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.

SIGN UP TODAY!

      

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.