Nov. 24, 2013 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
Polacco’s story is the basis for the quilt theme.

Our Bread Service for All Ages, bring a bread; Songs, story, reflections and activities for all ages.

9 and 11 a.m. Full Community Gathering in the Sanctuary, for the whole service. Preschool/Nursery will be open and it is family-choice to do the service together, go to the preschool, or part of each.

Puppet Preschool/Nursery- “Over the River and Through the Wood” A Thanksgiving Poem and Picture Book by Lydia Maria Child, Unitarian. With Juliette Mettes and Emily Soder, high school staffers, and Talia Ferrante-Roseberry, helper.

Kindergarten – and older: To the services.

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. Today is a guest panel.


Nature Playground – Stephanie Pache 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.

Emily Conger’s Youth Ministry Blog 

12:15 p.m. School of the Spirit

12:20 p.m. CYRE Committee, next meeting, Dec. 8



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, Registration deadline is Wed. 12/18/13. 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,