Prairie Vision/Appreciative Inquiry
Prairie UU Church embarked on a year-long Appreciative Inquiry process in March of 2018 to establish a new vision and direction for Prairie. The process focused on recognizing what is the best of Prairie and what more do we want to affirm those strengths.
We have completed the first four phases and are now ready for Destiny! Destiny will happen with ALL of our focus and engagement. Our 5 Vision areas are:
Thriving and Engaged Community
Prairie is a community of people of all backgrounds and beliefs that thrives by providing
everyone a warm, welcoming experience. Our community provides a space where all
people will be cared for with compassion and they are valued, included, seen, and
heard. There is a space for each person’s story and personal journey, and we are not
afraid to discuss and learn from our differences. Our relationships in our community
encourage our growth and fill our hearts and souls with love and joy as
we work together to improve our world.
Impactful Social Justice
We dedicate ourselves to living our values by consistently engaging the full
congregation to educate and activate ourselves and to challenge the intersectional
conditions that create and sustain oppression, inequality, and injustice at both the
institutional and individual levels – in the world, our communities,
our own back yards, and our hearts.
We inspire and enrich spiritual awakening, exploration, wonder, and deep connection in
ourselves, our community, our world, and beyond. At the same time, we honor diversity
in spiritual thought, experience, and practice, with each person choosing
what is true and right for themselves.
Our congregation embraces YOUTH by providing a welcome and safe place for youth
and their friends to thrive and flourish spiritually – preparing them to
make their own spiritual decisions. Our activities and education are centered
around helping youth understand and transform our complex world. We support our
Youth as they live out the 7 Principles and lead us into the future.
Stable and Inspired Home of Our Own
Staffing – Our paid staff use available resources to help us all look good. They keep us
informed of our opportunities to help each other and our greater community. Our various
committees and teams benefit from their daily maintenance of Prairie priorities and
make us proud. We are better together because of their guidance.
Facilities – The place where we meet each week vibrates with the energy of our
enthusiasm for our mission. It echoes with the sounds of our choir and children.
Together we look forward to the day when we will fill our own building with our
community. This place will continue to reflect our values and ideology. We keep our
covenant to each other and the outside world in this place we call home.
Click here to view our ENVISIONING A NEW PATH FORWARD
A Report to the Prairie Unitarian Universalist Church Congregation June 2, 2019