April Reverence Road
Tonight UUCC Member Forest King will be speaking!
The Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne
Invites our members and the public to join us for an
Earth Day at UUCC:
A time to Honor and Revere our connectivity and relationship to the Earth.
Be excited, be intrigued, be informed! Mark your calendars for Earth Day celebration, Saturday April 23rd from 12:00 to 4:00. Take advantage of this opportunity to celebrate the earth, learn about sustainability, and activate your inner UUCC 7th principle of interdependence and interconnectivity.
We will begin at 12 pm with a “byo” (bring your own) picnic outside (weather permitting) and welcoming words from Rev. Audette. Then you can begin participating in any and all of the various activities being offered within and outside the grounds of UUCC. Below are the various things being offered. We also have a special guest speaker coming from Laramie. Jeff Lockwood will be giving a talk in the UUCC Sanctuary beginning at 3:00 pm. Jeff will be speaking from 3-4, with 20 minutes or so of that being questions and discussion. He will be previewing his new book with excerpts relevant to environmental issues in Wyoming and taking action here.
We have a diverse menu of choices for you!!
- Learning gardening skills in real time or from our Master gardeners, (get your hands dirty!!)
- Steve and Birgitt will be laying in the new garden (seeds and starts) and placing pine needles in the stepping paths. We will also be expanding the perennial flower bed where the UUCC sign is located. We are hoping to reduce the amount of turf we have to maintain and create areas for annuals. Lots of digging and shoveling and laying your hands on the Earth and in the earth!! You are invited to participate!!
- Starting your gardening season off right with garden and yard items (including plants) to exchange or purchase at our Garden and Yard sale and exchange.
- Community educators available on water issues, CSAs and living from your garden, and other sustainability concerns.
- Informational booths in the gym will be provided by:
- Laramie County Tree and Forest
- DoTerra on green cleaning
- Grant Farms on their CSA, how to can and ferment and their fresh market here in Cheyenne
- A solar guy that works with Grant Farms – on using solar energy
- Above the Grade Landscape on water wise and hardy plants/shrubs/trees for our climate
- Torrington Sod Farms on appropriate grasses for minimal water use.
- Outside on the front lawn will be a garden/yard tools/supplies/plant exchange and sale and seed starting.
- indoors informal discussions
- Informational booths in the gym will be provided by:
- 3 hours of educational Ted -talk type films to deepen our awareness of the threats to our planet,
- An earth honoring Meditation and Labyrinth walk at the Botanical Gardens.
- EARTH DAY MEDITATION – SIT ~ WALK ~ ACT
- SIT: 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Seated Meditation t UUCC, 3005 Thomes Ave. – Rm. 5 (upstairs)
- WALK: 8:45 – 9:15 a.m. Walk the Labyrinth – Carpool to Lion’s Park – Labyrinth is located between the Botanic Gardens and the lake (In case of rain, we will walk inside at UUCC)
- ACT: 9:15 – 10:00 a.m. Care for the Earth Pick up litter in Lion’s Park. Trash bags will be provided. Please, bring work gloves.
Join us for a morning of mindfulness, caring for the Earth with our breath, our steps and our effort. All ages are welcome and you may attend only one or all of these activities. If you have questions, please call Beth, 632-7047
- EARTH DAY MEDITATION – SIT ~ WALK ~ ACT
- Special Guest Speaker Jeff Lockwood
- Dr. Jeffrey Lockwood is an award-winning author and UW professor of Natural Sciences and Humanities. He writes both non-fiction science books and meditations. In 2013, he published “The Infested Mind; Why Humans Fear, Loathe and Love Insects”. He will be presenting excerpts relating to environmental activism in Wyoming from his soon to be published book at the UUCC Earth Day Celebration.
Bring your own picnic, but there will be a few educational food demonstrations as well.
We have a great team, but part of the meaning of this day is that it is a church-wide project, so consider any level of involvement, and participation. Catch Natalie Vernon, Chuck Skinner, Birgitt Paul, Ken Vernon, Susan Lett, or Carol Bowles at coffee hour today and let us know how you can help, or at least that you plan to attend. Service is our cause!!
