Revisiting OUUC’s Covenant: After-service Forum, December 3 at 11:30 am
About a year ago, we began the process of revisiting OUUC’s covenant, making some revisions to the current covenant, and adding a behavioral covenant. Based on your feedback during congregational forums last Spring, the writing team made some revisions, and the Board of Trustees has made some decisions. It’s time to continue that discussion, which we’ll do this coming Sunday after the service at about 11:30. Our focus will move away from wordsmithing toward discussions about how we are together in covenant.
You can find the proposed covenant changes below.
One of the concerns expressed last Spring was about what would happen if someone didn’t follow the behavioral covenant. This is a concern about how we, as a community, handle accountability. The Board adopted a policy about addressing non-covenantal behavior, which you can find below. This is one of the ways we help maintain safety for everyone and stay in relationship even when we disagree. You will see that the first step, whenever possible, is to have a direct conversation.
I hope you will lend your voice to this discussion.