This church is a covenantal church. There is no test to pass to become a member. We covenant together, using our Principles as guidelines. We ask if our path, our way of seeking the spiritual and of making the world a better place to live, is what you also seek. The covenants that we make with each other are serious and guide us in our actions. The covenants below were accepted by the congregation in public meetings.

Mission Statement

We gather,

our different paths entwined,

to deepen our spiritual lives:

nourishing connection,

learning from each other,

caring for each other,

tending to our world.

UUCPA Relational Covenant

We of the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto have adopted this Covenant to inspire and guide our interactions with one another. We come together to create a community committed to a free, open and loving search for spiritual meaning.

Our community calls on each of us to extend compassion and kindness; to act from courage rather than fear; to treat one another with respect; and to honor one other’s contributions. We commit to listen to one another, to acknowledge and address disagreements, and to express our concerns directly with those involved. We embrace diversity for it is our differences that enrich us; we embrace democracy for it allows our voices to be heard; we embrace forgiveness for it opens us to hope; and we embrace this life for it is what we have together.

We accept responsibility for making our community everything we want it to be.