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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 our 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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From our Assistant Moderator

Thoughts on getting back...
"Get Back" was the theme for this year's Stewardship Campaign. Wasn't it fun to watch the personalized version of the Beatles' song performed by musicians Anam and Janice and singers Leslie and Annie? Susan and Allen worked their magic and it led to a very successful pledge drive. Thank you to all who participated!!!

Now as we approach the summer months, we are in a sometimes dizzying period of shifting guidelines, with hopes and expectations for "opening back up" our lives and spaces. I have been thinking about what I am looking forward to being able to do again as we "Get Back," but also wondering about what I have now that I don't wish to lose.

As a community we have the same challenges and opportunities confronting us. At home I

have benefitted from learning how to be in closer contact with my sons and their families, through a running group text on our phones and scheduled electronic family visits. Of course, I am very much looking forward to having in person visits with them as soon as possible! But I hope we can continue to do the former while we add the sporadic trips back into our lives.

Here at Restoration/UUofMt.Airy, I'm wondering, too. What are we looking forward to being able to do again in our community and what have we established that we want or need to continue to do? Are there also conditions in our community/state/nation/world that require some adjustments in our ways of being together? Obviously, we will be a multiplatform community in lots of ways going forward. to read the entire article...

Sincerely,
Your Assistant Moderator, Fern

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