March 24, 2013 RE Weekly Update

  • Preschool: “Chalice Children: Teddy Bear Sick!” with Dana and Chelsea, preschool staff teachers. It’s Teddy Bear Month! Bring your Teddy Bear! see announcements.
  • K-2nd Graders: “Picture Book U.U. – Born With a Bang; The Universe Tells Our Cosmic Story” The book tells the amazing story of the universe and the creation of Earth with scientific accuracy but without diminishing the mystery and wonder.  As cosmologist and author Dr. Brian Swimme said: “In the magic of this story . . . suddenly, we have the feeling that we BELONG.” 9 a.m. Jean Cannella and Carol Hughes, 11 a.m. Stephanie Moriarity and TA needed.
  • 3-5th Graders: “Spirit of Adventure – “Exploring” Unitarian Icelandic explorer Vilmar Stephannson ate Inuit food instead of the British hardtack. Yes, it meant raw fish, but he didn’t starve. How open-minded are you? Will you try canned tuna, sardines, oysters, or anchovies? Please let me know if you have an allergy to canned fish or shellfish. 9 a.m. Evan Kneale and TA needed, 11 a.m. Katie Covey and Rob Wood.
  • Playground Monitors: (10 – 11 a.m. between services)   Caroline Ortega and One Needed.
  • 9 a.m. Junior Youth Group – Join the Spirit of Adventure group for some fish tasting or attend the service.
  • Our Whole Lives (O.W.L.) Human Sexuality Classes:
    • 7/8th Grade O.W.L. – Off for Spring Break
    • 5th Grade O.W.L. – Off for Spring Break


  • Easter/ Passover, Sunday, March 31, two services, 9 and 11 a.m.     Passover Haggadah, or telling, of the story of Moses and the Exodus.   Can Hunt after the services. Children will join Katie Covey and Jamil to taste the bitter herbs, the charoset (sweet apple “mortar” of the pyramids), hide the Afikomen and sing “Dayenu.” Passover is one of the major Jewish holidays, commemorating the day that God “passed over” the homes of the Jews when the 10 plagues descended to punish Pharoah for not freeing the Hebrew slaves.


  • Dharma Summer Day Camp information and registration  on the website!! Buddha ImageJune 3 – 7, 2013 for K-5th graders. Interfaith Buddhist and U.U. Summer Camp led by Jamil Scott, Naropa student, and myself. Note: We already have 15 signed up and anticipate lots more interest, so if you know you want to come, sign up so you don’t miss out.
  • NEW for CampPreschool Group (with adult attending). – Forming a Preschool Group so the adults may attend and bring the younger ones. Adults need to be on site with a preschooler. Register on the website.
  • Camp Presenters and WorkshopsShibata Sensei, Official Bowmaker to the Emperor and Kyudu (Archery) expert, Alexandra Shenpen, Ikebana Guru with Shambala Mountain Center and Mike Levy, practitioner of Miksang Contemplative Photography will be joining us for Workshops at Camp! You Tube Video of Alexandra Shenpen Ikebana
  • Preschool Teddy Bear Theme – Bring your teddy bear or other favorite stuffed animal forMarch 24 – Teddy Bear being broken; April 7 – Teddy Bear lost; and April 14 – Teddy Bear Party.
  • Can Hunt, Easter Sunday, Mar. 31 after each Service. Benefit for the Boulder County AIDS Project. The Middle Schoolers will hide the cans for the younger children.
  • Youth/Adult Book Chat and Dessert Potluck: Harry Potter through a U.U. Lens, Friday, April 19, 7 p.m. Childcare for $5, RSVP to Katie Covey, DRE at  Bring a plate in addition to a dessert or snack to share. Co-hosted by the CYRE and ARE committees. If you have questions or would like to help with the event, please contact Rachel Setzke,


Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001)

Emily Conger
Youth Coordinator
Jamil ScottReligious Education Assistant
Katie CoveyDirector of Religious Education

Boulder Valley U.U. Fellowship
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