Vespers led by Worship Associates followed by Spaghetti Dinner

Wednesday, April 26th 6:00PM

The worship committee will prepare and offer a 30 minute service to provide us a moment to breathe, connect and look inward before we gather for a spaghetti dinner provided with the help of fun and fellowship. These are  all church activities.  Come breathe, have dinner and spend time introducing yourself to Rev. Hannah.


Family Game Night in the Social Hall

Friday, April 28th 7:00-8:30 PM

Get your game on!  Come one, come all.  Join with Rev. Hannah for an evening of fun for all ages.


A Garden Work Party

Satuday, April 29th at 10:30 am

  • For All Ages
  • Wear Gardening Attire
  • Bring Some Tools
  • Help Get the Garden Started

Our Garden Gurus Steve and Birgitt will show us the gardening way as we prepare for the bounty of summer.  Come One, Come All,  Dig in the Dirt with Rev. Hannah.  Working together grows bonds!


Please Join Us for Sunday Service!

Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:30 am

Navigating Our Future Together

Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave

Navigating the future can be both scary and exhilarating! On her second candidating Sunday, Rev. Hannah will imagine what our future together might look like, and what it might require of us.

Even though spring weather may be calling us to be outdoors, let’s take this moment to gather to look forward! Hear one more sermon by Rev. Hannah; let her see how many of us are ready to welcome her to our church and community.  Our average attendance at church services is around 65, we need to do better to vote.  Let’s be bursting at the seams ready to spring into our future.


Call Rev. Hannah Roberts Villnave
to Settled Ministry at UUCC

11:30 AM Sunday April 30th

 

57 of the quorum of 78 members are committed to be present to vote
21 to go!

WE NEED YOUR VOTE!
JOIN US SUNDAY!


Special Coffee Hour

This Sunday, April 30th the Fun and Fellowship team is preparing a soup and salad luncheon. If you are able and willing, please donate mixed salad greens and fixings, i.e tomotoes, cheese, seeds, dressings, dry slaw mix, etc.
Soup(s) will be ham and bean and veggie bean.


All Are Welcome: a Path to Membership Class

Interested in learning about the meaning of membership at UUCC? Curious about the church or our progressive faith? Join Rev. Audette & members of the Warm and Welcoming Team on

Saturday, May 6th 

9:30 am – 12:30 pm 

for this “all in one” session! Coffee, tea, and plenty of snacks will be provided, and you’ll learn about our UU history, the way UUCC functions, and we’ll have a chance to explore some spiritual themes together.

After this class, you should have a good sense of whether you’d like to join us as a member, and we plan to celebrate our New Member Sunday on May 14th.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!


Day of Giving

Cheyenne’s annual Day of Giving will take place on May 12, but between now and then you can contribute to this community effort to collect goods and services for those who need a hand up. The collection bin in the lobby is for the following:

  • non-perishable food, personal care items, and craft items to be donated to Boys & Girls Club of Cheyenne, Comea House, Home Away From Home, Family Promise of Cheyenne, Magic City Enterprises, Needs, St. Joseph’s Food Pantry, Salvation Army, Safehouse Services, Unaccompanied Student Initiative, and Wyoming Coalition for the Homeless.
    • Donate food items such as pasta, 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, and diapers.
    • Donate craft items such as scrapbooking supplies, stamps, ink, paper, markers, beads, and kits.
  • 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 used prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids to the Lions Club.
    Give blood to help United Blood Services.
  • Register as a potential bone marrow donor
  • Register as a potential organ/tissue donorTogether, we can make a difference for those in need!

Silent Cake Auction!

Sunday, May 14, 2017

The UUCC youth group annual cake auction will be May 14, 2017 after church in the Social Hall. Please donate a cake, dessert, or easy to warm up dinner item like tamales or lasagna or come bid on a delicious cake baked by our high school and middle school youth!


HELP US BUILD THE UUCC OF OUR DREAMS

A key task before welcoming a new minister is to take our Warm & Welcoming/New Member processes to the next level. What has been a struggle for us is getting enough people really focused on this work. If you care about UUCC and love that we are growing, please consider joining our Warm and Welcoming team. We’ll train you to:

be an amazing Sunday greeter, who follows up with newcomers;

help us lead “UU Chats,” 20-minute post-service conversation times with visitors and newcomers;

build out our effectiveness in helping people cross the bridge from visitor to active member!

work to add new programs to help longer term members continue their spiritual growth and connection to the UUCC community.

