Our Whole Lives
“To offer sexuality education in a congregation is to acknowledge that sexuality is simply too important, too beautiful and too potentially dangerous to be ignored in a religious community.” -Rev. Cynthia Breen
Pilgrim Congregational Church and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman together offer Our Whole Lives to children and adults in our congregations. Our two denominations collaborated to create this many level comprehensive sexuality education program. Our Whole Lives trained facilitators provide accurate information for families and congregations to support learning about sexuality and healthy decision-making in affirming and positive settings.Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips participants with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas: human development, relationships, personal skills, sexual behavior, sexual health, and society and culture. Grounded in a holistic view of sexuality, Our Whole Lives not only provides facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality.
Four levels of Our Whole Lives are designed for children in grades K-1, 4-6, 7-9 and 10-12; programs are also available for Young Adults and Adults. Contact Laura Mentch at 586-2132 for more information, or visit http://www.uua.org/owl/ to learn more about this wonderful educational program.