Over the last few months, Spirit Space has been a busy and flourishing place. We’ve been learning about good values, social justice and spirituality – the things that we don’t always have the chance to really explore at school.
At the beginning of November, we welcomed three new staff – Lindsay, Bert and Daniel – and they’ve been happily settling in. When they’re not in Spirit Space, Lindsay is studying therapeutic recreation and Bert is an educational assistant. Daniel is the new Minister of Children and Youth at Fairlawn.
We also spent a fair amount of November talking about the New Creed of the United Church. The Spirit Space Dream Team sent care-packages to college and university students who were away from home as a way of articulating the message from the creed – ‘We are not alone.’ They created a video of their work, which you can watch here. Meanwhile, in the Main Room, we explored mixing watercolour and salt, planted grass-seed, met leaders from the church, and role-played responses to bullying.
At the beginning of December, we hosted over a hundred people at the Bethlehem Market – an immersive experience of ancient Bethlehem. Throughout December and January, we explored Advent and Epiphany, telling the stories of hope about who Jesus might be & then telling the best stories from his early life. We had two Messy Churches – at the beginning of Advent, we made Wreathes and Reverse Advent Calendars & got excited about Christmas, and in January, we made Lanterns as a representation of God’s empathic love and Jesus as ‘God With Us.’
Now we’re looking forward! We’d love to know what you’d like to learn about or do in the next few months.