UU Fellowship of Madison County (Richmond, KY) 3726
What is your suggestion or idea?
As a delegate for my fellowship, I will be submitting the specific language Amendments we suggest for each Section of the proposal.
However, one of my personal suggestions is not so much a suggestion for specific language as it is an idea for the general ““flavor”” of our Values & Covenants; it’s a poem, titled ““Revision of the Revision,”” which I hope I can upload here.
What is the reason for your amendment idea?
I offer my poem ““Revision of the Revision”” as a way to capture how I felt as I struggled to encourage my congregation to engage in a constructive Amendment process.
I think it also provides valuable context for the specific language suggestions my congregation eventually came up with, which will be submitted separately.
In a way it is also an offering of thanks to the Commission for all the hard work they have done - and thanks to all of the congregations who are continuing this hard work of building consensus.
Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?
I shared this poem with my congregation in an effort to give them a feeling of hope that we could work together to address their concerns. I don’t know if it helped them, but it helped me! And as a result, I was able to work more productively with them to come up with Amendments that seemed to address most of their concerns.