Our Covenant

  Mandala

Our Covenant

The outer circle contains the Affirmation of Horizon Church:

Love is the doctrine of our Church,
The quest for truth is its sacrament,
And service is its prayer,
To dwell together in peace,
To seek knowledge in freedom,
To serve humanity in harmony with the earth,
Thus, do we covenant together.


The center contains a flaming chalice. Unitarian Universalists use the symbol to represent the light of truth and the warmth of love.

Between our covenant and chalice are the symbols representing the major religions of the world from which the Unitarian Universalist draw inspiration and wisdom.

lotus
Lotus, Buddhism

crescent
Crescent and Star, Islam

natural world
The Natural World, Science and Reason

native
Native American, Earth Centered Spirituality

yin-yang symbol
Yin-Yang, Taoism


cross symbol
Cross, Christianity


om symbol
Om or Aum, Hinduism


star symbol
Star of David, Judaism


Sources of Our Religious Wisdom
Direct experience of that transcending mystery and wonder, affirmed in all cultures, which moves us to a renewal of the spirit and an openness to the forces which create and uphold life;

Words and deeds of prophetic women and men which challenge us to confront powers and structures of evil with justice, compassion and the transforming power of love;

Wisdom from the world's religions which inspires us in our ethical and spiritual life;

Jewish and Christian teachings which call us to respond to God's love by loving our neighbors as ourselves;

Humanist teachings which counsel us to heed the guidance of reason and the results of science, and warn us against idolatries of the mind and spirit;

Spiritual teachings of Earth-centered traditions which celebrate the sacred circle of life and instruct us to live in harmony with the rhythms of nature.