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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…

A handmade ceramic chalice

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…

a tree trunk with many people's hands touching it

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.…

DUUF Auction goes Live Sunday, May 16th, 2021!

https://www.biddingowl.com/DentonUUF Go to the link above to see items and set up your bidding account.  Most items will be available for bidding from Sunday, May 16 until 7:30pm on Saturday May 22. Join us for some entertainment and togetherness at zoom auction event to bid on select items only available during the event https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81596106710 If…

Congregational Meeting, December 13, 2020

I. Introduction of the purpose of today’s meeting (Susan Schlueter) II. Yearly Budget for 2021 (Danna Getske) Danna gave the congregation a brief run down of the proposed budget for 2021.  III. Vote on Yearly Budget for 2021 Budget for 2021 passed unanimously. IV. Vote on accepting the minutes of the last Congregational Meeting, May…

May Theme: “Story” – Rev. A.J. Galazen

A six-year old once confided to me, “I’m afraid of the dark.”   I was intrigued by the non sequitur, but humbled by the trusting confession.   “So am I,” I said, “I think everyone is.”   “No, I’m really afraid of the dark,” he repeated.  Hmm, I thought.   “Well, I live in the woods where the lights…