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2019
January, 2019
  • North Texas UU Middle School Overnight at Group Dynamix

    Come join other 12-14 year old UUs from around the North Texas area for
    an evening of fun, team-building and the famous ropes course at Group Dynamix at its facility in Carrollton.

    Click here to visit out event page for details.

    Scroll down for registration form.

    (*) = required field

  • Recognition Awards 2019

    Please visit the event page for complete details.

    2019 Awards

    Please use the form below to purchase or reserve your event tickets.
    You can pay securely online via our Paypal account (a Paypal account is not needed).
    If you want to  pay by cash or check, please submit you reservation using the form
    and you can pay at the door.

February, 2019
  • Advocacy Training

    Preparing us for TXUUJM Advocacy Day, March 20th
    We’ll have a bus or two going to Austin from the DFW area – invite your friends!

    Event Details

  • Appreciation Celebration

    Appreciation Celebration 2019

    Please R.S.V.P. and let us know if you can or cannot join our celebration.

     ( * = Required Fields )

March, 2019
  • Legislative Activism Workshop and Training

    Legislative Activism Workshop and Training
    March 16, 2019 • 1 to 4 PM
    First Unitarian Church of Dallas
    4015 Normandy Ave., Dallas, TX 75205
    Contact: Rollin Gary at dchair2020@gary-garcia.net or 214-676-8304
    Sponsored by First Unitarian Church of Dallas Social Action Council

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  • Legislative Action Day

     

    Join us as TXUUJM Hosts Legislative Action Day

    On March 20, 2019 we are aiming for 3oo UUs at the Texas State Capitol!

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    There will be transportation to Austin.

    Please use the link below to sign up. TXUUJM will be arranging meetings and will let us know who wants to be on our two buses.
    Buses will leave from Horizon UU and either Arlington UU or First Jefferson - watch for details.

    We are asking for a $10 suggested donation, more if able and less if needed.
    Burritos will be onboard for the trip back.
    There will be three envelopes passed around - for bus money, food money, and a tip for the driver.

    Please sign up for the event here.

     

  • NTX Rally 2019

    NTX UUNITY RALLY 2017

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    Please register by March 10th to make sure you have a space!

    Only the first 100 registered and paid youth will get a spot.

    Please visit the website event page for all the details and to register.

June, 2019
  • 2019 Dallas Pride Festival

     

    Dallas Pride is moving to Fair Park!

    Hope Is Our Superpower!

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    Dallas Pride 2019 includes the Miller Lite Music Festival at Fair Park on Saturday, June 1st, followed by The 36th annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday, June 2nd.

    The Festival will be held at Fair Park from 11am to 10pm which includes community and merchant vendor booths, pet adoptions, live entertainment, The Family Pride Zone, Teen Pride and a full day of fun! There is a $10 general admission ticket required per person to enter the Festival. You can purchase tickets at the gates or online. Online Tickets sales will begin Friday May 3rd. Festival admission includes the concert series from local bands and our headliners.

    Additional details:   https://www.facebook.com/events/956905131172315/

    Entry fees:
    Children (0- 12) free, Teens (13- 17) $5 & Adults (18+) $10

    Transportation:
    DART Rail stops at Fair Park will be suspended the weekend of Pride. Attendees are advised to get off at the downtown station and take the DART Shuttle Bus to Fair Park. Parking is $10.

    Volunteer:
    Interested in volunteering at our booth for an hour our two?
    Contact Tomi Fatunde at interweavedallas@dallasuu.or. complimentary wristbands will be provided for all volunteers.

    Families:
    The Family Pride Zone is a family friendly outdoor space in conjunction with the music festival in the park, held on saturday, june 1st - 1 1 am to 6 pm. It will feature a games, a bounce house, face painting and more.

    What to bring:
    Water, your (leashed) pet, your (supervised) kids, extra cash if you'd like what not to bring: no outside food or drink, no glass containers, all bags will be checked before entry.

     Fair Park Map 2019

  • Dallas Pride Parade

    The 36th annual Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade on Sunday, June 2nd.   

    Hope is our Superpower!

