We covenant to be a community of God's people
-- Drawn together by our common faith in Jesus the Christ
-- Sustained by God's grace and love
-- Committed to a personal search for God.
We covenant to be a learning community of faith
-- Young and old
-- That seeks to understand the roots of our heritage,
the guides from other traditions and
the emerging truth from our present experience.
We covenant to be a supporting church family
-- To nourish each other
-- To listen and respond to each other's needs
-- To share our resources, talents and skills
-- To celebrate the richness of our church family and
of the gifts of God to us.
We covenant to be open and affirming
-- Of ourselves as God accepts us,
-- Of all people as God accepts us all,
-- Of our ordinariness and uniqueness,
in our personal struggle to find God.
-- Of our sexual orientation,
-- Of our different physical, mental and emotional abilities.
We covenant to be good stewards of God's creation
-- Healers and anointers of Christ's body, the earth and all life
-- Caretakers of our body, mind and spirit
-- Tithers of our time, talent and treasure
-- Proclaimers of God's care and love by
witnessing in the community
-- Actors toward justice and peace for all God's people
-- Supporters and celebrators of individual efforts
no matter how small.
(Adopted November, 1978, Revised 1985, 2005)