Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Lifespan Faith Development
Our Unitarian Universalist Rainbow Principles
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Sources of Our Beliefs
Our beliefs come from:
The sense of wonder we all share. The women and men of long ago and today whose lives remind us to be kind and fair. The ethical and spiritual wisdom of the world’s religions. Jewish and Christian teachings which tell us to love all others as we love ourselves. The use of reason and the discoveries of science. The harmony of nature and the sacred circle of life.
The Sunday Morning Experience
Youth youth attend the service with their parents and come to their classes when they are sung out.
Intergenerational Worship & Activities In addition to Sunday morning religious education classes the church offers a number of intergenerational events and activities throughout the year. These allow our entire congregation to come together – so that we might learn from and enjoy one another’s company. For our youth, these may enhance the feelings of belonging to the religious community. For everyone, we seek a supportive spiritual environment which spans the generations, extending our families to include others who might not live with us, and building a faith community as we demonstrate our concern for one another and the world we live in. Such events and activities include: Intergenerational Worship Services such as the Ingathering Water Service and holiday services. We also offer pot-lucks, Game Nights, Halloween Party, Twice Annual Camping Trips, a winter holiday event The Hanging of the Greens, and much more.
Watch the church newsletter, Yahoo Group e-mails, the church web-site, and bulletin boards for upcoming events.
Attendance Children benefit most from our program if they come regularly. Only then will they find continuity in the program and a circle of friends so they look forward to coming each Sunday. If you are new, we ask that you sign our guest book and list the names of your children so we can prepare a name tag for them.
Calling all Explorers Fall 2014! Sunday faith development for youth journey through fun curricula as we investigate our spiritual relationships with our community and ourselves. Wave Runners, Mountain Climbers and Fire Breathers will be exploring their element (water, earth, fire), bonding with their new group and cultivating a sense of identity.
Wind Gliders - ages infant through 3yrs - receive friendly, safe and loving care here. Our nursery is warmly staffed by our Nursery Caregivers, with additional help from experienced volunteers. Visitors are always welcome. Parents must sign their children in before the service begins and include any special instructions. Parents are requested to bring bottles and diapers.
Wave Runners - Preschool-2nd grade - participate in Spirit Play, a Montessori method program that shares stories from our six sources (including Unitarian Universalism, Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, science, nature and modern history).
Mountain Climbers - 3rd-6th grade - participate in Toolbox of Faith, which invites participants to reflect on the qualities of our Unitarian Universalist faith, such as integrity, courage, and love, as tools they can use in living their own lives and building their own faith.
Fire Breathers - 7th-9th grade - participate in Building Bridges, a world religions program that seeks to deepen youth's understanding of the dynamic, fascinating, and varied world in which they live.
Explore questions that distinguish religions from one another at Belief O Matic.
9:30 AM Wind Gliders | Wave Runners | Mountain Climbers | Fire Breathers
11:30 AM Wind Gliders
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Service Projects are a tradition of our Religious Education program to invite our children and youth to participate in service projects throughout the year. Popular projects have included fund raising to adopt endangered species at the Dallas Zoo, Trick or Treat for UNICEF, Guest at Your Table, collections and fundraisers for the local Food Bank and Homeless Shelters. Projects can change yearly as ideas are presented.
A special message to parents... We sincerely hope that you and your children will want to participate in this exciting and rewarding religious education program. We encourage you to involve yourself in some of the ways indicated below. We need everyone’s cooperation if our program is to be truly rewarding. The program is carried out almost entirely by volunteers. We welcome and encourage your involvement and assistance in the following ways:
The religious education program means a great deal to Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. We welcome your caring and support as we offer ours.
Chair, Religious Education Council
Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Wow! Cindy Jacobson does such a good job welcoming our families and their kids on Sunday morning! She is filling an important role in our Religious Education youth program by helping our kids and their guardians feel like they have a place in which they belong.
Do you want to help fulfill our UU principles and support our youth RE programs? Sign up today to run our Welcome Wagon! Handout name tags and greet our families before the service, and then hang out drinking coffee during the service in the RE wing. It's as easy as that! — with Matthew Nakos, Pamela Wat and Michael Blair.