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Welcoming All

Welcoming All: Community Conversations 

With the restoration of Unity Temple underway in 2016, we returned our focus to our values and mission.  Following a World Café, Daring to Dream Sessions, and Board of Trustees Retreat a new statement of values, mission, and goals was developed and approved by the congregation. 

OUR VALUES

Connection + Transformation
+ Justice + Acceptance

OUR MISSION

  • Welcoming All
  • Inspiring Compassion
  • Nurturing Wonder
  • Serving Community

OUR ENDS STATEMENTS (Goals)

WELCOMING ALL

  • We foster a culture of radical hospitality.
  • We build relationships with people across boundaries of race, class, and other identities that divide us.

INSPIRING COMPASSION

  • We cultivate caring communities for one another.
  • We bear witness to love and pain in the world, and respond, individually and collectively, with acts of compassion.

NURTURING WONDER

  • We nurture and celebrate a sense of wonder within everyone.
  • We create opportunities for spiritual deepening, questioning, and growth.

SERVING COMMUNITY

  • We act in partnership for justice.
  • We live our faith in service.

Now we begin the spiritual work of living into our mission, starting with deeply reflective community conversations around "Welcoming All."

Because we work best when we explore our values together, we invite members and friends to join us for three special community conversations over the next year as we continue our journey of exploration to discover how to better "welcome all" and widen our circle of belonging.

Community Conversation Schedule 2019-2020

  • Saturday, September 28 from 9:00-12:00pm 
  • Sunday, September 29 from 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Saturday, January 25 from 9:00-12:00 pm
  • Sunday, January 26 from 3:00-5:00 pm
  • Saturday, May 9 from 9:00-12:00 pm

The September sessions might be over, but this is just the beginning. Stay tuned for next steps, recap and details about the January 25th and 26th sessions.

Questions may be directed to [email protected]