Our Whole Lives

Submitted by admin on December 9, 2020 - 3:12am
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Our Whole Lives
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(7th-8th grades)
On Sunday afternoons from 1:30 - 3pm, students in 7th and 8th grades are invited to Our Whole Lives, or OWL classes. OWL is a comprehensive sexuality curriculum that was jointly written by leaders in the United Church of Christ (us) and Unitarian Universalist communities. These classes are a collaboration between First Congregational Church in Cambridge, MA and Old South Church, and we believe that holding these types of classes within a faith context is important. While the curriculum itself is not overly religious - all the instructors are members of our churches who weave in the elements of faith that relate to the themes for the day. We believe that having these sacred discussions within the context of church demonstrates our commitment to breaking down stereotypes and encouraging our students to live fully into themselves - exactly as God created them to be. It is an act of Christian witness, as much as advocating for change at the State House or feeding our un-housed neighbors.