This greeting is to help update you on the goings-on of the season and into the new year. Our communication plan is being worked on and these periodic update will keep you abrest of opportunities for family, children and youth activities. We will try this for awhile and see how it works. Your feedback will be important as we find ways of building connections and communicating with all of you. As always, you can find information on the website under School of the Spirit tab and in Weekly Connections.
Holiday Calendar, Worship and Upcoming Events
FAMILIES – We invite whole families to be involved with brainstorming on each monthly theme. Next brainstorming session is early January (date to be determined- if interested contact De Anna)
Sunday, Dec 17 – Family Solstice Gathering & Potluck, BVUUF Sanctuary, 4:30-6:30. This was a beautiful ritual with food, social justice gift wrapping project and fun. Special thanks to all who helped and attended.
Christmas Eve – 10:00am & 4:00pm (with Spanish translation available), No-rehearsal Christmas Pageant. 8:00 pm Carols and Candles service with choir
A child dedication ceremony is also availalble for the – Read more HERE
A special naming of those born or joining your family will take place at the Christmas Eve services. Use this LINK to share the name of the child by Dec 22.
We are revitalizing the Family Group. If you’d like to offer input or have an idea for future gatherings, contact De Anna at DirectorRE@bvuuf.org
YOUTH – Stay tuned for upcoming meeting times and dates in the new year!
Friday, Dec 15 – Combined Youth Night at UUCB, 6:30-8:30pm (meets 3rd Friday of the month)
Sunday, Dec 17 – HS Youth Group at BVUUF, 11:00am in Barnum- white elephant gift exchange.
January 13-15 – MLK High School CON, held at First Universalist Denver. Register by January 5 at this link.
Coming of Age continues to meet. CoA Calendar
February 23-24, 2018 – Middle School Retreat – UU to the Core at UUCB 6th-8th Grade. More information & REGISTER HERE.
SPIRITJAM & EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASS – We contine to strive for programming which is both meaningful and fun and engages the whole person. We’ve added ArtJam and a theme-based program centered on the monthly themes of SoulMatters.
Dec 17 – ArtJam creating quilt squares of HOPE to be made into quilts. The early childhood class will join in this endeavor.
Dec 24 – Christmas Eve – see above
Dec 31 – New Years Eve – OpenJam. Staff will be on site for a fun day of games
January 7 – All Fellowship Mini-Retreat- Come one, come all for this annual event. Workshop and fun for all ages centering on intentional spiritual practices.
Our Whole Lives – OWL is our comprehensive sexuality education program, and this season has proved to be overwhelming in the response to get children registered. I have been in touch with many of you with 4-6th graders for our session beginning January 20, 2018. We are working with UU Church of Boulder to run a concurrent program. It would take place on a similar schedule. If you live nearer or in Boulder you may want to consider this option. Details are still being worked on – please stay tuned. More information to come.
Thank you for taking time to read this e-news update.
In Peace, De Anna, School of the Spirit Council, and Staff.
may you be blessed.