Mar. 8, 2015 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

Bouncy Castle
Bouncy Castle in Summer Camp

Explore the theme of Trust in the School of the Spirit: with a MassageJam with Kelly LoGuidice and a Tug of PeaceJam! Register for Peace and Justice Summer Day Camp with PeaceJam and Project YES! 

CircleJam (Opening)- we gather for songs and a Sharing Circle.

9 and 11 a.m. “MassageJam”

Kelly LoGuidice shares her skills and training to teach some hand and neck massages which help relieve stress in all ages.

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA9 and 11 a.m. “Tug of PeaceJam” – Mar 8 – thick rope needed. Anyone have an old Perlon rock climbing rope to donate?

9 and 11 a.m. Preschool/Nursery-  with Miss Ari, Early Childhood Music Specialist and Teacher.

7/8th OWL class, 8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Adult Classes,  on or near Sunday, Mar. 8: (Drop In’s Welcome!)
Sat. 3/7 Playshop 9:30 a.m. Sanctuary
Sun. 3/8 Spanish Conversation 10 a.m. #4 Thoreau Rm
Tues. 3/10 Wise Women: Women’s Spirituality Group, 7-9 p.m.

  • Visit the “one-stop-shopping” Adult Webpage for upcoming offerings and more information about these and other classes.

Playground Monitors:  Needed, 11  a.m.  Sign up online  or on the bulletin board. Weather permitting, but the children love to go outside!

Read more about our unique experimental SpiritJam model at   Join us as we co-create this experimental program with paid lead teachers and monthly themes!




Junk Sculpture Hats!
Junk Sculpture Hats!

Registration is OPEN for the 2015 Peace and Justice Summer Day Camp with PeaceJam and Project YES.  June 1-5th. K-5th graders. For our 9th annual camp, we go GLOBAL through our collaboration with PeaceJam and Project YES.

Activities: Peace in Pop Culture, Karate, Camp Zoo, Story Tree, Chapels with Rev. Lydia each morning, Fire Circle, Peace Project and a Friday afternoon Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony!






“Befriending the Imagination”   
Wednesday, March 18, 6:00-8:30 p.m.   
Boulder Valley UU Fellowship   
Come for Supper and an Evening with J. Ruth Gendler, artist, poet and teacher extraordinaire. 
Childcare and soup supper provided. Donations accepted to sponsor Ruth’s visit. Register online at
After supper, Ruth will present slides and copies of children’s art and writing created during her artist in residence sessions inthe San Francisco Bay Area. Many of the examples have been exhibited in galleries, along with Ruth’s art.
Don’t miss this chance to hear how Ruth sparks the creative expressions of young persons. You will hear and see ways to inspire your own children and yourself, too!

Upcoming SpiritJams

Sun. Mar 15 – Take Apart Party Redux – since the last one was cancelled due to snow.
Sun. Mar. 22 – “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” Skit. Parents invited afterwards to the performance. (Losing trust)
Sun. Mar. 29 – Nature Jam – Scavenger Hunt for signs of hope for Spring. (We trust that Winter will eventually lose its grip!)

Fifth Grade OWL – April/May (7 sessions); let Katie know if you are interested. Parent Orientation is Sunday, Mar. 15, 4 – 6 p.m. at UU Church of Boulder, 5001 Pennsylvania Ave, Boulder, CO 80303.

New! Parent Circles Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. once a month, drop ins welcome!

  • March 15 – Trust: Balancing safety and freedom.
  • April 12 – Redemption: Making mistakes; not being perfect.
  • May 3 – Calling: The call to nurture, what is a parent’s role?

Meet 9 a.m. Thoreau Rm; 11 a.m. Barnum Rm. – your choice! Children are welcome to attend the Preschool/Nursery or SpiritJam.

Reflection, Sharing and Support
Guided by the monthly theme with tangents as desired.
Specifically for parents, and other important adults in a family.
Facilitated by Katie Covey, Director, School of the Spirit and Clara Kelley.

Check out the Youth Ministry Newsletter by Emily Conger, Youth Coordinator for 7th – 12th graders.

Your School of the Spirit Staff:

  • Emily CongerYouth Coordinator, 
  • Ari Flauta, Early Childhood Teacher,
  • Rachel Setzke, 2015 Peace and Justice Camp Director,
  • Rachel StevensonSpiritJam Teacher and Religious Education Assistant, 
  • Michael NewmanSpiritJam Teacher,
  • Katie CoveyDirector of the School of the Spirit,