Upcoming in Religious Education

Children are always welcome in Sunday services. Alternatively, for children who would prefer, we have nursery care as well as a child-led, play-based Religious Education program available during services. Additionally, we have kicked off Our Whole Lives Sexuality Education for 7th-8th graders and 10th-11th graders. Children signed up for these programs will meet in February at pre-designated times according to the following calendar: 

  • Sunday, February 5 – Middle and High School OWL 
  • Saturday-Sunday, February 11th-12th – Youth Conference in Worcester, MA 
  • Sunday, February 12 – Middle School OWL only (NO High School OWL) 
  • Sunday, February 19 – Middle School OWL only (NO High School OWL) 
  • Friday-Saturday, February 24-25: Middle School OWL Retreat and Middle School Youth Group Event TBA 
  • Sunday, February 26 – High School OWL only (NO Middle School OWL); Mystery Buddies Program begins! 

If your household includes children or teens and you would like to receive regular updates about programs, please get in touch with our Director of Religious Education by emailing dre@uudanbury.org

Sign Up For Mystery Buddies 

We will once again be doing a Mystery Buddies program this year, early March through early April! Have some fun and make a connection with someone from another generation. To learn more about this program and be matched with a Mystery Buddy, sign up here or email dre@uudanbury.org. Buddy pairs will be assigned and instructions will be emailed out at the end of February. 

A Sampling of Topics Explored in Our Whole Lives (OWL) 

OWL is a comprehensive, holistic sexuality education program. Both 7th-8th grade and 10th-11th grade programs began meeting in January. Here are some topics the groups have explored so far: 

7th-8th grade 

  • What is sexuality? 
  • Values 
  • The language of sexuality 

10th-11th grade 

  • What is sexuality? 
  • The language of sexuality 
  • Anatomy 
  • Body image 
  • The sexual response cycle
  • Reproductive and sexual health care 
  • Sexually transmitted infections