Tuesday, June 6, 2017

2017 Award Ceremony and Flower Communion Services

June 4, 2017 was a special time at Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship! During each service, we presented and dedicated our beautiful, new banner that was created by Hope Edwards. We recognized youth and adults for their leadership and for living out exemplary values. We recognized high school and college graduates. We recognized rising 2nd graders, rising 6th graders, and rising 9th graders who bridged to the next DUUF class. We thanked our volunteer teachers. We installed our 2017/2018 Board of Trustees. We celebrated flower communion (on the 95th anniversary of flower communion). And we sang, danced, and shared stories. It was a full day! Following is a list of some of the folks we recognized and photos from the day.

Pre-K through 1st Grade:
Special recognition went to Teddy, Willis, Airle, Evey, Ava, Edyn, Leo, Serena, Rowan, Aubrey, Phoebe, Jeremiah, Jerry, Alida.
Recognition to assistant teachers: Nicholas Morgan, Danna Getske, Stacy Efthymiou.

2nd-5th Grade:

Top 5 Attendance: Penelope Sullivan, Wyatt Morin, Joshua Swift, Gus Gamblin, Rakan Aouadi
Rising Star Award (5 Leadership Stars): Rakan Aouadi, Matae Aouadi, Robin Palmer-Stanley, Zoey Tait, Gus Gamblin, Max Briggle, Rowan Brown, Corbin Allred
Shining Star Award (10 Leadership Stars): Wyatt Morin, Joshua Swift Super Star Award (15+ Leadership Stars): Penelope Sullivan DUUF Leadership Award: Penelope Sullivan 2nd-5th Grade Bridging Certificate: Xander Kimbro, Johan Hotz Middle School: DUUF Leadership Award: Gabriel Morgan Middle School Bridging Certificate: Riley Briggs, Gabriel Morgan, Bella Sagaribay Recognition to Nancy Fire for her strong commitment to assistant teaching each and every week. Youth and Adults:
Danielle Jacobson Leadership Award: First annual award went to Danielle Jacobson!
The Unsung Hero Award: Elizabeth Yeary
Golden Award: Henry Gibbons
Chalice Award: Mark Davis
Chalice Award: Gerry Veeder

This side of our new banner features a tree with our principles as part of our roots, and the world as the tree.

This side of our new banner features a our name, chalice, and our principles.
Children with Rev. Pam dedicating the new banner.

Installation of the 2017/18 Board of Trustees 
First graders bridging up to the next class! 

Rachel recognizing student leaders in the 2nd-5th grade class.

Xander bridging up to Middle School!

Danielle receiving our first annual Danielle Jacobson Leadership Award! 

Rachel recognizing Gabriel Morgan for his leadership in the middle school youth group. 
Gerry Veeder receiving a Chalice Award.

Rev. Pam recognizing Jessica O'Connell's graduation from UNT.

Rev. Pam recognizing Leah Cadwallader-Daniel's graduation from Denton High School.

Barb Rodman and Sunnie Palmer presenting Liz Year with the first annual Unsung Hero Award.

Barb Rodman presenting Mark Davis with the 2017 Chalice Award.

Flowers from the 9:30am Flower Communion Service

Flowers from the 11:30am Flower Communion Service