Our Whole Lives

life span sexuality education

is postponed until we decide how to reschedule.

If you or your student are interested, please contact Jennifer Fultz to discuss scheduling!


Our Whole Lives is a comprehensive values-based sexuality education curriculum. While the curriculum was developed by the United Church of Christ and Unitarian Universalist Association, the program is completely secular.

First United Church will be offering an Our Whole Lives program for students in grades 7-9. Classes will take place twice a month in mixed gender groups.

Because of the vulnerability inherent in conversations about sexuality, it is critical that the group trust one another and the facilitators. Consistent attendance is important in building that sense of trust and community. We therefore ask participants and their families to commit to attending the entire program.

All meetings will take place between 3-4:30 pm in Roger Williams Hall at First United Church unless otherwise noted.


January – Introduction

  • 1/5 – Parent orientation (2:30-4:30pm)
  • 1/12 – What is sexuality?
  • 1/26 – Examining values, the language of sexuality

February – You, as a sexual being

  • 2/9 – Anatomy & physiology
  • 2/23 – Gender identity and sexual orientation

March – Relationships

  • 3/8 – Healthy relationships and relationship skills
  • 3/29 – Consent education

April – Safer Sex

  • 4/19 – STI and pregnancy, contraception & safer sex
  • 4/26 – Sexual decision-making, communicating with a sexual partner, closure

You may register your student(s) at a mandatory parent/guardian orientation held on January 5, 2020 from 2:30-4:30 pm. During this orientation, facilitators will explain the underlying values and teaching approach of Our Whole Lives, show you some of the learning materials, and answer any questions. It is the policy of First United Church that all parents/guardians sign the Our Whole Lives program permission slip, but only one parent/guardian needs to attend the orientation.

Registration costs $25 and will cover materials and snacks for participants. Scholarships are available for those who need them. Please contact facilitator Jennifer Duann Fultz (mrsjenniferfultz@gmail.com) if you have any questions. 

Meet the Facilitators

Jennifer Duann Fultz

Jennifer Duann Fultz

Board of Christian Education, First United Church

Jennifer Duann Fultz (she/her/hers) is a licensed life science educator with experience teaching middle and high school students. She currently works as a freelance writer and web designer, and also volunteers with the Board of Christian Education at First United Church.

Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training, Louisville, KY, June 2019

Alyssa Bossenger

Alyssa Bossenger

Gradute Student, Indiana University

Alyssa Bossenger (she/her/hers) is pursuing a dual Ph.D. in Gender Studies and Communication and Culture at Indiana University. Her dissertation explores how adolescents learn about sex and develop sexual identities and practices, particularly in relationship to digital media. She started a peer sex education group when she was in college, worked for two years as a sex educator sales associate at an adult store, and has been teaching Interpersonal Communication and Gender Studies courses at IU since 2012.

Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training, Louisville, KY, June 2019