A young woman, 15 years old, came to me last Sunday, and asked if she could offer a Jam about ethical eating. Evidently she's been researching the topic and is very interested in sharing it. We chose the month of November since the theme is "Compassion" and it seemed appropriate around the Thanksgiving holiday. She envisions serving fair trade chocolate and store brand chocolate - we'll have to call it an EATINGJAM!
A distinguished white haired member of the board, with a rich southern accent, has offered to tell the story "A Bundle of Sticks" as part of our unity theme. Today, the chair of the Worship Committee offered to develop a PoetryJam based on Naomi Shihab Nye and her book, THIS SAME SKY.
The great thing is these folks can come into the School of the Spirit and have the back up of the consistent, paid teachers. This is Maria Harris' "the Church IS the curriculum" idea embodied!