WE NEED YOU in this wonderful work! Contact Rev. Audette at revfulbright@gmail.com or speak to her at church if you are willing to get involved!


Garage Sale

Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Faith Development Committee will be having a garage sale on June 3, 2017. Please bring your gently used items to the church beginning May 1, 2017 and put them on the stage. There will be a box on Clip Board Corner with tape and signs saying “garage sale” to put on your donations. Please mark your boxes with these signs. Clothing will be taken, but no undergarments please or mostly used bottles of personal care items such as shampoo. If you would like to help, contact Jennifer at 421-8092


Summer Camp

Hello, Register now for UU Summer camp in Colorado Springs! High school and middle school camps! If you want to go and need a scholarship, please submit a MDD scholarship application. UUCC also has scholarships available. To receive a UUCC scholarship you must participate in one of our youth fundraisers during the year. Our next one is the cake auction in May. Contact Marcie Smith or Jennifer Heater

Join us for Camp 2017!
Two great camps – one great experience!

Forward this to your friends and family…and join us this summer!
QUUest for High Schoolers

Open to: All youth rising to 9th-12th grade are invited to attend QUUest.

Campers will join with other UUs to:

Have fun! Workshops, crafts, swimming, games;

Develop spiritual discipline;

Engage in social change rooted firmly in faith, love, and trust;

Build personal and religious resilience.

DATES: July 2-8,2017
LOCATION: La Foret Conference and Retreat Center 6145 Shoup Road Colorado Springs, CO 80908
COST: $535 if registered by March 31.  $585 April 1-May 31. Financial assistance available.
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Spirit QUUest for Middle Schoolers

Open to: All youth rising to 6th-8th grades are invited to attend Spirit QUUest.
NEW! Middle schoolers will stay in the upper cabins this year! Instead of yurts, they will have a full cabin experience!

Workshops exploring the many sources from which UUism draws

Youth and adult-led worships

Field games and crafts

Hiking and swimming

Walking the labyrinth

Camp Fee: $515.00 Early Bird (March 31st), $565.00 Regular (Registration Deadline is May 31). Financial assistance available. NEW! Middle Schoolers are staying in CABINS!

Address: La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, 6145 Shoup Rd., Colorado Springs, CO 80908

Ashley Johnson
Camping Ministries Director, MDD
Credentialed Religious Educator, UUA
Our Whole Lives Trainer K-1/4-6; 7-9/10-12, UUA


SAVE THE DATE!!

The second annual Wyoming UU gathering will be held on Casper Mountain August 11 – 13.  There will be hiking, workshops, worship and time for networking for adults and activities and events for children.  More details will be available soon.


Financial Report

March 31 was the end of our third quarter for this fiscal year. Revenue from all sources amounted to $ 43,786.50 during the quarter which compares favorably to our revenues during the same quarter last year when we had total revenue of $ 30,188.20. This increase was due to the fact that we held the annual service auction in February this year vs. October in the last fiscal year. Thanks to Joe Corrigan and so many members and friends for making this a successful event.

Operating expenses for the quarter were $ 51,520.06 which was a slight decline from expenses a year ago when they were $ 52,930.10 for the quarter.

Even with the good showing for the quarter, total revenue year to date amounts to $ 146,633.14 vs. where we were last year at $ 152,755. The culprit behind this shortfall is the amount of pledge income that has been received. As of the end of the quarter, we are behind approximately $ 17,000 from what we had taken in at the same time last year.

Year to date operating expenses are $ 169,885.80 vs. $ 165,276.47 last year. The increase is attributable to the Search expense that has been incurred. Excluding that expense, operating expenses are a bit lower on a year to date basis.

Unfortunately, the fiscal situation requires us to draw down our reserves. Even with favorable investment results, our reserves have declined from $ 184,116.46 at this time last year to $ 165,939.77 this year.

The final quarter of the year is normally not strong from a cash flow basis. Perhaps some of the shortfall in pledge income will appear in the final 3 months.

The teen and youth groups are planning some fund raisers. Many thanks for their efforts at helping out.

Paul Howard, Treasurer


Volunteer Helpers Needed

For UUCC LED lighting installation project.

Join our own master electrician, Michael Kercher at 9:30 am Saturday April 29, 2017 and Saturday May 3, 2017. Wear work clothes to assist Michael install our new fixtures and bulbs!

