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Nearly four years ago, as part of Vision2020, over 150 parishioners gathered in focus groups to answer the question, “What is your vision for our church?”  Members and friends described their aspirations for FPL and painted a picture of what they wanted our church to be in the future.

Today, in November 2020, much has changed for many of us, for the church, our community and the world.  As part of our Transition work, we are considering our shared Values, Mission and Vision.  Let’s revisit the Vision we declared a few years ago – and reaffirm or update it to reflect our current world and the world we see ahead.

Join us for a discussion after the service on Sunday, December 6th for a reaffirmation of our Aspirations; building our Vision.  Or send an email with your thoughts to Transitionteam@fplincoln.org.

Vision2020 Aspirations

Do these statements resonate as your Vision of First Parish in 5 – 10 years?  If not, what would you add or change?

We Aspire:

To be a community that celebrates, grieves, grows, learns, and serves together.

To provide a religious and spiritual home that supports and inspires us individually and collectively, drawing from Christian and other spiritual traditions.  To be a spiritual center for people from all faiths and no faith at all. 

To act upon our shared values to have a positive impact in the wider world.  To work for social, economic, and environmental justice. To form a deep and meaningful partnership and connection with those we serve.  To be a beacon of hope for our community. 

To encourage our children, each other and our community to learn, seek truth, discern and act upon moral principles, and grow in spirituality. To actively engage with the wider community in our educational, musical, activist, and other programming.

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