Register below for the 7-9/10-12 Our Whole Lives Facilitator Training, hosted at TVUUC from Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2023!


Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church, 2931 Kingston Pike, Knoxville, TN 37919


Schedule:         Friday, September 29 – Registration & dinner at 5:00pm; training 6:00-9:00pm

Saturday, September 30: 8:00am-9:00pm (all meals provided)

Sunday, October 1: 8:00am-5:00pm (breakfast and lunch provided)


Trainers: Rev Cedric Harmon & Emmalinda MacLean


Our Whole Lives (OWL) Facilitator Trainings are intended to equip individuals to lead OWL programs in their community. Unitarian Universalist and Canadian Unitarian Council training participants must be at least 25 years of age to register for Elementary and Secondary trainings; at least 21 years for Young Adult/Adult.  United Church of Christ and Community (all other faiths and organizations) participants must be at least 21 years of age for all levels of training.



The registration fee is $300. We anticipate that the training will fill quickly; spots cannot be held without full payment, so register asap to secure your spot. If we reach capacity before the registration deadline, we will establish a wait list. The deadline for registering is September 8.  Registration fee includes meals, but does not cover transportation, housing or copies of the OWL curricula.


Preferred means of payment is online at Please choose “RE Special Projects” in the Fund dropdown.

Or send checks made out to TVUUC (with OWL Training in memo line) to TVUUC, P.O Box 11763, Knoxville, TN 37939. (Please note that the church’s mailing address has changed and is not the same as the physical address.)


Cancellation Policy: Cancellation prior to the registration deadline will be subject to a $25 handling fee. Cancellations made after the registration deadline but a week or more before the training will be subject to a $150 fee, unless a replacement is arranged. Refunds for cancellations made within the week prior to the training will be given only under emergency circumstances and at our discretion. There is no penalty for finding someone to replace you if you cannot come.


CURRICULUM BOOKS: Participants in the OWL Facilitator Training should bring their own copies of three books for the level(s) they will be teaching.

  • Our Whole Lives curriculum (7-9 or 10-12)
  • the corresponding companion book Sexuality and Our Faith (7-9 or 10/12, for UCC or UU settings)
  • Advocacy Manual for Sexuality Education, Health, and Justice (optional)

Contact the UUA Bookstore or UCC Resources to purchase materials.


Our Whole Lives (OWL) is an excellent, comprehensive sexuality education program that offers participants the opportunity to explore their values, and gain accurate information about topics that are often not easily accessible. The overall goal of the Our Whole Lives program is to help participants gain the knowledge, values, and skills they need to lead sexually healthy, responsible lives.


Pre-training Work:  the trainers will provide pre-training assignments to all registrations two weeks before the training that will take up to 3.5 hours to complete, with a due date the Monday evening before the training begins.


Attendance Policy: These are very intensive workshops. Please come well-rested and ready to absorb a lot in a short time. PLEASE NOTE: IT IS REQUIRED that you attend ALL sessions of the facilitator training.


For more information, contact Catherine Loya, TVUUC Director of Religious Education, at or 865-523-4176 x111.