The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County is an inclusive community for spiritual exploration, dedicated to social and environmental justice.
The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Wayne County is a nurturing community offering a safe harbor of love and respect to provide opportunities and resources to:
- Affirm and celebrate diversity.
- Grow personally and spiritually.
- Provide dignity and justice within the greater community.
our covenant of mutual respect
Because we as Unitarian Universalists intend to live the words of our Principles, we covenant together to:
- Respect in our speech and actions those persons within the Fellowship with differing opinions, always assuming that someone present disagrees.
- Recognize that interpersonal conflict can be a positive force for constructive change.
- Take individual responsibility for the shared stewardship of our community, its facilities and resources.
- Communicate openly, to listen to each other, and to make the effort to be informed about Fellowship matters.
- Maintain as sacred the worship hour for healing and sanctuary.
There are seven principles which we (and all Unitarian Universalist congregations) affirm and promote:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person.
- Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations.
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our Fellowship.
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process in our Fellowship and in society at large.
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all.
- The respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.
The living tradition which we (and all Unitarian Universalist congregations) share draws from many sources:
- Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life.
- Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and the transforming power of love.
- Wisdom from the world’s religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life.
- Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God’s love by loving our neighbors as ourselves.
- Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit.
- Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.