Our Mission & Ends Statements

Mission Statement of First Unitarian Church of Des Moines

  • Grow ethically & spiritually
  • Serve justly
  • Love radically

Ends Statements 2016 – 2021

The people of First Unitarian Church, of all ages and backgrounds, connect in a transformative, authentic, liberal religious experience. We:

  • Grow spiritually, emotionally, socially and ethically.
  • Explore and experience what it means to be human.
  • Cultivate compassion toward ourselves and others.
  • Foster personal connections to life, nature and/or the divine.
  • Seek, embrace and share experiences of wonder.
  • Develop our Unitarian Universalist identities.

The people of First Unitarian Church connect in community to support one another and honor the web of life. We:

  • Ask for and receive loving presence from one another, especially in times of joy, sorrow and transition.
  • Respectfully connect across differences for understanding.
  • Intentionally invite and engage others to grow in community with us.
  • Generously share our time, talent and treasure.
  • Maintain a facility and grounds appropriate for our needs and aligned with our values.

The people of First Unitarian Church nurture justice in the world. We:

  • Build authentic partnerships, responding to needs our partners articulate.
  • Show up with passion and enthusiasm to grow our values in the world.
  • Share our talent and resources to support groups with whom we share values.
  • Provide leadership and space for civil discourse.
  • Welcome and accept transformation that comes through authentic relationships within and beyond our church.

Adopted 07/01/2016