We have a Vision Statement

Published on Dec 4th, 2017 by Webminister | 0

NUC Vision Statement

At Nelson United Church we affirm that we are created as whole beings. We will gather to encounter the mystery of the Spirit and celebrate God’s gift of life. 

As people of faith we seek life-giving experiences of love that transform our way of being in the world. We are not alone; we live in God’s world, and are part of a rich web of relationships with our wider community. 

We have energy, resources and physical space with which we can partner with others to further a world of justice, hope, just relations, beauty, love, and wonder.

 

 

This vision statement was created by the NUC Board on November 29th, 2017, and adopted by the congregation on Sunday, December 3rd, 2017. It is the culmination of the “Future Conferencing” process begun in 2016 after an extraordinary gift was made at the end of 2015.

The purpose of the vision statement, while also articulating the values and broad direction of NUC, is to provide specific guidance to the development of our church property, any partnerships and future programming. It will not replace our purpose statement, “We dare to follow the Way of Jesus, embodying the Love of God.” Nor will it replace the mission statement developed during our affirm congregation status designation.

A couple of notes about the statement:

  1. The phrase “We are not alone; we live in God’s world” is directly from the UCC Creed.
  2. The phrase “just relations” is a phrase that is used in and with a 1st Nations phrase that is now on the UCC Crest, “All My Relations.” It refers to seeking justice with 1st Nations people.
 
 

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