Our Covenant of Right Relations
This covenant of right relations was developed by members of the congregation of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington Kentucky. In the voices of those who participated, it describes how we, the members of the UUCL, aspire to relate to ourselves, each other, and the larger world.
These guidelines are intended to promote a safe, respectful, caring, and nurturing community while reducing hurt feelings, misunderstandings, and conflict. We recognize that tensions and disagreements are inevitable in any group of passionate, committed people and that a vibrant congregation rests on a foundation of healthy communication. In order to create a church community that fosters loving relationships, social justice, and personal and spiritual growth, we pledge to follow this covenant as best we can.
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington is dedicated to the principles of free religion in the Bluegrass, a tradition that goes back almost 200 years. UUCL is a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations.
We are a free, liberal, progressive church open to all persons. We welcome all without regard to race, creed, age, economic status, physical ability, gender expression, or sexual orientation. These are some of the categories that have divided rather than united people of faith. We do not require that you believe the same as us. Indeed here you will find many different paths.
Our Mission, Vision and Focus
We live our UU values by acting for human dignity, equality and environmental justice for all creatures.
Along with our vision - We are building a caring community open to all that treasures free thought, joyful celebration, lifelong learning, and generous service - this mission will help guide our congregation into the future.
For the next three to five years, we will focus our energy on activities that support these areas:
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Lexington is an inclusive spiritual community where we care for the environment, serve the under-served and act upon our UU values in the larger community.