COVENANTS AND AFFIRMATIONS IN UU CHURCHES & FELLOWSHIPS

Readings The covenant by which a fellowship of believers gives themselves to the Lord...is what distinguishes one church from another. This is the "church covenant" and members can have no church authority over one another apart from it....The more detailed and clear this covenant (or voluntary agreement) is, the more it is able to keep church members aware of their duty to one another and to encourage them in it....The essence of a covenant is the agreement and consent of a group of faithful people to meet regularly together as a congregation for worship and mutual edification….There is no greater church than a congregation which meets in one place. (The Cambridge Platform -1648 , Revised E

The Binary Bind

June is Pride month, and the Episcopal Church in Yarmouth has invited us to be part of a display they had there showing all the churches on the Cape which fly rainbow flags. Those flags are not just colorful decorations. They mean something. They should mean safe harbor – within these walls you’re OK. As Fred Smalls’ song says, “you can be anybody you want to be, you can love whomever you will.” I don’t know what the process is in other denominations, but our rainbow flag means that after a lengthy process, after a series of workshops and speakers and votes, we were certified as a Welcoming Congregation. That took place back in 2003, five years before I came here. When the UUA and other libe

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