All are Welcome!

Please remember, if you need to schedule a meeting on Zoom, please email administrator@uucheyenne.org to schedule use of the congregation’s Zoom. As a reminder, Tamra is in the physical office on Wednesdays and Sundays, and also working remotely on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please leave enough time for your meeting to get scheduled. 
  1. If you are leading a meeting on Zoom, you will need to get the Host Key from Tamra in order to claim your role as the meeting host. You can go to this YouTube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=820HxmviHfA and watch the first minute and a half to see how to use the claim host function on Zoom. 
Sunday Mornings with UU Cheyenne

This Sunday, September 20

As we dive deeper into our Centering Questions for each week, we’re excited to dig into this week’s question: How might we renew our relationships with our community partners as part of our “new normal”?


There are lots of ways to engage around this question! There’s a story on our Facebook page, videos & more on our Padlet page, and on Friday our next episode of our UUCC podcast will come out! On Sunday, our Zoom worship service will take us even deeper into wrestling with this question. 

In the meantime, if you need musical inspiration, give this song a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aMX78a5ZJM

 

Join us in our usual Zoom room {link below} at 10 am MDT for fellowship and an opportunity to hear from reps from Grace for 2 Brothers, our Share the Plate partner for the month of September. 

https://zoom.us/j/91440805687?pwd=VjEzV2EwV3pNMjhQbHpzN2I3bEgrdz09

Meeting ID: 914 4080 5687
Password: 169340

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Check out Rev. Hannah’s update for fall!

She wants to connect with each and every one of you that she can. Scheduling information is in the letter:

https://mailchi.mp/700592ee3c6a/reconnecting-this-fall-at-uucc
NEW ADMIN HOURS/AVAILABILITY

With the Fall comes a slight change in the administrator’s hours.  I will be in the building from 9-1 on Sundays (for the Zoom service, please do not call from 9:30-11:30) and on Wednesdays.  I will also be in the building on Fridays from 10-12.  I will be working from home on Thursdays and Friday afternoon. Please feel free to email me or leave a voicemail outside those times, and I will respond as soon as I am able. If you need to access the building, please let me know at least 5 days in advance, this gives a window for when I am “in” whether physically on site or virtually.  I do not have the church email linked to my home account, so I only see those messages when I am “working”.  

Thank you! And stay safe. 🙂

Tamra

Soul Matters

It’s here! Our packet for the month of September is available at  http://www.uucheyenne.org/uucc-fall-program/, and while you’re there you can find a link to our Padlet site with videos, stories, interactive activities and more! Padlet is available as an app for your mobile device, or you can use it through a web browser. Think of it as an interactive bulletin board for all of the cool things in our monthly packet! If you requested a hard copy of the packet, it will be in the mail today! 


Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave 


*** If you would like to sign up for a hard copy of the packet, the link is also on our website, given above***

Lauren Danley invites any and all of the UUCC community to join her for Sunday Zoom services in Lions Park.

We will maintain social distancing!!   Bring your phone (or other device to link with Zoom), lawn chairs, beverages, and snacks and Zoom from the park.

Meet under the tree off of South Lions Park Drive.  This is across the street from the Botanical Gardens, near the parking lot behind the urban forestry building.  The park bathrooms are available.  Lauren will be there weather permitting about 9:30 AM.

 
If you would like to donate to Share the Plate, please check out our website page for Online Giving at http://www.uucheyenne.org/online-giving-now-available/
or you can mail a check to UUCC 3005 Thomes Ave. Cheyenne, WY 82001. Please be sure to note on the memo line that it is for Share the Plate. Thank you!
As many of you know, we changed the locks in April in order to better control access to the building once we closed it to public use. In July, we moved to allowing certain employees and essential volunteers access to the building. However, the building is still closed to general use. 

In order for those employees and essential volunteers to work safely, any access of the building needs to be announced and preferably cleared ahead of time. In order to coordinate cleaning/airing out areas that have been used, and to allow for those employees and essential volunteers who are maintaining quarantine standards to be made aware, please notify the administrator if you are going to be in the building.  Please email the date, times, and number of people who will be in the building (approx) to administrator@uucheyenne.org. 

