Call To Action

In June 2016 the membership of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte adopted the following 25-year Vision Statement:

WE ARE A LOVING, LIBERATING RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY
INSPIRING SPIRITUAL, SOCIETAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TRANSFORMATION
IN THE LARGER COMMUNITY, IN OUR CONGREGATION,
AND IN THE PERSONAL LIVES OF CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND ADULTS.

Now members are asking, “What next, after the adoption of the new Vision?” Your Board is charting our path forward in several ways. What follows below is a carefully considered “Call to Action,” intended to provide broad direction to both the UUCC staff and the congregation. Please give it a close reading, as it is a deliberately-worded, intentional document.

In the weeks and months that follow, UUCC staff will put into place programming that responds to the Board’s “call.” The Board will also publish their suggestions for things members can “do” to embrace the Vision. Much of our work, especially in the early stages, will be preparatory and reflective, but we will also learn by doing. Please look for additional guidance both from your Board and from your professional staff on how we can be true to our new Vision.

 

Living Our Vision

Adopted by the Board of Trustees, February 21, 2017

In June 2016 the membership of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte adopted a 25-year Vision Statement and accompanying Framework.

To progress toward the realization of this Vision, the Board has defined a series of initial commitments with the goal of achieving measurable progress by June 2018. The Board finds that other priorities described in the Vision Framework are best addressed after these initial steps are complete.

In general, these steps will enable us to become a more outwardly directed faith community working with others who share a vision of a more just and equitable society.  We believe that this commitment requires that we seek out opportunities to listen to people and ideas that may challenge long-held assumptions, ways of understanding, commitments and practices and may expand the comfort zones that surround even our worthiest habits and traditions.

Specifically, we commit to:

Engagement in Spiritual Transformation by

Engagement in Societal Transformation by

Engagement in Environmental transformation by

Overall, this commitment to transformation will enable us to:

These initial steps toward our Vision call us to:

By challenging each other to embrace the work of realizing our Vision, we will transform our loving liberating religious community and help to create the just society we envision for ourselves and for future generations.

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