We are excited to share the story of Horizon’s Leap of Faith journey in an inspiring new video! You can click here to view the video.
Horizon participated in Leap of Faith, a Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) sponsored program, in 2011 and 2012. Leap of Faith matches "aspiring congregations" that desire support in taking a leap forward in growing Unitarian Universalism with "mentoring congregations" that have experience with the issues and challenges that the aspiring congregations face.
We were one of nine aspiring congregations chosen for Leap of Faith from across the country and were paired with mentoring congregation, Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, of Appleton, Wisconsin www.fvuuf.org. Teams from Horizon and Fox Valley met at an orientation in Minneapolis, MN, visited one another’s churches, and exchanged information electronically.
Our Leap of Faith experience has led to a mutually supportive and lasting bond with Fox Valley UU Fellowship. We have been inspired to reenergize our Social Justice program. Additional changes resulting from this program will include focusing our worship, religious education, and small groups around monthly themes, incorporating what we have learned into our strategic plan, and adapting our governance system as we grow. In all of this, we honor the wisdom of the Fox Valley’s commitment to “Dream Big and Plan Well.”
Thank you to the UUA for providing and documenting this enriching experience.