May 24, 2015 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

Memorial Day Weekend! Informal games and activities for children at the ONE Service at 10 a.m. Summer Services at 10 a.m. through Labor Day. 

Spirit Jam photo10 a.m. “Informal Games and Activities”
Michael Newman and Rachel Stevenson, SpiritJam leaders, offer their fav games and activities.

10 a.m. Preschool/Nursery-  Informal activities with Emma Cooper, sub for Miss Ari. Ari will be supervising Arts and Crafts for 10,000 children this weekend at the Denver Comic Con!

Adult Classes Visit the  Adult Webpage for more information on these and other adult classes and gatherings.

Sun. 5/24 Mindfulness Morning Series – NOTE: change in time to 8:30 – 9:45 a.m. 

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!



Accepting applications now. Tell your people! We love word of mouth referrals!  SpiritJam Lead Teacher Position open  6 hrs/wk, 9.5 mos/yr, $15.35/hr plus 20 extra hours planning/meeting time.  We are seeking a creative, flexible individual interested in creating fun and unique “jams,” who is not a member of BVUUF. 4 hrs. most Sundays; 2 hrs. weekly planning and meeting plus 20 hrs. allocated for other meetings and planning. For the complete job description, visit the SpiritJam Lead Teacher Job Description. Contact Katie Covey, Director,

Registration deadline is Friday, May 22 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!


Summer Sundays – UU Principles and “Share Your Passion” theme

Do you have a passion that you would like to share with our children for up to 30 minutes on a Sunday this Summer between 10 – 11 a.m.? Be it solar cooking, science, guitar playing, travels, crafting, sports, poetry, your favorite children’s book, music, tinkering, engineering, etc. Choose a Sunday on the “Share Your Passion” Summer Calendar or visit with Katie Covey, Director, School of the Spirit ( or Rachel Stevenson, SpiritJam Summer Coordinator. Rachel will be supervising and attending the Summer Sundays and will help you. You will have about 30 minutes maximum with a multi-age group of children. Here’s an ideal way to get to know the children of BVUUF and help our children get to know other adults in the congregation!

Register for next year’s 8/9th grade Coming of Age and 7/8th grade Our Whole Lives Programs on the  Youth Ministry Newsletter by Emily Conger, Youth Coordinator.

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,