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Our Whole Lives, Human Sexuality classes offered in 2019-2020

Parent Orientations (no youth please)

August 4, 12:30 pm, room 5: for youth in 8th & 9th grades August 11, 12:30 pm, room 1: for youth in 10th & 11th grades

Program for 8th & 9th graders, Great Grey Owls:

26 Sunday afternoon sessions, Full calendar, with topics, here

Program for 10th & 11th graders, Snowy Owls:

12 Sunday afternoons sessions, Full calendar, with topics, here

 Space is limited.

  • Class is open to non-members.
  • Childcare available for a fee, if needed

Pre-register: at the Faith Formation sign in table or contact Marci at faithform@vuu.org

At Valley Unitarian Universalist congregation, we are proud to offer all six classes in the series on a rotational basis.  However, we are only able to offer the class once for each age group.

  • Kindergarten / gr.1  Parents participate in class with their children.
  • Gr. 5-6 with an optional companion Parents’ Group.
  • Gr. 8-9 with an optional companion Parents’ Group.
  • Gr. 10-11
  • Young Adults (ages 18-35)
  • Adults

All children/youth classes are assigned an “OWL name”, refer to this chart to find the next program for your child/youth.



Our Whole Lives (OWL) is a series of sexuality education classes that were developed by the Unitarian Universalist Association and the United Church of Christ that models and teaches caring, compassion, respect and justice.  In an inclusive and developmentally appropriate manner, the Our Whole Lives program addresses sensitive topics and supports open communication within families.  It is a comprehensive curriculum, where every question is welcome.  The program recognizes and respects the diversity of our participants.

Teachers from 2016 5th & 6th grade classes





Teachers – All instructors have passed background checks and are certified by the UUA. Certification categories: child classes – K/gr1 and gr. 5-6; Youth classes- gr. 8-9 and 10-11, adult classes – young adult and adult.

    • Lorraine Doman-Sheydayi  VUU OWL Coordinator, Child and Youth
    • Chris Sar  Child and Youth
    • Janet Nash  Child and Youth
    • Molly McNamara  Child, Youth and Adult, and Youth Teacher-Trainer
    • Ken St. John:Child and Youth
    • Karen Hindhede  Child and Youth
    • Sherrill Prideaux  Youth
    • Claudette Wassil  Child and Youth
    • Joel Sannes  Child and Youth
    • Carl Anderson  Child and Youth
    • Peter Schweitzer  Youth and Adult
    • Samantha Hale  Youth

For more information contact Marci Beaudoin, Director of Faith Formation ministry, Faithform@vuu.org480-899-4249