Our Congregation

About the Unitarian Universalist Felowship of Central Oregon

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The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Central Oregon (UUFCO), established in 1958, is a lively, engaged and growing congregation of 175+ members.

We are a liberal religious community that welcomes and values all people and places high value on caring fellowship and social interaction. We are dedicated to lifelong learning, growing our intergenerational connections, and freedom of belief and engaged social action. Our congregation includes members from Bend, Redmond, Sisters, Sunriver, Terrebonne, Prineville, Powell Butte and other outlying areas.

We have a friendly, relaxed atmosphere in our services and when we come together in various groups and settings: at monthly circle suppers, in men’s and women’s spirituality groups, in small covenant groups, and through social and educational activities such as outdoor experiences, book and writing groups, and game nights. Social highlights of the year include our service auction, talent show, and summer picnic.

 

UUFCO Relational Covenant

(Adopted May, 2013)
(Numbered Principles drawn from the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism)

Love is the spirit of this fellowship
We resolve to offer care to one another in our times of joys and sorrows.
We resolve to treat others respectfully and to be treated as we would want others to treat us.
We resolve to celebrate diversity in its many forms.

And service is its law
We resolve to practice compassion and shared ministry for each individual at UUFCO and also in the larger community beyond our walls.
We resolve to have the courage to face and correct injustice wherever it may occur.
We resolve to live our values as we work for liberty and social justice for all. (Principle 6)

This is our covenant
We resolve to be mindful that this covenant binds us together as a beloved community as we respect the inherent worth and dignity of every person. (Principle 1)

To dwell together in peace
We resolve to practice peace in our hearts as well as in the world.
We resolve to sustain our Fellowship as a safe, sacred space for all who come here in a shared faith of liberal religion.
We resolve to work out conflicts respectfully in a fair and clear conflict resolution process.
We resolve to support the right of conscience and use of the democratic process within our congregation and in society at large. (Principle 5)

To seek the truth in love
We resolve to support one another in both our individual and collective free and responsible search for truth and meaning. (Principle 4)
We resolve to nurture the ethical, intellectual, and spiritual lives of all ages.

To help one another
We resolve to help one another to live our evolving values with open hearts and minds.
We resolve to honor the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part. (Principle 7)

 

UUFCO Relational Covenant (PDF, 88 KB)

 

 

 Our Covenant

Love is the spirit of this fellowship
and service is its law.
This is our covenant:
to dwell together in peace,
to seek the truth in love,
and to help one another.

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