Natalie Vernon, (307-421-0446), email@example.com
Rev. Audette Fulbright
Sunday, April 24, 2016 10:30 am
The Committee on Shared Ministries wants to talk to you. We will be holding a congregational conversation on April 24 in the Social Hall at 11:45 a.m.
We would love to hear from you.
Cheyenne Day of Giving is a non-profit led by faith communities, organizations and businesses whose purpose is to help the sick and economically disadvantaged. The highlight is a one-day event in May to collect goods and send them directly to people helped by the agencies and charities supported by Day of Giving. Many of them are the same ones that UUCC supports. The 11th Annual Cheyenne Day of Giving will be held on Friday May 13, 2016.
HOW TO HELP: For the donation bin in the church lobby ~
Donate food items such as pasta, peanut butter, cereal, boxed meals, and canned goods.
Donate personal care items such as regular and trial-size shampoo, conditioner, and lotion; razors, toothbrushes and toothpaste, bar soap, deodorant, packages of new underwear for all ages as well as diapers.
Donate craft items such as scrapbooking supplies, stamps, ink, paper, markers, beads, and kits.
For the Day of Giving event at the Community House in Lions Park ~
- Drop off unused prescription medications for donation to the Wyoming Medication Donation Program. (The church cannot accept medications!)
- Donate gently used durable medical equipment to Wyoming Independent Living for use by clients who need such items and cannot afford them on their own.
- Donate walkers, shower chairs, toilet risers, transfer benches, bedside commodes, usable wheelchairs with footrests, and other small items.
- Cannot accept large items such as hospital beds and chairs because of limited storage space.
- Call Doug at Wyoming Independent Living, 637-5127, for more information.
- Donate used prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids to the Lions Club.
- Give blood to help United Blood Services.
- Register as a potential bone marrow donor with the Colorado Marrow Donor Program if you are 18 to 44 years old and in overall good health.
- Register as a potential organ/tissue donor with Donate Life Wyoming.
Please do what you can to contribute to this huge community effort which demonstrates how the people of Cheyenne can come together to alleviate as much suffering as possible and make a real difference in the lives of those who struggle!
I do, and I’d love for you to join me for the Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival aka WUULF, at the Ghost Ranch in beautiful northern New Mexico, June 20-26. The theme for this year is “Fun, Facts and Faith.” We will have three theme speakers: Camilla Dodson, the daughter of a Lesotho chief will bring the Fun; Sherry Burr, an expert on international law will bring the facts; and Nathan Mesnikoff, UU minister and director of spiritual care and volunteer services at Memorial Hospital, will bring the faith
In addition to the theme speakers, our own WUULFies offer plenty of fun, crafty, educational, and thoughtful workshops. We gather every morning for spiritual centering with our camp minister, Beth Chronister, and again in the afternoon for social hour where we share fellowship over food and spirits of the liquid kind. Throughout the day, you can choose to attend workshops, hike the epic landscape of Ghost Ranch, or just kick back under the Wisdom Tree. We will play games, tell stories, tie dye, drum, dance and sing throughout the week.
If you have school age kids, WUULF is a fantastic opportunity to spend time as a family, and also enjoy some grown-up time while the young ones are in their own programs.
Registration is now open for WUULF 2016 and will remain open until May 1 or until camp fills. Scholarships are available. Check out our website WUULF.org for more information and registration forms. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions at firstname.lastname@example.org 970-224-5443
Calendar of Events
|Wednesday||Apr-20||12:00pm – 1:00pm||Lunch with TED – Library|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Meditation – Room 5|
|5:30pm – 6:30pm||Yoga for Recovery – Social Hall|
|7:00pm – 8:00pm||Choir – Sanctuary|
|7:30pm – 9:00pm||Taylor Men’s Basketball Club – Social Hall|
|Thursday||Apr-21||7:15am – 7:45am||Meditation – Room 5|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Yoga – Social Hall|
|6:30pm – 7:30pm||NA – Social Hall|
|Friday||Apr-22||11:00am – 12:00pm||Finance Committee Meeting – Library|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13|
|Saturday||Apr-23||all day||Earth Day Celebration – whole church|
|10:00sm – 11:00am||Body Lines Dance – Social Hall|
|Sunday||Apr-24||9:00am – 10:15am||Spirituality & Relationship – Library|
|9:15am – 10:00am||Meditation – Room 5|
|9:45am – 10:15am||Choir – Sanctuary|
|10:30am – 11:30am||Sunday Service & Children’s Religious Education – Sanctuary|
|11:45am – 12:30pm||Children’s Choir – Sanctuary|
|11:45am – 12:30pm||CoSM Community Conversation – Social Hall|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room|
|4:00pm – 6:00pm||Volleyball – Social Hall|
Other Community Events
If you recall, I sent around an email a couple weeks ago about the Keep it in the Ground Action camp May 7-12. We got some great feedback and will be discussing overall KING campaign work, power/privilege dynamics and collaboration. There will be breakouts on media, arts and NVDA blockades.