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    From the organizers:
    The parade will wind through the historical Fair Park grounds with parade announcers, food and beverage along the route. A detailed parade route map will be posted. The parade is always FREE to attend and watch. The parade kicks off at 2 pm. More information can always be found at www.dallaspride.org as we update event details.

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    NTUUC will be Float #43 in the parade. Participants need to be in place by 2:00 pm.

    Additional details:   https://www.facebook.com/events/956905131172315/

     

    Entry fees: Free to all

    Transportation:
    There will be no shuttles this year from First Church. DART Rail stops at Fair Park will be suspended the weekend of pride.
    Attendees are advised to get off at the downtown station and take the DART shuttle bus to Fair Park. Parking is $10.

    Walking with us in the parade: We are float #43.  Please join us at the staging area by 2:00 pm.

    What to bring:
    Water, your (leashed) pet, your (supervised) kids, camping chairs. food vendors will be available.

    What not to bring:
    No coolers, no grills, no drones.

    Fair Park Map 2019

     

     

     

     

  • Film Screening of 13th

     

    "13th"

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    This screening is cosponsored by the
    Dallas Peace & Justice Center


    "Powerful, infuriating and at times overwhelming, Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13TH
    will get your blood boiling and tear ducts leaking."
    - Manohla Dargis (The NYTimes)

    When the Thirteenth Amendment was signed by President Abraham Lincoln in 1865 it granted freedom to slaves; however, it left a loophole. It did not grant the same rights to criminals. This particular clause has been used through history to create a new kind of slavery that largely targets African Americans and other minorities. 13th brings together activists, politicians and scholars to discuss the ramifications of this clause.

    Join us for this important film. Its creator, Ava DuVernay, has done a wonderful job with this essential information and its Emmy award was well deserved.

    You can view the trailer here:
    https://youtu.be/BOUtfhjJAJ4

     

  • Moving Into Prison Ministry: An Introduction to the Prison Industrial Complex

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    Moving Into Prison Ministry: An Introduction to the Prison Industrial Complex

    Religious freedom for people living in systems of mass incarceration is protected by the 1st Amendment of the US Constitution. Yet exploring and practicing a wide breadth of spiritual and religious views can be challenging. Prisons are dominated by largely fundamentalist teachings and resources.

    This conference will help people interested in prison ministry who offer alternative perspectives and can support the unmet religious and spiritual needs of those who are incarcerated. Prison ministry is an expansive term that can include such activities as becoming a pen pal, making regular in-person visits, hosting classes or worship services in prison, advocating, and more.

    Learning about the realities of the prison industrial complex will help you engage in both prison ministry and justice work.

    This event is hosted by the Worthy Now Prison Ministry Network (a program of the Church of the Larger Fellowship), in partnership with the Horizon UU Church

     

    Additional details on the calendar event: https://www.questformeaning.org/clfuu/calendar/#event=30115143
    and the WorthyNow.org site for information about signing up and the schedule for the weekend which can be found here:
    https://worthynow.org/moving-into-prison-ministry-an-introduction-to-the-prison-industrial-complex-june-8-2019/

    There will be a service on Sunday with Rev. Meg Riley

August, 2019
  • Equip 2019: UU Tools to Teach, Serve, & Lead

    A training opportunity for teachers, hospitality teams, small group leaders and other key volunteers
    to expand their knowledge and skillset for greater impact on their church and community.

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    PROGRAM DETAILS:

    9:00am
    Opening Program: Music in the Air
    Experience the joy and inspiration that the universal language of music instills in our hearts.

    9:45–11:45am
    Workshops (Subject to Change)

    Love Beyond Belief
    UU Theologian Thandeka uses the UU 7th Principle to link our human experience of feeling, and reflection on what we feel, to all of life and the world around us. Tapping our deep sensations of awe, wonder, and love is the beginning transformational experience. She writes, "The access point to this state of consciousness isn't thinking; it's feeling." The question Thandeka raises is how do we set up opportunities in our churches to help folks convert their personal experiences into life-affirming actions? What we're looking for are ways to equip folks with the capacity to live their lives with deeper compassion, care, love. How do we confirm a sense of being supported and valued in this often-cruel world? How do we inspire acts of lovingkindness? Through work she has called Love Beyond Belief, Thandeka suggests several ways of organizing our time together in small groups to encourage deep reflection and transformative experience. First Church has been experimenting with her suggestions. Come learn more about Thandeka's work,  what 's been tried, and how it's going.

