Thursday, January 11, 2018

Q&A with the Minister on Sunday, January 14

Join us between the services on Sunday, January 14 for a Q&A with the Minister.

All are welcome to attend the first in an eight-session series to learn more about our congregation and to meet others. In this session Rev. Pam will answer any questions you bring! Think about what you’d like to know more about, or come and ask those deep existential questions that you’ve been wanting to explore!

We meet in room 2 at 10:40am and finish by 11:20am.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Weekend 2018

This weekend we listen for Martin Luther King, Jr.’s urgent call to love and justice and we honor his legacy by responding with our own gifts. We have three opportunities to respond and you are invited. 

1. In preparation for the Martin Luther King, Jr. march (1/15) and the Women’s March Reunion (1/20), come to DUUF on Saturday (1/13) from 1:30pm to 3:30pm to make signs! We'll provide the supplies and some sample quotes, so just come ready to decorate. 

2. On Sunday (1/14) our service will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.’s leadership and we will have a second offering to support the Denton African American Scholarship Foundation. In 2017 the top award winner was Jacqueline Willis (Ryan High School graduate now attending Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia). Last year they also awarded 13 scholarships and provided funds to freshman, sophomore, and juniors to help them excel. If DUUF pulls together $1,500, we will provide a year of tuition and fees for a community college student! $1,000 will help a student pay for books, meals and lab fees. $500 covers what a typical student pays for books and supplies. $250 will help a student pay for meals. $100 buys graphing calculators for two students. $50 will cover school supplies for a year. Let’s see what we can do DUUF!

3. On Monday (1/15) march with other members of DUUF by meeting up at the parking lot at South Welch Street and Union Circle/West Chestnut Street by 4:30pm or meet up with folks later at the program at MLK Jr. Recreation Center. Please support Denton’s celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy.

No matter how you spend this weekend, may our shared efforts bend the arc of the moral universe ever toward justice. 

Monday, December 4, 2017

Welcoming Guest at Your Table

Guest at Your Table (GAYT) is the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee’s annual intergenerational program to raise support for and awareness about UUSC’s work to advance human rights around the globe. Donation boxes are available at DUUF throughout December. Place one prominently at your home to remember the figurative guest at your table and to cultivate a generous heart in the weeks leading up to Christmas. On Christmas Eve (or other times before the end of 2017) please bring your donation to DUUF so that we can send our collective contribution to the UUSC.

UUSC works in over 25 countries with over 75 grassroots partner organizations. This year, we are highlighting the following “guests” and partners: 

Tulele Peisa supports Carteret Islanders being displaced by severe climate change impacts in the South Pacific.

RAICES provides legal aid and support for families held in Karnes family detention center in Texas. 

The Center for Social Integrity advances human rights in Burma through youth leadership development.

The Queer Detainee Empowerment Project supports LGBTQI+ immigrants in and outside of detention in New York.

The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a 77-year-old human rights organization grounded in Unitarian Universalist values and founded to support refugees and political dissidents feeing Nazi Germany. Through research, advocacy, and grassroots partnerships, UUSC advances human rights in the United States and around the globe.

Contributions of any amount qualify for membership. Contributions of $125 or more are eligible to be matched dollar-for-dollar by the UU Congregation of Shelter Rock in Manhasset, NY. 

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Make DUUF part of your winter holiday experience!

On Christmas Eve (Sunday, 12/24) you have three opportunities to find new meaning and mystery in old Christmas traditions:
  • 10:30am "Christmas on Stage" - Rev. Pamela Wat and musical guest Paul Slavens take us on a journey through an interactive, staged version of the Christmas story. Connect to the joy and wonder of this holiday. Children and adults are invited. Please note that there will be one service on this Sunday morning with two later services in the afternoon/early evening. 
  • 4:30pm "Reindeer Games" - This year we are going to play our way to the meaning of Christmas! Be part of the fun and the magic on Christmas Eve. Rev. Pamela Wat leads our celebration and Santa Claus joins us for cookies and fellowship.
  • 6:00pm "Peace on Earth" - We gather to hear the story, to wonder about the circumstances, and to cultivate peace in our lives and in the world. Rev. Pamela Wat leads this traditional, candlelight Christmas Eve service on this most holy night.
On New Year's Eve (Sunday, 12/31) join us at 10:30am to burn the old and set intentions for the new. Start 2018 off with wisdom and clarity by participating in this annual burning bowl ritual. 

