Partner Church in Simenfalva, Romania
In 2002 the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem formed a covenant with the UU Church in Simenfalva, (she mun fall va) Transylvania (in Romania) for mutual support, friendship and respect for our cultural and religious customs.
We agreed to share our joys and concerns, our visions and goals, and the stories of our congregations. Through actions, we demonstrate our UU faith to each other and the world. Visits between congregations are organized periodically, and artwork from Simenfalva is offered for sale.
Covenant of Partnership
Between the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem (Oregon, USA)
Unitarian Church of Simenfalva, Transylvania (Romania)
We, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Salem and Unitarian Church of Simenfalva
We promise to each other:
This relationship is based on friendship, respect and mutual support.
We will strive at all times to be honest with each other, to clarify assumptions, and to facilitate continuous communications between our congregations.
We will have respect for differences in cultural and religious customs.
We will share the responsibility for nurturing this relationship with open communication and by setting goals for our partnership.
We will communicate both joys and concerns to our partners in faith and share our visions, our goals and stories of our congregations.
We will translate our words into action according to our Principles and Purposes. We will demonstrate our Unitarian faith to each other and the world.
We will request support as needed and give support as we are able, knowing that our connection is already a source of support.
We call upon the members of our partner churches to promote this Covenant of our Partnership.