Conversations with children offer their own unique opportunities for engaging our faith with the world. This question was posed to me several years ago by my niece Anna. This service will consider how we engage the wonder of the vast world and universe through the eyes of all ages.
During this week of Transgender Awareness, we are especially invited to consider the infinite possibilities of being human. Please join us for this service as we engage and ground our hearts in all that life has to offer.
1:06-Call to Worship; 4:42-Reading; 7:39-Reflection
How do our experiences impact how we perceive, judge and choose to engage in life? What impact does our spiritual practice have on our ability to expand our perceptions and integrate our experiences? In what ways to do we choose to take our histories forward?
When we bring our whole selves to the endeavor of faith, challenges exist in creating space for multiple voices. We explore how models of interfaith dialogue and restorative justice can inform how we envision our future together.
In what ways is Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship strengthened by its own history? DUUF is created with the ideas, energy and perspectives of so many. If we were to look at ourselves from a far, what would we see?
Introduction of Rev. Donna Dolham; 2:17-Service; 4:41-DUUF Covenant; 5:29-Story; 14:24-Reading; 17:41-Reflection
Whether we are talking about events in the world, Texas, Denton or this congregation, the question of how to sustain our spiritual growth and action calls us to continually renew our ability to welcome others, welcome joy and welcome risk.
As Rev. Pam winds down her final weeks of ministry with Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, she reflects on the blessings that brought her to our congregation eight years ago. What blessings might be hiding in your own journey through life?
Rev. Pam invites us into a creative process and an opportunity to see things differently. How do we move through the hard parts of life? How does our liberal faith invite us to respond to life’s ups and downs?
Rev. Pam creates space for story and ritual in response to an invitation by members of Black Lives of Unitarian Universalism (BLUU). Can our anti-racism work be rooted in something besides guilt and anger? What realistic, concrete tasks can move us toward the beloved community?
Nature offers us balance. In a season of #metoo and mass shootings and personal loss, what winter wisdom do we need for the spring season? Rev. Pam explores the balance of winter/spring and night/day and the rich meaning found in unexpected places.
The “long-haul people” are the ones who plow on with the good work. Where do we find the inspiration to persevere? As Unitarian Universalists, we don’t necessarily believe in a reward in the afterlife, so where is our reward?
Last year, Adam Briggle took his children camping and hiking in seventeen national parks and monuments. These are peculiar places ruled by the un-American ethos: leave no trace. Adam will tell stories and share reflections about these places and the importance of letting them be. They are stories about crows and democracy, cacti and technology, and snow that fell up. In an age dominated by humans and cynicism, Adam wanted to know if nature (or must we say “nature”?) could still speak…and, if so, what she has to say
As dismal weeks of gray winter days form a backdrop for disheartening world news and unhelpful political decisions, D. Scott Cooper joins us to ask, how do today’s UUs ‘justify an attitude of ultimate optimism”? Or is that an idea whose time has passed?
The theme for January is “intention” but this week Rev. Pam explores the flip side of intention. What about those things we cannot control in our lives? What about our mistakes and failures? Through story, song, and ritual we find our strength no matter who we are, what we have done, or where we are (intentionally or unintentionally) going.