Copperfield Campus Transcendent Values and Vision & Dream Statements
Transcendent Values Discerned During the Appreciative Inquiry Conversations:
Love ~ Awareness ~ Hope ~ Justice ~ Joy ~ Growth
Vision and Dream Statements:
1. Our Own Permanent Home
We envision a permanent church home of our own that embodies and demonstrates our UU values and principles, facilitates our mission and goals, and is a liberal religious oasis in Northwest Houston.
- We will form a New Permanent Home Committee or Task Force to formulate what we want and our general location parameters for a new home by analyzing existing knowledge about best practices in church and grounds design and by seeking input from committees, teams, and members with regards to their desires by July 1.
- The committee/task force will establish milestone dates and perform regular assessments which it will regularly report to the church leadership.
2. Worship, Fellowship, and Personal Growth
We envision dynamic and joy-filled worship, faith development, and fellowship that nurtures our spirits and nourishes our appreciation of one another and of life’s many wonders.
- The Lifespan Faith Development Committee will provide input to a Permanent Home Committee or Task Force on space, aesthetic, and technical requirements for our own home and its grounds in support of our vision statements.
- The Lifespan Faith Development Committee will conduct monthly evaluation of all aspects of Sunday worship and Religious Education and use their conclusions to plan for improvements that support our vision of dynamic, joy-filled worship, faith development, and personal growth.
- The Fellowship Committee will seek and recruit a Fellowship Coordinator by Memorial Day Weekend 2012 whose role shall be to evaluate, facilitate, and publicize fellowship events with the twin goals of actualizing our UU values and serving the needs of our congregation and its various groups such as women, men, youth, children, and others.
- The Committees involved in actualizing this set of vision-to-future bridges will conduct a quarterly assessment of achievements of the goals and will report this assessment to the church leadership.
3. Community Outreach
We envision community outreach which engages not only our church membership, but also the surrounding faith community in working together to bring love, acceptance, spiritual growth, justice, and concrete assistance to people both locally and, when possible, further out into the world.
- The Outreach coordinator will seek members to form an Outreach Committee of at least 3 people including at least 1 Youth by Memorial Day Weekend.
- The Outreach Committee will seek input and information about community outreach and social action opportunities from members of all ages and by researching social action opportunities sponsored by other organizations in northwest Houston as well as other UU congregations and Houston area groups. The Committee will use this information to select, publicize, and coordinate our congregation’s participation in 3 to 4 events each year that support our vision of Community Outreach, which will be posted on the website calendar by July 1. The Outreach Committee will maintain notice of the events on the website and newsletter at least 3 months in advance.
- The Outreach Committee will identify by July 1 of each year at least 3 organizations or individuals with whom the committee will meet to discuss opportunities to join or initiate local interfaith activities that can be done within the northwest Houston area that support our vision and values.
- The Outreach Committee will make the congregation aware of opportunities for regional, national, and global outreach through the UUA, the UUSC, and other organizations with similar mission and vision.
- The Outreach Committee will conduct a quarterly assessment of achievements of the goals and will report this assessment to the church leadership.