Our Covenant and Mission
We pledge to seek unity in our diversity, to welcome and respect divergent opinions and beliefs, to listen to one another with open hearts and minds, to acknowledge our own shortcomings and be quick to forgive them in others, and to focus on our mission:
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:
The inherent worth and dignity of every person
Justice, equality, and compassion in human relations
Acceptance of one another and encouragement for spiritual growth
A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
Freedom of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our Congregation and in society at large
The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part
Our Eighth Principle (adopted by our congregation on Feb 26, 2023)
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
At a special congregational meeting on February 26, 2023, Unitarian Universalist Congregation Santa Rosa voted to adopt the 8th Principle, committing to the work of dismantling White Supremacy and bringing an end to racism and oppression.
We are committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression efforts, and to be actively engaged in the pursuit of a just and equitable society within and beyond its walls. These efforts include educational programs and discussions, incorporation of the 8th Principle into our worship service and religious education of children and youth, and much more.
Through opportunities for service, we empower one another, nourish our souls and deepen our connections with each other and beyond.
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.
To live as fully as possible our Unitarian Universalist Principles and to nurture a liberal religious community in Sonoma County.