An electrifying Experience!


Wanted! Your old bean bags

The Jr. high schoolers are redecorating, and we are requesting new or gently used bean bags for our Jr. room. If you have a beanbag laying around the house that you no longer use, or if you would like to purchase a new one, just drop it off at the Church any time during office hours, or bring it with you on Sunday!


Yoga

Paula Gordinier
Yoga classes at the UU church are taught on a drop-in basis for individuals of all abilities.  Mats, blankets, and other yoga props are provided. Everyone is welcome.

Classes:
Tuesday and Thursday 12 to 1pm (Paula).  Suggested donation $5
Monday and Wednesday 5:30-6:20 pm: Gentle Yoga after Work. (Natalie).  Suggested donation $8

In the first 16 Sutras of chapter 1Patanjali describes the purpose of yoga, the qualities of the mind, and the effects of bringing natural distractions under control. In Sutras 1.17 and 1.18 he describes how we come to understand.  As we progress we move from a superficial level of understanding through more subtle levels to the bliss of true understanding.  Patanjali describes these levels as:
Vitarka:  a superficial understanding of the thing you are thinking about—reason;
Vicāra: a deeper insight into or intuitive understanding of the object of attention— reflection;
Ānandā: the bliss of an epiphany: I get it!;
Asmitārupā: the complete absorption in that which we are trying to understand while retaining a sense of separate self;
According to Patanjali, progression through these levels follows naturally as one’s ability to concentrate improves (Anugamāt) until one reaches the state of saṁprajñāta.  At this level one merges in wisdom and perfect knowledge with the object of understanding, seeing that object clearly uncolored by personal experience or memory. This is the first reference to samadi in the Sutras, this state of knowledge


peanut-allergyCHURCH NOTICE:

We have posted signs up around the church a number of times but again we must stress the importance of NOT bringing any peanuts or foods with peanuts in them into the building at all. We have a member of our congregation that has a deathly allergy to peanuts and anything with peanuts in them. When this member discovers there are peanuts in the building, they have to leave immediately. This means that they miss out on our various activities or meetings that they need to be at.  The allergy is critical and we DO NOT want to alienate this member or any others who have this allergy. PLEASE, PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! that we cannot allow peanuts into the building. (If you are bringing in a packaged item, please try to check that it wasn’t manufactured in a facility that processes anything with peanuts.)



WUULF summer camp needs teachers!

Seeking teachers for our annual week long UU summer camp, the Western Unitarian Universalist Life Festival (WUULF). Enjoy fun, community and beautiful scenery in New Mexico. This year’s theme is “Find Your Fiesta,” with community ministers Nancy Bowen and Howell Lind. We have programs for the whole family. We need two or three more teachers for the youth programs that meet on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday during morning and afternoon hours. Teachers get their expenses covered by WUULF. To register, see the website and catalog at wuulf.org. Prospective teachers can contact Di Mapes at dianajoymapes@yahoo.com.


Calendar


Wednesday Apr-26 5:30pm – 6:30pm Meditation – Room 5
5:30pm – 6:30pm Gentle Yoga After Work – Social Hall
5:30pm – 7:30pm Juntos – Rainbow Room
6:00pm – 7:00pm Vespers led by Worship Associates followed by Spaghetti Dinner
7:00pm – 8:00pm Choir – Sanctuary
Thursday Apr-27 7:15am – 7:45am Meditation – Room 5
12:00pm – 1:00pm Yoga – Social Hall
    6:30pm – 7:30pm NA – Social Hall
Friday Apr-28 12:00pm – 1:00pm Southeast Wyoming Islamic Group – Rms 12 & 13
5:30pm – 6:30pm Garden Class w/ Steve
    7:00pm – 8:30pm Family Game Night in the Social Hall
Saturday Apr-29 10:30am – 11:30am A Garden Work Party – Garden
Sunday Apr-30 9:15am – 10:00am Meditation – Room 5
9:45am – 10:15am Choir – Sanctuary
10:30am – 11:30am Sunday Service & Children’s Religious Education – Sanctuary
12:00pm – 1:00pm Congregational Meeting – Sanctuary
12:00pm – 1:00pm Sr. High Youth Group – Sr. High Room
4:00pm – 6:00pm Volleyball – Social Hall

Other Community Events