Covenanting is at the heart of the practice of Unitarian Universalism. Our religious ancestors created our tradition as a faith community bound not by allegiance to a particular creed — that is, specific beliefs — but rather by faithfulness to a covenant — that is, a set of mutual promises to each other and to something greater than ourselves.
Our covenants, the promises we make to each other is at the heart of what it means to be Unitarian Universalist.
We do so knowing that, rather than a “rule book,” this is something we aspire to in all our interactions with one another. We also understand that covenants may be amended in the future.
Our Newest Covenant
We, the members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee, covenant to affirm and promote: journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.
Adopted, May 22, 2022
Covenant of Membership
As members of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Tallahassee, we agree to support each other’s search for truth and meaning.
- We will nurture each other, this community, and our hopes for a better world.
- We will encourage each other to live ethically.
- We will reach out to all, expanding our circle of caring.
- We will help each other identify, develop and apply our gifts.
- We will be faithful stewards, giving time, energy and money.
- This we do covenant and thus may it be.
Our behavior covenant can be found in the Covenant of Right Relations.
Many of our small groups and committees have created their own covenant.