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2021
January, 2021
  • Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor

    UU Learning Community

    9:30 AM, through January 17st; Newcomers are welcome at any time.

    HERE

    Taylor continues her spiritual journey, begun in Leaving Church, of finding out what the world looks like after taking off her clergy collar.  In Holy Envy, she contemplates the myriad ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students’ eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples, and mosques.

  • Pathways Women's Book Group

    Pathways UU Church

    Women’s Book Group

    1st and 3rd Thursdays

    admin@pathwaysuu.org

  • Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor

    UU Learning Community

    9:30 AM, through January 17st; Newcomers are welcome at any time.

    HERE

    Taylor continues her spiritual journey, begun in Leaving Church, of finding out what the world looks like after taking off her clergy collar.  In Holy Envy, she contemplates the myriad ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students’ eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples, and mosques.

  • Tyler UU Bookclub

     

    Tyler UU Fellowship
    Book Club
    2nd Sundays, following the 11:00 worship service;
    TylerUUBookclub@ntuuc.org for the Zoom link.

     

  • Holy Envy by Barbara Brown Taylor

    UU Learning Community

    9:30 AM, through January 17st; Newcomers are welcome at any time.

    HERE

    Taylor continues her spiritual journey, begun in Leaving Church, of finding out what the world looks like after taking off her clergy collar.  In Holy Envy, she contemplates the myriad ways other people and traditions encounter the Transcendent, both by digging deeper into those traditions herself and by seeing them through her students’ eyes as she sets off with them on field trips to monasteries, temples, and mosques.

  • Luster - a novel by Raven Leilani

    First Unitarian Church of Dallas
    Women's Day Alliance Book Discussion Group

    3rd Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 PM  WDABookClub@dallasuu.org

    We read novels and memoirs written by women.  You must read at least 1/3 of the book before joining the discussion; you don't need to finish if you don't like it.  

    Luster a novel by Raven Leilani.  A Black woman in her 20s falls for a white man in his 40s who has an open marriage, and ends up living with the white couple and their adopted Black daughter.  "Despite all the depressing stuff here, Luster is brilliant ... isn't preachy ... a hilarious and kinky story about what it's like to be young right now."   Jan. 2020

  • Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Zora Neale Hurston

    Community UU Church

    Literary Ladies Book Club

    Deb Bliss harvest@communityuuchurch.org.

    We first discuss the selection; not everyone has finished or even read it - some listen to decide if they want to read it.  We then share recent favorites, and find books for our reading list.  We alternate fiction and nonfiction and vote twice a year.

    Hitting a Straight Lick with a Crooked Stick: Stories from the Harlem Renaissance by Zora Neale Hurston

    A collection of stories, including eight “lost” Harlem Renaissance tales now available to us.

  • Pathways Women's Book Group

    Pathways UU Church

    Women’s Book Group

    1st and 3rd Thursdays

    admin@pathwaysuu.org

     

  • One for the Blackbird One for the Crow by Olivia Hawker

    Westside UU Church
    Contemporary Book Club

    4th Sundays

    Linda Hanratty, bookclub@westsideuu.org

  • Caste by Isabel Wilkerson

    Horizon UU Church Book Group

    4th Tuesdays, 12:00 PM bookclub@HorizonUU.org

     

  • Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkerson

    First Jefferson UU Church  

    bookclub@firstjefferson.org

    Book Discussion Groupmeets monthly and chooses books about three months in advance. 

     

February, 2021
March, 2021
April, 2021
  • Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

    First Unitarian Church of Dallas
    Women's Day Alliance Book Discussion Group

    3rd Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30 PM  WDABookClub@dallasuu.org

    We read novels and memoirs written by women.  You must read at least 1/3 of the book before joining the discussion; you don't need to finish if you don't like it.  

  • The Book of Longings by Sue Monk Kidd

    Horizon UU Church Book Group

    4th Tuesdays, 12:00 PM bookclub@HorizonUU.org 

     

May, 2021
June, 2021
September, 2021
  • Widening the Circle in North Texas: The Roots of White Supremacy

    Widening the Circle in North Texas:
    The Roots of White Supremacy

    Widening flyer UPDATE1

    NTUUC Webinar
    Thursday, September 23, 7:00 PM, CDT

    Dr. Elizabeth Gabhart, Sociologist
    Dr. Michael Phillips, Historian
    Carrie Stewart, Moderator
    Intercultural Communication Consultant

    Schedule:
     Background and introductions - Carrie Stewart
    Historical background - Dr. Michael Phillips
    Sociological perspective - Dr. Elizabeth Gabhart
    Q&A session
    Breakout sessions (30 minutes) – six to ten people per group
    Reports from groups (one item each) and conclusion

    PLEASE REGISTER BELOW - YOU'LL RECEIVE THE ZOOM MEETING
    INFORMATION AT THE EMAIL YOU ENTER

     

    Dr. Elizabeth GabhartDr. Elizabeth Gabhart
    Dr. Elizabeth Gabhart is a Sociology professor at Tarrant County College. Her research explores spirituality, religiousness, and how these affect moral orientations. She teaches classes on gender, sexuality, religion, race, environment, social problems, and research methods (quantitative and qualitative). Her professional service centers on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI).

