OWL Updates

Dates and Forms Now Available!

Our Whole Lives, or OWL, is a comprehensive human sexuality curriculum for elementary-age children through older adults, developed by the United Church of Christ and the Unitarian Universalist Association. UU La Crosse is going to team up with First Congregational to offer the 12 week OWL programming this Spring. Details below!

Early Elementary OWL (K-4th grade) will be offered on Sunday afternoons from February 25 – March 17 with Parental orientation on February 18th at 3 pm & graduation/celebration on March 22nd at 5:30 pm. 

Middle School OWL (5th-8th grade) will be offered on Sunday afternoons from April 7 – May 5 with Parental Orientation on April 3rd at 6 PM. The OWL facilitators are trying to gauge how much interest we have in the program. With that in mind, we have TWO forms that we’d love for you to fill out if you’re planning to participate in OWL.

Click here if you are interested in having your child attend OWL! This form will help us see how many children to expect in each age group. Before the OWL sessions begin, we will be offering a series of three conversations with parents about their role as sexual educators. We will be offering this series of three sessions on Sunday mornings (January 14th, 21st, 28th). You have three choices for how to attend the series in January:

  • 9 AM at First Congregational (2503 Main Street)
  • 11:00 AM at the Bronze Dragon (200 Main Street, Suite 101)
  • 11:30 AM at UU La Crosse (Conference Room)

Click here to indicate that you are interested in attending the parent informational sessions in January. This form will help us plan for each session. 

Youth RE Sundays!

Youth RE Program will be held every Sunday! I am asking that everyone register using the Google form linked below, this really helps us keep track of how many kids to expect each week. Please reach out if you have any questions, ideas or inspiration you’d like to share for our new season. Kjersten (RE Teacher) and I love to hear from the parents on how things are going so we can always improve and make our program great for all.

Carmen, Director of Religious Education: youthdre@uulacrosse.org.

Other Youth RE Forms

Park Permission Form

Photo Release Form

Volunteer in our RE Classrooms!

Photo of book being read to children

Your help is needed in our classrooms to work alongside our staff. We need one volunteer every Sunday. Please sign up using our usual volunteer sign up link here (Click Here). If you’d like to volunteer but do not yet have a background check on file, please contact Heather (admin@uulacrosse.org). 

Join the Youth RE Team

Want to help with organizing and facilitating important and creative projects for our youth? Volunteer with the Youth RE team! The committee’s mission is to provide a religious education program designed to foster independent thinking and give our youth the tools to make up their own minds about life’s big questions. They currently meet the first Wednesday of the month at 7PM, on Zoom.

Email youthdre@uulacrosse.org to join the next meeting and/or with any questions or offers to help!