Red River Unitarian Universalist Church

515 N. Burnett Ave. | P.O. Box 1806 | Denison,  Texas  75021  |   (903) 231-3232  |
Adult Forum:  10:00 a.m.
Worship Service and Children's Religious Education Class: 11:15 a.m. (directions)

Red River Unitarian Universalist Church is a lay-led liberal religious organization. Lay-led means we don't have a minister. Our services are planned and lead by members of our Worship Team and Worship Associates with speakers from both within our church and from the wider community. The Worship Team meets once a month to prepare the Sunday morning schedule and discuss possible speakers. The Team arranges for speakers and coordinates reflections, readings and music to add spiritual depth to the subject presented. Most Sundays follow a basic order of things, giving a framework of familiarity and ritual to the diversity of topics. If you have suggestions for a Sunday morning topic, please contact any member of the Worship Team at . Come and join us in our "celebration of life and love."

Start Your Sunday Morning with Meditation

Meditation will meet each Sunday morning in the Chapel at 9:00 - 9:50. Each morning is different and might include free-form stretching, chi kung meditation, walking meditation, guided meditation, and sitting meditation. Facilitator: Marla Loturco - for more information, please contact her at .

Month of Sundays

Sunday, April 2nd. 11:15 A.M.

Chimamanda Adichie - Video -- "The Danger of a Single Story"
     This Sunday, we will watch a video message from the Nigerian author of novels, short stories and nonfiction, Chimamanda Adichie. Her remarks focus on the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice – and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
      Morning Refreshments provided by: Members with last names beginning with "A-G" excluding "C"

Sunday, April 9th. 11:15 A.M.

The Rev. Annie Foerster -- "Take Down the Dulcimer"
     My sermon title comes from a Rumi poem and suggests that sometimes we just think too much. At such a time, he suggests, we should shut the door to the library and take down the dulcimer instead. My question is this: What do Unitarian Universalists know about the art of taking down the dulcimer? Can you play a song on the strings of your heart?
      Share The Plate Sunday: Cash donations will be contributed to the Texoma Earth Day Festival
     Morning Refreshments provided by: Members with last names beginning with "H"

Sunday, April 16th. 11:15 A.M.

Flutist Cornell Kinderknecht, in concert -- "Easter for Music Lovers"
     Religious communities often disagree more than they agree -conflicting theologies, writings, beliefs ... the list goes on and on. One thing, however, seems to be present in many, if not all, gathered communities of faith: music. This Easter, like last year, we will celebrate with a special concert by flutist Cornell Kinderknecht. For those who cut church last Easter (fearing it would clash with your sense of being), here's your chance for redemption!
     Cornell Kinderknecht is an award-winning recording artist and performer of flutes and other woodwind instruments from around the world, including Native American style flute, bansuri flute from India, ocarina, recorder and bamboo flutes.
      His original compositions and playing have been described as soothing, soaring, haunting, and playful with influences of Native America, the Middle East, India, and the Far East. His musical style draws from his experience in the areas of classical, pop, folk, jazz and world music.
      Cornell is located in Dallas, Texas

     Morning Refreshments provided by: Members with last names beginning with "I-R" plus "C"

Sunday, April 23rd. 11:15 A.M.

Dr. Doug Wood -- "Birdman, Religion, and the Environment or The Expected Virtue of Religion?"
     This guest speaker will investigate the role of religious denominations and their roles in environmentalism and conservation. Dr. Wood will bring his personal and professional views as an ornithologist and wildlife biologist to bear during the talk.
     Morning Refreshments provided by: Members with last names beginning with "S-Z"

Sunday, April 30th. 11:15 A.M.

Steve Brooks, Speaking/Playing -- "The Crack in Everything: The Theology of Leonard Cohen "
     Of the great songwriters of our time, Leonard Cohen was perhaps the most spiritual. He spent five years in a Zen monastery. His songs are cryptic koans, about the contradictions of seeking light, love and justice in a dark and fallen world, while holding onto humor and hope. Songwriter Steve Brooks sings and unravels some of his favorites, while he explores their lessons for surviving the New Dark Age.

     After Things: This being the 5th Sunday, we'll end the morning with a "Staying IN for Lunch". Bring a dish to share, some fun, frivolous, fancy or funny food to feed our hearts and souls.

Adult Forum

Adult Forum meets each Sunday in the parlor at 10 am. We gather informally to discuss topics of interest - religious, spiritual, ethical or current.

During April the Forum will continue exploring the six part film series Long Strange Trip, 2,000 Years of Unitarian Universalist History.

April 2nd

April 9th

April 16th

April 23th

April 30th

Facilitator: Various - please contact them at for suggestions for future Adult Forums

Children's Religious Education

Activities for Youngsters ~ Every Sunday Morning

Sometimes kids don’t want to sit through the service on Sunday. Thanks to a wonderful group of volunteers, young families can feel confident that their children won’t have to sit uncomfortably through a service that appeals mostly to grown-ups. Our volunteers are parents themselves who understand the “squirm” factor that comes as standard equipment with many youngsters! We have an assortment of age appropriate activities and kids tell us they think the adult leaders are ‘cool’. The morning greeter can guide you to the volunteer on duty for the morning.
Current DRE: Position is open - please contact them at

Red River Unitarian Universalist Church | | P.O. Box 1806, Denison, TX  75021
Meeting at Red River Unitarian Universalist Church, 515 N. Burnett Ave., Denison,  Texas 

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Last updated: 30-March-2017