Our Whole Lives: Sexuality and Our Faith program
“Our Whole Lives: Sexuality and Our Faith” is the comprehensive sexuality education curriculum we provide for our youth. Leaders integrate worship, prayer, and discussion of United Church of Christ faith values and principles into the programs (see www.ucc.org/…our-whole-lives ). Participating in a human sexuality program in the church helps participants understand that sexuality is an important part of the way God created us; that their church cares about their sexual development; and that caring Christian adults are willing and able to talk with them about their questions and concerns. This sexuality education program offers a yearly twenty-five week course for 8th graders that begins each fall.
Our Whole Lives is an extraordinary opportunity for youth to develop as sexually healthy and whole people. We draw from sources in our faith tradition teaching that human sexuality is God’s gift, which develops an ethic of sexual behavior that is mutual, respecting of persons, loving, and just. Each fall we invite all young people and their families to participate in this remarkable program.
Our Whole Lives: Sexuality and Our Faith is the best human sexuality curriculum there is. We look forward to sharing OWL with you and your family in the safety and support of our church family. Thank you for sharing this opportunity with other youth/families you know!
8th Grade Our Whole Lives (OWL)
The cornerstone of the Our Whole Lives curriculum is the 7-9th grade level. It is comprised of twenty-six 1 ½ hour sessions. We offer OWL to our 8th graders each year, beginning in the fall.
Our Whole Lives: upcoming programming in 2023
Our Whole Lives for adults over 60 starting in March!
Our Whole Lives for 1st graders starting in April.
Our Whole Lives for incoming 6th graders will be at the end of August.
Our Whole Lives facilitator training, middle and high school levels, September 15-17.
If you, your child or your grandchild are interested in any of these OWL programs, please contact
Jennie Sherlock, OWL Program Facilitator, firstname.lastname@example.org.