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Coming of Age (COA) Program — Fall 2011-Spring 2012
Coming of Age is a program that explores Unitarian Universalist beliefs, history, worship and social concerns, as well as the challenges and responsibilities of growing up. They explore these with mentors and other youth. One of the highlights for the kids and their mentors is to go to the WaterHouse Ropes Course. Through the course they participate in challenging activities in which they learn teamwork and community. The Coming of Age program runs from October through May every other year.
This age is a time when issues of "What do I believe?" and "What will I contribute to the world?" become vitally important. Youth are encouraged to express their views about personal philosophy and theology using reflection, journaling and discussion. They each develop a Credo which they share with the congregation at the end of the COA Program.
Our Whole Lives (OWL) Program— Fall 2012-Spring 2013
“Our Whole Lives” is a series of comprehensive sexuality education resources written by professional sexuality educators. This program usually runs every other year from September through June every other year.
OWL’s goal is to help youth make informed and responsible decisions about their relationships, health and behavior in the context of their faith. It also equips them with accurate, age-appropriate information in six subject areas:
Human Development Relationships Personal Skills
Sexual Behavior Sexual Health Society and Culture
Comprehensive sexuality education encompasses not only reproduction but also gender identity, body image, friendship, and emotional development.
OWL’s Core Values are Self Worth, Sexual Health, Responsibility, Justice & Inclusivity.