  • I humbly covenant with you so that together we can do what I cannot do alone.

Living Our Covenant

  • Be courteous and respectful to all – those in leadership positions, fellow members, visitors, and staff.
  • Participate in the life of the church where and when possible.
  • Seek accurate information.
  • Listen to and acknowledge all perspectives with the goal of understanding.
  • Resolve conflicts at the lowest level.
  • Make room for “oopses” and “ouches.” (“Ouch, you’ve said/done something hurtful although you might not have realized it.” “Oops, I want to repair something I said/did that I’ve realized might have a hurtful impact even though I never intended that.”)
  • Forgive yourself and others. Make amends.
  • Accept and follow church Bylaws created by Congregational vote and policies and procedures established by the Board.