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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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Board of Trustees Report

June 2019
Through the months of spring, your Board of Trustees has been focused on wrapping up the program year with a solid Stewardship Campaign and developing a robust, but manageable budget for the upcoming 2019 - 2020 financial year. In addition, the Nominating committee with advice from the Board, has worked to develop a slate of Officers, Trustees and a new Nominating Committee for the congregation's approval at our Annual Congregational Meeting, now scheduled to follow the church service on June 30. We are very appreciative of the leadership of Tim S. as our Board Moderator these past years. He moved into the role when Mark P. and Pat E. moved to Ithaca, NY. Tim was the assistant moderator for Mark's term as Moderator. Tim is planning to enjoy his "retirement" by trying out some different roles and activities at Restoration. Thank you, Tim!

In addition, we want to hold up for everyone's appreciation the following folks who are cycling off their roles on the Board and Nominating Committee.

Sandy F. has ably served as a Board member and specifically served as our liaison with the

active Justice Council. She shared information back and forth between the two groups and kept the Board apprised of the plans and actions in the world of Social Justice.We will miss her thoroughness and "can-do" spirit.

Over the years of his service, Wayne B. has served capably as our Board member liaison with the Religious Exploration program. He worked closely with our coordinator, Joanna S., and brought important issues to the Board so that we could better serve our growing population of young people. Wayne also is one of our older members who moved away from Philly and then returned to us! We value his perspective and wish him renewed health in the months ahead!

Finally, we thank Peter J. for his presence, counsel, and hard work with the Nominating Committee! This summer, the newly constituted Board of Trustees will meet (as required by the By-Laws) in July. We will then take a brief respite and resume with a combined Board Orientation and meeting at the end of August.

— Fern C., Assistant Moderator June 1, 2019

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