OWL is the acronym for Our Whole Lives, a series of sexuality education curricula developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ for various age groups across the lifespan. A key unit of OWL is the comprehensive nine-month program designed for youth in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. This multi-media service will introduce our congregation to the 2010-2011 OWL youth and facilitators as well as a few former OWL participants. Join us to find out what OWL is all about and why it is such an important part of our church’s ministry.
Reverend Katie Norris and worship associate Dani Beale – Buddhism is a religion born out of the struggle to understand suffering. There is much wisdom in the Buddhist faith about what suffering is, and what causes it. Come explore how the Buddhist understanding of suffering and it’s teachings about attachment can help us in our daily lives.
Mac and Susan Goekler – By sharing a personal story of transformation, this service explores what can happen when we open ourselves to new experiences and cultures. Sometimes it is more comfortable to close ourselves to taking risks, but that can limit our growth. Entering into unknown realms can be both scary and exhilarating, both transformative and self-revelatory.
Reverend Chip Roush and Worship Associate Max Grubb – Exploring the state of men and masculine spirituality using the movie “The Kids Are All Right.”