Our Whole Lives

Hello Families!

The local New Orleans UU churches will be offering Our Whole Lives (OWL) 4-6 beginning in January 2018. While the course was created for children roughly ages 9-12, this offering is open to children ranging in ages slightly younger or older if the parents/guardians and child are interested.

OWL 4-6 for ages 9-12)​ is a comprehensive, developmentally appropriate program that​ introduces key topics like values, body image, gender and sexual identity, peer pressure, and healthy relationships with sensitivity and inclusiveness.

This curriculum is designed to help children gain the knowledge, life principles, and skills they need to understand and express their sexuality in holistic, life-enhancing ways. I​t ​helps children learn about and discuss the physical, emotional, and social changes of puberty.

Important dates and information:
10 Sessions and 2 Orientations (each one hour long)
$50 per participant to cover costs

Orientation #1
Parents/Guardians only (childcare provided)
Sunday, January 7, 2018
9:30am @ FUUNO (before the Jazz Funeral)

Orientation #2
Parents/Guardians and Children
Sunday, January 21, 2018
time  TBD @ CCUU

Classes will begin the week of January 28, excluding Mardi Gras and Easter holidays. The specific, regular day and time each week will be determined after participating families have completed the Doodle poll (link below).

If you would like your child to participate in OWL 4-6 please:

1.) Complete this Doodle by January 1, 2018 to let us know what regular weekly day/time will work best for your family https://doodle.com/poll/fb8xtxyk5dbmxqmv
2.) Complete short online registration form: view form
3.) Attend the Orientation #1 & #2

If you have any questions, please contact me by phone or email. And spread the word! This course is open to the community! Attached is a flyer you are welcome to share!

 

Reverend Darcy Roake
Community Church Unitarian Universalist
6690 Fleur de Lis Drive; New Orleans, LA 70124
www.communitychurchuu.org

CCUU Has a New Minister!

On June 4, 2017, CCUU’s Board of Trustees signed a two-year Consulting Minister Covenant with the Rev. Darcy Roake.  She began serving as CCUU’s minister on August 1, 2017.

Rev. Darcy RoakeThe Reverend Darcy Roake is a Unitarian Universalist Minister who supports our Association’s Stewardship work through our UUA Society for Stewardship as well as preaching, teaching and connecting UU Congregants across the United States. Rev. Darcy lives in New Orleans, LA with her husband Adrian and son Sebastian and she is enjoying getting to know our Unitarian Universalist Congregations in the Southern Region. Rev. Darcy has a wide background in social justice and pastoral care in workplaces as varied  as Oxfam America, Amnesty International, the United Nations, the Navajo Nation Public Defender’s Office, and  Massachusetts General Hospital. Rev. Darcy is currently a member of Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s Clergy Advocacy Board. Darcy received a B.A. in Religious Studies from Brown University and graduated with a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School.