Our Covenant

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort (UUFB)

In full acceptance of our mission statement and in the desire to further its realization, we the members of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Beaufort, South Carolina, do covenant to be in community with each other in the following ways:
We will apply our Unitarian Universalist Principles to congregational life and governance.

We will respect and support those we have chosen to lead and serve us.

We will practice respectful speech and listening among ourselves, including discussion of those not present, and we will assume good intentions of one another.

We will take responsibility for our words and actions, while treating ideas and opinions different from our own with respect.

We will bring problems or concerns directly to those who hold responsibility, speaking with kindness and respect.

While we respect individual needs, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our religious community transcends individual agendas.

When faced with conflict within our congregation, we will seek to work together to address the conflict and remain in relationship.

When covenant is broken, we will seek to reconcile our relationships in direct and respectful ways.

Thus we will endeavor to maintain and continue our covenant as a healthy religious community, joyfully prepared to carry our mission to the wider world. Committee on Shared Ministry, 2012