Hanging of the Greens is HERE!

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. A craft is planned for the young (and young-at-heart). Please join us whether you are bringing the holiday cheer, or in need of some holiday cheer, or just available to lend a hand in our decorating extravaganza. 

Please also be part of our potluck! We supply the pancakes and you bring a side dish or dessert.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Fair Trade Sale @ DUUF on Sunday, 11/12 starting at 10:30am

Buy something for yourself. Buy gifts for the holidays. Promote a fair trade economy. Support Coming of Age high school youth. We have a wide range of items for sale (jewelry, gift baskets, kitchen wares, chocolate, scarves, ornaments, and MORE). Each item is made by artisans who receive a fair, livable price for their goods. We will be open during coffee hour after both services.

Financial Peace University starting 1/11/2018

 (Starts January 11, 2018 at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship)

Most people struggle to make ends meet. They just have too much month left at the end of the money. If you have made mistakes and feel like your money vanishes each month, you are not alone. In fact, 70% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, regardless of income. Financial Peace University is designed to teach you and your family to get out of debt, stay out of debt, and build wealth. During the 9-week course the class will meet to watch the video lesson and participate in discussion groups that will change your whole attitude about money! This class will break through the common financial jargon and explain how money really works in a simple, easy-to-understand style. During this life-changing class, you will learn how to:

Get Control of Your Money
·         Follow the step-by-step process for getting out of debt and staying out of debt
·         Put together a monthly spending plan that really works
·         Set financial goals and communicate about money

Stop Struggling to Make Ends Meet
·         Protect your family from life’s emergencies
·         Eliminate the stress that comes from financial problems
·         Save and invest for your future

Tell Your Money What to Do
·         Know what insurance to buy . . . and what to avoid
·         Get great deals on the things you buy
·         Buy or sell a home the right way
·         Plan for your retirement and make the right investment choices

Change Your Family’s Future
·         Utilize a good money plan to strengthen your marriage
·         Unlock the power of giving to change your community

Classes will be held Tuesday nights beginning January 11 (and finishing on March 8), from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The cost of supplies is just $129 per individual (or couple) and scholarships are available.

Contact for more info or to register.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

DUUFiversary Fish Fry!

DUUFiversary Fish Fry! 
Saturday, 10/21 at 6:00pm 

DUUF is turning 68 and we are having a good ol' fashioned fish fry for all and a big bounce house for children. Bob Snyder is graciously donating halibut, cod, and rock fish that he caught in Alaska and the Snyder family is bringing a fryer and grill for deep-fried fish and fish tacos on Saturday, October 21. In addition to the fish, we will supply fries, cole slaw, vegan fried “fish”, condiments, and soft drinks.You supply any potluck side dishes, dessert items, etc. We invite you to make a donation for your dinner and all proceeds will go to the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee and to DUUF. Suggested minimum donation is $10 for adults and $5 for children, but please pay what you can to support two worthwhile organizations.

Thursday, October 5, 2017


Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship is seeking a part-time Office Administrator to work 15 hours per week. Consideration will be given to applicants with proficiency in Quickbooks, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word and who have strong communication, computer, and accounting skills. Applicants should be open to a diversity of spiritual/religious beliefs, ethniticies, sexual orientations, and gender identities. Hours are flexible (Monday through Friday 9:00am to 5:00pm) and wages are $13-$18/hour depending on experience. To apply please send a cover letter and resume to

Monday, October 2, 2017

Mindfulness and YOU!

Meditation and Dharma Study Group meets every Sunday evening from 4:30 to 6:00 and is led by Palden Lhamo, an ordained teacher in the Jonang lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. There is no charge for the teachings. The group meets in the sanctuary at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell Street, Denton, Texas. The event is open to the public. All are welcome.