#392 | Tim Beardsley | Remove "freely"

Submission 392
Tim Beardsley
RRUUC Bethesda, Maryland

What is your suggestion or idea?

Change ““We covenant to freely and compassionately share our faith, presence, and resources.””
to ““We covenant to share compassionately our faith, presence, and resources.””

What is the reason for your amendment idea?

The word ““freely”” might alarm prospective members by seeming to suggest members should be prepared to give all they have. ““Generously”” might be an acceptable substitute, but ““freely”” is problematic.

Have you discussed this idea with your congregation or other UUs?