Author Archives: Rev. Dr. Monica L Cummings
• How comfortable are you crying?
Founded in 1949, in the early days of the Fellowship Movement, Denton Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (DUUF) is a vibrant, growing, and diverse congregation of approximately 150 adults and 80 children located in the progressive and friendly university town of Denton, Texas. Since 2010 we have grown from a small, family-sized congregation to an emerging program-sized congregation. In early 2012 we called our first full-time minister, Rev. Pamela Wat. In late 2012 we transitioned to two services to accommodate this growth and added regular weeknight adult programming and additional classes for children and youth. Last year we graduated our first class of Coming of Age youth who participated in a week-long trip to Boston. We host an ongoing Centering Thursdays program, allowing participants to experience a variety of spiritual practices (Buddhist meditation, prayer beads, labyrinth walks, Qi Gung, mandala drawing, etc.) that draws congregation members and first-time guests to our church. As a result of this steady growth we are prepared to hire our first full-time Director of Lifespan Religious Education (DLRE).
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The topic of the show is “Mentoring” and I invite you to an inward journey where you actively engage in inner-reflection. With the possible outcome being a deeper understanding of yourself and others. You can begin your inward journey, by reflecting on and engaging with the following;
• Name the people who have mentored you.
• Who in your life could you mentor?
• What values do you think are needed by a mentor?
• What do you think you need to be a mentor?
The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) of Congregations is a great place to work—where your job is in alignment with your values. We are a historic, progressive religious denomination. Our headquarters are located on Boston’s Beacon Hill, and we have offices in Washington, DC and at the United Nations in New York City. Our staff are also based in many parts of the United States.
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The topic of the show is “Living Your Faith” I invite you to an inward journey where you actively engage in inner-reflection. With the possible outcome being a deeper understanding of yourself and others. You can begin your inward journey, by reflecting on and engaging with the following;
• What does “Practice Your Faith” mean to you?
• Can people tell by your actions that you have a “faith” that you practice?
• What is an example of how you practice your faith?
• How does practicing your faith impact your relationships with the people you love?
• How does practicing your faith impact your relationships with strangers?
A Camp for Unitarian Universalist Multiracial Families
Please join us for UUMF! Camp 2014 on Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17 at the UBarU Retreat & Conference Center in Mountainview, Texas.
Welcome to UUMF! Camp’s inaugural year! Unitarian Universalist Multiracial Families (UUMF!) Camp is a place to meet other UU families whose members also don’t appear to “match” each other. We hope to come together each summer to celebrate our Unitarian Universalist faith with others who share the common experiences that often follow multiracial families. We will have a great time building this beloved community during this weekend in the scenic Central Texas Hill Country. Come join us to enjoy beautiful sunsets, swimming, hiking, rousing campfire-singing, inspiring worship, fun crafts, and make some new friends!
The topic of the show is “Setting Goals” and If you want to explore and deepen your self-understanding, and set some goals for your life, I invite you to answer the following questions.
• What does “Begin with the End in Mind” mean to you?
• What is most important to you?
• How will you work toward achieving what is most important to you?
• Who will you ask to help you achieve your goals?
• What did you do today that moved you closer to achieving your goal/s?
• What did you do today that distracted you from achieving your goal/s?
The topic of the show is “Patience” and if you would like to explore and deepen your relationship with patience, I invite you to ponder the following questions after you listen to the show.
• When you think of the word “Patience” what comes to mind?
• What challenges in your life did you wish for more patience? When in your life have you been able to be patient with yourself?
• What advice can you give to people your age about patience?
• What are your thoughts on patience being a spiritual practice?
• How is patience connected with spirituality?