The Seven Eight Principles
  1. The inherent worth and dignity of every person;

  2. Justice, equity and compassion in human relations;

  3. Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations;

  4. A free and responsible search for truth and meaning;

  5. The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and in society at large;

  6. The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all;

  7. Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part

  8. And Restoration's Eighth Principle... We affirm and promote the following 8th Principle:

    Journeying toward spiritual wholeness by building a diverse, multicultural Beloved Community that by our actions accountably dismantle racism and other oppressions in ourselves and our institutions.

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Introducing Restoration's Board of Trustees for 2018 - 2019

You see our names every week in the church's Order of Service. It usually looks like this:
Karen S. is our newest trustee. She joined our merry band of trustees in June. We welcome her artistic gifts, intelligence, and vitality.

We are a group of four men and four women with a broad array of backgrounds, skills, and passions. We are both born and raised Philadelphians and transplants from other parts of the country. Added together, the eight of us total over 100 years of being Unitarian Universalists! Some of us have been active here at Restoration for decades while others are in their first decade of membership. We have among us musicians, teachers, environmentalists, retired military, political and social justice activists and folks with financial, labor, journalism, legal and other business backgrounds. All of us share a commitment to sustaining the health and vitality of this Beloved Community.

We serve you. This summer we have been busy with facilitating and planning for the arrival of our new minister, Rev. Sims. We also are devoting time and thought to evaluating our own structure and practices to be as productive supportive as we can to our varied ministries here in Philadelphia and as part of the larger denomination.

We conduct monthly Board of Trustees meetings, several informational "Town Hall" sessions and Congregational Meetings when the church membership votes upon specific topics such as the budget, by-laws, or an important decision such as the creation of an 8th Principle. We welcome your thoughts and questions at any time, not just at these group gatherings. Let us hear from you.
— Fern C., Assistant Moderator    posted: August 31, 2018

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