Congregational Goals for 2019 - 2020
Nurture our ministries through trust and empowerment
Believe in the competence of people. Trust that the best ministries come from trying, failing, learning, and trying again. Pastoral-sized congregations must be the incubators for new ideas in the denomination. The freedom to try and to fail and to try again is embodied in a pastoral sized community. Ministers provide expert guidance and spiritual support. Congregants bring the enthusiasm, the funding, and the volunteer hours. Together they can explore what is possible and discover new paths to advance the mission.
Welcome all. Be clear about expectations. Hold appropriate boundaries. There are so few places in life where people can bring their whole selves. Strive to be one of those places. Assume that the communities you aspire to include are already present among you and seek to make you church more welcoming.
Engage as an INTERGENERATIONAL force for justice
Justice work is multi-faceted. Some take direct action to protect the vulnerable. Some provide the financial resources that enable sustained effort. Some provide comfort to the afflicted. Some draw, paint, sing, and play. All can join together as an intergenerational force for justice.
Congregational Goals for 2018 - 2019
Enhance the Quality of Our Worship and Music Arts
We have created a hymn singing culture where it is more important to sing with enthusiasm than with skill.
Strengthen Our Financial Sustainability
We have established an endowment account with the UU Common Endowment Fund.
Develop Programming for All Ages to Help Us Live the Mission
We now offer adult religious education classes from 9:30 to 10:30 every Sunday.
Engage as an Outward Looking Force for Justice
We have increased our engagement with Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH).
Improve Intergenerational Connections
We now hold intergenerational family worship on the first Sunday of every month.
Strengthen our UU Identity and Connection to the Wider UU Movement
We have adopted the Soul Matters cycle of worship.