Mark Your Calendars
SPRING INTO ART SHOW AND SALE
The Annual UUCC Spring into Art Show & Sale for 2013 will be held on Friday, May 10th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm and Saturday, May 11th, 9 am - 4 pm For more information call Terry Kreuzer (307) 214-3932.
Day of Giving – May 10
Music Makers--Wed @ 6pm
Choir practice--Wed @ 6:45-8pm and Sun @ 9:45-10:10am
Sunday Morning Meditation--9:15am
Mindful Monday Meditation NEW SCHEDULE-
First and third Monday of the month @ 6pm
(See the Focus for further details)
Game Night 6-9 PM on the 1st Friday of Every Month
Arts & Crafts Night 6-10 p.m. on the 2nd Friday
The Interfaith Family Support Services (IFFS) program
Our next rotation will be the week of June 2, 2013 to June 9, 2013
Wisdom & Truth
Nurturing Mind, Body, and Spirit
Bird and Bell Meditation Group
We meet in Room 5 upstairs and welcome meditators from all traditions. Beginners are welcome. Instruction available on request. The 30 minute silent meditation period will be followed by readings and dharma discussions. Attendees are encouraged to bring readings, practice questions, and topics for discussion. Contact Gene Heater, 632-0974, for more information. Meditation Schedule Tuesday & Thursday Wednesday Sunday 7:15-7:45 a.m. 5:30-6:30 p.m. 9:15-10:00 a.m.
a class (except for Saturdays) Monday & Wednesday 5:30-6:30 PM, Saturday 9:00-10:15 AM ($7), with Natalie Vernon 4210446 Tuesday & Thursday Noon-1PM, with Paula Gordinier, 286-3886 Mats, blankets, and other yoga props are provided. Everyone is welcome, come give it a try.
Dear Yoga Friends, After 11 years of teaching the noon yoga classes at UUCC, I have decided that it is time for me to go. I am moving on to new things ... and I mean really MOVING ... as I am learning to RUN! I am also returning to spend more time weaving and on creative endeavors, as well as playing a little more tennis. Moving into 2013, Paula Gordinier will be teaching the Tuesday/Thursday noon classes at UUCC and Natalie Vernon will teach both Monday/Wednesday evening classes at 5:30 and the Saturday morning class from 9:00 10:15. If you haven't tried their classes yet, the New Year is a great time to start! I have been privileged to teach at UUCC for over a decade, and I have made many life-long friends in the process. I am honored to have three former students become certified yoga teachers and a fourth who is considering it! I know that the yoga program at UUCC will continue beautifully into the future and I look forward to returning to my role as a student and to seeing you in class. With gratitude for so many good years with the BEST students, Beth
Embrace the New Year with Yoga
By Paula Gordinier
Ever had hard time keeping a new year's resolution? If this year's resolution includes improving your physical fitness, then checking out a yoga class may not seem like much of a stretch: improving strength, balance, flexibility, range of motion, and bone health are just a few of the well-known benefits of a yoga practice. But yoga isn't just about the postures. Even if you're less interested in the physical benefits of yoga, a yoga practice can bring the same qualities of stability, strength, flexibility, clarity, and well-being to your emotional and spiritual life; yoga can help strengthen resolve and focus, while supporting creativity in negotiating the challenges everyone is likely to face in the coming year. Classes are taught on a drop-in basis for all abilities, $5
January 2013 Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne Focus
Community Outreach Giving Closet
Donations of new and used items for children and adults are still so appreciated. The giving closet has distributed clothing to many people who truly appreciate the items at no cost. The closet will remain open till January 13. Outerwear, such as coats, hoodies, gloves and hats continue to be in high demand. A big thanks to the volunteers who have helped keep the giving and receiving going. If your New Year's resolution is to clean out your closets and cupboards of items you're not using, drop them off at the church. As the saying goes "One man's UN-useables are another man's treasurer."Questions? Sharon Kelley email@example.com Blue Zone, for anyone who wants to do it. What would it be like to imagine a Blue Zone Cheyenne UU? Let's have a discussion! Here is Dan's website: bluezones.com Blessings to all for the New Year, Your Faith Community Nursing Team Above 9 Lessons are quoted from Blue Zones by Dan Beuttner.
Interfaith Family Support Services
By Jim Gaulke
Faith Community Nursing Corner
By Ria Brownlow
The Interfaith Family Support Services (IFFS) program hosts homeless families and helps them become selfsustaining. In Cheyenne this program consists of 10 host faith communities and several support faith communities which host homeless families on a rotating schedule. Families stay at each for one week and then transfer to the next faith community in the rotation schedule. Our next rotation will be the week of January 13, 2013 to January 20, 2013. Following is a brief list of the hosting activities we provide to this program with volunteers from our church. Setup Volunteers Saturday afternoon before the first Sunday Daytime Hosts - From 9:00am to 5:00pm (on the weekends) Dinner Hosts From 5:00pm to 7:00pm Evening Hosts From 7:00pm to 9:00pm Overnight Hosts From 9:00pm to 7:00am Teardown Volunteers Last Sunday Morning About two weeks before our next rotation we will be asking for your volunteer support for that rotation week. If you haven't volunteered and would like information, please contact one of the coordinators. We can have you co-host with an experienced volunteer for your first time. They will work with you and show you the ropes. For more information please contact one of the UUCC coordinators: Sharon Wisroth, firstname.lastname@example.org, 6344862 or Jim Gaulke , email@example.com, 630-1782
Dan Buettner published a book in 2008 that made the NY Times bestseller list. That book was Blue Zones, Lessons for Living Longer from the People Who've Lived the Longest. As many of you may recall, this book resulted from Dan's study of areas in the world where people had the longest and healthiest life spans. With the New Year upon us, I am again thinking about the Nine Lessons listed for all of us at the end of Dan's book. Lesson One: Move Naturally-Be active without having to think about it. Lesson Two: Hara Hachi Bu-Painlessly cut calories by 20 percent. Lesson Three: Plant Slant-Avoid meat and processed foods. Lesson Four: Grapes of Life-Drink red wine (in moderation). Lesson Five: Purpose Now-Take time to see the big picture. Lesson Six: Down Shift-Take time to relieve stress. Lesson Seven: Belong-Participate in a Spiritual Community. Lesson Eight: Loved Ones First-Make family a priority. Lesson Nine: Right Tribe-Be surrounded by those who share Blue Zone values. More information is needed for some of the above, but you get the idea! We will be following up in this column. As Dan writes, it is possible to create a personal or community
January 2013 Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne Focus
What comes from the heart, goes to the heart.
~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge