Hey Youth and Parents!
I hope you had/have a wonderful spring break!
Thank you so much to the folks who stepped up to provide food for the MDD Youth Chaplain Training. It was a great success and you helped make it happen! (see above photo and the thank you note outside of the Sanctuary)
In Our Whole Lives we have explored consent, STIs, and pregnany. Coming of Age folks have explored Unitarian Universalist identity and theology. COA is looking forward to their spring retreat and Youth Sunday.
We’re starting to think about next year already! Please let me know if you are interested in being involved in Youth Ministry in the future!
As you may know, I have been studying at Meadville Lombard Theological School for the past year in preparation for becoming a Unitarian Universalist minister. I’m excited to share that for the next two years of my Masters of Divinity program, I will be the Intern Minister at Jefferson Unitarian Church in Golden, CO!
Unfortunately, this means that I will not be able to continue my work as the Youth Coordinator at BVUUF. I have had a wonderful 4 years of working with the youth, their families, and all of the generous folks who make the work of the Fellowship possible. I appreciate all that I have learned and all of the relationships that I have built here. I will hold you in my heart as I continue my journey to ministry. Thank you and goodbye for now.
Circle of Community
What: After the Coming of Age youth return from their Solo Journey’s, we welcome them back to the community with this ritual and celebration.
Who: All members and friends of BVVUF, especially former Coming of Agers
When: Sunday, May 3rd 12:30-1:30pm
Where: BVUUF Playground
BVUUF Youth Sunday
9am Service: Coming of Age is a Unitarian Universalist rite of passage with marks the transition from being children to becoming Youth. This service is the culmination of a year of exploring what they believe to be true and important in the universe. They will share their inspiring thoughts will all of you.
11am Service: A Bridging Ceremony is yet another UU rite of passage where we honor the transition from youth to young adulthood as our high school seniors embark on the next phase of their life journey.
Email me if you are (or are related to) a high school senior who would like to bridge.
At both services, we will recognize our youth ministry volunteers, welcome the incoming Youth Coordinator, and explore SpiritJam.
School of the Spirit: Parent Circles
What: Reflection, Sharing and Support guided by the monthly theme.
Who: Specifically for parents, and other important adults in a family.
Facilitated by Katie Covey, Director, School of the Spirit
When: Sundays, 9 and 11 a.m. once a month, drop-ins welcome!
Where: BVUUF, Meet 9 a.m. in Thoreau Rm or 11 a.m. in Barnum Rm. – your choice!
April 12 – Redemption: Making mistakes; not being perfect.
May 3 – Calling: The call to nurture, what is a parent’s role?
For more information, contact Katie Covey.
BVUUF Peace and Justice Summer Day Camp
For our 9th annual camp, we go GLOBAL through our collaboration with PeaceJam. PeaceJam’s mission is to create young leaders committed to positive change in themselves, their communities, and the world through the inspiration of Nobel Peace Laureates who pass on the spirit, skills, and wisdom they embody.
- Dates: Sunday, May 31 – Friday, June 5, 2015
- Location: BVUUF
- Adult Leaders: Rachel Setzke, Camp Director; Rachel Stevenson, Counselor Manager; Rev. Lydia Ferrante-Roseberry, Minister; with the Peace Jam Instructors!
- Camp Employment: Counselors (High School) and CIT’s (Middle School) fill out the Online Application!
In “Peace and Justice Camp” each counselor and CIT team is responsible for about 6 children. Counselors attend counselor meetings each morning with the Counselor Manager at 8:30 a.m. for 15 minutes. CIT’s meet for 15 minutes at lunch time with the Counselor Manager.
They sit with their group for morning and afternoon chapels, shepherd them through the activity rotations in the morning and afternoons, and make sure that the children are safe and enjoying their camp experience. We are committed to an enjoyable, respectful and creative camp experience for everyone involved, and invite you to apply!
For more information about the camp, see the BVUUF Camp Website.
UU Summer Camp: Quuest/Spirit Quuest
What: An awesome summer camp where there are
- Workshops & immersion experiences exploring beloved community
- Times for personal reflection & developing your spiritual practice
- Field games, crafts & swimming every day, bonfires every night
Spirit Quuest (rising Middle School): July 12 – 18, 2015
Quuest (rising High School): July 19 – 25, 2015
Where: Our location is changing to the awesome Buckhorn Camp. It is in Bellvue Colorado. This shift benefits the campers and staff in many ways.
Campers: Middle Schoolers entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in 2015-16 = Spirit Quuest
Campers: High Schoolers entering 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th or graduating in 2015-16 = QUUEST
Director: The One, the Only, the Amazing Beth Chronister will direct Spirit Quuest and Quuest Camps.
Registration: QUUest or Spirit Quuest – All 5 steps are due by June 3rd
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.
Emily Conger, Youth Coordinator
School of the Spirit
Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship