Message from the Director of Religious Exploration

Helen Cassara, Director of Religious Exploration

Hello and Bright Blessings!

I can’t believe it’s nearly April already! We are just 9 weeks away from our OWL facilitator training at UUCT, and we need your help!

The training will be this Memorial Day weekend, running from the evening of Friday, May 26 through the afternoon of Sunday, May 28. We will be hosting four trainers and several trainees from outside of Tallahassee. So far we have folx signed up to join us from several cities in Florida, as well as Georgia, Ohio, Indiana, and Virginia! 

Let that sink in: We are gearing up to actively support offering factual, queer-inclusive, sex-positive, developmentally appropriate lifetime sexuality education in five states! 

That’s amazing! And it’s a big task – we need everyone’s help to make it happen! 

Here are two things you can do right now:

  1. Fill out this brief survey indicating how you’re willing and able to lend a hand. The most significant needs we have right now are for home hospitality and help organizing snacks and meals for our guests. Link to form:
  2. Sign up to attend the training, and share about it in your circles with anyone who might be interested in attending. Link to sign up: 

We can accommodate up to 40 people in this training and currently have 20 registered. We would love to see it fill up so OWL can reach as many folx as possible, especially because it is so desperately needed right now. 

As always, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any concerns or questions you might have, or even just to share an idea or wondering. I love to hear from you! The best and fastest way to reach me these days is via text at my work cell number, 850-329-0602.

In Joy and Adventure,

Helen Cassara

About the author

Helen Cassara, Director of Religious Exploration
Helen Cassara, Director of Religious Exploration
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Helen (they/them/theirs) comes to us from Knoxville, Tennessee, where they worked with children of all ages and abilities in clinical and recreational settings. They studied social work at East Tennessee State University and is currently a Master of Divinity student at Starr King School for the Ministry. They are particularly interested in community ministry and the places where social work and ministry intersect. At UUCT, they manage the children and youth programs, focusing on faith formation through fellowship and fun and encouraging young people to engage with social justice as a way to live their UU values.

Helen’s hobbies include keeping up with their wildly adventurous child, trying to make the world a better place, and writing. Their portfolio includes several pieces that have been featured by the UUA.