Oct. 13, 2013 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

Shofar9 and 11 a.m. Full Community Gathering in the Sanctuary, first 15 minutes. Children/Youth attend with their parents. Preschool/Nursery is open.

9  a.m. School of the Spirit

9 a.m. Puppet Preschool/Nursery– “What is God’s Name?  Rabbi Sandy Sasso’s book about the many names of what we sometimes call God. Rachel Setzke Teacher  with Juliette Mettes, high school staffer, and Talia Ferrante-Roseberry, helper .

Kindergarten – 6th Grade: Children’s Chapel: “Lights for GitaSarah Pritchard and Hope Collins, teachers. A North American girl pines for her friends in India celebrating Divali and wonders what it will be like in a new place. Making Clay Diya’s, too, check out the YouTube Video.

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 – “Sarah’s Choice from “Planting Seeds”” with Sarah Kowalski, 10:15 a.m. – 10: 40 a.m. Pauling. Bring a cushion or blanket for the Pauling Room.

Nature Playground – Sue Mundell and Amanda Birmingham 10 – 11 a.m.  Sign up online or on the clipboard in the RE hall.

Youth Choir –   Youth Choir ages – 3rd grade and higher – rehearsing for Intergen Bread Service and December Singing.

11 a.m. School of the Spirit 

11 a.m. Puppet Preschool/Nursery– “What is God’s Name  Rabbi Sandy Sasso’s book about the many names of what can be called God.  Laura McCollom Teacher with Juliette Mettes, high school staffer, and Morgan Sherwood,  helper.

11 a.m. Kindergarten – Third Grades – “Picture Book World Religions – Lights for Gita” Teacher TBD. A North American girl pines for her friends in India celebrating Divali and wonders what it will be like in a new place.

11 a.m. 4-6th Grades – “Rosh Hashana with Katie Covey and Fiona Freeman-Grundei. Come try out the Shofar (Ram’s Horn trumpet) and the Crud-o-matic Vacuum Cleaner Game.

11 a.m. Youth Group 7-12th Grades:  Bottle Cap candles with Emily Check out Emily Conger’s Youth Ministry Blog 




First/Second Grade O.W.L. (Our Whole Lives) Human Sexuality Class Registration is open and online. Class meets 9 a.m. on 8 Sundays this fall. Carol Hughes, Renee Price, and David Judd, leaders. We need at least 6 children for this class to be offered.

Note Change!: Mandatory Parent and Child Orientation Session, Saturday,  Oct. 19 1 – 3:30 p.m. RSVP for sibling childcare to Katie Covey. View the entire calendar online.

Pumpkin Glow Pumpkin Carving and Potluck, 5 – 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, BYO Pumpkin, Carving Tools, Candle, Finger Food Potluck item We will provide cider and fun! Join us for this favorite Annual Event. Bring your pumpkin pre-scooped and carve it. Enjoy the nibblies! We will light all the pumpkins about 6:45 p.m. and sing Halloween songs to the GLOW of 60 pumpkins! It is beautiful!

Music in the School of the Spirit:

October 20 – Intergenerational Choir – Sunday October 20 at 10:10 AM Meet in Alcott Room.

All ages singing together! This opportunity is open to all, young and old, for singing, performing, and connecting with community and friends. I truly believe that everyone can sing and that people of all ages singing together is powerful. We will sing the oldies, rock, pop, country, folk, and UU music. Bring your “inner child” and your children to our Intergenerational Choir at BVUUF. We will meet about once a month between Sunday services and will sing at the intergenerational service for Christmas.
Family Event! Fall Pie and Hymn Sing Sunday October 20 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM
“NEW DATE and TIME” Everyone is welcome to the first Pie and Hymn Sing afternoon. Join us with your favorite pie to share and let’s sing through some favorite hymns and songs and learn some new ones. Join Melissa Williams and Julie
Morris and several of your BVUUF Hymn Leaders in this fun music-making afternoon.
 October 27– Youth Choir ages – 3rd grade and higher – rehearsing for Intergen Bread Service and December Singing

Teacher needed: 11 a.m. Picture Book World Religions. 1 – 2x/mo. Read stories from various world religions with a follow up activity. Teach with Lu Wright and John Hoebel, and Stephanie Moriarty. Calendar here.

Puppet Preschool:  Adult needed for November, 9 or 11 a.m. Each adult teacher will teach for 1 month at a time, to provide consistency, along with Juliette Mettes, our high school preschool staffer, and a 5-8th grade Volunteer Helper. If you would like to join Missi Perrine, Rachael Setzke, Laura McCollom and Derrick Belanger in this field test, contact Katie. 9 a.m. Calendar online ;11 a.m. Calendar online

Save the dates! Chalica Winter Break Camp, Sunday Dec. 29, 1 p.m. – Tues. Dec. 31, 3 p.m. Day Camp for Kindergarteners – 5th Graders.

  • Emily CongerYouth Coordinator , youthcoordinator@bvuuf.org
  • Jamil ScottReligious Education Assistant, assistantre@bvuuf.org
  • Melissa WilliamsYouth and Intergenerational Choirs Director, melissamusic1@gmail.com
  • Katie CoveyDirector of Religious Education, dirrectorre@bvuuf.org


Boulder Valley U.U. Fellowship, 303-665-4280 x 104