The following was taken from the Frequently Asked Questions. See this link for all the FYI questions and answers. Vote online or at the Congregational Meeting on March 19.
What is the language of the 8th Principle?
“We, the member congregations of the Unitarian Universalist Association, covenant to affirm and promote:
journeying toward spiritual wholeness by working to build a diverse multicultural Beloved Community by our
actions that accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.”
Adopting the 8th Principle is a tangible expression of love.
The 8th Principle consciously embraces all members of the UU community. It is an expression of care, inclusion, and
action. Here are some additional videos/websites.
The 8th Principle Matters to Members of the BIPOC Community.
https://www.uua.org/leadership/library/bipoc-and-8th-principle (video 1:18)
The 8th Principle Matters to UU Youth. https://www.uua.org/midamerica/news/blog/my-experience-
The 8th Principle Matters to Religious Educators. https://www.uua.org/leadership/library/re-and-
You can also hear about the experiences of four congregations (Philadelphia, Honolulu, Annapolis,
Summit, NJ) with the 8th Principle in this video https://www.uua.org/leadership/library/ministry-8th-
VOTE March 19th at Spring Congregational Meeting.
The following groups at 1U have endorsed the work of the 8th principle: The Green Team, WUURL, RUUM, Wrestling with our Understanding of Racism, and The Board of Trustees.
Joan Nelson, Board president, convened the meeting shortly after noon on Sunday, October 23. Reports were made by Joan , Rev. Margalie, August C, treasurer, Ted N., personnel committee chair, and John H., lead of the newly formed Operations Team. Dan H. then asked meeting attendees to comment on 1u’s first ever fire drill, which was held right after the service. The slides and video for the meeting are available here; you must be logged into the website for access to this p age.
1U Fall Congregational Meeting Announcement
November 14th – Following the Service
Format: In-Person and Virtual
Greetings 1U Members:
We are pleased to announce that the Fall Congregational meeting will be held on Sunday,
November 14th. As in the past, the meeting will be held shortly after the Sunday Service. Since
timing has been fluid due to Covid protocols, we will announce the start time and the final
format closer to the date. We will be voting on approval of the minutes from the last meeting
held on May 17th. This was our 2020-2021 Annual Meeting, and the minutes contain summary
updates from staff, program leads, and budget information.
We are continuing the process of voting online, beginning with this post and ending at 1:00 PM
on the day of the meeting. More details will be provided in future Weekly Updates along with
contacts you can call with your vote if you prefer that method.
The Meeting packet is available to members by taking the following steps: Log in under
Member Tab, click though to Our Governance, click through to Congregational Meetings &
Budgets. Please use the voting form found there to register your vote. We have also created a space on the
form to enter any questions you would addressed at the meeting.
This is a wonderful opportunity for us to be together and catch up on the many ways we have
traveled these past challenging months and look forward to being together both in-person and
Yours in Service,
Joan Nelson, Board President