2019 Sermon Archive

Inquirers Series starting on April 15, 2018

The Inquirers series resumes April 15th! Inquirers is a series of eight classes that can be taken in any order. Take all eight and win a prize! Join us between the Sunday services at 10:40 am in Classroom #2 to learn about Unitarian Universalist history, our fellowship, and how to become more involved at DUUF. Our first session, on April 15th, will be Q&A with the Minister. Newcomers and long-time members (and everyone in between) are especially invited to bring their buring questions to Rev. Pam as we explore what it means to be UU.

DUUF Chili Cookoff 2018

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Join us for the MOST DELICIOUS chili in all of Texas. Contestants, bring your BEST chili, soup, or dessert. Omnivore and vegan entries welcome. Appetites encouraged! $7 for adults; $4 for kids. Raise funds to support DUUF AND connect with some fine folks. Members of our high school Coming of Age class will be selling new DUUF t-shirts to help fund their trip to Boston!

2018 Service Archive

2018 Service Archive

“Reflections 2” Welded Steel

On Sunday, January 14, 2018 we dedicated “Reflections 2” welded steel, a statue that now stands outside our sanctuary. It was made and generously donated by Jerry Daniel.

The sculpture has a steadiness about it. As the landscape around it changes and, as we change and move through the seasons of our own lives, it stands there steady and strong, yet somehow reminding us of something tender and yielding. 

Rev. Pam calls this piece “sacred art.” “Sacred” because if you spend time with this sculpture, it will draw you toward what it is you need to discover. It might be a sadness, or a joy, or a strength, or a discernment, a slowing down. It might be community, or courage. This sculpture has the power and possibility to help you hear the voice of God, of spirit, of wisdom, of a higher power in your life. 

Please take time to reflect on how this sculpture speaks to you. Here are some questions that could guide your reflection:

  • What is your metal? What is hard and cold that needs to be made malleable? 
  • And what is malleable that needs strength and shape and direction?
  • Who are your people to whom you can go when you hurting or when you are in discernment?
  • What are the pieces of your life that you thought were finished, but that take shape in new ways?
  • Where does grief live in your body and how might you tend to it?
  • How do you tend to your feelings of emptiness (in unhealthy ways)?
  • How do you tend to your feelings of emptiness (in healthy ways)?
  • What makes you feel strong?
  • How do you cultivate openness?
  • What gives your life meaning?
  • How is your life taking shape? 

Q&A with the Minister on Sunday, January 14

Join us between the services on Sunday, January 14 for a Q&A with the Minister.

All are welcome to attend the first in an eight-session series to learn more about our congregation and to meet others. In this session Rev. Pam will answer any questions you bring! Think about what you’d like to know more about, or come and ask those deep existential questions that you’ve been wanting to explore!

We meet in room 2 at 10:40am and finish by 11:20am.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend 2018

This weekend we listen for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s urgent call to love and justice and we honor his legacy by responding with our own gifts. We have three opportunities to respond and you are invited. 

1. In preparation for the Martin Luther King, Jr. march (1/15) and the Women’s March Reunion (1/20), come to DUUF on Saturday (1/13) from 1:30pm to 3:30pm to make signs! We’ll provide the supplies and some sample quotes, so just come ready to decorate. 

2. On Sunday (1/14) our service will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership and we will have a second offering to support the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation. In 2017 the top award winner was Jacqueline Willis (Ryan High School graduate now attending Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia). Last year they also awarded 13 scholarships and provided funds to freshman, sophomore, and juniors to help them excel. If DUUF pulls together $1,500, we will provide a year of tuition and fees for a community college student! $1,000 will help a student pay for books, meals and lab fees. $500 covers what a typical student pays for books and supplies. $250 will help a student pay for meals. $100 buys graphing calculators for two students. $50 will cover school supplies for a year. Let’s see what we can do DUUF!

3. On Monday (1/15) march with other members of DUUF by meeting up at the parking lot at South Welch Street and Union Circle/West Chestnut Street by 4:30pm or meet up with folks later at the program at MLK Jr. Recreation Center. Please support Denton’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.

No matter how you spend this weekend, may our shared efforts bend the arc of the moral universe ever toward justice.