Youth Ministry Newsletter – December

COA Retreat
(Photos from the COA Chalice Circle Retreat 2013)
I would like to thank Rev. Lydia, Katie, BVUUF, and MDD for their support in sending me to the Youth Advisor Jumpstart in Boise, ID.  It was an inspiring weekend with many practical takeaways, as well as a renewed passion for this ministry.  As a result of this training, I hope to solidify the vision for Boulder Youth Ministry, lead a Front Range Advisor Training, and incorporate more bonding activities for youth and adult allies.
In November, the Youth Group had the opportunity to talk about how bullying affects their lives, learn the game mafia, and make Altoid tin travel altars.  The altars included beautiful images to cover the tin, pieces of nature like sand dollars and stones, a mini scroll with an inspiring quote, homemade bottle cap candles, and a strike-anywhere match. Feel free to make your own!  Check out the calendar to see what we’re up to!
The Coming of Age class had a fabulous mountain retreat (see photos above) that allowed the group to deepen their relationships to one another, learn about the Chalice Circle, and take responsibility for their meals. Thanks to Camille Hook and family for donating their condo and to the COA Guides for dedicating their weekend to the youth’s development.

The Our Whole Lives class had a wonderful panel of LGBTQ folks talk to them about their lives and values, including coming out, spirituality, marriage, and how to be a good ally.  Thanks to the amazingly brave and generous panelists.

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 Save the Date! QUUest and Spirit Quest UU Summer Camp

  • July 6-12th, 2014 at La Foret Camp and Conference Center in Co. Springs, CO.
  • Highlights include:  CommUUnity, Ropes Courses, Spiritual Practice and Growth, Crafts, Games, Workshops, Worship, Fun, and Friendship.
  • Contact Camp Director, Eric Bliss  for more info.

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Please be on the look out for special BVUUF holiday events!  To ensure you have the most up-to-date calendars, check here:  COA Calendar and OWL Calendar.

If you would like more information about or would like to be involved in this vibrant ministry, please fill out the Boulder Youth Contact Form.

Thanks!

Emily Conger, Youth Coordinator
School of the Spirit
Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Email Me
BVUUF Youth Ministry Website
District Youth Conference Calendar
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