UUCC This Week and Beyond October 27, 2022
|Unitarian UniversalistChurch of CheyenneA community of refuge where all have equal worth and are invited into spiritual exploration as a foundation for: hope. compassionate service. action. Resting at the LintelAt the rituals of Samhain, pagan celebrants often speak of the “thinning of the veil” in this Fall celebration when we pause to remember and to celebrate our ancestors. This is a blending of grief and joy, of learning who we might become because of who has been before us.|
If you have a picture or remembrance of an ancestor that you would like to add to our altar space for today’s worship service, please bring it. Rev. Elizabeth Mount All are welcome!
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November’s worship theme is Holding History and Heritage, and it is in this month when so many of us turn to the falling leaves and the abundance of the season and gather with friends for holiday joy. Halloween fills us with spooky frights, but also the tradition of giving good treats to all comers, be they sparkling princesses or terrible goblins, frightening and bloody or beyond imagination. In this season, sharing in fun and fright is a tradition that we share with everyone.
For those who draw on the pagan traditions of Samhain or the Christian All Souls Day, the veil grows thin and we turn attention to the ancestors whose stories inform our own work. For me, I think of my dear grandparents who spent their date nights together desegregating restaurants through civil disobedience. I remember my great-grandfather who moved from Russia as a child and became a union organizer, and a fighter for a more equal society, and a great supporter of art and intercultural exchange programs. My other grandfather, whose drinking cast a shadow through the years of my childhood and yet who was also a strong, loving presence when he was able to prioritize family over his addiction. My great-aunt whose joy in sharing cultural experiences and good food never waned, and who spent even her last few weeks at home “looking on the bright side of the situation.” Their qualities inform my life, and my choices, and I hope their mistakes lead me toward better knowledge of myself and compassion for others.
So this month is one of leaning into the stories of the past, as we did at our Start-Up weekend, when we told the good stories and we also told of hard times, and through this we learned of the impact of choices that reverberate through the life of the congregation. We don’t tell these stories as gossip, but to learn from both the wisdom and the mistakes of the past, to carry us forward together in love. When we remember the ancestors, we can learn from all that they were to us, and become more than they ever dreamed possible.
May your month be blessed with story and memory. May shared joy find you with friends or family, and may you take the time to sit with your own heritage and find lessons and learning, for it is in every one of us to shape our own history and guide the future.
UUCC WinterMart Arts & Crafts Sale 2022
December 16, Friday 4:30 – 6 pm – December 17, Saturday 9 am – 4 pm
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Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne
UUCC Social Hall, 3005 Thomes Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82001
Contact: Terry Kreuzer 307-214-3932 email@example.com
or Kathleen Petersen 307-421-4496 firstname.lastname@example.org
Set-up Friday, Dec. 16th, 1:30 – 4 PM or Sat. Dec17th @ 7:30 am
Booth Fees: FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED.
Regular Booth $60. UUCC members $50.
Shared Booths $100. Electricity $10. (Limited booths)
Open to all artists, craftspeople, and other vendors of ONLY HAND-CRAFTED WARES.
Reservation forms & fees due by Tuesday, Nov. 29th by 2 pm at UUCC office.
Mail to: UUCC Administrator, 3005 Thomes Ave. Chey. WY 82001
COFFEE HOUR VOLUNTEERS Coffee Hour needs your help!Every week we welcome one another into community with coffee, tea, conversation, and companionship in our Social Hall following the worship service. We need at least two volunteers to set up and clean up each week, please sign up to help out and give everyone a chance to enjoy taking part in fellowship. Two Coffee Hour volunteers are needed for set up and one for clean up for the November 6 potluck.
Please sign up at least once each quarter so everyone has an opportunity to volunteer.
Fall Spiritual PracticesTuesday – Lectio Divina: Tuesdays at 11:30am, join Rev. Elizabeth in the library or on Zoom for 30 minutes at
Lectio Divina to reflect on the sacred meanings of poetry in relation to your life and inner being. Lectio Divina follows a guided format of reflection with a new poem provided each week. If you would like to recommend a piece of poetry for a future session, email it to Rev. Elizabeth at email@example.com.
Wednesday – Sacred Song Circle: Join Rev. Elizabeth and others in the Sanctuary every Wednesday evening at 5:30pm for a reflective song circle where we will share in singing simple tunes from our hymnal and beyond as a meditative practice. This is not choir or performance, and no singing experience is necessary in order to lift your voice and your spirit with us.
**********************************************************Mindful Monday MeditationPlease join us on the first Monday of the month for mindfulness practice in the Plum Village tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.
WHERE: UUCC 3005 Thomes Ave. / Room 5 – Upstairs
WHEN: First Monday, beginning Nov.7th – 6:00 – 7:30 PM
includes: sitting and walking meditations; readings or teachings; and discussion.
Everyone is welcome. No experience is necessary.
For more information, please contact Beth Howard~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
The following meditation sessions are still being held via Zoom:Please feel free to join us.
Tuesday Morning 7:15 – 7:45 am
Now includes chanting
Wednesday Evening 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Thursday Morning 7:15 – 7:45 am
Now includes chanting
Use this link Bird and Bell Meditation Zoom Link
The Sunday morning session is now in person!
Sunday Morning 8:45 – 9:15 am
Monday morning at the Hawthorn Tree 9:15 – 10:15
Monday – Bibles and Beer: every Monday at 5:30 PM – Bibles and Beer is an interfaith study session on a Bible passage chosen weekly. Join them in person at Uncle Charlie’s or via Zoom. Please email Rodger McDaniel at firstname.lastname@example.org so he can add you to the list of those sent the Zoom link each week.Come and visit with Rev. Elizabeth on Tuesday mornings at the Paramount Café between 9-11 am. Did something in the Sunday service catch your attention and you want to go deeper? Need to chat about a minor pastoral issue? Find a really good book and need to tell someone about it? Just have some free time and want to spend it with someone? Come by and hang out for a few minutes with your friendly local UU minister!SUNDAY SERVICE INFORMATION
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Worship team meets at 6:30 pm on second Wednesdays, and will meet November 16, 6:30 pm in the library – contact Rev. Elizabeth to join a meeting or become a Worship AssociateBoard meets at 6:30 pm on first Monday’s on Zoom, and will meet November 7, 6:30 pm via zoom – contact President Elaine HayesCommittee on Shared Ministry meets at 6:30 pm on fourth Thursdays, and will meet November 24,⋅6:30 – 8:00 pm in the library – contact Lauren DanleyFinance Team meets at 4:15 pm on third Thursday’s, and will meet November 17, 4:15 – 5:15 pm in the library contact
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You can even create an account to set up recurring donations, view your giving history and use our free mobile app. If you’d like to set up an account, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an invitation to join our online community. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Join us NEXT Sunday,November 6, 2022 at 10:00 am Stories of Our Times
Each person, each family, each generation has its stories that inform our lives and shape our understandings of the world. Today, join us in an exploration of sacred and secular story, in which we begin to unpack our own histories and use their power to change our lives and give us direction. After the service today, please bring a dish and join us for a church potluck!
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