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Vision 2020

Vision 2020 LogoIn January 2015, the Board of Trustees began working with Unity Consulting to discern a vision for All Souls’ future and to develop policies and strategies for realizing that vision. We chose Unity Consulting because of their deep understanding of both Unitarian Universalist theology and the dynamics of UU congregations. Based on Unity’s recommendations, we engaged in a series of vision workshops. In each workshop, participants individually talked about their best experiences of and hopes for All Souls and then, in small groups, found common themes and created pictures showing their hopes for All Souls’ future.

The Board’s goal in this project was to discern:

  • Three core values that All Souls will bring forward in all that we do.
  • A mission statement of how we will carry out our core values.
  • Specific ways in which we as individuals, All Souls as a community, and the world will be different because All Souls exists (called “ends”).

The Board believes this work is essential because:

  • Articulating our mission and ends brings focus and clarity to our commitments to one another as a spiritual community.
  • A clear and purposeful mission statement is essential for explaining who we are and for energizing our work.
  • Fundraising efforts, such as stewardship, planned giving, and a future capital campaign, require specificity about our mission.
  • Clarity about ends guides the work we do together and provides the basis for monitoring our progress in achieving our purpose.

 Read the full Vision 2020 Report.


Unitarian Church of All Souls

1157 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10075
Phone: (212) 535-5530 | Fax: (212) 535-5641

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