The third pillar of our 2025 Vision serves the first two pillars by responding to requests that come through the Program Council for suggested changes to our buildings, gardens, and grounds that are approved by the Board. These include additional Board of Trustees initiatives or opportunities that are focused on fostering the full vision.
In 2025, we have a welcoming campus that supports our beloved community, existing in harmony with nature.
We will know that we have a welcoming campus existing in harmony with nature when:
3.1 Our infrastructure supports and integrates our beloved community in worship and spiritual and intellectual exploration.
3.2 We have increased the safety and utilization of our property while maintaining natural areas.
3.3 We have a permanent committee that continues to evaluate the congregational needs for physical environment.
3.4 We are a model of Earth Stewardship.
We will know we are a beloved community when:
1.1 We provide a quality worship service experience in the sanctuary for all who wish to attend.
1.2 We model a personalized approach to new members, making them feel valued and helping them to integrate fully into the UUCGN beloved community.
1.3 We celebrate an expanded and diverse music program for all ages built on the excellent foundation we enjoy today.
1.4 We provide our youth with a rich and vibrant education program that enables a free and responsible search for truth and meaning.
1.5 We offer adult enrichment opportunities that provoke the mind, enrich the soul, and foster community, and become known in the Greater Naples area as a place of learning and personal development in the liberal spirit. These programs will address the interests of a diverse adult age span and will reflect our UU values.
1.6 As part of our beloved community, ensure that the practical activities of daily living of all members from busy families to aged and infirm members are thoughtfully considered to make life better and encourage fellowship and better participation in activities.
1.7 As part of our beloved community, we make sure elders in the church are recognized for their legacy of leadership and excellence.
1.8 We are committed to exploring and recommending to the UUCGN board a path towards greater diversity.
1.9 We acknowledge and appreciate the unique challenges of being a “seasonal” congregation.