OWL (Sexuality Education) & Coming of Age
Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula that helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior by providing accurate, developmentally appropriate information about a range of topics, including relationships, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, and cultural influences on sexuality.
Our Whole Lives is firmly based on four core values with respect to sexuality:
- self worth
- sexual health
- justice and inclusivity
Our Whole Lives recognizes and respects the diversity of participants with respect to gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and disability status.
UUFR offers Coming of Age curriculum for 9th graders in addition to our regular High School Youth Group programming. This group meets throughout the year for a comprehensive faith formation experience for teens, including spiritual practice, ethical and theological exploration, mentorship, and more.
At the end of the year, Coming of Age graduates are invited to sign the membership book to formally join our congregation, and lead a worship service to share their Credos, the personal faith statements they will be developing over the course of the year.
OWL and Coming of Age are postponed temporarily due to COVID-19.
Please contact Family Ministry Director, Tryst Chagnon with any questions.