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. 


Spend your winter holidays in community!


Hanging of the Greens - Saturday evening December 3


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. Rev. Pam is leading a craft for the young (and young-at-heart). Linda is making pancakes for everyone. And Tesa is leading up the decoration efforts.

Join us whether you are bringing the holiday cheer, or in need of some holiday cheer, or just available to lend a hand. 

Participate in our potluck (if you like) by bringing a side dish or dessert.



FAIR TRADE POP-UP SHOP


Sunday, December 11 at DUUF 

during coffee hour

from 10:30am to 11:30am

and  12:30pm to 1:30pm



Hosted by DUUF children and youth as they learn about Fair Trade practices and raise money for the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee.



Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Movie Night - Showing "Marisol"

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"Marisol"
screening on Saturday, November 12 at 7:00pm
Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell St., Denton


Marisol Flores, age 19, lives with her father, a manual laborer, in Lake Dallas, a small town in North Texas. As Marisol goes to register for her first college class, she is informed that she has been identified by the state of Texas as undocumented. From that moment forward, everything changes for Marisol, most importantly the knowledge that her father and deceased mother had kept this fact a secret from her. Marisol uncovers deep memories of her past to piece together why her parents brought her to the US without telling her she was born in Mexico. Through dream imagery, flashbacks, and non-fiction elements, Marisol discovers true notions about her own identity as a Mexican woman now living as an outsider in the place she grew up in. 

Don't miss this beautiful film by local filmmaker and DUUF member, Eugene Martin.

Fall Planting Party and Work Day




Saturday, November 12, 2016
starting at 9:00am
at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship


Thanks to a generous grant from Keep Denton Beautiful, we have the funds to complete the last part of the (post-creek) landscaping project.
Please lend a hand inside the building or outside the building on 11/12.

Refreshments will be available.

You are welcome to bring shovels/rakes or use DUUF tools.




Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Halloween Celebration at DUUF!

Join the fun on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 6pm at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1111 Cordell Street. 

You may find a bubbling cauldron, hear ghoulish tunes and just maybe a ghostly figure will appear to share a tragic tale…You have to be there to find out… 

This is an event with activities for young, old and in between. So put your costume on, make a scary (looking) dish and join us for the celebration!