Red River Unitarian Universalist Church

515 N. Burnett Ave. | P.O. Box 1806 | Denison,  Texas  75021  |   (903) 231-3232  |
Meditation: 9:00 a.m.
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. The Meditation style is Grassroots Zen with facilitator: Todd Ellis - for more information, please contact him at .

Month of Sundays

Sunday, February 4th. 11:15 A.M.

Dr. William Fridley -- "The Work of Sheldon Kopp: Metaphors, Illusions and Life’s Journey"

     Psychotherapist and author Sheldon Kopp died in 1999. His best known book, If you meet Buddha on the Road, Kill Him! included an epilogue called The Eschatological Laundry List that enjoyed great popularity among the counter-culture of the 1970s. Little has been written about Kopp. His work is an example of what I call gems from the missed: work that has waned in currency but still warrants our attention. We’ll look at Kopp’s penchant for non-directive therapy and teaching, featuring the use of metaphors to reveal truths, debunk illusions, and guide us in our lives.

     Morning Refreshments provided by: Team 1

     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, February 11th. 11:15 A.M. -

Megan Hutchinson -- "What is Love?"
     Today we will explore different definitions and expressions of love and how they impact our perception of love throughout our lives.
      Megan Hutchinson is a third generation educator who spent several years working with the visually impaired and learning disabled. She is also a caregiver who enjoys spending time with her 2 rescued fur babies and copious amounts of time in the kitchen. After living all over the United States, Megan settled in Texas 14 years ago and has finally found her home. Megan holds a BA in History from the University of Texas Arlington. She was invited to visit one Sunday by a member and found a church home among us. She is the Board secretary, a worship associate and co-chairs the Caring Circle.

      Share The Plate Sunday: Cash donations will be contributed to the Grayson County Shelter--->
     Morning Refreshments provided by: Team 2

Sunday, February 18th. 11:15 A.M. -

The Worship Team -- "The Promise and the Practice of Our Faith"
     It’s a turning moment; a choice to listen deeply to the stories in our movement that have not been heard, and taken to heart, by all Unitarian Universalists. It’s a lamenting of what our Unitarian Universalist tradition and congregations have lost by being unable – or unwilling – to center people of color (or even, at times, to merely include them). The Promise and the Practice is a celebration of our shared commitment to live into a new chapter in the story of our UU faith.
     Morning Refreshments provided by: Team 3

Sunday, February 25th. 11:15 A.M.

The Rev. Kevin Bradley -- "Spiritual Intelligence and You"
     You’ve heard of IQ. It’s what they measure on college entrance exams like the SAT. You may have heard of EQ, or emotional intelligence. Spiritual intelligence is emotional intelligence on steroids. It was the "X factor" in spiritual leaders like Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., and it’s not rocket science.
     Kevin Bradley is an interfaith chaplain and private counselor with certification in spiritual intelligence and critical incident stress management. As a chaplain, he has specialized in trauma, intensive care, grief therapy, and mental health issues such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, depression, and addiction. Rev. Bradley is ordained in the United Church of Christ and has ecclesiastical endorsement for chaplaincy from Unity. He is a member of the Speakers Bureau and Board of Directors for Final Exit Network and was a founding member of Interfaith Clergy for End-of-Life Options.

     Special note: Kevin has volunteered to meet with all who would like to learn more about end-of-life options and Final Exit Network at 12:45 pm in the chapel.

     Morning Refreshments provided by: Team 4

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.

Starting the third weekend in October and running for 24 weeks, the Forum will be watching and discussing the Great Course "How Jesus Became God" as presented by Professor Bart D. Ehrman from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

February 4th – Was Christ Human? The Docetic View

February 11th – The Divided Christ of the Separationists

February 18th – Christ's Dual Nature - Proto-Orthodoxy

February 25th – The Birth of the Trinity

March 4th – The Arian Controversy

March 11th – The Conversion of Constantine

March 18th – The Council of Nicea

March 25th – Once Jesus Became God

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: 31-January-2018