On Christmas Eve (Sunday, 12/24) you have three opportunities to find new meaning and mystery in old Christmas traditions:
10:30am “Christmas on Stage” – Rev. Pamela Wat and musical guest Paul Slavens take us on a journey through an interactive, staged version of the Christmas story. Connect to the joy and wonder of this holiday. Children and adults are invited. Please note that there will be one service on this Sunday morning with two later services in the afternoon/early evening.
4:30pm “Reindeer Games” – This year we are going to play our way to the meaning of Christmas! Be part of the fun and the magic on Christmas Eve. Rev. Pamela Wat leads our celebration and Santa Claus joins us for cookies and fellowship.
6:00pm “Peace on Earth” – We gather to hear the story, to wonder about the circumstances, and to cultivate peace in our lives and in the world. Rev. Pamela Wat leads this traditional, candlelight Christmas Eve service on this most holy night.
On New Year’s Eve (Sunday, 12/31) join us at 10:30am to burn the old and set intentions for the new. Start 2018 off with wisdom and clarity by participating in this annual burning bowl ritual.
Hanging of the Greens is an all-ages event to decorate the church for the season, enjoy one another’s company, and share a meal together. A craft is planned for the young (and young-at-heart). Please join us whether you are bringing the holiday cheer, or in need of some holiday cheer, or just available to lend a hand in our decorating extravaganza. Please also be part of our potluck! We supply the pancakes and you bring a side dish or dessert.
Buy something for yourself. Buy gifts for the holidays. Promote a fair trade economy. Support Coming of Age high school youth. We have a wide range of items for sale (jewelry, gift baskets, kitchen wares, chocolate, scarves, ornaments, and MORE). Each item is made by artisans who receive a fair, livable price for their goods. We will be open during coffee hour after both services.
(Starts January 11, 2018 at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)
Most people struggle to make ends meet. They just have too much month left at the end of the money. If you have made mistakes and feel like your money vanishes each month, you are not alone. In fact, 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of income. Financial Peace University is designed to teach you and your family to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and build wealth. During the 9-week course the class will meet to watch the video lesson and participate in discussion groups that will change your whole attitude about money! This class will break through the common financial jargon and explain how money really works in a simple, easy-to-understand style. During this life-changing class, you will learn how to:
Get Control of Your Money
·Follow the step-by-step process for getting out of debt and staying out of debt
·Put together a monthly spending plan that really works
·Set financial goals and communicate about money
Stop Struggling to Make Ends Meet
·Protect your family from life’s emergencies
·Eliminate the stress that comes from financial problems
·Save and invest for your future
Tell Your Money What to Do
·Know what insurance to buy . . . and what to avoid
·Get great deals on the things you buy
·Buy or sell a home the right way
·Plan for your retirement and make the right investment choices
Change Your Family’s Future
·Utilize a good money plan to strengthen your marriage
·Unlock the power of giving to change your community
Classes will be held Tuesday nights beginning January 11 (and finishing on March 8), from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The cost of supplies is just $129 per individual (or couple) and scholarships are available.
Contact email@example.com for more info or to register.
DUUF is turning 68 and we are having a good ol’ fashioned fish fry for all and a big bounce house for children. Bob Snyder is graciously donating halibut, cod, and rock fish that he caught in Alaska and the Snyder family is bringing a fryer and grill for deep-fried fish and fish tacos on Saturday, October 21. In addition to the fish, we will supply fries, cole slaw, vegan fried “fish”, condiments, and soft drinks.You supply any potluck side dishes, dessert items, etc. We invite you to make a donation for your dinner and all proceeds will go to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and to DUUF. Suggested minimum donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children, but please pay what you can to support two worthwhile organizations.
Meditation and Dharma Study Group meets every Sunday evening from 4:30 to 6:00 and is led by Palden Lhamo, an ordained teacher in the Jonang lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. There is no charge for the teachings. The group meets in the sanctuary at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell Street, Denton, Texas. The event is open to the public. All are welcome.
Rev. Pam leads the group in the background and meaning of labyrinths and how the practice can inspire grounding and wholeness in your life. All are welcome. Every first Tuesday of the month, join us to experience a different spiritual practice. We will explore practices for daily, weekly, monthly, and annual implementation that will help you to cultivate peace, clarity, and connection. Rev. Pam leads this class and participants may come to every class or drop in as able. CHILDCARE available! Please RSVP for childcare by 9/27 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Splash Day on Saturday, August 19 (starting at 5pm)
Welcome back old friends and say hello to new ones! There will be a giant splash slide and smaller wading pools for the little ones. Potluck. Bring beverages and/or dish to share. Don’t forget your towels, chairs/blanket to sit on, and sunscreen.
Ingathering & Water Communion Service on Sunday, August 20 (at 9:30am and 11:30am)
You are invited to bring a small amount of water that represents something of you and/or your experiences this year. Some people bring water from their home, from a vacation they took this year, from a loved one’s home, from time in nature, a rainfall, or some other meaningful experience. All are welcome to share in this truly meaningful experience.
Do you know a high school student who is ready to explore their beliefs/values and to deepen their understanding/awareness of self? We welcome all high-school-aged youth and their parents/guardians to join us for this session to learn more about the Coming of Age series. Coming of Age helps youth in grades 9-12 (or equivalent) to be their best selves through exploring beliefs, promoting justice, building relationships, being a leader, finding spiritual grounding, and articulating what is important to them. Classes will meet Wednesday evenings beginning in mid-August and continue through May 2018 (with an optional trip in June 2018).
For more information (and to RSVP) email email@example.com. This series is open to all youth regardless of their membership or participation at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The program is non-dogmatic and open to a diversity of beliefs and backgrounds.