This applies to all use, including repairs and installations. Please understand, entering the building and using any of the facilities without letting anyone know puts any employee and volunteer who enter afterwards at risk.  Thank you for your assistance and understanding with this.  

Please join us on Padlet at https://uuccfaithdevelopment.padlet.org/UUCCDFD/pxukrgutcnbezukj

The Password is UUCCRocks.

Share pictures of your family activities on our Facebook page at UUCC FAITH DEVELOPMENT or send them to Mary Scherden, DFD at DFD@uuchyenne.org and she will share them as requested.

This Week in Faith Development 

What’s Happening in Faith Development this week – https://www.magisto.com/video/OkEFKUURBWs2AUViCzE?l=vsm&o=w&c=c
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This week’s story is “The Hardest Word” 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=17&v=Rmuiw70rkBA&feature=emb_logo
How is it with your spirit? The Committee on Shared Ministry wants to know! Help us shape our program offerings for this coming church year by filling out this short (3 question!) survey by Thursday, September 24th.  
 
JOYS and CONCERNS
If you have any Joys, Concerns, Personal Congratulations (Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, etc.) that you would like to share with the Congregation, please email the administrator at administrator@uucheyenne.org. The newsletter is published every Wednesday at noon, so submissions must be received by 10am Tuesday morning to be in that week’s newsletter.

Please Note:
  • If you would like your submission to run more than one week, please include that in your email.
  • If you would like your submission included in that Sunday’s Joys and Concerns section of the service, please include this in your email; otherwise it will only be in the newsletter. 
Thank you!
Church Announcements
TODAY, Wednesday the 16th, is the last day to join the UUCC group!
If you want to participate with others from UUCC as a group, please fill out the form below: 
 https://forms.gle/AVNPEbQmfXzzEuMP9 



Beloved Conversations
Beloved Conversations—the signature offering of The Fahs Collaborative at Meadville Lombard Theological School – is a program for Unitarian Universalists seeking to embody racial justice as a spiritual practice. In Beloved Conversations, we are here to heal the impact of racism on our lives, in order to get free together. 


We are hoping to register a group of folks from UUCC to embark on this work together! You can learn more about Beloved Conversations at their website:  https://bcvirtual.meadville.edu/  

If you’re interested, please fill out this form https://forms.gle/AVNPEbQmfXzzEuMP9 (rather than immediately registering with Beloved Conversations) by September 16th so that we can get the discount for registering as a group! If you’ve got questions, you can email Rev. Hannah at minister@uucheyenne.org or Mary at dfd@uucheyenne.org 

Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave 

 

Six Month Report on Share the Plate

The Share the Plate Committee thought it might be nice to let our congregation know what their generous contributions to the Share the Plate each Sunday have garnered.

Over the last 6 months starting in January, 2020: for January, the Minister’s Discretionary fund: $921.04; February, Wyoming Equality: $536.61; March, Family Promise: $761.34; April, Comea: $850.00; May, Meals on Wheels: $737.50; June, Needs: $725.00 for a total amount of $3806.09. That amount is for the organizations so that means $3806.00 came into the Church coffers. We are on target to have an overwhelming response for this year. Thank you to everyone who contributed whatever the size of their gifts. Let’s continue to make this year one of generous outpouring for our community.


And a note from Camellia El-Antably:

Thank you all for continuing to support our Share the Plate initiative. This has helped our local non-profits continue and further their work. Please note that a donation will be applied to the organization in the month it was received regardless of any notes. This streamlines our process and ensures we are able to promptly cut a check to organizations at the beginning of the month. We appreciate your understanding and continued generosity!

If you miss a Sunday service or would like to experience it again, check out the options below!
June 7th:  https://anchor.fm/uucheyenne/episodes/Pride-Was-a-Riot—-June-7–2020-efil5l  

Aug 23rd:  https://zoom.us/rec/share/1f0yDYD_rV9IYInp4kiBGfMwH5X_eaa81CQdq_YOnRvk9D6o5DVwNp9BNkpMlwdD?startTime=1598198952000


Aug 30th:  https://zoom.us/rec/share/iLxQsfNgopFyvlL3eGVEzdl4BQ0-nPQPJYu6FaHJg1ZRVFMSp_vtCHX4ubsIeu1d.RQxeTvwH_ahZaSSZ

