With a Sunday morning worship service on August 21, 2016, the Denton, Texas, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship reconsecrated its building more than eight months after a December 16, 2015, fire damaged significant portions of the fellowship’s physical structure. The Rev. Pam Wat described the service as a “moving, joyous” time for the fellowship “to reclaim and to bless our space” after a “troubled” teenager set off a fire that most severely affected the religious education wing and the building’s Fellowship Hall.
Wat thanked local supporters as well as national and international UUs for their financial and emotional generosity in helping her spiritual community respond with resilience. She described the fellowship as, “after working through hardship, back on course.”