Promoting Fair Trade at DUUF!

Thanks to everyone who supported our first ever DUUF Fair Trade Pop Up Shop! We raised over $450 for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and had a whole lot of fun in the process!

Special thanks to:

  • Renee Sims for teaching our children about Fair Trade practices and for preparing for the big day!
  • Our classroom volunteers who supported Fair Trade learning!
  • Our children who made delicious Trail Mix to sell and promoted Fair Trade with their signs during coffee hour!
  • Our shop volunteers (Sharon Barnhill, Myah Dhesi, Sunnie Palmer, Erik Goodlett and Rev. Pam)!
  • Our shoppers for buying $1,200 worth of goods and to all who simply donated to the cause!
  • Jessica Camp, Bill and Sharon Barnhill, Wes and Nancy Gaige and Guy and Tracey Gray who purchased pounds of Fair Trade coffee for DUUF coffee hours!


Guest at Your Table has started!

Guest at Your Table is an annual program to raise support for and awareness of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC). UUSC is a nonsectarian human rights organization powered by grassroots collaboration, working anywhere rights are threatened – by natural disasters, armed conflicts, genocide, forced migration, and systematic injustice. For examples of past and present work in the United States and around the globe, visit

On Nov. 20th, each household received a box to keep on their kitchen table as a reminder of those whose rights are still threatened (if you did not get a box, pick one up this Sunday during coffee hour in Fellowship Hall). Throughout the week you have an opportunity to share a portion of your wealth into the box. On or near Christmas Eve, we invite you to bring your total donation to DUUF so that we can send a check to the UUSC to further their important work.


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.