Our Working Covenant

   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)