School of the Spirit Update for December 1st


Mitten Tree, Chalica Camp, Meditation!  Make sure to catch our announcements at the end of the blog!

Puppet Preschool/Nursery- Chanukah

Text: “Hannukkah Lights, Hannukkah Nights”

This Sunday we celebrate Chanukah with our Puppet Pals! Light the menorah, color dreidle’s and sing the Dreidle song.

With Juliette Mettes and Emily Soder, high school staffers, and Solymar Kneale, helper.



Kindergarten – 6th Grade 9 am & Kindergarten-3rd  Grade 11 am


Pauling Room

Join us for the famous story of the Brave Little Parrot from the ancient Buddhist Jataka fables. We will color our own little Parrots and participate in activities centered around the Buddhist tradition.

9 am Evan & Theresa Kneale

11 am Stef and Judy

4-6 Neighboring Faiths, 11am

Decorating Party

Our 4-6th graders will help decorate our hallways with Holiday decor! Paper Chains, Garland, Christmas and Chanukah Lights. We will also enjoy some holiday snacks and punch!

Teacher: Fiona Freemantle-Grundei


8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 7/8th Our Whole Lives (OWL) Human Sexuality: NO CLASS-Holiday

9 am 1st Grade OWL: Families and Babies with Renee and Dave 

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.

Emily Conger’s Youth Ministry Blog 

12:15 p.m. School of the Spirit

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



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.


Want to share some warmth for the holidays? During both services on Dec. 15, the children will load up the BVUUF holiday tree with store-bought or home-made mittens, hats, gloves and scarves, and donate them to the Emergency Family Assistance Association for the families they serve.  So fire up those knitting needles or grab some extra items and bring them to either service that day. The collection plates for both services will also go to EFAA on Dec.15 for their great work with families in our communities.
thanks! Lisa Kahn

Registration is open for  Chalica Winter Break CampRegistration 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,

Family Meditation: Come join Jamil for a UU style family style meditation on thanksgiving in the Pauling Room at 10:15 am. All are Welcome!