Our Church Covenant
Union Chapel Church Covenant –
As a community of disciples of Jesus, we are grateful to God for guiding us as a church in the past. We have confidence in God’s grace and commit ourselves to moving forward in our journey of faith together:
We covenant with each other and with God to:
To God through prayer and worship;
To each other to support and strengthen;
To the community and the world, to discern God’s mission.
By being charitable, welcoming, faithful, hopeful and joyful;
By living Christ’s Way through our life as a community;
Proclaiming the Gospel hope in troubled times.
Be passionate and active
For God’s kingdom of justice and peace;
In making restitution for the wrongs of past generations;
In caring for our planet and all its inhabitants.
Live on the edge
By valuing our radical, nonconformist tradition and being willing to try new things;
By being a prophetic voice in a time of uncertainty and change;
By reaching out beyond our own circles of relationship with Good News.
Embrace our diversity within community
Through conversations with each other to discover more of our common bonds of faith;
By moving outside our comfort zones to learn from others
Being conscious of barriers we have inherited and which we create.
Expanding our musical and cultural heritage in liturgy;
Exploring new ways of communicating our story to the wider world;
Making creative spaces and platforms where communities can raise their voices and express themselves in music, poetry, dance, acting, and art.
Commit ourselves to grow as a church
Through our mutual participation in the life of the church;
Through articulating and sharing our story with others;
Positively promoting an inclusive, welcoming culture.