Taking seriously Jesus’ instructions to love our neighbors, and considering the whole world our neighborhood, we challenge ourselves to spread the good news through word and deed. We care for people in need; we speak out against injustice; we work to build a peaceful, compassionate world. Recognizing the wide variety of talents and interests in the congregation, we encourage each person to use his or her gifts in meaningful service. Also recognizing the value of synergy and focus, we decide on common causes to support with our combined efforts and combined financial gifts. We prepare ourselves for service by keeping ourselves informed about the needs in our community and around the world and by constant, grateful reflection on God’s love for all God’s children.