Time is moving forward quickly. Here is application form. Please fill out by Sunday, April 10.
Food and lodging (Woodbine Ecology Center) will be covered for each participant. We have travel scholarships available, please note that on your form if you need travel support.
We are still finalizing the full program, but mark that Saturday, May 7 would be a travel day with a group dinner/intros in the evening. Thursday, May 12 will be an actual auction action outside of Denver.
There is a large community action being planned as part of Break Free on Saturday, May 14. So lots to get into once you hit the ground if you are interested!
Our goal is to have 3-5 leaders from each community that is working on keeping fossil fuels in the ground. Feel free to pass this along to a couple additional leaders, especially those that have not been to an action camp before or are interested in direct action.
Let me know if you have any questions!
I hope each of you could make it for a few days.
Resonance Women’s Chorus will perform
Each of Us
April 16, 17, 23
Each of Us: a concert about authenticity
Saturday, April 16, at 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 17, at 3:00 pm
Saturday, April 23, at 7:00 pm
First United Methodist Church
1421 Spruce St., Boulder, CO
Each of Us is an eclectic and wide-ranging concert about authenticity and expression: matters of personal happiness, and, often, matters of life and death. Global and national current events are full of tragic ways in which human beings are not able to handle difference and otherness. The concert is a celebration of individual journeys to personal authenticity, as well as an attempt to speak to the moment. It is a reflection on changing times, on the challenges faced by individuals in our society, and on the importance of being allies to each other. The singers of Resonance have been thinking and talking this year about the ways in which we self-censor, as well as ways in which we ask others to do the same, either implicitly or explicitly. Resonance is a women’s chorus which is deeply informed by its roots in the glbtq choral community.
We are pleased to present the Colorado Trans Community Choir as our guest in these performances, and to welcome them to our choral community.
The Colorado Trans Community Choir and Arts Collective was founded in September 2015 by Sam Bullington as a fully collaborative grassroots community of individuals who believe in the transformative potential of the arts for personal empowerment and societal change. Although many of its members are trans-identified, the choir is home for anyone who does not fit neatly into the gender binary, as well as all those touched by trans issues, including the partners, parents, friends, and allies who have had their own gender and sexual journeys altered as a result of the trans/non-binary person in their lives. The chorus is based in Broomfield, with singers from all over the Front Range.
Musical selections include songs from diverse artists including The Pointer Sisters, Kermit the Frog, and Sara Bareilles, music by CU choral professor Andrea Ramsey and Colorado composers Gary Grundei and Terry Schlenker, and much more. The chorus will be joined by drummer Amy Shelley and saxophonist Pete Lewis, and the concert will also include spoken word contributions from the singers.
Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for seniors (65 and up) and students. They are available at brownpapertickets.com, at 800-838-3006, and at Boulder Body Wear near the Marriott Hotel (cash/check only, with no service charge, at Boulder Body Wear). They will also be available at the door.
Running time of the concert is two hours. The box office opens one hour before concert time and doors open one half hour before for seating. We consider this concert to be “not-for-children,” by which we mean audience members should feel happy about sitting quietly for two hours.
Resonance Women’s Chorus of Boulder, founded in 2002 and directed by Sue Coffee, is a 125-voice chorus singing contemporary women’s choral music with an emphasis on songs of social awareness and with the intention of nourishing and affirming all who are working to create social change in our community. Contact us at resonancechorus.org or (303) 473-8337.