Coming of Age 7th-8th
Coming of Age is a program in which our youth are encouraged and supported as they clarify their own beliefs. The youth are introduced to many faith traditions and supported in their journey of developing awareness of their personal beliefs and encouraged to put those beliefs into action with service to others.
An important part of the program is the development of a personal faith statement. At the end of the year the youth participate in the Teenz service where they present their faith statements to the congregation. This program also includes a heritage trip to Boston in May as well as a match with an adult mentor from our congregation.
Our Whole Lives comprehensive sexuality education program.
Honest, accurate information about sexuality changes lives. It dismantles stereotypes and assumptions, builds self-acceptance and self-esteem, fosters healthy relationships, improves decision making, and has the potential to save lives. For these reasons and more, we are proud to offer Our Whole Lives (OWL), a comprehensive, lifespan sexuality education curricula for use in both secular settings and faith communities.
Interactive workshops and lessons engage participants, while step-by-step instructions for program planners and facilitators help ensure success.