Our Whole Lives(OWL) Sexuality Education
NOTE: Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, OWL programming is suspended. OWL is an in-person program. We will resume OWL when we resume in-person programming at the church.
The Our Whole Lives Lifespan Sexuality Education Program is a well respected sexuality education curriculum which was co-sponsored in 1993 by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ. The program has curricula for 6 age groups: grades K-1, grades 4-6, grades 7-9, grades 10-12, young adult, and adult.
More detailed information about the OWL program is here.
OWL at the Community Church:
The Community Church offers most of the OWL curricula on a regular basis.
Every other year:
10th-12 Grade: Fall 2020
5th Grade OWL--Fall 2019
Teachers: Matt Zemon, DeeDee Lavinder at 11:15
Sunday classes during second service RE (11:15-12:30)
Sep 8: Mandatory Parent/Child Orientation
Sep 15: session 1
Sep 22: session 2
Sep 29: session 3
Oct 6: session 4
Oct 13: session 5
Oct 20: session 6
Oct 27: session 7
Nov 3: session 8
Nov 10: Session 9
Nov 18: sessions 10
8th Grade OWL--Winter/Spring 2020
1.Youth are expected to attend all the OWL classes except in the case of illness or emergency so or special circumstances -- do not enroll your youth in OWL if the youth can not commit to the whole program. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Marion Hirsch to discuss.
2. If your youth is a 9th grader this year and missed the OWL class the last time it was offered, your youth can participate in this session of OWL unless the 9th Grader is participating in Coming of Age.
3. There is a mandatory parent orientation meeting that will be offered in December.
Teachers: Selden Holt, Dave Klibanow, Leslie Massicotte, Jenny Warnasch
All classes will meet in the OWL Room in the Jones Building (downstairs)
Jan 10: 6:30-9:30pm
Jan 11: 10am-4:30pm
Jan 12: 3:00-6:00pm
[Snow Dates if any of above weekend is canceled: Jan 24, 25, 26 at same times - please hold this weekend in reserve]
Followed by Sundays, 1:30-6:00pm:
Feb. 2, 9, 23
Mar. 1, 8
Mar. 15 [Snow Date - please hold in reserve in case needed]
K-1st Grade OWL--Winter/Spring 2020
Teachers: Sherry Mergner, DeeDee Lavinder,
Classes are held Sundays during RE at 11:15
Jan 5: parent/child orientation
Jan 12: session 1
Jan 19: NO CLASS (MLK)
Jan 26: session 2
Feb 2: session 3
Feb 9: session 4
Feb 16: session 5
Feb 23: session 6
Mar 1: session 7
Mar 8: session 8
Mar 15: please hold in reserve as a make-up if needed
For more information contact:
Marion Hirsch, Director of Lifespan Religious Education
hirsch.communitychurch @ gmail.com