Love is the spirit of this congregation and service is its calling.

This is our great covenant –

  • To help each other to thrive,
  • To seek the truth in love,
  • And to dwell together in peace.


As members of BRUU, serving our congregation with passion and commitment, we strive to:

Help each other thrive (Acceptance)

  • Welcome people of goodwill
  • Provide opportunities to share diverse ideas in a safe place
  • Support and encourage the personal and spiritual growth of others, acknowledging that each person has a unique path and truth
  • Express ourselves in ways that respect each other’s inherent worth and dignity
  • Treat each other with compassion, reach out to those in need
  • Rejoice in one another, recognizing that joyfully sharing song, food and fun helps nourish creativity and strengthen bonds

Seek the truth in love (Integrity)

  • Take responsibility for our own spiritual growth
  • Be honest and authentic
  • Listen attentively and value the experience and perspective of others
  • Hold ourselves accountable for our own actions

Dwell together in peace (Conflict Resolution)

  • Approach disagreements and conflicts constructively, communicating with others in a direct, caring and responsible manner
  • Assume good intentions
  • View conflict as an opportunity for growth
  • Advocate for mediation and resolution processes that are fair, helpful and kind
  • Seek and offer forgiveness, for everyone makes mistakes

See also A Comprehensive Guide to Congregational Covenants and Boundaries and Covenant, plus About Article II: The Principles and Purposes of the UUA from the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA)