Fair Trade Sale @ DUUF on Sunday, 11/12 starting at 10:30am

Fair Trade Sale @ DUUF on Sunday, 11/12 starting at 10:30am

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.

Financial Peace University starting 1/11/2018

Financial Peace University starting 1/11/2018

 (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 events@dentonuuf.org for more info or to register.
DUUFiversary Fish Fry!

DUUFiversary Fish Fry!

DUUFiversary Fish Fry! 
Saturday, 10/21 at 6:00pm 

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.

Mindfulness and YOU!

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.

Labyrinth Practice

Labyrinth Practice

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 events@dentonuuf.org.

Parents Night Out on Friday, October 6 starting at 5:30pm

Parents  Night  Out
supervised playtime for infants and children up to age 12 
First Fridays at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 
from 5:30pm to 9:30pm

includes: movie, pizza, snacks, beverages, games, crafts, and fun with friends

Register in advance (link to registration at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/parents-night-out-tickets-38259744927)

$32 for first child ($20 for each additional child)

Questions? Contact events@dentonuuf.org

We are splashin’ in the new (school) year!

We are splashin’ in the new (school) year!

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.

Coming of Age for Youth STARTING NOW

Coming of Age for Youth STARTING NOW

Parent and Youth Orientation
Wednesday, August 16, 2017 from 6:00pm to 7:30pm
at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

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 hs@dentonuuf.org. 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.
2017 Award Ceremony and Flower Communion Services

2017 Award Ceremony and Flower Communion Services

June 4, 2017 was a special time at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship! During each service, we presented and dedicated our beautiful, new banner that was created by Hope Edwards. We recognized youth and adults for their leadership and for living out exemplary values. We recognized high school and college graduates. We recognized rising 2nd graders, rising 6th graders, and rising 9th graders who bridged to the next DUUF class. We thanked our volunteer teachers. We installed our 2017/2018 Board of Trustees. We celebrated flower communion (on the 95th anniversary of flower communion). And we sang, danced, and shared stories. It was a full day! Following is a list of some of the folks we recognized and photos from the day.

Pre-K through 1st Grade:
Special recognition went to Teddy, Willis, Airle, Evey, Ava, Edyn, Leo, Serena, Rowan, Aubrey, Phoebe, Jeremiah, Jerry, Alida.
Recognition to assistant teachers: Nicholas Morgan, Danna Getske, Stacy Efthymiou.

2nd-5th Grade:

Top 5 Attendance: Penelope Sullivan, Wyatt Morin, Joshua Swift, Gus Gamblin, Rakan Aouadi
Rising Star Award (5 Leadership Stars): Rakan Aouadi, Matae Aouadi, Robin Palmer-Stanley, Zoey Tait, Gus Gamblin, Max Briggle, Rowan Brown, Corbin Allred
Shining Star Award (10 Leadership Stars): Wyatt Morin, Joshua SwiftSuper Star Award (15+ Leadership Stars): Penelope Sullivan DUUF Leadership Award: Penelope Sullivan2nd-5th Grade Bridging Certificate: Xander Kimbro, Johan Hotz Middle School:DUUF Leadership Award: Gabriel MorganMiddle School Bridging Certificate: Riley Briggs, Gabriel Morgan, Bella SagaribayRecognition to Nancy Fire for her strong commitment to assistant teaching each and every week. Youth and Adults:

Danielle Jacobson Leadership Award: First annual award went to Danielle Jacobson!
The Unsung Hero Award: Elizabeth Yeary
Golden Award: Henry Gibbons
Chalice Award: Mark Davis
Chalice Award: Gerry Veeder

This side of our new banner features a tree with our principles as part of our roots, and the world as the tree.

This side of our new banner 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.

Xander bridging up to Middle School!

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.