Our Whole Lives
JUST SAY KNOW! Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith
Why teach sexuality education in church?
We believe sexuality is a God-given gift, and as such, should be celebrated as sacred. In addition, it is our moral duty to provide youth with information to keep them informed and safe in our world.
Wayside has adopted the Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith curricula, which were developed by the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association. The program helps us provide an antidote to a culture that is saturated with mixed messages and misinformation about sexuality.
The four core values of the program are:
- Sexual health
- Justice and Inclusivity
Our Whole Lives/Sexuality and Our Faith teaches that we are responsible and accountable to God, others and ourselves. In addition, we avoid double standards. We teach that women and men of all ages, people of different races, backgrounds, income levels, physical and mental abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities have equal value, and must have equal rights. The program is taught by trained facilitators and requires parental permission to attend.
For more information about the curriculum, go to UCC Sexuality Education/OWL
To find out which age-levels are currently being offered at Wayside, contact us!