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Congratulations to our 2015 NTUUC Recognition Award Recipients!


We selected two outstanding people with very different backgrounds
for the Ruth Clark Award for Lay Staff:

Lillian Drab-Braddick
Lillian Drab-Braddick
First Unitarian Church of Dallas
Karl Thibodeaux
Karl Thibodeaux
First Jefferson UU Church, Ft. Worth

 
For the Marty Robinson Award for Volunteers, three Past Presidents of congregations,
and for the first time, a group of people:

Deborah Bliss & the Community Gardeners
Community UU Church, Plano

Elbert Hill
Red River UU Church, Denison

Linda Ice
Westside UU Church, Ft.Worth

Sarah Reiling
Community UU Church, Plano

 
2015 Recipients volunteers

(l-r)  Deborah Bliss & the Community Gardeners, Elbert Hill, Linda Ice, Sarah Reiling


Additional photographs taken by Walter Wm. Hofheinz
of the Awards Ceremony can be viewed on our:

Event Photo Gallery


The 2015 Awards Ceremony was held on January 31st, 2015 at the
Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff
and our guest speaker was Rev. Dr. Christine Tata.

 

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"Radical Gifts; Radical Faith"
Rev. Dr. Christine Tata

An exploration of the mystery of altruism — is it a religious impulse?
A sociological imperative? Or a psychological need to connect with others with love and self-sacrifice?

Drawing upon recent research, ancient intuition, and real-life examples, Christine sheds light on how we can serve the world and heal ourselves at the same time.

Rev.Dr.Christine Tata
Rev. Dr. Christine Tata

Dr. Tata has lifelong ties to Unitarian Universalism, from her UU upbringing in the Texas Bible Belt to her service for UUA congregations, as well as in the progressive United Church of Christ, in which she is ordained. She served as senior pastor for UCC churches in Dallas and California, and was later called to be Associate Pastor for Worship on the startup team for the innovative Pathways UU congregation.

As a Juilliard-trained former actress with a PhD in rhetoric and literary studies, she has a wide-ranging interest in communicating important messages in engaging ways, and she is a frequent guest preacher in area UU pulpits. She recently facilitated the NTUUC-supported Wide Awake Worship workshop, which explored fresh ways for liberal congregations to create meaningful space/time and authentic celebrations of worship. Apart from her “day job” as director of policy administration at an academic medical center in Dallas, Christine continues to seek out elusive signs of ultimate meaning and does what she can to inspire and affirm liberal seekers and believers.