Our Whole Lives Sex Education

Our Whole Lives Sex Education

Junior High Class and OWL Program

At Murray Church, we offer the Our Whole Lives (OWL) program every other year to 7th-9th graders.  The OWL program is sometimes referred to as “sex ed,” but really it’s more than that. OWL is a sexuality education program for youth that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect, and justice.

It helps kids make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. We equip 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.

We respect each family’s decision to enroll or not enroll their child in OWL. Parents who wish to enroll their children in OWL will be invited to an orientation in September before we begin.

THIS WEEK’S SERVICE

Church News & Updates

Sunday, June 20

Flower Communion and End-of-Year Cookout, weather permitting Weather permitting, we hope to hold our last Sunday worship of the official church year, which includes Flower Communion, outdoors at Murray on June 20 at our usual 10:00 a.m. Thanks to some leftover...

Summer Services 2021

Sunday Summer services Produced by the Religious Services Committee June 27 A General Assembly Online Worship — open and free to all   (No service at Murray UU) Join us online virtually at 12:00 pm EDT for the largest annual gathering of UUs joining in worship. The...

Sunday, June 13

The Bumpy Road Ahead to the New Normal We thought it was difficult to adapt when the world suddenly shut down last March and turned our whole words upside down. Yet the road back to whatever the new normal will turn out to be will also be fraught with uncertainty,...