Sept. 22, 2013 School of the Spirit Weekly Update

Javanese wayang kulit (Shadow Puppet Play)

9 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.Kindergarten – 6th Grade: Hinduism “Rama and Sita” with Sarah Pritchard  Balinese shadow puppets are the basis for telling the Hindu epic about Rama and Sita. Check out the YouTube video about the Shadow Plays in Bali.

9 a.m. Puppet Preschool/Nursery– “Tour of the Church”  This is our church home. A new program using puppets to explore preschool life issues. Teacher Missi Perrine, Juliette Mettes, high school staffer, and Molokai Lemur, helper.

8:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. 7/8th Our Whole Lives (OWL) Human Sexuality:  Barnum Room with Heather Munro, Jamil Scott, Judy Feland and Scott McCollom. Class is closed to promote trust and confidentiality.

9 a.m. 7-12th grade youth are welcome to help in a younger class or attend the service.

10:00 a.m. School of the Spirit

Nature Playground – Monitor needed 10 – 11 a.m. this Sunday. Sign up online or on the clipboard in the RE hall. Hopefully, it will be dry enough to play!

Youth Choir Rehearsal 10:10 a.m. Alcott Room with Melissa Williams, Youth Choir Director.

New! Family Meditation Group: “Pebble Meditation” – 10:15 a.m. in the Pauling Room – Bring a sitting pillow, if desired. All are welcome to this new Mulitgenerational Offering. Based on the Mindfulness activity from Summer’s Dharma Camp.

11 a.m. School of the Spirit

11 a.m. Puppet Preschool/ Nursery – “Tour of the Church”  This is our church home. A new program using puppets to explore preschool life issues. Teacher Derrick Belanger, Juliette Mettes, high school staffer, and Morgan Sherwood, helper.

11 a.m. K-3rd Grades: Picture Book World Religions “Rama and Sita” with Jean Cannella and Jamil Scott.

11 a.m. 4-6th Grades: “Neighboring Faiths- Hinduism “Rama and Sita” with Katie Covey and Fiona Freeman-Grundei.   Check out the YouTube video about the Shadow Plays in Bali.  Hanuman the Monkey God will be our companion/guide.

11 a.m. Youth Group 7-12th Grades: “Decorate Room” with Christiane Olivio, co-advisor.  Check out Emily Conger’s Youth Ministry Blog 

12:15 p.m. Ninth Grade Trip to Hopi/Navaho Lands Orientation with Mitch Pingel, staffer for Ninth Graders and Parents of BVUUF and UU Church of Boulder. For more info on the Ninth Grade Trip.




Registration this Sunday,  22, 29 in the R.E. Hall – or ONLINE for CHILREN (Nursery/Preschool thru 6th) and ONLINE for YOUTH (7th – 12th). We welcome donations of supplies (Tissues, construction paper, glue sticks, scissors, etc. or even $5 toward supplies). You need register only if you are new or have changes to your info. We like to hear who has moved up to Kindergarten, too.

Donate to 0ur Scholarship/Sliding Scale Tuition Fund at the Registration Table. Your help with a $5 to $100 donation enables us to help needy families attend our Camps, Coming of Age, and OWL programs. Checks to BVUUF memo: “CYRE scholarship fund.”

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 fieldtest, contact Katie. 9 a.m. Calendar online ;11 a.m. Calendar online

Note: First Grade Our Whole Lives (OWL) will start in October. Preregister with Katie. (Fifth Grade OWL will be offered in the Spring)

3,4,5th Grade Chalice Champs – You and your family are invited to sit in the “Chalice Champs” seat, next to Sam and the piano. By sitting there, the worship leaders knows who the Chalice Champ is, and that’s you!

Elementary OWL leader training, Fri. evening through Saturday evening, Oct 11 – 12, in Colorado Springs. Come and be an OWL leader for either 1st or 5th grade! This is the required training. BVUUF will pay in exchange for your leadership. There’s home hospitality available with congregants of All Souls UU Church. Join this life-changing mission, and the great tribe of trained OWL leaders at BVUUF (29 people!).

Navigators USA (a secular, inclusive, coed scouting organization founded 10 years ago with help from All Souls UU in New York),

Date: Friday, September 20, 2013
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Place: Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship,
Who: Kids who are interested in participating in a new Navigators chapter and their parents; any adults who may be willing to help lead the chapter or assist with its activities. If you are seriously considering involvement in Navigators and cannot attend this meeting, please contact me by September 15 if possible. The core age group is 7-18, but younger kids can also participate. Thanks, Deborah Mensch (mom to Petra and Theo)


Emily CongerYouth Coordinator

Jamil ScottReligious Education Assistant

Melissa WilliamsYouth and Intergenerational Choirs Director

Katie CoveyDirector of Religious Education 

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