Committee on Ministry

Covenant of Right Relations

“Like any effective spiritual practice, a covenant of right relations is a bell of mindfulness, its peaceful resonance calling us back to our true selves. It will not make us better people. But it will call us to be the best people we can be.”Rev. Fred Small, First Parish in Cambridge


"Covenant is a part of our UU heritage. Most UU churches create a covenant as an expression of how we want to be together in community and of how to address the problems or concerns that always arise in and among any group of diverse personalities.

"The covenant calls members to listen attentively, express gratitude, value confidentiality, ask for help, respect different opinions, and acknowledge that everyone makes mistakes."