Coming of Age class includes monthly Sunday afternoon sessions throughout the year, along with 3 retreats (led by the Pacific Central District staff) and weekly Sunday morning classes in the Spring quarter. During the year, students are encouraged to fully engage in their own free and responsible search for truth and meaning as well as develop their personal understandings and connections to Unitarian Universalism. There is an additional fee of $425 per participant.
Our Whole Lives (OWL)
OWL 8 is a sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice. A holistic program that moves beyond the intellect to address the attitudes, values, and feelings that youth have about themselves and the world.
Unlike many other sexuality curricula currently available, this program is comprehensive and progressive. In an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner, it addresses sensitive topics that are typically excluded. Although the curriculum was developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ, this volume is completely secular and free of specific religious doctrine or reference. However, the underlying values of the program reflect the justice-oriented traditions of both denominations.
In the 2016/17 church year, OWL will be offered for this grade level beginning in October with a mandatory parent information meeting on September 11, 2016. OWL 8 is typically offered every church year.