Religious Education

In alignment with the Unitarian Universalist Association, “…we believe that faith is a journey we take together…education takes a lifetime.  It happens both within and beyond a congregation's walls.  We support one another as individuals, families, and communities in an ongoing search for truth and meaning…”  (

This encompasses all ages, and includes small group ministry, as well as social (which is interpersonally educational and important to relationship development) and educational (in the more formal sense) opportunities – those programs that enhance and enrich the lives of members of our community through creating connection, generating conversation, promoting learning, and supporting our journey together.  To get to the heart of the matter, Religious Education is ministry.


Our Whole Lives (OWL)

Comprehensive Sexuality and Health Education for Youth in Grades 7 - 9

This course is offered to Youth who will be in grades 7-9 during the 2019-2020 school year. Families do not need to be members of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse to enroll.

The program will be facilitated by Katie Tomczyk, MS and Joan Sheard. Classes will be held twice a month from October 2019 through April 2020. Consistent attendance is required in order to maintain a safe and comfortable space for all participants.

Please join us for a Parent Information Meeting on Sunday, September 8 at 4:30 PM.

For questions about the 2019-2020 OWL Program or the Parent Information Meeting, please email Betsy, Director of Religious Education at For more information about OWL, see the following:

OWL Brochure

OWL Dates

Introduction to OWL, Katie Tomczyk, facilitator

Traverse City Record-Eagle article

Northern Express article

UUA - OWL Program

Katie Tomczyk resume

Joan Sheard resume


Interested in more information about the wonderful opportunities at UUCGT? 

Please click on one of the selections in the above pull-down menu for more information.

  • Religious Education Overview
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