North Texas Unitarian Universalist Congregations (NTUUC) consists of the twelve UU congregations in North Central and NE Texas. We work to support and grow our congregations, and to promote UUism.
The organization was founded in 1969 to build affordable housing using a federal program through Housing & Urban Development (HUD). Raible Place, in Irving, was the first integrated apartment complex in North Texas, and was considered HUD’s ideal project; it was the reference for presentations in other cities. We had on-site healthcare and social workers, along with parenting and GED classes.
HUD approved the last project in 1974, and ended the program in the ‘90s. NTUUC sold Raible Place in 2002, and used the proceeds to establish an endowment which now funds our programs. We offer financial support for those wishing to attend our programs, regional and national UU conferences, and other leadership trainings; we also provide networking opportunities for congregation officers to learn from and support their counterparts.
|Daniel Polk||Exec. Director||469.682.8870||Executive@ntuuc.org|
We don’t teach what to think, but more of how to think, and to consider new ways of thinking; we support people of all ages to learn and grow, and to deepen their own faith.
Religious Education for children and youth
Families come to Unitarian Universalist congregations for communities that help raise children to become kind, respectful, fair-minded, caring, and strong enough to side with love and fight for justice. UU religious education and participation in worship, social justice work, and multigenerational gatherings reinforce what parents teach at home. We nurture truth-seeking, spirituality, and progressive moral values that will continue to shape and support our children as they grow.
Our programs for young children are often based on stories, sacred or secular, ancient or of more recent times; with older children we go deeper into the principles and sources of Unitarian Universalism, our roots in the Hebrew and Christian traditions, and how we can put our values into action.
Religious Education for adults
Our programs for adults offer opportunities for all to become more kind, respectful, fair-minded, and caring, as well as strong enough to side with love and fight for justice.
On Sundays and during the week you’ll find learning opportunities of various types — interactive classes, discussion groups, book studies, and more.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a life-changing program on human sexuality.
Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision-making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer OWL, a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curriculum for use in both secular settings and faith communities.
Interactive workshops and activities engage participants, while step-by-step instructions for program planners and facilitators help ensure success. Seven curricula speak to participants’ needs, by age group.
Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, sexual health, and behavior. With a holistic approach, OWL provides accurate, developmentally-appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality. Learn more about Our Whole Lives Lifespan Sexuality Education on the UUA site.
UUs have long been on the forefront of social activism, and the current climate requires no less of us. Most of our current energy is funneled through Texas UU Justice Ministry, http://txuujm.org/, and our national group, UU the Vote at http://txuujm.org/.
Locally, we held a pair of workshops last year on Widening the Circle, looking at local roots of White Supremacy. Watch the recordings here:
Tom Thumb Rewards Card
It’s easy to link your Reward Card to NTUUC, and you still receive your gas points while we get 1% on your purchases. Simply ask Customer Service to register your card in the Good Neighbor program using charity #2776, and you don’t have to do anything else but swipe your card at the checkout.
Even while shopping at other stores like Randalls in Houston, or Vons and Pavillions in California, you can still support UUism in North Texas.
Kroger Plus Card
Link your Kroger Plus Card to NTUUC and swipe every time you shop, and you’ll support us with no cash out of your pocket. Renew annually at Kroger.com/CommunityRewards. NTUUC is organization #DA679.