Sept. 13th:
https://zoom.us/rec/share/teDqlpK03fjjquDWqjxA5dCS95J_X9jppsBA3tT1rN-iWSHkmEOZh7R3kHr2QQbD.IAbEmfDdGKeURbx1


We will run the most recent Zoom recordings going forward.  Previous recordings will be posted on our website soon.
From Sept. 10th

https://anchor.fm/uucheyenne/episodes/Finding-Renewal-in-our-Past-ejeaim


To signup for Spotify, either download the app from GooglePlay or Apple, or if you are on a computer, you can use this link https://www.spotify.com/us/signup/.
Crow Creek Cleanup
 

As you know, in June UUCC adopted for cleanup the segment of Crow Creek that runs through Martin Luther King Park between 19th St. and Lincolnway and Missile Drive and Dey Ave.  In accordance with the City of Cheyenne’s citywide cleanup from Sept. 12 through the 27th, we will be cleaning up our section on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 4:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 19 at 9:00 a.m.   We meet in the parking lot south of the softball field off of Ames, near the Habitat Restore.  We generally work just over an hour and fill one large trash bag per person.

Participants are encouraged to wear long pants and long sleeved shirts (the vegetation is knee high and can be pokey) and suitable shoes (Mike and Kathy wear muck boots, but there is plenty of cleanup that does not involve getting wet).  A tool of some sort, such as a hoe or pitchfork, is helpful for snagging trash in the creek.

The city of Cheyenne requires all of those who participate in the cleanup to sign an Assumption of Risk, Waiver & Release form.  Folks are not allowed to participate unless they sign the form.  Mike and Kathy will bring forms for those who wish to participate to the cleanup location on the scheduled dates.  Mike and Kathy will also provide trash bags to all participants.

Those of you who have already signed the form are welcome to clean up the area on dates other than those we’ve selected if you are so inclined. 

Kids under 14 years of age must be accompanied and supervised by an adult. 


 

Looking for current updates? Check out our Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/UUCheyenne/

You can also connect with our Faith Development group on Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/groups/UUCCRE/ 

 
If you are looking for an additional online worship experience, click here to check out the UU Church of the Larger Fellowship. They have online worship every Sunday evening at 6 pm Mountain Time. 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
and
Community Events
Family Promise Virtual Box City:
A Night Without a Bed, Evening of September 26th
 
Our purpose is to build awareness of Family Homelessness by having families build a shelter of their own to sleep in.
 
In the past, we have built cardboard shelters at the depot and camped outside, this year we are happy to host our first virtual event on Facebook or by word of mouth with friends. Participants will build a fort at their own location, and share their wonderful creations via our Facebook page, where we will also host also a live event. Not only is this a fun family event, but it also provides Family Promise an opportunity to gather funds to help families of our community in need. 
This is a save the date for 9/26/2020


Sunrise Rotary Club of Cheyenne
Sponsors a
Supplies Donation Drive
for
FAMILY PROMISE
of Cheyenne

 
 When:  Saturday, September 19 – 9:00 am to Noon.
 Dropoff Location:  4012 Laramie St. (Just north of Mr. Jim’s Pizza) Raymond James Financial Services Parking Lot.
Items Needed by Family Promise:
Household Cleaning Supplies, Pine-Sol or similar cleanser, Lysol Spray, Vinegar, Bleach, Laundry Detergent, Cleaning Rags, Sponges, Rubber Gloves.
Personal Hygiene ItemsDisposable Diapers, Pull-Ups (sizes 3 to 6), Shampoo, Conditioner, Hand Sanitizer, Liquid or Bar Soap.
Other Ways to Donate:
Check Donation – Send checks made out to Family Promise of Cheyenne
 in care of Rotarian Jim Coffin, 7225 Heritage Drive, Cheyenne, WY, 82009
Curbside Pickup –  Place your items in front of your house, a Rotary Club Member will pick them up between 9:00 am and Noon on September, 19.
                        Contact Jim Coffin at 307-214-7562 or jimcoffin0528@gmail.com for pickup.
 
