1-26-14 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

Babysitters List Available

 Babysitters List Available for adding new Sitters, for BVUUF events and meetings, and for BVUUF Parents,  Summer Arts Jam (Day Camp) Registration is up, Child Dedications in Puppet Preschool






9 a.m. Preschool/Nursery- “Puppets learn about Child Dedications” With Missy Perrine, teacher, and Juliette Mettes. We offer Child Dedications for Babies and Children in our congregation.

9 a.m. Kindergarten – 6th Grade “Cain and Abel; Finding the Fruits of Peace” –   by Rabbi Sandy Sasso.  The first children, the first brothers, they were so much alike yet so different–Cain a shepherd, Abel a farmer. They lived side by side, surrounded by trees where wonderful, exotic fruits of many kinds grew: everywhere orapples, rasdew, and banangerines ripened all on a single branch. But jealousy, anger, and fear took all of this away. Cain and Abel’s happiness came to an end, and with it, the trees’ ability to grow these special fruits. In a world often hurt by violence, this retold biblical story gives children and adults a starting point for discussing anger and its effects on those around us. By harnessing the power we have to deal with our emotions in positive ways, we can once again cultivate the fruits of peace–and change the world for the better.

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. – 7/8th Grade Our Whole Lives with Emily Conger and Scott McCollom.

9 a.m. 7-12th grades – Attend the service or help in a younger group.


10:10 a.m. Youth Singers Rehearsal – Melissa Williams, Choir Director

11 a.m. Puppet Preschool/Nursery- “Puppets learn about Child Dedications” With Juliette Mettes , high school staffer; and Talia Ferrante-Roseberry, helper.

11 a.m. Kindergarten – 3rd Grades: “Cain and Abel; Finding the Fruits of Peace” with Liz Wilson, teacher  and T.A. needed. Let Jamil know if you can help – assistantre@bvuuf.org. See description for 9 a.m.

11. a.m.  4th – 6th – “Bibleodeon” with Katie Covey and Fiona Freeman-Grundei. In the Beginning, the Book of Genesis.

11 a.m. Youth Group (7th – 12th grades) 30 Days of Love. National campaign for “Standing on the Side of Love”   Check out Emily Conger’s Youth Ministry Blog  for more information about Youth activities.



The highly coveted BVUUF Babysitting List includes names of our youth and adults interested in sitting for BVUUF Events or for BVUUF families.  Contact Katie Covey to add a sitter to the list, to make a comment about a sitter, or to remove yourself from the list. This is not an endorsement, but merely a list of those youth and adults who would like to offer their services. Also,  check out the “How to Offer Childcare at BVUUF Events” if you need sitters for a congregational event.

Go to a Youth CON (overnight)! 
Can you help by being an adult sponsor at a Con (MDD High School Conference)? See the amazing, magical energy of our MDD youth in beloved community. Check out this video which describes a Con.
Attend the Winter Con, Feb. 7-9th in Fort Collins, CO (Friday evening through Sunday Morning) as an adult sponsor. RSVP to Emily Conger, youthcoordinator@bvuuf.org;  You can read more about the Cons in Emily’s Youth Ministry Newsletter.  We will cover your Con registration fee for the Winter Con.

Teaching Assistants, Playground Monitors and Family Meditation Facilitators are needed for the Winter and Spring. Visit the Volunteer Page for Sign Up Calendars. These are great ways to get to know our program. Special thanks to Reggi Copperwaite for some fun games on the playground last Sunday with more to come!


The deadline for Jan. enrollment is past but it is not too late to sign-up for health care through Connect for Health Colorado. You may  be surprised about who qualifies for Tax credits. A guide will be at the Fellowship Jan. 19 at the two coffee hours to answer questions. Come by at 10 am or 12 to speak with Certified Connect for Health Colorado Health Coverage Guide. submitted by Rosemary Arp.

  • Emily CongerYouth Coordinator , youthcoordinator@bvuuf.org
  • Jamil ScottReligious Education Assistant, assistantre@bvuuf.org
  • Melissa WilliamsYouth and Intergenerational Choirs Director, melissamusic1@gmail.com
  • Katie CoveyDirector of Religious Education, dirrectorre@bvuuf.org