In many ways, worship at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is traditional. Like our forebears, we respect the free pulpit, granting our ministers the room to let their spirits take a voice. We also enjoy the free pew, meaning that we respect each and every congregant’s right to bow to their own conscience, while knowing more deeply the inner promptings of their own heart.
In other ways, worship at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is unique. Our church shares its pulpit with ordained ministers, lay leaders and pulpit guests. Visitors will hear a strong call to justice when they join us for worship. All will feel the liberating spirit of freedom at this church. We strive to create honest religion and authentic spiritual practices in our fellowship.
The Unitarian Universalist Perspective
We come to this place because we need each other, we need to see each other, we need to touch each other, we need to smell each other, we need to hug each other. We need each other. So we come to this place. We come to work, to talk, to sing, to laugh, to dance. We call this a religious community, not because this . . . is holy ground, but because what we do here, what we say here together, and what we are here, makes it a sacred gathering.
– The Rev. Robert Fulghum
– Opening Words UU World Fall 2007
Liberal theology is not for the faint of heart. It points us in a general direction without telling us the specific destination. It refuses to make our commitments for us, but holds us accountable to the commitments we make. . . . It invites us to live with ambiguity without giving in to facile compromise; to engage in dialogue without trying to control the conversation; to be open to change without accepting change too casually; to take commitment seriously but not blindly; to be engaged in the culture without succumbing to the culture’s values.
– The Rev. Paul Rasor
– Opening Words UU World Fall 2005