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Our Whole Lives: Sexuality and Our Faith program

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8th Grade Our Whole Lives Sexuality (OWL) and Our Faith Prepares to Launch!

All parents of youth entering 8th grade this fall should have received an email packet with an invitation to participate in this year’s 8th grade Our Whole Lives Sexuality and Our Faith program.  The Parent (only) Orientations will be on September 20 and 27, 7:00-9:00 p.m. and the program for youth begins on October 4, 7:00-8:30 p.m..  If you have a child entering 8th grade and did not receive the emailed packet, please contact Pastor Melanie, melanieo@fcceugene.org.

Our Whole Lives Facilitators Training October 27 – 29

Have you ever thought of being an Our Whole Lives facilitator for the middle or high school program?  There will be a training at FCC, in partnership with Planned Parenthood, the weekend of October 27 – 29. If you are interested to know more about this remarkable opportunity to be a part of our comprehensive human sexuality ministry, please contact Pastor Melanie.

“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 will help 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 twenty-five week course for 8th graders as well as programs for youth in grades 4-6, high school youth in grades 10-12,  young adults, and adults.

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. 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!

Contact: Pastor Melanie Oommen, melanieo@fcceugene.org, 541-345-8741

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Upcoming Events

  • Advent Festival Work Party!
    November 30, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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  • FCC Koffee Klatch
    December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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  • Graham Cracker House Assembly!
    December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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