Unity Church-Unitarian | Ministerial Search Team Survey

The Ministerial Search Team and our prospective ministerial candidates are very interested in your responses to the questions that follow. Some questions will require more effort to answer than others. We ask that you give them your best effort and provide honest and candid responses. We know your answers will be helpful for us and we hope the experience will allow you to discover a little bit more about who you are. The information you provide will be kept confidential within the ministerial search process and used only in generalized, non-identifiable ways.

Thank you.

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* 1. Please indicate why you attend Unity Church-Unitarian, check as many as apply.

  I first attended because of: I continue to attend because of:
Adult programs
Building/location
Religious education for children and youth
Choir/music
Other family members attended
Fellowship/community
Minister(s)
UU beliefs
Worship
Social justice work
Community engagement

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* 2. How much do you value the following aspects of congregational life?

  Very little Somewhat Very much
Adult faith formation
Celebrating common values
Denominational involvement
Fellowship/community
Intellectual stimulation
Meditation or prayer
Religious education for children and youth
Social justice
Spiritual growth
Worship

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* 3. Please indicate which of the following best describes your religious orientation. You may check more than one. If none seems adequate, add your own statement.

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* 4. In 2018, the Unity Church-Unitarian Board of Trustees established Ends Statements, after extensive engagement with the congregation, to reflect Board policy goals for 2019 - 2023. Please indicate the relative importance for you personally of each statement presented below.  If you do not have an opinion about a particular statement, please leave that row blank.

  1 - less important 2 3 4 - more important
Create a multicultural spiritual home built on authentic relationships.
Ground ourselves in personal practice and communal worship that grows our capacity for wonder and spiritual deepening.
Articulate our Unitarian Universalist faith identity, teach it to our children, share it with others, and live it courageously in the world.
Know each other in all our fullness and create an ever-widening circle of belonging for all people.
Generously give and openly receive compassionate care in times of joy, sorrow, and transition.
Discover and pursue our individual and collective work to advance justice, wholeness, and equity for people, our Earth, and all life on it.
Create brave space for racial healing and dismantling dominant culture.
Sustain and steward the church and our larger Unitarian Universalist movement for the future.

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* 5. Please indicate how you feel your personal involvement has contributed to progress toward the stated End, keeping in mind that progress can be personal or collective.

  I've had minimal to no involvement My involvement helped a little My involvement helped a lot
Create a multicultural spiritual home built on authentic relationships.
Ground ourselves in personal practice and communal worship that grows our capacity for wonder and spiritual deepening.
Articulate our Unitarian Universalist faith identity, teach it to our children, share it with others, and live it courageously in the world.
Know each other in all our fullness and create an ever-widening circle of belonging for all people.
Generously give and openly receive compassionate care in times of joy, sorrow, and transition.
Discover and pursue our individual and collective work to advance justice, wholeness, and equity for people, our Earth, and all life on it.
Create brave space for racial healing and dismantling dominant culture.
Sustain and steward the church and our larger Unitarian Universalist movement for the future.
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