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 walking meditation, guided meditation, and sitting meditation. Facilitator: Marla Loturco - for more information, please contact her at .

Month of Sundays

Sunday, August 6th. 11:15 A.M.

Rev. Cheryl M. Walker via video -- "A Name, A Difference"
     We come into our UU communities to do some good, as we make some friends and grow our souls. What other motivations might we bring with us, and which ones do we need to check at the door? What difference do we want to make with the time we have?
     The Reverend Cheryl M. Walker has served as the Pastor of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Wilmington, NC since 2009. Prior to going to Wilmington, she served four years as the Assistant Minister at the Unitari-an Church of All Souls in New York City. Rev. Walker currently serves as the President of the Unitarian Universalist Ministers Association. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Springfield College and a Master of Di-vinity from The Union Theological Seminary of New York.
      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, August 13th. 11:15 A.M. -

Ben Merrill -- "206, 237 Meals and Counting"
     Since opening seven years ago, Sherman’s Grand Central Station has been serving lunch six days a week to guests for whom it is often their only meal of the day. G.C.S. also provides an array of other services to anyone who comes through the door. Ben Merrill is the Food Manager and Chef of G.C.S. and he comes to tell us about his life and work. Both are inspirational.
      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, August 20th. 11:15 A.M. -

Zachary Hughes -- "The Good News of Unitarian Universalism"
     The Good News of Unitarian Universalism" recounts my spiritual journey to Unitarian Universalism and then to seminary at the SMU Perkins School of Theology. Reflecting on my journey, which is still very much unfolding, I realize that I came to value our UU principles before I even knew about the UU religion.
     Zack is a member of Community UU Church in Plano where he serves as the President of the Board of Trustees. This fall, he will begin pursuing a Master of Divinity at the SMU Perkins School of Theology, which awarded him the Charles and Elizabeth Perkins Prothro Fellowship. He lives in Richardson with his better-half, Kimberly, his gestating daughter, and their three rescued terriers. UU Church.

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

Sunday, August 27th. 11:15 A.M.

The Rev. Meg Barnhouse via video -- "You Have to Be Carefully Taught"
     The minister at the First UU Church in Austin offered to prepare a sermon - based on three songs - to their service auction last winter. The winner chose three songs and on Sunday we will hear the sermon the Rev. Barnhouse wrote.
     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 August the Forum will continue exploring Native Peoples of North America Great Courses video series Hearing different angles on historical events gives you a more insightful, more accurate, and more rewarding understanding of events - especially when a new viewpoint challenges the story you thought you knew.

August 6th

August 13th

August 20th

August 27th

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: 29-July-2017