School of the Spirit: Lifespan Spiritual Exploration

Fall 2018 Offerings


Unitarian Universalist History 111

Learn about our history, with an emphasis on how understanding our history allows us to be more effective in fulfilling our religious mission. Join a six-week online course with optional weekly email discussions and two in-person meetings. Dr. Susan Ritchie, previous Associate Professor of UU History at Starr King School, teaches the online portion. Paul Brynteson and Scott Youmans from BVUUF will facilitate weekly online and two in-person discussions.

Nov 4: Review logistics and become acquainted, 11:30 a.m., meet at coffee hour and go to another location in Lafayette.

Next 6 weeks: Devote 1 hour/wk at a time convenient to you to complete the 6 modules online, and join optional weekly email discussions.

Week of Dec 16: Potluck and spirited in-person discussion. Meeting date TBA

Cost $15 per course and is reimbursable from the Leadership Development Committee at BVUUF.

Enroll by October 15: Go to search for “Unitarian Universalist History 111” and follow the directions AND

Contact: Paul Brynteson or Scott Youmans


Poetry and Contemplative Reading on the Soul Matters Themes

Poetry awakens the heart and feeds the soul. Pause long enough to reconnect and restore. Each month, we create a supportive environment for people to reflect on two poems that relate to a new theme. We read, journal and share our individual responses. Deep listening to our inner wisdom and each other is emphasized. This is an engaging and meaningful process for meaning making. No prior experience with poetry or contemplative reading practices necessary!

First Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Longmont Public Library (watch monthly updates for possible changes) Drop in each month for a new theme.

Contact: Stephanie Pache. An RSVP is helpful but not necessary.


Memoir Writing Group

2nd and 4th Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. in Lafayette

Contact: Paul Gibb


Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North (Potluck)

In this feature documentary, filmmaker Katrina Browne discovers that her New England ancestors were the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. She and nine cousins retrace the Triangle Trade and gain powerful new perspectives on the black/white divide. Join us for a potluck, viewing and discussion of this moving film. Sponsored by the School of the Spirit and Racial Justice Task Force.

Friday, Nov 30 5 p.m. potluck & movie, 6-7:30 p.m. discussion, at the First Congregational Church of Boulder

Wednesday, Dec 5, 4:30 p.m. finger food, 5 p.m. movie, 7-8 p.m. discussion, at the Lafayette Public Library

Contact: David Beumee



A morning of Improvised Embodied Spirituality based on the monthly themes using the tools of Interplay ( Led by Rev. Lydia

First Saturdays, 9:30 – 11:15ish in the Sanctuary

Drop in each month


Wise Women Spirituality Group

A monthly open circle for trans and cis women providing a safe, confidential space for spiritual exploration, affirming each woman’s inherent wisdom, and forming deeper relationships and bonding in sisterhood. Second Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m., Meeting in Lafayette.

Contact Kelly LoGiudice


Women’s Meditation Group

We sit together for 45 minutes in silent meditation, followed by an optional sharing circle. Open to all who identify as women, and to all meditation traditions. Basic meditation instruction is available.

Meets every Thursday morning 10:00 – 11:15 a.m., at One Being Wellness Revolution, 409 South Public Rd, in Lafayette.

For more information, contact: Dana Samani or Lu Wright.

Spanish Conversation Group

Practice conversing in Spanish about activities, current events and ourselves and using Spanish in our Immigrant Support Work (Usando el español en nuestro trabajo de apoyo de inmigrantes)

First Sundays at 11:15 a.m., in Thoreau Room at the Fellowship.

Contact: Marc Killinger


Non-Violent Communication Group

Based on the book Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, the group is led by an outside NVC practitioner, Genevieve Keller. New folks are always welcome.

2nd & 4th Sundays 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. in the Community Room, Lydia Morgan Building, 1450 Lincoln Ave, Louisville.  Contact: Mary Headley


Covenant Groups

Small committed groups focused on consciousness and spiritual exploration and group activities. Specific groups include parent-friendly, men’s group, LGBTQI+ and more.

Contact: Charlene Jourdan

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