Wildflower Covenant of Right Relations

The spirit in me welcomes the spirit in you, in all our wholeness and imperfection.
We celebrate our connections and our differences.
We care for one another and for ourselves.
We listen to others with respect and open hearts, intending to understand.
We speak to others with respect and kindness, intending to be understood.
This beloved community is our spiritual home: we all share our gifts to build it.
We commit to be in covenant, and willing to be called back into covenant.

Vision

We nourish the growth of Spirit in new ways.
We work as partners for social justice with our wider community.
We deepen our multiculturalism and grow in diversity.
We create spiritual spaces, in our central home and beyond.

This is our vision of the Wildflower Church we aspire to be.

Mission

Growing spiritually together, spreading love, justice, and joy!

Values

We commit ourselves to the following values:

Caring — We express love in action: for one another, for strangers, for our community and our planet.
Transcendence — We experience awe, hope and joy in connecting with something bigger than ourselves.
Spiritual Growth — We transform our authentic selves through worship and learning, work and play, taking risks and talking about things that matter.
Justice — We promote fairness, freedom and empowerment, in our society and our relations with one another.
Outreach — We engage with the communities around us, to serve and to open doors for those in search of a spiritual home.

Goals

1: Meet spiritual needs of a larger community through various and innovative ways of doing church and religious education.
1a. Each member is able to express how UU principles and WFC mission and values apply to their life.
1b. WFC develops a collective UU identity.
1c. WFC community members identify that their spiritual and personal growth needs are being met.
1d. The church community grows to 225-250 members.

2: Partner for social and climate justice with other community groups and churches to provide direct service, education, and advocacy.
2a. Social and climate justice activities deepen our church community’s understanding and commitment to UU principles and WFC mission and values.
2b. Members and guests feel the call to justice work (100%).
2c. Deeper relationships with community partners develop through social and climate justice activities.

3: Grow a multicultural church community that more closely reflects diversity in race, age, families and cultures consistent with local demographics.
3a. Wildflower is a safe space to have conversations about race and class.
3b. The church community intentionally applies a multicultural lens to church life.
3c. Wildflower has relevant spaces and a variety of spiritual development opportunities for diverse cultures, ages and families.
3d. Diversity of membership increases.

4: Create a central spiritual home and other spiritual spaces that reflect our UU values and traditions and allow us to grow the church and connect with people we do not currently serve.
4a. Ongoing spiritual experiences occur in satellite or outdoor spaces that serve specific populations.
4b. Deeper relationships occur with everyone with whom we share space.
4c. The symbols in our spaces reflect diverse cultures, values, and sources.