Dear KUUC friends,
What is our mission? Why are we here on earth, here with each other? What is our responsibility to the earth; to our loved ones or to people we do not know? What is our relationship to the earth; to our church community and church activities? My position as your Board of Trustees president has awakened these questions and these puzzles in my heart in a new way. Let’s talk about this! This is the season, in my mind for taking on challenges, finding them and facing them.
With love and curiosity,
VALUES & VISION UPDATE
KUUC = M(VV)
KUUC = Mission x (Compassion, Community, Commitment and Vision)
The Keene Unitarian Universalist Church is equal to its Mission times its Values and Vision
As Reverend Michael told us in his September sermon on “Our Community,” he expects us to briefly review our values and develop a new mission statement before he begins his sabbatical on February 1, 2018. Now that summer is over, the Values Steering Team will be getting together to kick start the process. Look for evidence of that in the next week or two.
When we last left this work you will remember we identified three values (Community, Compassion, and Commitment) that seemed to emerge from the input you made in your small groups. But there is more to do to get where we want to be and more of your input as we move from defining our values to living a values-driven mission.