Hanging of the Greens – Saturday evening December 3

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. Rev. Pam is leading a craft for the young (and young-at-heart). Linda is making pancakes for everyone. And Tesa is leading up the decoration efforts.

Please join us whether you are bringing the holiday cheer, or in need of some holiday cheer, or just available to lend a hand.

Please also participate in our potluck (if you like) by bringing a side dish or dessert.



Sunday, December 11 at DUUF

during coffee hour

from 10:30am to 11:30am

and 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Hosted by DUUF children and youth as they learn about Fair Trade practices and raise money for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.


Movie Night – Showing “Marisol”

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screening on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00pm

Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell St., Denton

The story of Marisol, a young college age Mexican woman in north Texas, is inspired by the real life stories of young people who uncover their family secret that they are, in fact, living in the US without legal documents. Don’t miss this beautiful film by local filmmaker and DUUF member, Eugene Martin.


Fall Planting Party and Work Day

Saturday, November 12, 2016

starting at 9:00am

at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship

Thanks to a generous grant from Keep Denton Beautiful, we have the funds to complete the last part of the (post-creek) landscaping project.

Please lend a hand inside the building or outside the building on 11/12.

Refreshments will be available.

You are welcome to bring shovels/rakes or use DUUF tools.


Halloween Celebration at DUUF!

Join the fun on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 6pm at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell Street.

You may find a bubbling cauldron, hear ghoulish tunes and just maybe a ghostly figure will appear to share a tragic tale…You have to be there to find out…

This is an event with activities for young, old and in between. So put your costume on, make a scary (looking) dish and join us for the celebration!

Screening of “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War” – free admission

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to multiple life-threatening missions in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.

Defying the Nazis is cinematically told through the letters and journals of the Sharps, with Tom Hanks as the voice of Waitstill and Marina Goldman as the voice of Martha. It features firsthand interviews with the now adult children whom the Sharps saved, as well as leading historians, authors and Holocaust scholars, including William Schulz, Deborah Dwork, Modecai Paldiel, Ghanda DiFiglia and Yehuda Bauer.

Doors open at 6:30pm. Film starts at 7:00pm. Refreshments available for purchase.

Fall Kick-off Sunday on October 2, 2016


9:30 AM

Wave Runners, 4 years-1st grade, explore Spirit Play, a Montessori based program that shares stories from our six sources which include Unitarian Universalism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, science, and history.

Wind Gliders, 2-3rd graders explore The Signs of Our Faith and the Unitarian Universalist quest for knowledge, reverence for life, supporting one another, and public witness.

Mountain Climbers, 4-5th graders explore Toolbox of Faith, reflecting on “tools” such as integrity, courage, and love as tools they can use in living their lives and building their own faith.

Fire Breathers, 6-12th graders explore Riddle and Mystery, where they will process the “Big Questions”: Does God Exist? What happens when we die? Can we ever solve these mysteries? And ultimately, what does being a UU mean to me?

11:30 AM

Children’s Chapel, children and youth of all ages gather in worship, just like our adults, through storytelling and community sharing. Following their worship, they will break into age based groups to participate in faith based activities, to deepen their experience.

Our Whole Lives (OWL), grades 4-6 and 7-9, explore honest, accurate information about sexuality and changes in life. OWL dismantles stereotypes/assumptions, builds self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting in October, a Middle School Youth Group and a High School Youth Group each meet on Wednesday evenings to build community.


Tibetan Buddhist Sangha at DUUF

Buddhist meditation and dharma study group meets every Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 in the sanctuary at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (1111 Cordell Street, Denton). Beginners are always welcome. You’re invited to use either a cushion or a chair, and there is no fee for the teachings.

The sessions will be led by Palden Lhamo, who has served in UU churches as a Director of Lifespan Religious Education for the past 10 years. Now she is an authorized lay teacher in the Tibetan Jonang lineage. She studies under her lama and root teacher, Ven. Tashi Nyima, who is one of only four ordained Jonang monks currently teaching in English. He is the spiritual director of Jonang Buddhist Communities in Dallas, Plano, Hurst, and Mexico City. Tashi-la has studied and completed extensive retreats under eminent teachers of various Dharma lineages, including Lama Tsering Ngodup (Kagyu), HH the XIV Dalai Lama (Geluk), Kenchen Thrangu Rinpoche (Kagyu), Khenchen Tsewang Gyatso Rinpoche (Nyingma), HH Sakya Trizin (Sakya), and HH Tashi Gyaltsan Rinpoche (Jonang). Tashi-la is the heart-son of Kyabje Tashi Norbu Rinpoche, from whom he received the full transmission of the Great Middle Way (Skt. maha madhyamaka; Tib. dbUma chenpo).

From time to time Tashi-la will come to DUUF to teach or to perform ceremonies such as taking refuge or making precept vows.

The sangha will begin with an introductory class on aspects of our meditation practice and an explanation of the aspiration and dedication prayers. Beginning September 18 we will take up a study of the Noble Eightfold Path, following the format of:

6:00 – 7:00 sitting meditation

6:30 – 7:30 Dharma teachings

7:30 – 8:00 Buddha Bar – We’ll share coffee and vegan snacks as we discuss the teachings, ask questions, and share our experiences on the path.

Meditation is for children too! Also on Sunday evenings starting at 6:00pm, children ages 4 and up are invited to join Rev. Pam Wat for a children’s meditation experience. Rev. Pam will lead the children in exercises, stories, and a practice of stillness and calm. Children under 3 years old and younger are invited into our nursery care (be sure to RSVP for childcare by emailing meditation@dentonuuf.org or calling 940-566-1286).


Construction Updates: June 2016

Things are moving along at DUUF! The building now has more new windows, sheetrock, new concrete stain in the sanctuary, and new doors. We are working on resuming services in the building sometime in August.

Thanks again to all who have helped us move forward. We are so grateful!

Matthew and Erik added a coppery brown stain to the sanctuary floors to even out the color.

The sanctuary after the floors were completed.

floor stain closeup

These will be our updated chairs in matching fabric. The chair on the left will be for the Fellowship Hall. On the right, the new fabric for our sanctuary chairs on a similar frame.

Classroom 5 was damaged the most. Now it has fresh sheetrock.

Classroom 5 looking toward the playground.

The nursery looks fresh and bright.

New windows, a wooden bench, and refreshed ceiling.

Beautiful new nursery bathroom walls.

Some windows are still awaiting replacement. Concrete block walls have been primed.

New doors for each classroom with windows.