Aug. 25, 2013 Religious Education Weekly Update

Fly, Eagle, Fly
A Tale From Africa

10 a.m. K-5:  Fiona will read “Fly, Eagle, Fly” a tale from Africa retold by Christopher Gregorowski followed by discussion and freeplay. When the children of Ghana heard this story, they would run excitedly around their playgrounds with arms outstretched like the wings of eagles. We will invite our children to do the same. “How frequently we have thought that we were chickens destined to spend our lives limited to an earthly existence with limited horizons, whereas we are made for something far more noble.”  Archbishop Tutu

10 a.m. Preschool/ Nursery:  Loving childcare with games, stories and freeplay.

Service begins at 10am in the Sanctuary for K and up. The nursery/preschool is open.



**RECRUITING GREEN BRIGADE, Aug. 25: Meri Gibb and Sheri Price of the Green Committee are recruiting children and youth, grades 3 and up, to help with their efforts to make BVUUF more Earth and environmentally friendly.  There will be a Green Brigade orientation immediately preceding the all-congregation potluck on August 25th.  Meet in the RE Wing, Pauling room after service.  Green Hats provided! Then help with sorting after the potluck.

**A few of the parents and BVUUF members have expressed an interest in starting a family meditation group. Anyone interested in starting a family meditation group please contact Jamil ( with your contact information and time/days that would work for you and your family.

**New K-1st and 4-6th O.W.L. leadership training information.  Details

“School of the Spirit” (aka Religious Education) starts Sunday, September 8 with double services and a Water Service Children’s Chapel with Katie.

A few teaching positions in the “School of the Spirit” are still open. Usually once or twice a month, during the service of your choice, 9 or 11 a.m.

11 a.m. K-3rd grade Picture Book World Religions Our theme for the fall is World Religions. Read stories from various world religions with a follow up activity. Teach with Lu Wright and John Hoebel, and Stephanie Moriarty.

Puppet Preschool:  The room is redesigned, there are puppets (Thanks to Melissa Williams!) and a theatre (Thanks to Linda and Eric Spencer!). We will use the puppets during sharing circle to talk about the big life issues for preschoolers. Each adult teacher will teach for 1 month, to provide consistency, along with Juliette Mettes, our high school preschool staffer, and a 5-8th grade Volunteer Helper. If you would like to join Missi Perrine, Rachael Setzke, Laura McCollom and Derrick Belanger in this fieldtest, contact Katie. 

9 a.m. K-6th Multi Age World Religions – join Evan Kneale, Sarah Pritchard and myself.

Sept 8 – 8/9th grade Coming of Age Parent and 8/9th grader Information Session. 12:30 – 2 p.m. RSVP for sibling childcare to Katie.

Sept. 8 – 7/8th grade Our Whole Lives (O.W.L.) Human Sexuality Program Mandatory Orientation, 12:30 – 2 p.m. RSVP for sibling childcare to Katie.

Note: First Grade Our Whole Lives (OWL) will start in October. Preregister with Katie. (Fifth Grade OWL will be offered in the Spring)

Ninth Grade Trip to Hopi/Navaho Lands, Ninth grader and Parent Orientation for Boulder area families, Sunday, Sept. 22, 12:15 p.m. – 2 p.m. at BVUUF with Mitch Pingel, Ninth Grade Trip staff.

This weekend 20 people from Colorado, Oregon, Kansas and New Mexico will be trained at BVUUF to be Jr/Sr High OWL leaders.  I deeply appreciate the offers of home hospitality from the congregation. The intensive 3 day training is required to teach OWL. Our Whole Lives Human Sexuality program is one of our denomination’s finest contributions to society. If you see a participant, say, “hi and thank-you!”

Emily CongerYouth Coordinator

Jamil ScottReligious Education Assistant

Katie CoveyDirector of Religious Education 

Boulder Valley U.U. Fellowship, 303-665-4280 x 104