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Blaine Proctor, M.A. is your Director of Religious Education and Youth Minister for the UUFOC. Blaine is an experienced and professional educator with 8+ years of experience teaching math at the K-12 level. He has been a part of the UUFOC for 12+ years 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 and teaching classes for the AAP group on Facebook as an ordained priest. Blaine primarily follows a Buddhist faith with some Earth-centered practices integrated into his spirituality. His overall goal in life is to get his PhD and become an education professor for an online 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. uuslc10

Childcare and Toddlers (Ages 0-4)
“Our CHALICE KIDS” Fire on Messenger
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.

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Children’s Program (Grades K-5)
“Our EARTH CHILDREN” Globe Showing Americas on Apple iOS 11.2
Our current program for Fall 2022 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” Sun With Face on Messenger 1.0
Our current program for 2022 will be “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.

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Adult’s Program (Ages 17+)
“Our MOON ELDERS” Full Moon Face on Messenger 1.0
The current program for 2022-2023 will be “History Through a Critical Lens” These classes will be held monthly on the last Wednesday of the month at 7 PM in the fellowship starting in August 2022. We will be focusing on book studies that help us see history taught through the lens of marginalized populations. For the remainder of the year, we will be focusing on “An Indigenous People’s History of the United States.”

August 31, 2022

September 28, 2022

October 26, 2022

November 30, 2022

Check the calendar for more info on each workshop.

More info to arrive soon…

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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.

See the Sunday Services Page for this weeks RE Class Subject.