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 guided or silent with facilitator: Marla Loturco - for more information, please contact him at .

Month of Sundays

Sunday, August 5th. 11:15 A.M.

The Rev. Mark Davies -- "A Beloved Community of Resistance and Resilience"
     Recently the chances have increased exponentially that the United States will go down in history as the worst global offender in abdicating its moral respon-sibility to preserve a livable planet. This greatest of all moral failures will be its most well-known contri-bution in the shortened history of human civiliza-tion, unless we do all in our power to stop it. It will take sacrifice, empathy, and loving kindness for all life; and it will require the formation of beloved communities of resistance and resilience.
      Rev. Dr. Mark Y. A. Davies is the Wimberly Professor of Social and Ecological Ethics; Director of the World House Institute for Social and Ecological Responsibility; and Executive Director of the Leadership. Education, and Development Hub North America for the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry at Oklahoma City University where he has worked in both teaching and administration for 22 years. He is a United Methodist minister and holds a Ph.D. in Social Ethics, from Boston University.
      Mark engages in advocacy and activism in the areas of peace, social justice, and ecological sustainability. Locally this is expressed through his work with the Human Community Network, which works to create non-violent systemic change for a just and flourishing human and ecological community through collaboration, education, innovation, and action.
     He and his wife Kristin live in Edmond, OK in the United States, and they have two teenage daughters.
     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, August 12th. 11:15 A.M. -

Annette Limoges, Executive Director Grayson County Shelter -- "Hope Lives Here"
      Grayson County Shelter, our neighbor at the end of the block, is a homeless shelter that is always open (24/7) and welcomes displaced families and singles from Grayson county and beyond (in both Texas and Oklahoma). The shelter is not a government agency of any ilk and relies on the goodwill donations of car-ing people, along with grants and sales from The Crowded Closet – that well named resale store next door – to cover all operating expenses.
     Four times annually our congregation provides a home-cooked dinner for the residents and staff and in odd months, our Share The Bowl donations are contributed to the shelter. Many among us support The Crowded Closet with items no longer needed and regularly shop there. On Sunday we’ve invited Annette Limoges to come and tell us about the hope that lives around the corner from us.
      Share The Plate Sunday: Cash donations will be contributed to the Texoma Earth Day Festival
     Morning Refreshments provided by: Team 2

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

Linn Cates -- "Monarch Waystations and the 7th Principle"      As Unitarian Universalists, in our 7th Principle, we promise to respect the interdependent web of all life on earth. At our 2018 Spring Meeting we voted to create a micro-habitat for the threatened Monarch butterfly by creating a registered, certified Monarch Waystation. I will discuss the plight of the Monarch and what we can do in our own yards and communi-ties to ameliorate the ongoing loss of native prairie, the Monarch’s habitat.
     Morning Refreshments provided by: Team 3

Sunday, August 26th. 11:15 A.M. -

Ron Wallace -- "Poetry Sunday"
     Back again to share with us some of his poetry is Ron Wallace. He is an Oklahoma Native of Choctaw, Cherokee and Osage ancestry and is the author of seven volumes of poetry published by TJMF Pub-lishing. He is a three-time finalist in the Oklahoma Book Awards. His work has been recently featured in “Oklahoma Today”, “The Long Islander”, “Con-cho River Review”, “Cybersoleil journal”, “Cobalt”, “Red Earth Review”, “Dragon Poets Review”, “Sugar Mule”, “Cross-timbers”, “Gris-Gris” and a number of other magazines and anthologies.
     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.

For four weeks a Movie "Contact" with Jodi Foster will be watched and discussed by the Forum. "It is a film adaptation of Carl Sagan's 1985 novel of the same name; Sagan and his wife Ann Druyan wrote the story outline for the film. Jodie Foster portrays the film's protagonist, Dr. Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway, a SETI scientist who finds strong evidence of extraterrestrial life and is chosen to make first contact." (from Wikipedia)

August 12th – First 1/4 of Movie "Contact" with Jodi Foster

August 19th – Next 1/4 of Movie "Contact" with Jodi Foster

August 26th – Next 1/4 of Movie "Contact" with Jodi Foster

September 2nd – Last 1/4 of Movie "Contact" with Jodi Foster

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. We have an assortment of age appropriate activities and kids tell us they think the 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 

Please send comments and suggestions to:
Last updated: 10-August-2018