March 23, 2014 SpiritJam in the School of the Spirit Pilot #3 of 3


Justice League
The kids made the association between our theme of Justice and the Justice League right away!

Jams on the theme of Justice offered today:

Opening  “Circle Jam”  with Katie Covey, DRE. All children, youth and adults interested in attending the Jam start in the Pauling Room (not in the Sanctuary as usual) for  Welcome,  the Sharing of Joys and Concerns, and an introduction to the Jams. Then we will offer 20 minute rotations of the Jams.

9 a.m. Youth/Adult WritingJam, with Karen Douglas, Creative Writing Faculty and member of BVUUF.

9 and 11 a.m. ServiceJam “In House – Beautify the RE Rooms and Playground” with Jamil.

9 and 11 a.m. ServiceJam “Out House – Creating Mini-Care Packages” with Katie. Create packets for congregants to hand out to homeless folks. Pick one up at the end of the services to keep in your car or purse.

Mini-Care Packages – Donations are needed for 3/23 ServiceJam project – small travel items like toothpaste, soap, tissues, comb, candle, matches, emergency blanket, razor, wet wipes, First Aid, hand sanitizer, granola bars, small deodorant, cracker packages, thin gloves, bus passes, etc. that will be packed in a ziploc bag and handed out to congregants willing to keep them in their purse or glove compartment to give to the homeless.

We’d value your comments for this Pilot! Fill out the simple Survey Monkey online after you attend one of the Pilots ( Mar. 9, 16 or 23) or use the print form on the RE Bulletin board.

9 and 11 a.m. K/Preschool/Nursery- “Dreams” With Juliette Mettes, high school staff, and helpers Solymar Kneale, 9 a.m.,  and helper needed (5th – 8th graders invited) at 11 a.m.

NOTE CHANGES for the 3 Sunday Pilot:

1) Participants will start in the Pauling Room for “CircleJam” with Katie Covey, not in the Sanctuary, for the Sharing Circle.  After the 15 minute CircleJam, there will be two choices of 20 minutes each and then a closing.

2) Kindergarteners are invited to “SpiritJam” or to the Beatrix Potter Nursery – Kindergarten Room, whichever would make them most comfortable.

10 – 11 a.m. Playground – Izaiah Read and one needed.



Overview of the Pilot for SpiritJam, Sunday mornings 9 and 11 a.m., March 9, 16, and 23.   SpiritJam is a new model for the Sunday School hour, cooked up by Katie.  We will offer “Tinkerjam,” “MusicJam,” “BodyJam” and “ServiceJam” as 20 minute activity choices for the March theme of “Justice.” SpiritJam in the fall will  continue  multi-age explorations of each monthly theme for Mind/Body/Spirit with paid lead teachers and also teaching associates. Check out the SpiritJam Proposal for more details.  The SpiritJam grant comes from the 21st Century Fund of my professional organization, LREDA (Liberal Religious Directors Assn.)

35th Anniversary Children and Youth Statements/Art Needed. Give us a short paragraph or a drawing on the theme of “This congregation is important to me because…..” on or before Sunday, March 23, for inclusion into the “Yearbook” for the anniversary.

Summer Arts Jam, June 2-6, 2014. Our popular  Day Camp for Preschool – 5th graders. We will be collaborating with Kutandara Marimba!! Registration is now  online. Visit the Summer Camp Page for more information. Counselor (high school) and Counselor in Training (middle school) applications available online, too.

  • Emily CongerYouth Coordinator ,
  • Jamil ScottReligious Education Assistant,
  • Melissa WilliamsYouth and Intergenerational Choirs Director,
  • Katie CoveyDirector of Religious Education,