    Widening the Welcome
    Interweave Dallas, an affiliate organization of the First Unitarian Church of Dallas & Interweave Continental, serves the LGBTQA community in the Dallas area by nurturing spiritual growth & fellowship, promoting understanding, and furthering social justice. Interweave is comprised of  LGBTQ and allies dedicated to a progressive view of religion and spirituality. Welcoming people of many beliefs, people of many ages, people of many backgrounds, Interweave has been on the forefront of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer inclusion for more than 40 years. We are people of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Learn how this extraordinary adventure of faith and friendship has impacted our lives and how this group serves the LGBTQ community at First Church and strengthens the entire congregation. Bring your questions to this workshop and ponder how other UU congregations in North Texas and their surrounding communities might be transformed by starting similar groups.

    Training for Teachers and Advisors of First Unitarian Church of Dallas
    Learn about our philosophy of religious education, discover steps to help children and teens achieve self-discipline, learn tricks to enhance your lessons so everyone enjoys them (including you), and find out what the curriculum really is. Get information about new safety technology and important safety procedures in the event of an emergency. Meet and enjoy the company of others deeply dedicated to our free faith.

    CPR/AED Training
    Come learn the skills you need to respond when someone in your community suffers cardiac arrest. We will practice hands-only CPR, and learn how to use an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) machine. An RN will be teaching the course and will include training on "Stop the Bleed" as well. This is a great workshop for hospitality teams including ushers and greeters.

    Small Group Ministry
    Small group ministry can be a vital part of your congregation's faith formation and community building programs.  Learn about the purpose, covenants, format, topics, training, and structure for an ongoing program. Participants will learn about group ministry programs and resources and experience basic facilitator training. The workshop will also include a short "sample session" to illustrate the power and energy that can develop in small group ministry.

    Working for Racial Equity in Our UU Congregations
    The Racial Equity Task Force of First Unitarian Church began meeting in the summer of 2018. Come hear their story including their struggles and fumbles, how they re-grouped, what they are doing presently and what they have planned for the future to ensure that the congregation is actively engaged in justice-making and liberation. Members of the Task Force will share definitions they use in their dialogue, their pledge, and their agreement about how they will honor and support each other in their work and answer questions you may have.

    Noon
    Enjoy a delicious lunch with friends, old and new.

    1:00pm
    Blessing of Your Ministry and Work

    Free childcare is available provided that reservations are made when you click the registration link below.

    There will be delicious food for omnivores and vegans. We’re unable to accommodate other special dietary needs. If you’re on a restricted diet, we ask that you bring something tasty that you will enjoy.  Children will be served fresh veggies, cheese pizza, and lemonade. If this menu doesn’t meet the needs of your child, please pack a lunch labeled with first & last name. No nut butter of any kind, please.

     Registration  will be open until Wednesday, August 6th at 11:59 pm:

    Please Register Here

December, 2019
  • Recognition Awards Nominations Deadline Dec. 3rd

     

    Call for Nominations for the 11th Annual NTUUC Recognition Awards
    Deadline for nominations: December 3, 2019

    Awards will be presented at the NTUUC Awards Luncheon
    February 1, 2020

    To recognize and honor those who contribute to Unitarian Universalism and our congregations in North Texas
    To identify role models across NTUUC
    To make visible the contributions of our congregations to the wider community


    The Marty Robinson Award for Volunteers:
    In honor of her years of dedication and w ide ranging service to the Southwestern UU Conference, the UUA, and in NTUUC congregations.

    The Ruth Clark Award for Staff Members:
    In honor of her service as the first professional Director of Religious Education in the Southwestern UU Conference.

    The Robert Raible Award for Ministers:
    In honor of his many years as minister of First Unitarian Church of Dallas, and his contribution to the growth of our churches in North Texas.

    Nominations may be made by individuals or congregations, of Youth and Adults, at www.ntuuc.org/awards
    Recipients are requested to attend the Luncheon, and will each receive a ticket; photos of recipients will be requested upon announcement of honorees