Aug. 31, 2014 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

flowersKindergarten – All grades:  “Labor Day Weekend” Games and informal activities. SpiritJam staff Katie, Michael and Rachel will offer their favorite games and activities for the last of the Summer Services at 10 a.m.

Preschool/Nursery- loving care with our staffers, Alyssa and Emily.




Water Slide at the W408__350x350_25 Jungle surf n slideater Service, Sunday, Sept.7, 9 or 11 a.m.!

As part of celebrating the element of water, we will have a 25′ WATER SLIDE on the front lawn. Children and Youth will be invited to enjoy it during part of the services, and then ALL AGES may play after each service. Rev. Lydia has vowed to slide, will you? Come dressed in old clothes, or a bathing suit!




 Special Enso/Zen Circle Meditation on theme of Unity  September 21, 2014, 9 and 11  a.m.

Special session for adults and youth, 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Space is limited to 15 participants, cost$20. Register online

“Enso/Zen Circles” meditation with artist Lisa Gyako Schaewe

Meditation then painting with horsehair brushes on rice paper. The enso,  zen circle, is unity in breath, body and mind.

About the Artist

Lisa’s view and process as an artist are deeply informed by her years as a Zen student. She engages in creative process as a form of meditation practice. For her, art making is a way to appreciate the potential held within the open space of not knowing and to directly experience the sacred, interconnected ground of being. In addition to her work as an artist, Lisa is a licensed professional counselor  and art psychotherapist maintaining a private practice in Boulder, CO.  She is adjunct faculty at Naropa University and facilitates Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction groups and workshops combining contemplative practice and creative process.

Drums and Drummers needed, Sunday, Sept.14, 9 or 11 a.m.  SpiritJam staffer Michael Newman is a djembe drummer. He will be offering a MusicJam and invites other drummers to join him to explore the theme of “Unity” through drumming. Do you have a drum to loan us for the morning? Would you like to be a part of the drum circle? Contact Michael at or 303-665-4280×104.


School of the Spirit Staff:

  • Emily CongerYouth Coordinator , 
  • Rachel StevensonSpiritJam Teacher and Religious Education Assistant, 
  • Michael Newman, SpiritJam Teacher,
  • Katie CoveyDirector of the School of the Spirit,