First Parish in Concord Covenant

Approved at the congregation’s Annual Meeting, on June 11, 2023


As Unitarian Universalists, we are called by Love and by our vision of Beloved Community to live out our highest values. As a congregation with spirituality at our core and spokes that connect us to our wider world, we pledge ourselves in Covenant so that our relationships and our community can thrive.

We covenant to live out our mission together.

We nurture belonging across the generations.

We support each other on our spiritual journeys.

We greet one another with curiosity, kindness, respect, and openness. In the belief that we can make progress together, we show up with energy, joy, and commitment to our shared values.

Honoring our diversity and centering justice, we strive to be open and intentionally welcoming. We are willing to be changed by being in community and by our world.

We respect the sanctity of our spiritual community. When in conflict, we talk with each other, not about each other. We listen without judgment, seeking understanding and acceptance.

Trusting in forgiveness and reconciliation when mistakes are made, we strive to be brave and risk vulnerability.

We seek goodness while we do not expect perfection.

As a community of members, friends, ministers, and staff, we cultivate a culture of appreciation for one another. We value expressing gratitude freely.