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, March 5th. 11:15 A.M.

The Rev. Kevin Bradley -- "Whose Life Is It, Anyway?"
     Medical advances allow us to live longer than ever before, even when we don’t want to. Not long ago, death was relatively quick and typically happened at home surrounded by loved ones. Today, most people experience a slow, lingering death, usually in an institution, and often alone. We’ll talk about why it doesn’t have to be that way, and what you can do today to ensure your choices are honored.
     Rev. Bradley is an interfaith hospice chaplain, spiritual intelligence coach, stress management counselor, and writer. He will be talking about the Death with Dignity movement and Final Exit Network, which provides education and support for the terminally ill and anyone who is suffering intolerable pain. Rev. Bradley's perspective has been shaped by his theological studies and personal involvement with many patients and their loved ones during end-of-life situations. He is ordained in the UCC and a graduate of Brite Divinity School at TCU.
      Morning Refreshments provided by: Members with last names beginning with "A-G" excluding "C"

     On the first Sunday of the month, those who wish to learn a bit more about our community and the larger Unitarian Universalist Association are encouraged to grab a snack and come back to the chapel for an informal conversation. We touch on a bit of history, answer you questions, (sometimes by asking a question!) or watching a brief video. Open to everyone from 12:45 to 1:30.

Sunday, March 12th. 11:15 A.M.

Marion Hill -- "Why We Marched"
     The Women’s Marches that took place on January 21, in Washington DC and in more than 600 other cities around the globe, made history in numbers of attendees and peacefulness. Marion Hill, who rode a chartered bus from Oklahoma with 50 others to DC, will discuss the marches’ organizing process, their goals, her individual experience, and the day’s apparent impact. Others in the church who attended various Women’s Marches that day may comment also.
      Share The Plate Sunday: Cash donations will be contributed to the Grayson County Shelter
     Morning Refreshments provided by: Members with last names beginning with "H"

Sunday, March 19th. 11:15 A.M.

The SonShine Sisters, in concert -- "Give Peace A Chance"
     We welcome back to our Sunday assembly the dulcimer sextet from Whitesboro who returns to bring us a special concert with a simple message: Peace. The group, which includes our own Marla Loturco, has compiles songs to remind us of one of humanity’s most precious gift. Peace. Why sing of peace? Because music is the voice of the human spirit. It can go beyond language, beyond age or race or gender or nationality, beyond religious or political differences. It goes straight to the heart, body, and soul of all people. Music is a powerful tool for reaching out, building connections and understanding, and raising consciousness. Come enjoy the music as they spread songs that inspire peace.

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

Sunday, March 26th. 11:15 A.M.

The Rev. Doug Strong -- "What Do We Promise One Another?"
     On the evening of March 26, 1997 nineteen brave, curious and compassionate people gathered in the Little Chapel at Austin College. They listened to a brass quartet. They heard a sermon “Why Is There No Shouting In The Sanctuary?” and they went home. They liked the experience and the first seeds of Red River Unitarian Universalists were planted that night.
     Those seeds grew into the roots supporting the branches of our well established religious community It is important that we have been here 20 years, especially now. Since the election our branches have been casting different shadows. There is a perceived impossibility among us: that we can both support partisan politics and resist public policies that counter centuries-old Unitarian and Universalist practice of embracing The Least of These (Matthew 25). Must we pick? Resist or Rejoice? I suggest we choose both.
     Morning Refreshments provided by: Members with last names beginning with "S-Z"

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

March 5th

March 12th

March 19th

March 26th

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: 03-March-2017