Ministry Team Mission Statement: Our mission is to support ministry of the church, ministry to the church, and ministry in the church.
OF the church: Ensuring that CUUB is following its mission and aligned with its values.
TO the church: Supporting the Minister's work by functioning as a sounding board and through feedback.
IN the church: Recognizing conflict and connection and promoting right relationships.
Draft Congregational Covenant: The Ministry Team has taken your words from recent workshops and woven them into a draft covenant that we hope captures our values and expresses how we want to be in community as members of this congregation.
Draft Covenant 2023:
The foundation of our congregation is love, inclusiveness, and creating a sanctuary that offers grace with humility and forgiveness. We promise:
To honor our individual spiritual paths, our interconnectedness, and our shared UU values;
To foster an intergenerational, welcoming community where all are respected, heard, and affirmed;
To extend grace to ourselves and each other while accepting responsibility for our words and actions;
To protect free expression and curiosity while communicating with compassion;
To respect our Bylaws and Rules which assist us in working in a community of diverse opinions and beliefs;
To cherish the well-being of the congregation above our personal preferences.
To serve as we are able to build the Beloved Community that co-creates justice and equality for all, within and beyond our walls.
Next steps will be coming soon!
The Congregational Ministry Team is appointed by the CUUB Board and Minister.
Our members are:
Minister (ex officio member)
Terry Chinn, Chair
When should you contact the Ministry Team?
If you are involved in or witness a conflict between members that affects the health of the congregation.
If you have seen a practice or process that you think is particularly effective and healthy, please share.
If you see something in the congregation that is not in alignment with CUUB values.
If you have questions about whether you should contact us.
We can be reached via email at: email@example.com