    Dr. Gabhart is a member of Pathways UU Church in Hurst, and lives in Keller, with her husband, kids, and a spoiled cat.

     
    Dr. Michael PhillipsDr Michael Phillips
    Dr. Michael Phillips, Author of White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001.  Michael Phillips is a scholar of American race relations, Texas history, right-wing politics, and apocalyptic religions.

    Phillips grew up in Garland, Texas, just north of Dallas. He received a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1983 and covered a variety of beats for newspapers in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

    After earning his master’s degree in history from the University of California at Riverside in 1994, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. His dissertation, won the University of Texas at Austin Outstanding Dissertation Award and was published as White Metropolis: Race, Ethnicity and Religion in Dallas, 1841-2001, That book won the 2007 Texas Historical Commission’s prize for best book on Texas history.

    He has contributed chapters for a number of other books on topics ranging from Black art in North Texas during the 1920s and 1930s to how racism and immigration shaped Texas’s political culture from the 1880s to the World War I era.

    Phillips received the Baylor University Charlton Oral History Research Grant in 2013 and interviewed former faculty and alumni from Texas’ Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  The recorded conversations, that cover the history of black higher education from the 1940s to the early 2000s, are archived at Baylor University.

    In 2019 he was named one of the first group of community college professors to receive a Mellon/American Council of Learned Societies Community College research fellowship for his project on the history of eugenics in the state of Texas. Phillips, and his wife and research partner Betsy Friauf, are under contract with the University of Oklahoma Press to write an upcoming book, The Strange Career of Eugenics in Texas, 1854-1940.

    Phillips has taught American history at Collin College in Plano, Texas since 2007.

     
    Carrie StewartCarrie Stewart
    As the Owner and Principal of One World Consulting, Carrie Stewart has served various communities an organizations in their quest for greater understanding, inclusion and appreciation of diverse individuals and groups. She brings nearly three decades of experience in equity, inclusion and diversity through training, facilitation, coaching, dialogue convening and leadership development. Additionally, Carrie is an advanced trained Mediator, and works in conflict transformation, and community and family engagement to find common ground.

    As an Intercultural Communication Consultant, she is a knowledge expert on navigating through cultures and for the last five years has applied this to the Global Mobility Industry supporting relocating employees. A lifelong UU, Carrie has been a child, youth, member, and friend of 13 congregations in 6 districts.  She served as a SWUUC and Southern Region Consultant specializing in anti-racism, anti-oppression and multiculturalism, conflict transformation, leadership, Compassionate Communication and Healthy Congregations, and was awarded the James T. Brown Antiracism Award.  Additionally, she served on the Journey Toward Wholeness Transformation Committee of the UUA (garnered the President’s Award for Volunteer Service 2021), UU Allies for Racial Equality Steering Committee, SWUUC Board, and was a DBLE Staff member for several years.

    Carrie Stewart currently serves on the UUA Nominating Committee, the Racial Equity Task Force and Adult Ministries Council of First Unitarian Church of Dallas.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in American Studies from Smith College, and a master’s in Communication from Rutgers University.

    Carrie and her spouse, Fred Ditmars are empty nesters, having raised two, third generation UUs, now an artist and medical school student, in Colleyville, TX where they enjoy movies, theater, music, travel, when they can as empty-nesters.

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October, 2021
  • Being A Non-Anxious Presence Webinar

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    Webinar: Being Present

    How do you respond to crisis, challenge, change, and resistance?
    How do you navigate your own emotions along with congregational anxieties?
    Part of being an effective leader is offering a non-anxious presence.

    Rabbi Edwin Friedman and Murray Bowen crafted the concept of self-differentiation based on cell biology. They stated that self-differentiated persons are able to do three things:

    ● Define ourselves based on our principles (Take a Stand)
    ● Regulate/manage our anxiety (Keep Cool)
    ● Remain in relationship (Stay Connected)

    A famous Rudyard Kipling poem begins and ends with these words: “If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you…(then) yours is the earth and everything that’s in it.”

    The Rev. Julie Cecil will lead a session on non-anxious presence and self-differentiation to strengthen connections within yourself and with others as you do this important work.

    Rev. Julie Cecil is a hospital chaplain and is the affiliated
    community minister with Westside UU. She is passionate about
    pastoral care, presence, and deep listening.
    julie cecil

    When:
    Saturday, October 23rd, 10:00 am - Noon

    Where:
    On Zoom
    The webinar link will be supplied once your registration has been completed and payment has been received.

    Registration:
    $50 per congregational team of up to ten members.

    NTUUC Board Representatives:
    You are being provided complimentary individual registration by NTUUC.
    Please follow the directions on the form below.

    Please complete and submt the registration form below.
    Only one person from each congregation should register and supply payment information.
    Be certain to list the other attendees from your congregaton and indicate if the person registering will be attending.

    Payment can be made securely via Paypal from the registration form (a Paypal account is not required)
    or by check, made out to and sent to NTUUC 4015 Normandy Ave Dallas, TX 75205

    Recording Notice:
    This webinar will be recorded for use as a podcast. If you do not want your image to appear within the recording,
    please keep your video turned off  while asking any questions.

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