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Next Saturday: Alternative Gift Market!

Do your holiday gift shopping DUUF-style on Saturday, December 4. This family-friendly event has many local vendors with a variety of options for checking off items on your “nice” list. See the event page for further details, and invite your local community contacts to join in the fun! — Allison High, DUUF board vice president…

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October & November 2021 Board Update

At the October & November 2021 meetings, the discussion topics of top importance were the pledge drive and the development of the 2022 DUUF budget. The board is concerned that donations are currently below the amount needed to support our social justice and programming plans. The board is committed to presenting a balanced budget for…

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Today is National Coming Out Day

National Coming Out Day falls on October 11 each year. It is an observance that recognizes the importance of LGBTQ+ people living in an authentic and open way. Coming Out helps show the entire community that lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual, and non-binary people exist and that they are fundamentally just like everyone…

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September 2021 DUUF Board Update

At the September 2021 meeting the board of trustees approved pursuing renewal as a Welcoming Congregation, received next year’s initial draft budget, planned fall fundraising, and discussed these topics: transitioning to hybrid worship, the minister’s activities including adult programming initiatives, upcoming tree care, and ways to improve the aesthetics of the grounds & building. Did you…

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The Unitarian Universalist Chalice

As we slowly entered back into the building, I found myself first noticing the small things…the way the light entered the sanctuary through the windows, the sound of the ringing temple bell, and the chalice. As a person new to the UU faith a few years ago, I didn’t know anything about the chalice, and…

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Join Us for the Women’s March, October 2

On Saturday, October 2, Denton supporters of women’s reproductive freedom will march in solidarity with the national Women’s March. A contingent of DUUF members will gather at Denton Chamber of Commerce (401 N Elm St, Denton, TX 76201) at 12:30 pm and walk together to the Denton Courthouse Square (arriving there at 1) to participate in the Denton march.…

Second Offering for September – Women For Afghan Women

DUUF’s second offering charity for September 2021 is Women for Afghan Women. This organization helps thousands of women and families in Afghanistan and the U.S. through education, counseling, vocational training, and other types of support. This month our second offering would usually go to PUUPs, but in light of the recent political changes in Afghanistan PUUPs wanted…

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August 2021 DUUF Board Update

In the August meeting the board reviewed and approved reports from the minister, the treasurer, and most of the teams. We noted that donations have slowed down a bit, probably due to summer absences related to vacations. We discussed the plans for launching our contract minister search and for making the DUUF website more dynamic.…