Save the dates Important Meeting of the Congregation, Sunday Jan. 26 immediately following worship
and a preparatory session on Sunday, Jan. 12
The Church Council invites all members of the Union Church community to meet on January 26 for three important items:
- A briefing from our Communications Committee on a Statement of Purpose, an outward-reaching description of who we are that can be used on our web site an in publicity
- A vote on adding four words to our Church Covenant (our promise to each other within the church) to update our language with respect to being open to all:
“We, the members of the Union Church in Waban, true to our founding principle of being an inclusive church, covenant together to nourish and to sustain in our common life and practice a fully welcoming and affirming church for all persons. Welcoming all persons who seek to join with us in a commitment to love God and our neighbors, affirming the inclusive love of Jesus, we are open to all, without regard to race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, nationality, ability or economic circumstance. We invite all to full participation in our worship, membership, leadership and life of this church.
- A creative and interactive conversation about our visions for the church so that we may set our priorities for our spring stewardship campaign and budget-setting process the coming year. This session will set the context for the spending plan we will vote to adopt in June.
To prepare for this important meeting, members of the community are invited to engage in conversation and reflection on the importance of being open to all regardless of “gender identity and expression”. We will gather on the stage immediately following worship on Sunday, January 12.