2017 Award Ceremony and Flower Communion Services

We presented and dedicated our new banner (made by Hope Edwards). This side features a tree with our principles as part of our roots, and the world as the tree.

We presented and dedicated our new banner (made by Hope Edwards). This side features a our name, chalice, and our principles.
Children with Rev. Pam dedicating the new banner.

Installation of the 2017/18 Board of Trustees
First graders bridging up to the next class!

Rachel recognizing student leaders in the 2nd-5th grade class.

Danielle receiving our first annual Danielle Jacobson Leadership Award!

Rachel recognizing Gabriel Morgan for his leadership in the middle school youth group.
Gerry Veeder receiving a Chalice Award.

Rev. Pam recognizing Jessica O’Connell’s graduation from UNT.

Rev. Pam recognizing Leah Cadwallader-Daniel’s graduation from Denton High School.

Barb Rodman and Sunnie Palmer presenting Liz Year with the first annual Unsung Hero Award.

Barb Rodman presenting Mark Davis with the 2017 Chalice Award.

Flowers from the 9:30am Flower Communion Service

Flowers from the 11:30am Flower Communion Service


A World of Treasure

Kids are invited to explore A World of Treasure! This unforgettable journey begins with a scavenger hunt, a secret map, and clues to a summer-long adventure of exploring world religions…with a final reveal in August!

The series is on Sundays, June 11 through August 13, 2017 (9:30am or 11:30am), with a scavenger hunt kick-off on June 11th.

Throughout the summer, three classes (pre-k through 1st grade, 2nd through 5th grade, and 6th through 12th grade) will explore treasures hidden in different religions.

It all takes place at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell Street, Denton, Texas.

No cost to participate and all youth are welcome.

For more information contact: youth@dentonuuf.org or call (940) 566-1286.


4th Annual Interfaith National Day of Prayer Service in Denton

Thursday, May 4, 2017 with a Community Meal at 6pm and Service at 7pm
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Street, Denton

All are invited for a community meal provided by members of Trinity Presbyterian Church at 6:00pm. The prayer service is at 7:00pm. Leaders and members from diverse faith traditions will join us for an evening of inspiration and solidarity.

Children (grades 1 or older–including middle school/high school) are invited to sing in the choir for this event. An mp3 file is available for download and practice and a short rehearsal will be the day of the event at 6pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church. The children’s choir is led by Jett Cheek, Children’s Choir Director of First United Methodist Church. The song is “Let There Be Peace on Earth”. Files (for audio and words) can be downloaded here: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/tinw425pc11va/Denton_Interfaith_Children’s_Choir Questions can be directed to faithallianceofdenton@gmail.com.


New Dharma Series starting Sunday, April 23rd at 6pm

On Sunday, April 23, our Meditation and Dharma Study Group will begin a new series, “The Thirty-seven Practices of the Bodhisattva”. This is a foundational text of Mahayana Buddhism, but an extremely practical one aimed at applying the practices to our daily life. If you haven’t been attending Meditation and Dharma Study, this is a great place to jump in. The group meets every Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00, 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.

Covenant Groups at DUUF (starting April 2017)

What is a covenant group?

Groups of 6-10 people who gather twice a month to connect with each other and discuss the themes for that month. The sharing and deep listening that take place foster intimate connections and a sense of shared community.

Why are they called covenant groups?

Each group creates its own covenant (or agreement) which outlines the guidelines they choose to abide by in their meetings. Covenants usually list communal expectations such as listening respectfully, speaking one at a time, practicing kindness, and maintaining confidentiality. Groups are also guided by our larger Unitarian Universalist covenant (also referred to as our seven principles).

When do they meet?

Groups meet twice a month on a regular day, such as the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Some meet in the evening, while others meet in the morning or afternoon. Groups will begin meeting the second week in April 2017 (and continue until the summer 2018) at DUUF.

What happens at the meetings?

First, opening words are read and a chalice is lit. Then members check-in with a brief update on how they are doing. The majority of the time is spent on reflection and discussion of the topic. To conclude, closing words are read and the chalice is extinguished. Some groups take turns providing refreshments; others do not. Childcare is available. Topics vary and will center around the theme of contrasts and connections.

How do I sign up for a covenant group?

Forms are available through April 5th both online and in paper form in Fellowship Hall.

Look for printed forms in Fellowship Hall (where we have coffee hour) or sign-up online: https://goo.gl/forms/EuBYC6QQseOXzCtP2.



Yoga at DUUF

(for all levels and abilities)

Thursdays from 6:00pm to 7:15pm (through May 2017)

at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

We need this right now! Integrate the mind and body, care for the self, bring your body along while deepening the commitments, large and small, to make the world a better place.

A reading and short meditation build into a gently enlivening yoga-based class inspired by a variety of somatic perspectives. Designed to connect individual spiritual practices to movement images, structured as a yoga class. Held at he Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship.

Suggested donation to benefit DUUF: $10

Bring a yoga mat, we will work a bit on the floor. All are encouraged to adapt your participation to correspond to your needs.

Classes are led by Sarah Gamblin, an avid practitioner of yoga, Body Mind Centering, Barteneiff Fundamentals, Contemplative Dance Practice and Contact Improvisation. Recently relishing the reward of moving in relationship to aging and process. She is a professor of dance at TWU.


Financial Peace University

(Starts January 10, 2017 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 10 (and finishing on March 7), from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The cost of supplies is just $93 per individual (or couple) and scholarships are available.

Contact minister@dentonuuf.org for more info or to register.