These two words could be spoken at a child dedication, a
baptism, or a wedding. Each of these occasions
honors a particular way of being in relationship. One in which mutual commitments offer
themselves as fertile soil for growth and flourishing.
These words also show up in the middle of our new Membership
Commitment statement. Congregational
life is, if nothing else, relational.
Our relationship with one another.
Our relationship with creation and the Divine. “We commit…” is followed by seven different