Blaine Proctor, M.A. is your Director of Religious Education and Youth Minister for the UUFOC. Blaine is an experienced and professional educator with 10+ years of experience teaching math at the public schools. He has been a part of the UUFOC since 2006 and has done extensive outreach work with the UU Church of Las Cruces and the UU Community of El Paso. In addition to teaching Sunday School, you can find Blaine facilitating monthly meditation groups, teaching classes and leading worship for the Alamogordo Area Pagans group on Facebook as an ordained priest. Blaine primarily follows a Buddhist faith with some Wiccan and Earth-centered practices integrated into his spirituality. His overall goal in life is to get his PhD and become an online education professor for a university.
Our Vision For Religious Education:
The Religious Education program will be based on the UUA’s “Tapestry of Faith” curriculum. Embodying lifespan faith development for our congregations, Tapestry of Faith is a collection of curricula and resources that nurture Unitarian Universalist identity, spiritual growth, a transforming faith, and vital communities of justice and love.
Childcare and Toddlers (Ages 0-4)
“Our CHALICE KIDS”
Childcare will be available for infants and toddlers ages 4 and under. Program to include song, dance, story-telling and creative play in the classroom. Check out the Preschool curriculum from the UUA known as “The Chalice Children” for some ideas. Early childhood (the years between ages 2 and 5) is filled with curiosity and wonder. In a group setting, with loving adult guides, young children can engage in spiritual seeking, develop their openness to sharing, and experience the benefit of a supportive community. Their time in Chalice Children can set a pattern for the rest of their lives and bring lasting benefits.
Children’s Program (Grades K-5)
“Our EARTH CHILDREN”
Our current program for 2022-2023 is “Moral Tales”
Every day our children go forth into a complex world where they are often faced with difficult decisions and situations. Moral Tales attempts to provide children with the spiritual and ethical tools they will need to make choices and take actions reflective of their Unitarian Universalist beliefs and values. We will focus specifically on how we can incorporate the 7 Principles and the 6 Sources of our faith into our everyday lives.
Youth’s Program (Grades 6-11)
“Our SUN YOUTH”
Our current program for 2022-2023 is “Heeding The Call: Qualities of A Justicemaker.”
Youth are encouraged to view themselves as agents of change in the world as they develop qualities crucial to justice work. They reflect on their own lives while making connections to the lives lived by others, building self-awareness while growing as leaders. Includes a Justicemakers Guide to help youth track their activities outside the workshop and a long-term Faith in Action project to lead youth, step-by-step, in becoming allies to marginalized communities.
Adult’s Program (Ages 17+)
“Our MOON ELDERS”
The current program for TBD will be “Revisioning History Through a Critical Lens” These classes will be held monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at 6 PM in the fellowship starting TBD. We will be focusing on book studies that help us see history taught through the lens of marginalized populations. These include:
“An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.”
”An African American and Latinx People’s History of the United States”
“A Queer History of the United States”
“A Black Women’s History of the United States”
”A Disability History of the United States”
Check the calendar for more info on each workshop.
More info to arrive soon…
Coming of Age & Bridging Ceremonies
*After students turn 17, the RE will conduct a bridging ceremony Sunday Service for them at the end of the school year in May. Upon graduation, they will be given the option to join the larger fellowship or assist with the RE program on Sundays.