Thursday, April 27, 2017

4th Annual Interfaith National Day of Prayer Service in Denton

Thursday, May 4, 2017 with a Community Meal at 6pm and Service at 7pm 
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 2200 N. Bell Street, Denton 

 All are invited for a community meal provided by members of Trinity Presbyterian Church at 6:00pm. The prayer service is at 7:00pm. Leaders and members from diverse faith traditions will join us for an evening of inspiration and solidarity. 


 Children (grades 1 or older--including middle school/high school) are invited to sing in the choir for this event. An mp3 file is available for download and practice and a short rehearsal will be the day of the event at 6pm at Trinity Presbyterian Church. The children's choir is led by Jett Cheek, Children's Choir Director of First United Methodist Church. The song is "Let There Be Peace on Earth". Files (for audio and words) can be downloaded here: https://www.mediafire.com/folder/tinw425pc11va/Denton_Interfaith_Children's_Choir Questions can be directed to faithallianceofdenton@gmail.com.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

New Dharma Series starting Sunday, April 23rd at 6pm

On Sunday, April 23, our Meditation and Dharma Study Group will begin a new series, "The Thirty-seven Practices of the Bodhisattva". This is a foundational text of Mahayana Buddhism, but an extremely practical one aimed at applying the practices to our daily life. If you haven't been attending Meditation and Dharma Study, this is a great place to jump in. The group meets every Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00, 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.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Covenant Groups at DUUF (starting April 2017)



What is a covenant group?
Groups of 6-10 people who gather twice a month to connect with each other and discuss the themes for that month. The sharing and deep listening that take place foster intimate connections and a sense of shared community.  
Why are they called covenant groups?
Each group creates its own covenant (or agreement) which outlines the guidelines they choose to abide by in their meetings. Covenants usually list communal expectations such as listening respectfully, speaking one at a time, practicing kindness, and maintaining confidentiality. Groups are also guided by our larger Unitarian Universalist covenant (also referred to as our seven principles).
When do they meet?
Groups meet twice a month on a regular day, such as the second and fourth Tuesday of each month. Some meet in the evening, while others meet in the morning or afternoon. Groups will begin meeting the second week in April 2017 (and continue until the summer 2018) at DUUF.
What happens at the meetings?
After the chalice lighting, members check-in with a brief update on how they are doing. Then the majority of the time is spent on reflection and discussion of the topic. To conclude, closing words are read and the chalice is extinguished. Some groups take turns providing refreshments; others do not. Topics vary and will center around the themes for the month.

How do I sign up for a covenant group?
Forms are available through April 5th both online and in paper form in Fellowship Hall. Look for printed forms in Fellowship Hall (where we have coffee hour) or sign-up online: https://goo.gl/forms/EuBYC6QQseOXzCtP2


SIGN UP TODAY! 

Monday, January 30, 2017

Standing/Marching/Singing/Being on the Side of the Love!








Yoga at DUUF



(for all levels and abilities)

Thursdays from 6:00pm to 7:15pm (through May 2017)
at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship 

We need this right now! Integrate the mind and body, care for the self, bring your body along while deepening the commitments, large and small, to make the world a better place.

A reading and short meditation build into a gently enlivening yoga-based class inspired by a variety of somatic perspectives. This class is designed to connect individual spiritual practices to movement images. 

Suggested donation to benefit DUUF: $10

Bring a yoga mat for floor work. All are encouraged to adapt their participation to correspond to their needs.

Classes are led by Sarah Gamblin, an avid practitioner of yoga, Body Mind Centering, Barteneiff Fundamentals, Contemplative Dance Practice and Contact Improvisation. Recently relishing the reward of moving in relationship to aging and process. She is a professor of dance at TWU.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Financial Peace University


 (Starts January 10, 2017 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 10 (and finishing on March 7), from 6:00pm to 7:30pm at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. The cost of supplies is just $93 per individual (or couple) and scholarships are available.


Contact minister@dentonuuf.org for more info or to register.

Our Whole Lives (OWL) is starting for Grades K-1 and 10-12


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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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!










Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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 uusc.org/guest. 

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.