Family Promise Of Cheyenne
Family Promise of Cheyenne assists homeless families with minor children. They are the sole Family Only shelter in Laramie County and has partnered with local faith communities to provide shelter since 2001. Families living in their cars, in a trailer without heat and running water or in a motel on a night-by night basis are who they help. In addition to numerous faith-based communities they also partner with Peak Wellness Center, Climb Wyoming, the Laramie County School Districts, and many other organizations and individuals in the community in order to serve families with children in need.
 

 
Cheyenne’s Day of Giving will be September 25th

There will be a Blood Drive at the Kiwanis House and more see their web page for more information. 

https://www.cheyennedayofgiving.org/
If you have students in the Laramie District, they are eligible for free breakfast and lunch. Schools are dispensing meals in the morning and at lunchtime.  This site holds information on the school programs with times and places you can pick-up meals.  There is more information for food banks and other services as well. 
 

From Gene Heater:

During the pandemic while the church is closed to physical gatherings,  I am hosting online meditation sessions via Zoom.

These sessions are recurring so the same link/URL works each week for each session.

Tuesdays: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/465362885

Wednesdays: https://us04web.zoom.us/j/420507564

Thursdays: https://www.google.com/url?q=https://us04web.zoom.us/j/586281525&sa=D&usd=2&usg=AOvVaw0-mEO2y1TYqblUaG0ipTrU


I have cancelled the Sunday morning session as I am planning to attend the Prairie Mountain Zen Center session.  You are welcome to join me.  Their schedule is:
8:30 am zazen,
8:50 kinhin (walking meditation)
9 am zazen
9:20 am break
10:30 am Dharma Talk and discussion;

Here is the link  PMZC – Sunday Morning
You are welcome to attend all or part of the session


There is also  a Thursday evening session at PMZC
6:30 pm zazen;
7:00 kinhin and break:
7:10 to 8:00 pm or so for open discussion/check in.   

Here is the link   PMZC – Thursday Evening


Hope you will join us.


Gene 

If you would like to receive Audrey’s weekly updates, please email the administrator for Audrey’s email address.  Her links have changed since March.
 
This is an anxious time financially, for individuals and organizations alike. If you are able, UUCC values and appreciates your continued support through this time. If you typically put cash or a check in the offering plate on Sunday mornings, please consider mailing that donation to the church, giving via our website, or giving via our mobile giving app.

If your financial situation changes and you need to adjust an automatic deduction, please email bookkeeper@uucheyenne.org for more information.


If you find yourself in need of emergency financial assistance, please email Rev. Hannah at minister@uucheyenne.org or call/text her at 414-870-1028. 
Important! Please Read!

We have been experiencing a growing issue with peanut residue in the building, especially in the library.  Please, do not bring peanut products into the building, and if your little ones enjoy their peanut butter snacks before coming, please be sure their hands are clean before they touch surfaces used by everyone.  We are seeing almost daily allergic reactions, so we ask you to please be diligent. It may be an inconvenience to you, but it can be life-threatening to those who are allergic. 

Upcoming Events

Click here to see the calendar of upcoming events at UUCC! 

You will notice some changes to the calendar.  All cancelled events are noted on the calender, and I have added the Zoom meetings that we’ve announced. All Zoom events are in light green.

  The information on how to join the Zoom meeting is in the description of the event. If you have any questions, please contact me. 

Hopefully these changes will help you easily find
the information you need.
Thanks!

Tamra, your administrator
 
REMINDER:


Do you need to submit an announcement for the weekly e-mail, UUCC This Week and Beyond… ?

Submission deadline for newsletter announcements is
 
 Tuesday before 12 pm.
  • Please submit announcements to administrator@uucheyenne.org.
  • Announcements on CD or hand-written/typed announcements should be delivered or mailed to the office and received by the due date.
  • If requested, your announcement will be included in the next Sunday bulletin; however, please remember that space on the printed bulletin is limited, and church events are given priority.
  • Please remember that not all members/friends have or use email.
  • If you are not receiving the weekly e-mail announcements, contact the office.

Do you need to submit an announcement for the Sunday service?

  1. Submission deadline is Sunday 9:00 AM to be read at the beginning of service.
  2. Please submit typed or hand-written announcements to the mailbox labeled Announcements in the hallway of the church.
  3. Announcements are then usually included in the next newsletter.
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