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References and Resources:

Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources:

Unitarian Universalist Principles and Sources:
We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:

  • The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

  • Justice, equity, and compassion in human relations;

  • Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

  • A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

  • The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

  • The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

  • Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part.


The living tradition which we share draws from many sources:

  • Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;

  • Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion, and the transforming power of love;

  • Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;

  • Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;

  • Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;

  • Spiritual teachings of earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.

Grateful for the religious pluralism which enriches and ennobles our faith, we are inspired to deepen our understanding and expand our vision. As free congregations we enter into this covenant, promising to one another our mutual trust and support.



Covenant for Rev Terra Collier-Young and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

of Santa Cruz County

A Community Ministry Covenant

for Reverend Terra Collier-Young and

the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County 

(UUFSCC or Fellowship)
Represented by Co-presidents

Donna Senko and Randy James

July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024


 In the spirit of gratitude and service to the

Beloved Community, the 

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Santa Cruz County and 

Community Minister Rev. Terra Collier-Young 

engage a mutually beneficial relationship of Affiliation. 

May the purpose of this covenant support their relationship 

as they work together or apart, 

be a reference when guidance is needed, 

and reinforce the blessing that Unitarian Universalism has to offer the world 


For more information on covenant writing and the content of this text contact me

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