Nov. 10, 2013 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

Let us beat swords into plowshares, statue at U.N.
Let Us Beat Swords into Plowshares, a sculpture by Evgeniy Vuchetich in the United Nations Art Collection

Bring a bread from your heritage for Sunday, Nov. 24, Ramadan and Eid, Swords into Plowshares, Intergen Choir rehearsal, register for Chalica Camp…..

9 and 11 a.m. Full Community Gathering in the Sanctuary, first 15 minutes. Preschool/Nursery will be open.

9  a.m. School of the Spirit

9 a.m. Puppet Preschool/Nursery- “Frog and Toad are Friends” The puppets learn about being friends. With Juliette Mettes and Emily Soder, high school staffers, and Talia Ferrante-Roseberry, helper.

9 a.m. Kindergarten – 6th Grade: World Religions: “Ramadan and Eid “  Hope Collins, teacher.  The sighting of the moon’s first crescent begins the month of Ramadan for Muslims all over the world. To break the fast, families celebrate the gift-giving holiday of Eid.

9 a.m. 1st/2nd Grade Our Whole Lives (OWL) Human SexualityAlcott Room with Renee Price, David Judd and Carol Hughes, leaders. Class is closed to promote trust and confidentiality.

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 7/8th Our Whole Lives (OWL) Human Sexuality:  Barnum Room with Heather Munro, Jamil Scott, Emily Conger and Scott McCollom. Class is closed to promote trust and confidentiality.

9 a.m. 7-12th grade youth are welcome to help in the Children’s Chapel or attend the service.

10:00 a.m. School of the Spirit

Family Meditation Practice –  “Prayer” with Neil Doertenbach, 10:15 a.m. – 10: 40 a.m. Pauling. Bring a cushion or blanket for the Pauling Room.

Nature Playground – Megan Holstein and Volunteer needed, playground monitors 10 – 11 a.m.  Volunteers – Sign up online or on the clipboard in the RE hall to enjoy the fall sunshine and help keep our playground safe.

10:10 a.m. Intergenerational Choir –   Alcott Room.

11 a.m. School of the Spirit 

11 a.m. Puppet Preschool/Nursery- “Frog and Toad are Friends” The puppets learn about being friends. With Juliette Mettes and Emily Soder, high school staffers,  and helper needed (5th – 8th grader).

11 a.m. Kindergarten – 3rd Grade: Picture Book World Religions: “Night of the Moon”  with TBA. Ramadan and Eid.

11 a.m. 4-6th Grades: “Swords into Plowshares “ with Katie Covey and Fiona Freeman-Grundei. Making tin foil sculptures and hearing about Isaiah. “…And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. — Isaiah 2:3-4

11 a.m. Youth Group 7-12th Grades:  Attend the Service about the Alamosa Multigenerational Mission Trip. For other information,  check out Emily Conger’s Youth Ministry Blog 




Kids food needed for Auction – can you donate a simple food for the 12 children who will be in childcare for the auction? Contact Katie.

Your ethnic heritage and bread: Sign up online to bring a bread from your ethnic heritage for our Annual Sharing of Breads Service, Sunday, 11/24.

Child Dedication for Christmas Eve Services, 3 and 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Interested in having your baby or child dedicated in U.U. tradition? Christmas Eve is one of the times we offer this ceremony. Contact Katie if you are interested. Read more about child dedications on the UUA website.


Registration is open for  Chalica Winter Break Camp, Sunday Dec. 29, 1 -4 p.m. , Monday, Dec. 30 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (with before and after care available) and Tues. Dec. 31, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Day Camp for Kindergarteners – 5th Graders, and Preschoolers with parent attending.  Don’t go crazy over the winter break, join us for the canvas labyrinth,  swimming at the Rec Center, and Stone Soup as we celebrate our U.U. identity! Registration is now open online!

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