May 18, 2014 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

Oh the Places You'll Go
Oh the Places You’ll Go

9 and 11 a.m. Preschool/Nursery- “May Play” with Alyssa Axe and 5th – 8th grade Assistant Volunteer needed.

9 and 11 a.m. Kindergarten – 3rd Grade,  Oh, the Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss, 9 a.m. with Fiona Freeman-Grundei; 11 a.m. with Lu Wright and John Hoebel. Even the younger kids can think about their future, and make a “future map.” Click the link for the YouTube Video read by John Lithgowe.

9 a.m. and 11 a.m. 4th grader through Youth to service or help out.  You will want to see the Coming of Age and Bridging Ceremonies, something to look forward to! Read Emily’s Youth Ministry Newsletter to find out more about Coming of Age! Register for next year’s Coming of Age and OWL programs.



May 18 –  Come for both services – 9 a.m. we honor the 8/9th grade Coming of Agers; 11 a.m. we honor the graduating Seniors, Will Searight, Annie Szczurek Davis and David Andrews. Cake in honor of all will be served between services.

Missed Jamil’s extraordinary sermon last Sunday? Hear it at online in our audio sermon archive. He combines his roots in the “Sanctified” (Pentecostal) Church of Mississippi with his Buddhism and Unitarian Universalism to give a visionary call for justice to our congregation. He received a standing ovation at the end of the service. We are so proud of him and know that he will make an impact on our denomination.

Jamil has been awarded one of three national Fahs Fellowships at Meadville Lombard Seminary for a year.The Fahs Fellows are global thinkers and curriculum innovators in faith development with an important message to share. Fellows are intentionally selected with an eye toward insight and innovation, serving both as “public intellectuals” who speak on issues that are pressing within the profession of religious education, yet also offering pedagogical strategies that have potential to breathe fresh air into how we teach, learn, and grow.

Please help spread the word! Summer Arts Jam, June 2-6, 2014. Our popular  Day Camp for Preschool – 5th graders. We welcome “Kutandara Marimbas” for our musical experience every morning with a performance on Friday afternoon! Registration is now  online. Visit the Summer Camp Page for more information.

The congregation is invited to the Kutandara Performance at 1:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary on Friday, June 6. It is free and open to the public.

One 10 a.m. Service for the Summer starts Sunday, May 25 (Memorial Day Weekend) and ends Sunday, Aug. 31 (Labor Day Weekend). Multi-age children’s program for K- 5th, plus a Nursery/Preschool.


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