Junior High Group (Grades 6 – 8)
11:30 am only
We are excited to offer a new youth group to our middle school-aged children. Dubbed “Junior High,” this new group will introduce youth to the concept of a youth group and all of the fantastic elements that go with it. It will be largely discussion-based and the youth and adult advisors will share in creating the group’s vision and mission.
The group will invite middle school-aged youth to continue to grow in their faith and spirituality while maintaining a spirit of fun and friendship among the participants.
Grade 8 OWL
11:15 am – 12:45 pm
Curriculum: Our Whole Lives for Jr. High (all-year)
You can request a hard copy of the curriculum in the office. Those who opt out or start midyear can attend the middle school group.
Our Whole Lives is a series of sexuality education curricula for multiple age groups. OWL is a positive, comprehensive, age-appropriate educational program that promotes sexual health and is informed by the guidelines of the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS). Our Whole Lives helps participants make informed and responsible decisions about their sexual health and behavior. It equips 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 provides not only facts about anatomy and human development, but also helps participants to clarify their values, build interpersonal skills, and understand the spiritual, emotional, and social aspects of sexuality. Once this class begins, you will no longer be able to register. A separate permission registration form will be offered.
There is a mandatory parent meeting before each class begins. Date TBD upon registration.
All youth in grades 6-8 will begin Sunday mornings with the adults in the Sanctuary and head out for their regularly scheduled classes after the board member’s welcome.