Each of us has a personal calling that's as unique as a fingerprint ... discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you. — Oprah Winfrey
In this concluding session, participants examine the promises the Blake covenant offers us—that we "dwell together in peace, seek the truth in love and help one another"—in the context of their own ties with family members, friends, and people in their congregation and wider communities. Participants acknowledge their role in our faith heritage: We are active creators of our faith, inheritors of a tradition even as we shape a new heritage to pass along to others.
If your congregation has a covenant of its own, Alternate Activity 1, Our Congregation's Covenant, helps the group compare and contrast it with the Blake covenant.
This session will:
- Affirm that we are both inheritors and active creators of our Unitarian Universalist faith tradition
- Explore covenanting as a way of being in right relationship with one another
- Demonstrate how participants of today are capable of creating a legacy for tomorrow.
- Review their understanding of the Blake covenant and its application to their own lives and congregation
- Identify the value of creating covenants together
- Discover ways we are active creators of our faith.