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 facilitators: Todd Ellis and Marla Loturco - for more information, please contact them at .

Month of Sundays

Sunday, November 5st. 11:15 A.M.

the Rev. Nica Easton-Guinn, (video message) -- "Transforming Our Lives Through Forgiveness"

     Forgiveness can be the path to profound personal and collective transformation, but it must be considered carefully and done with intention. Using the Jewish tradition of atonement (during Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kipper) as a starting point, we look at the transformative practice of asking for and offering forgiveness.

      Morning Refreshments provided by: Members with last names beginning with "A-G" excluding "C"

Sunday, November 12th. 11:15 A.M. -

the Rev. Rebecca Crystal -- "Loving the Beggar, Welcoming the Stranger"
     When confronted by a beggar, how do we handle the request with love while also being intelligent with our charity? How do we welcome the stranger that makes us uncomfortable? From a mite to a million, from a beggar to a refugee, what exactly is a right action?
      the Rev Rebecca Crystal, M.Div., MSW is a graduate of Meadville Lombard Theological Seminary (UU). She is ordained in The Church of All Worlds, a Pagan denomination. She has been a member of Red River before, and returns after a long and interesting hiatus. She hopes to serve our community using her skills in various ways.

      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, November 19th. 11:15 A.M. -

The Worship Team -- "A Little Gush of Gratitude"
     “If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.” That tidbit of wisdom came in 1322 by Meister Eckhart, probably the most famous preacher of his time. Thanksgiving has become an eclectic celebration of food, football and family - in that order. History highlights Thanksgiving’s early devotion to prayer and gratitude. For many Thursday will be the only time family and friends sit at the table and actually speak, albeit briefly, about gratefulness. On Sunday, a program about the gratitude part of Thanksgiving.
     Morning Refreshments provided by: Members with last names beginning with "I-R" plus "C"

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

the Rev. Annie Foerster -- "When Thank You Isn't Enough to Fill Your Soul"
     Thanksgiving Day has passed. You've proclaimed your gratitudes. The four-day weekend is almost over. How do you feel? How does it go with your soul? Perhaps giving thanks isn't enough. But, then, what else is there?
     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.

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.

October 15th – Jesus - The Man Who Became God

October 22th – Greco-Roman Gods Who Became Human

October 28th – Humans as Gods in the Greco-Roman World

November 5th – Gods Who Were Human in Ancient Judiasm

November 12th – Ancient Jews Who Were Gods

November 19th – The Life and Teachings of Jesus

November 26th – Did Jesus hink He Was God?

December 3rd – The Death of Jesus - Historical Certanties

December 10th – Jesus's Death - what Historians Can't Know

December 17th – The Resurrection - What Historians Can't Know

December 24th – What History Reveals bout the Resurrection

December 31st – The Disciples' Visions of Jesus

January 7th – Jesus's Exaltation - Earliest Christian Views

January 14th – The Backward Movement of Christology

January 21st – Paul's View - Christ's Elevated Divinity

January 28th – John's View - The Word Made Human

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-October-2017