OUUC MISSION

Our spiritual principles affirm that we are a part of the infinite interconnected WEB of life.

We:

Welcome and Wonder

Embrace and Empower 

Bridge and Become

In crafting the MISSION statement, we had several primary goals:

  • find words that reflected thoughts from the survey, cottage meetings and congregational break out rooms;
  • write a mission that said a lot with a few words and was easy to recall;
  • reflect the fundamental ideas of the VISION and the ENDS structure of within, among and beyond.

We were inspired by Unitarian Universalism’s seventh principle, “Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.”

When we welcome people and ideas, we welcome life, in its infinite interconnections and struggles. As we question and wonder, we develop spiritually, expand our minds and strengthen our commitment to social and environmental justice.

When we embrace others among our congregation and in our larger community, we develop new ideas and empower ourselves and each other to learn, grow, and perform courageous acts.

When we put our faith into action, we build bridges with our fellow congregants and our neighbors. We ally ourselves with causes that align with our vision and our seven principles. As we become more thoughtful and aware, we listen, embrace our role as allies, and become more the people we aspire to be.

We believe this mission encourages each of us to find our own way of living out our fourth principle, “A free and responsible search for truth and meaning.”

Click on the images below for a larger version of the Vision, Mission, and Ends.