Youth Ministry Newsletter – Mar 2014

"What is UUism?" collages from Coming of Age
“What is UUism?” collages from Coming of Age

Hey Youth and Parents!

In February, Youth Ministry was full of love!  The youth group made valentines for people in immigration detention centers. Coming of Age folks interviewed the Guides about their beliefs and heard from Fellowship members about why they’re involved in congregational leadership (Thanks Wynn and Millie Montgomery!).  Our Whole Lives explored pregnancy and contraception with resources from Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains. We had 8  attend the annual Middle School con, which explored covenant through workshops, games, and worship with the 70 other UUs.  Thanks to Leticia Abajo for being a youth sponsor at the con and to the parents for driving to Colorado Springs!

Thanks to Mary and Joe Callahan for providing fabulous New Couches for the youth room and to everyone else who helped move them in!

During the  SpiritJam pilot in March, the youth will be “Jammers” who help guide and mentor the younger ones through the different Jams. This will provide leadership development opportunities and celebrate their gifts.

Upcoming events:

MDD Youth Chaplain Training

Where: South Valley Unitarian Universalist Society, 6876 S Highland Dr, Cottonwood Heights, Utah
When: March 21 -23
What/Why: Chrysalis Chaplain Trainings are small working conferences  for high school youth and advisors to gain skills needed to effectively listen to, affirm, and emotionally support our young people. Chaplains are individuals who help manage crises, ensure a healthy and safe atmosphere, & bring spiritual resources & support to the community.
More Information Here!

Summer Day Camp: Summer Arts Jam

Camp Description:  We will express our true selves in circus arts, martial arts, visual arts, music, and more.laser light concert

In “Summer Arts Jam” each counselor and CIT team is responsible for about 5 children. Counselors sit with their group for morning and afternoon chapels, shepherd them through the activities 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 and invite you to apply!

Sunday, June 1, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Counselor/CIT Orientation and Camp Set Up;
Monday, June 2 – Friday, June 6, 2014

8:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday
Friday, June 6, 3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Paycheck and Pizza Party for counselors and CIT’s


Boulder Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1241 Ceres Drive, Lafayette, CO 80026
Youth Staff:
High school counselors and middle school C.I.T’s (Counselors in Training) Apply Here!

Save the Date! QUUest and Spirit Quest UU Summer Camp

Quuest/Spirit Quest Service Project: Fire Mitigation
Quuest/Spirit Quest Service Project: Fire Mitigation

Where/When: July 6-12th, 2014 at La Foret Camp and Conference Center in Co. Springs, CO.
Highlights include:  CommUUnity, Ropes Courses, Spiritual Practice and Growth, Crafts, Games, Workshops, Worship, Fun, and Friendship.

Registration Information! (for rising high schoolers only, so far)

Contact: Camp Director, Eric Bliss  for more info.

To ensure you have the most up-to-date calendars, check here:  COA Calendar and OWL Calendar.

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
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