Updates from LifeSpan – February 2021

Calling All Youth and Grownups!

Your LifeSpan and youth staff and volunteers are, as you read this, planning a summer program for middle and high schoolers with our counterparts at First Unitarian, Jefferson, Columbine, and First Universalist! This program in June/July will allow our youth to form teams with each other and their friends from school for friendly competition, games, and fun!
So youth – please start thinking of who you’d like on your team this summer – 5 people on a team, maximum. Registration information is coming soon!
And everyone else? Watch this space for opportunities to volunteer and have a blast with our youth and youth from across the Denver metro area. There will be long term opportunities and one-time opportunities of all sorts. Come and help make this summer a blast for our fabulous youth and their friends – and have a blast yourself!
In Love and Resistance,
Jen Simon (they/them she/her)
LifeSpan Coordinator

Children’s Chapel

Saturday, February 13 from 10:00 – 10:30 AM PT
Monthly on the second Saturday
1ST – 7TH Grade and Beyond?

Every 2ND Saturday through June we/UUCLV/Rev. Gordon Clay Bailey and possibly other UUs will offer a children’s chapel (virtually via zoom). This worshipful time offers our children and youth (maybe other UU congregations kids?) a chance to reflect on important life issues, feel uplifted through music, hold others in care, and have time to listen to the still small voice inside. A practice of worship for children and youth grounds them in their faith in such important ways as encouraging religious identity, a sense of belonging in our UU congregation/church community and a space to grow their spirituality.

We will begin our time together with:

Songs/hymns
Chalice lighting
Joys and sorrows
A short meditation
Offertory
A story followed by ritual, meditation, activity or Brief sermonette
Closing ritual

The themes for Chapel change each month. If you are able, please allow your child to have a coin for their collection basket. We as the Children’s Chapel community will decide how to share our collection come the end of the congregational year in June. See you Saturday the 13th!

Please RSVP to The Reverend Gordon Clay Bailey at minister@uuclv.org and for the password.

 


Check our Calendar for all our LifeSpan Events.

LifeSpan Children’s Program meets every Sunday at 9:30 am. 

Kids (and their grown-ups), join us this Sunday for our K-5 religious education program! All through the month, we will be exploring the monthly theme. Our Soul Matters curriculum is specifically designed to keep kids engaged and curious over an online platform. So come along for stories, activities, and fun! Contact: Jen S and Kendra P

LifeSpan – Youth (Grades 6-12) meets every Sunday at 11:45 am.

Welcome to our Middle and Senior High Youth from our PrairieUU and the local community to gather together. Join us for conversation, spiritual growth, and social activities. Contact: Denard T or Calisse W

LifeSpan – Adults meets the 2nd and 4th Sunday at 11:45 am.

All are welcome! The February theme is Beloved Community.
It is helpful to do a spiritual exercise from the monthly packet, prior to the group meeting so you can share your experience.
Exercises this month that you can choose from include:
  • What is your Fig Tree (Beloved Community) Story?
  • Allow a movie to become a meditation (with suggested movies)
  • When our Backpacks get in the way of the Journey. This utilizes Peggy McIntosh’s articles on White Privilege. She writes “White privilege is like an invisible weightless knapsack of special provisions, maps, passports, codebooks, visas, clothes, tools, and blank checks” …[So] I decided to try to work on myself at least by identifying some of the daily effects of white privilege in my life”.
  • Find Beloved Community in Recommended Resources
Below you will find information to get the monthly Soul Matters small group packet.
If you have an active PrairieUU email account click here to access the February packet.
If you do not have a PrairieUU email account and or cannot find the packet, please contact Rhonda.
You may also contact Janet S with any questions.

Learn more.